April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Help Your Less Tech Savvy Friends with Zikk Remote Setup
We’ve all done it before… You know, served as tech support for our friends and family. After all, there’s no reason not to. What use is knowing about technology if you can’t help others use it more effectively?
Whatever your intentions, circumstances often make helping others with their tech needs a bit more difficult than they need to be. What if, for instance, your parents purchase a new smartphone or tablet and ask you to help them set it up? If you happen to live a ways away, you would ordinarily be subjected to the torturous pains of over-the-phone tech support. There is, however, a better way.
Zikk Remote Android Setup by XDA Forum Member zikkapp hopes to solve this. By allowing you to remotely setup a friend’s phone, you can do what you need from the comfort of your own phone, wherever you may be. The app allows you to remotely download apps, change WiFi settings, modify sound and display settings, set a wallpaper, and much more.
If you’re constantly hounded for help by your friends and loved ones, this could prove quite useful—unless, of course, you don’t wish to perpetually be their tech support hotline. Head over to the application thread to get started.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....