Smartphones

Can You Bypass the Android Lock Screen?

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So, you’ve forgotten your smartphone passcode and you’re locked out of your device? Not to worry, this happens way more often than you might think. There are several ways you can get locked out of your smartphone. Perhaps you’ve discovered an old handset among some clutter and upon trying to log in, realize you’ve forgotten […]

Android Pie (version 9) Review – The “Techie” Smartphone OS Gets Smarter and Friendlier

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Google released Android Pie to its own phones, namely the Pixel brand, in August of last year. Since then, the various manufacturers of Android phones, including Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, Sony, Nokia, Honor, LG, and others, have been adapting the latest version of Android (ver. 9) to their phones. Some, such as Essential Phone and OnePlus, […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

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More and more users are in to big phones with big beautiful high-resolution displays, such as Google’s Pixel, OnePlus 6, or Apple’s iPhone X, but Samsung’s flagship Note brand (now up to version 9) has led the way in big and beautiful since the Note 1 several years ago. It’s called the “Note,” of course, […]

Use a Custom Chat Wallpaper in WhatsApp for Android

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The rise of WhatsApp as a global instant messaging platform has been phenomenal. WhatsApp has half a billion users globally, which is probably why Facebook was happy to pay over $19b for the company in 2014. That means a lot of people are spending a lot of time in the WhatsApp app for mobile phones. […]

The 10 Best Android Launchers of 2019

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One of Android’s most popular features, and undoubtedly a primary reason for its dominance of the smartphone market, is the operating system’s (OS) limitless customization options. Personalization possibilities abound, at both the default OS level or by installing one of the hundreds of launchers (just under 300 at Google Play Store as I wrote this). […]

Microsoft Launcher Brings Windows Integration and a Lot More to Android

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Android smartphones are capable of many things that you just can’t do on Apple’s iOS (iPhone) devices. One of the slicker Android-only features is the ability to change how your device looks, feels, and behaves—a complete makeover—by simply installing a third-party launcher. One of the more popular launchers is Microsoft Launcher (an upgrade of the […]

Make Siri More Useful with Custom Shortcuts

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When Siri first launched in the iPhone 4S we were pretty blown away. It sounded so natural and actually understood almost everything you said. Since the, well, Alexa and the nameless Google Assistant have overtaken Siri from a practical usefulness perspective. However, thanks to iOS 12, Siri now has a very powerful set of functions […]

The Three Best Android Emulators

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The Android operating system is indisputably the biggest, most successful operating system for mobile devices. Pick any smartphone at random and the chances are that it will be running Android. This also means that plenty of applications are exclusive to this operating system and that it’s a hot platform to develop for. An actual phone […]

8 Best Smartphone Accessories for Travelling

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Whether you are planning a small break or the travel trip of a lifetime, chances are you are going to be relying heavily on your smartphone. While our smartphones can help us with a lot of functionality and entertainment during our travels, that experience can be improved upon or enhanced with a number of smartphone […]

How To Link Up Your Android Smartphone With Windows 10

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Did you know that you can link up your Android smartphone with Windows 10 to create a streamlined experience between the two devices? Once set up, you can browse the web, use apps, send emails, and do other tasks on your smartphone, then seamlessly switch to your PC and carry on those tasks where you […]