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9 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

PCs, tablets, smartphones—even coffee makers—can wirelessly connect to the internet at the push of a button. Devices buzz with emails, notifications, and status updates at all hours of the day, making it hard to concentrate. Fortunately, you can avoid some of these small irritations and make your day just a little bit calmer.


Here are three facts that should be completely unrelated: AT&T is my wireless carrier; AT&T owns DirecTV; and I am not a DirectTV subscriber. But a DirecTV remote app came pre-installed on my phone, and I can’t delete it. Welcome to the world of bloatware.

Bloatware is a blanket term used to describe pre-installed apps that take up space and resources on your phone. These apps—many of which you’ll never use—come courtesy of your phone’s

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