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How to take a Screenshot or Record your phone screen on Android

Are you not sure how to take a screenshot on Android? Android phones and tablets offer a number of ways to take screenshots, and if none of them work, you can always use an app to capture your Android phone’s screen. In this guide, we’ll talk about all the different ways you can take a...

How to open Google Assistant on Android

Google Assistant is arguably one of the best digital assistants available. It allows users to do a lot of things by just using their voice, and its feature-set keeps on increasing every year. In this guide, we’ll tell you about all the different ways you can open Google Assistant on Android quickly. Before we start, it's...

How to Factory Reset your Android phone

There are a number of reasons why you would want to factory reset your Android phone. Maybe you're planning to sell it or maybe you just want a fresh start. A factory reset can delete everything and make your phone like a new device, at least on the software front. A factory reset or a...

How to change emoji on Android

Emojis are great. They enhance modern digital communication by adding emotions and expressions. But emojis evolve and new ones are added every year by the Unicode Consortium. Google brings the Unicode-ratified new set of emojis to the new version of Android every year. This leaves the older Android versions with older emojis. Android manufacturers also...

What is Google Smart Lock and how does it work?

Have you ever seen somebody pick up their Android phone and have it unlock without a passcode, but when you try it, there's a security measure in place? Well, Google Smart Lock is a feature that can be responsible for such behavior. While not the most secure way to protect your device and its contents, it...

Do you actually use any digital wellbeing apps to manage your smartphone use?

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered the way many of us do work. For those who have shifted to working from home, separating your work and personal life has been a challenge. In addition, lockdowns have seasoned us to spend most of our time in front of a screen, and it's easier than ever to...

How to use Find My Phone on Android

Got a hole in your pocket? We’ve been there where we realize we've lost our phone. Nothing makes a person feel down on their luck quite like reaching into their holster, only to be dismayed when they pull up nothing but lint. I need to find my phone before somebody else gets a hold of...

One of the best free file managers for Android turns 10 years old

One of the best things about Android is that there's an app for pretty much anything you want to do on your phone. And in our forums, there's a thriving enthusiast scene where people actively find ways to get the most out of their smartphones, no matter how old, new, low-end, or high-end it is....

Are you satisfied by OEMs promising 3 years of Android updates?

Smartphones are getting more powerful, and the performance gap between a flagship and a mid-ranger is getting shorter. With fewer hardware features to stake their claims, OEMs are now turning their attention towards software updates. The latest trend in this area is to promise a certain number of Android generational upgrades and use it as...

Texas detective says the data encryption of modern Android phones is superior to iPhones

The US government has been trying to pressure companies like Apple to create a backdoor in its smartphones to help law enforcement agencies access encrypted data when needed. Such a backdoor could help agencies gather crucial information about a detainee, which can then be used as evidence in a court of law. However, critics have...

HMD Global’s Nokia 400 could be the first feature phone with Android

Android was originally designed to be used with keys but the introduction of the iPhone tipped the balance of the smartphone industry towards touchscreens. So, since its launch in 2008, Android devices has relied on touchscreens. With the growing demand to be online, smartphone companies have previously launched super-affordable Android Go edition smartphones and even...

Google Chrome is getting a grid tab layout, tab hover previews, in-search answers, and themes

With Made by Google 2019 just around the corner, you would expect all the announcements coming out of the tech giant to be hardware-related. But the latest news from the company is that Google Chrome is getting some pretty significant updates this Fall. And it's not just to the desktop browser, we're seeing changes to...