Smartphones

How to Calibrate the Battery of Android Phones for Accurate Power Readings

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Your phone battery degrades over time. And when it does, you’ll find your phone shutting off even if the battery indicator says you still have plenty of juice left. If it ever comes to that, you need to recalibrate the battery of your Android phone. In this post, you’ll learn how to properly calibrate the […]

How to Configure Do Not Disturb Settings on Android

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By default, Android’s Do Not Disturb (DND) does exactly what you’d expect the so-named feature to do—no matter what app, call, email, or text message tries to find you, the operating system (OS) waits until you turn DND off before displaying and/or playing and/or vibrating a notification. But what if you’re expecting an important call, […]

Anyone Can Build an App with Glide Apps

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Have you ever wished you could create your own app? But you thought learning programming was just too much effort or beyond your capabilities? The people at Glide Apps have something for you! What is Glide Apps? Glide Apps is a website, glideapps.com, that enables you to create your own app, from a Google Sheet, […]

Increase Convenience and Productivity with Android’s Picture-in-Picture Mode

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While Android operating system (OS) advocates have, for the past couple years now, been touting picture-in-picture (PiP) as a new and exciting feature, the idea and the application itself was first introduced on televisions back in 1976. In fact, during the end of the 20th century and into the early 21st century, PiP was promoted […]

Three Keyboard Apps Worth Using Over Your Smartphone’s Default

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Smartphone technology has advanced rapidly since the dawn of the iPhone in 2007, but that doesn’t mean companies like Apple or Samsung are always capable of delivering the best user experiences across every feature and function their devices provide–even if what they do provide is, for the most part, exceptional. Photo editing and messaging are […]

How to Record Internal Audio and Video on an Android Smartphone

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Since Android 7.0 Nougat, Google disabled the ability for apps to record your internal audio, which means there’s no base level method to record the sounds from your apps and games as you record the screen. Thankfully, there are some workarounds available to record both internal audio and video on an Android smartphone at the […]

5 Great Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

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In the early days of cellphones, no one needed a case—the phones themselves could withstand nearly anything short of a stick of dynamite. But with new phones and more sensitive technology inside, cases are necessary not only for protection, but for accessorizing. iPhone cases do more than look great. Cases can add extra features like […]

The Best Camera Attachments for Smartphones

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Smart phones today have cameras that rival all but the most high-end DSLR cameras. With a bit of practice, even an amateur photographer can take professional-grade pictures with just their camera. This becomes even easier when you think about the slew of attachable, portable camera lenses for phones. Many of these just snap on your […]

How to Sign Up for iOS or Android Beta Software

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Beta software for Android and iOS are operating system releases that are still in the testing phase. It’s free for anyone to download and install to their devices. You can install Android beta and iOS beta to get a glimpse of what’s to come before the public release is offered to everyone. When you hear […]

Common Smartphone Security Features and How They Work

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There are several security functions on the average smartphone intended to protect your data from the outside world. Devices have always had several options for users to employ, but as mobile technology advances, the numbers of ways to unlock a smartphone only increase. Gone are the days when devices has only password, PIN, and pattern […]