Posts From Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla
Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav has been covering technology for over a decade now. From blogging about Android to reporting the latest from the world of Internet giants, he has done it all. When he is not writing about the tech companies, he can be found binge-watching new TV series on the web.

XDA Basics: How to open the Chrome Web Store

The Chrome Web Store is an online store run by Google. It's mainly used by Chrome browser and Chrome OS users to get extensions. However, as a lot of other web browsers these days use the Chromium project as their base, they can also run Chrome extensions. So if you are using Opera, Vivaldi, Brave,...

What Colors does the TCL 20 SE come in?

The TCL 20 SE is the company's newest budget smartphone in the United States. The phone was originally announced back at CES in January this year, but it has just reached the country, with it being offered via Amazon. It features an HD+ LCD screen, Snapdragon 460 SoC, and a large 5,000mAh battery. If you’re...

XDA Basics: How to take logs on Android

Logs are very useful when a developer is diagnosing an error with a piece of software. So, as a user, when you complain to a developer about a problem with their Android app or an aftermarket firmware (custom ROM), they'll ask you to submit a log to help them troubleshoot the issue. Android includes a...

These are the Best TCL 20 SE cases to buy: Shantime, Yuketop, and more!

TCL brought its budget smartphone - the TCL 20 SE - to the US in June. It packs a fairly decent set of specifications, including a Snapdragon 460 SoC and a 6.82-inch HD+ display. It also includes a quad rear camera setup that is headlined by a 48-megapixel shooter and a 13-megapixel selfie camera. For...

XDA Basics: How to set up Face Unlock on Android

Face Unlock is a convenient way to unlock your Android phone. Once you've set up facial recognition on your smartphone, you can simply look at it to unlock the device. Face Unlock uses images of your face to create face models that are used to identify you and unlock the phone. Face Unlock on phones...

These are the Best TCL 20 SE Screen Protectors: Mr. Shield, IQ Shield, and more!

The TCL 20 SE smartphone comes with a large 6.82-inch screen that features HD+ (720 x 1640 pixels) resolution. Such a big screen is great for on-the-go media consumption. But the phone lacks a tried and tested protective glass like Corning Gorilla Glass, which makes it susceptible to scratches and other damage during regular usage....

Which carriers can I use the TCL 20S on, in the USA?

TCL has launched its new mid-range smartphone -- the TCL 20S -- in the United States, on sale via Amazon. Featuring a 6.67-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display, it's a decent smartphone. So if you’re planning to buy the phone, you might be wondering about the TCL 20S carrier support. In this article, we'll explain which carriers...

XDA Basics: How to use Do Not Disturb mode on Samsung phones?

There are times when you can’t receive a phone call or don’t want to be disturbed by notifications and alerts. To help you during these times, modern smartphones come with a feature called Do Not Disturb (DnD). It mutes all your calls, notifications, and alerts, allowing you to focus on what you’re doing. In this...

These are the Best TCL 20S screen protectors: IQ Shield, DeltaShield, and more!

The TCL 20S has been launched in the US. This mid-range smartphone from TCL comes with a 6.67-inch LCD screen with Full HD+ (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 2.5D glass. If you're interested in the phone, you can read our TCL 20S review. Like all phones in the TCL 20-series, the...

Which 5G bands does the TCL 20 Pro 5G support?

The TCL 20 Pro 5G is one of two 5G phones in the company’s 2021 lineup. The other phone is the TCL 20 5G; however, the company has only released the TCL 20 Pro 5G in the US. If you’re looking for a mid-range 5G phone, the TCL 20 Pro 5G is a decent option....

These are the best USB-C hubs: Anker, Satechi, Belkin, and more!

A number of laptops these days come with only two or three USB ports, and most or all of them are Type-C. While Type-C ports are great, they can be problematic if you have accessories that feature a Type-A port. Also, in an effort to slim the laptops, manufacturers are ditching the SD card slot,...

XDA Basics: How to unzip files on Android through third-party apps

Archive files are used to compress files and folders. These are very useful when you're sharing content to someone but have a space crunch. As compressed files take up less storage space than uncompressed files, they can also be transferred quicker. Some of the most common archive file formats are ZIP, RAR, TAR, and 7Z....