Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

Tasker’s latest update adds sleep tracking and a favorite actions menu

In February this year, Tasker received a significant update on the beta channel (v5.12.3) that added sleep tracking automation to the app. The feature used Google's Sleep API to centralize sleep detection processing in a battery-efficient manner and helped users easily track their sleeping state using the app. The feature is now rolling out on...

Xiaomi lets you change the boot animation and charging screen in MIUI: Here’s how to do it without root!

While root access was mandatory for high-level customization on Android devices not too long ago, it's not as important these days. There are a bunch of apps on the Play Store that will let you customize almost every aspect of your device without requiring root access, and a couple of OEMs now also offer first-party...

Samsung removes the Galaxy S8 from its security update schedule

While on the one hand, Samsung is doing a great job of rolling out the latest security updates to its newest devices. On the other, the company is removing older phones from its security update bulletin. In February this year, Samsung removed four phones from 2017 from its security updates list -- the Galaxy J3...

Samsung Galaxy S21: Everything you need to know about Samsung’s flagship phone series

The Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra are the latest 5G flagships from Samsung. They represent the pinnacle of consumer-ready technology in the conventional smartphone form factor. These phones come with class-leading technologies, and for the first time ever, a phone outside of the Galaxy Note lineup is offering...

The next Apple Watch could help you check your blood sugar and alcohol levels

Rumors suggest that Apple is planning on launching a ruggedized Apple Watch this year. The upcoming smartwatch will likely have a more durable construction than its regular counterparts, making it a perfect choice for those who like adventure sports or work in extreme environments. While Apple hasn't revealed any details about the rugged Apple Watch...

These are the best Galaxy S21 rugged cases in May 2021: Caseology, Otterbox, and more!

Smartphones today feature designs that promise to withstand the perils of everyday use. But just because their materials are more durable doesn’t make them indestructible. They’re still susceptible to cracks, bumps, and bruises. That’s why finding the right case is so important. Even better, opting for a rugged case will provide your new Galaxy S21...

These are the best rugged cases for the Galaxy S21 Plus in May 2021: Spigen, Samsung, and more!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series just launched recently and if you've ordered one of the new devices, you're going to probably want to protect your purchase. If the protection of your smartphone is paramount, then we've picked out some of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus rugged cases that you can get already. Rugged cases...

Microsoft Edge will soon offer native Office and Windows Search integration

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser is getting more popular by the day, and for good reason. The browser has received several new features over the last few months, which has prompted many users to ditch Chrome on Windows and Android devices. In the last month alone, Microsoft has released a host of new features to the...

Best OnePlus 9 Pro cases in May 2021 to protect your precious new flagship!

OnePlus just lifted the covers off the much-awaited OnePlus 9 series. The company's latest flagship lineup includes three new devices -- the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9R. However, most users worldwide will only be able to get their hands on the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. That's because...

Here are the Best Chromebooks for Students to Buy in May 2021

With an increasing number of students attending classes at home, the demand for laptops and Chromebooks is through the roof right now. But finding the right Chromebook for school could prove to be a bit of a challenge, especially since some eCommerce portals are flooded with older models that aren’t a part of Google’s eight-year update plan for new...

Sketchy leak gives us a possible look at Samsung’s next foldable phones

Samsung is expected to unveil successors to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5G later this year. While the company hasn't shared any official information about these devices so far, we've seen a couple of leaks and rumors about the upcoming phones. Sadly, none of these leaks have included images of...

Clubhouse is finally beta testing its long-awaited Android app

After gaining a significant user base on iOS, Clubhouse finally started work on its Android app earlier this year in January. At the time, the company secured a second round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, and it shared plans to use the funds to develop an Android app, scale its technology and infrastructure, and...