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How to install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Several features of the Android platform can be accessed only through paths and methods that are hidden away from the average user. These have generally been done with the help of some command line Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands, a tool that Google offers for developers to debug various parts of their applications or the...

How to manually add your vaccination certificate to Apple Wallet for easy access

In the times of COVID19, every little trick that makes navigating the pandemic a tad easier matters a lot. Unlocking our Face ID iPhones through Apple Watch when masked, for example, is a handy addition that Apple added a while back. But now we’ve reached a point where a lot of places, including cinemas and pubs,...

Nothing Phone 1 Update Tracker: Here are all the official Nothing OS builds to download and install

Ever since Carl Pei-backed startup Nothing unveiled the Nothing Phone 1 to the world, it's been making headlines for all sorts of reasons. Its "Glyph" lighting interface got a lot of attention, as did Nothing's aspiration of deep integration with the NFT ecosystem and third-party platforms like Tesla. The Nothing Phone 1 boots Android 12-based...

Windows 11 Update Tracker: Download and Install the latest Windows 11 update

The Windows 11 rollout is going full steam ahead. Microsoft's next major update for consumers — Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2) — is already available via stable channel. However, the OS hasn't been without issues and the Redmond tech giant is well aware of this fact. The company is periodically rolling out updates for...

How to use Find My on a Mac to locate your lost Apple device

We all lose stuff. It's inevitable -- whether it's your car keys, your glasses, or your iOS mobile devices. But in the case of iOS devices, Apple has a great iCloud feature called Find My, which lets you track down where a particular Apple device is, even if you don't have AirTags. Find My is...

How to share a FaceTime call with an Android or Windows user

FaceTime is one of the most popular communication services out there. For the longest time, Apple kept it exclusive to its device users. This meant only those with a capable iPhone, Mac, or iPad could enjoy the service. Back in 2021, the Cupertino firm released iOS 15 and macOS Monterey. These major updates finally opened...

How to change the wallpaper on your Chromebook

After you end up buying a new Chromebook or even a new laptop one of the first steps to customizing it and making it your own is changing the wallpaper. Either if you're a student with a Chromebook, a parent, a teacher, or someone in business, changing the wallpaper will give your new device a...

How to check if Camera2 API is enabled on your Android device

A smartphone’s hardware is often capable of more than just what the software allows by default. This is the exact reason why Google Camera ports have become very popular on our forums, as many see them as an easy way to dramatically improve picture quality on a wide range of devices. With the ported Google...

How to set up your Android smartphone using Google Voice Access

The original release of Android didn't include accessibility solutions. But, Google has slowly added more and more accessibility features to its platform over the past decade. In 2018, Google released Voice Access, a way to control your smartphone using just your voice. While it was amazing back then, it became even better with Android 11. Thankfully, because...

How to restore your bricked Apple Watch using your iPhone

A while back, the Cupertino firm started allowing Apple Watch users to restore their bricked devices with just an iPhone. Prior to this implementation, users had to go to an Apple repair center to get their watches fixed. This was particularly problematic to users in regions with no authorized service providers. They would have to mail...

Here’s how to customize the iPhone Lock Screen on iOS 16

Apple revealed iOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9 during the main keynote of WWDC22. These updates to the company's operating systems are feature-packed. The Mac now has a more a streamlined UI and improved Focus modes. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch has received a few new faces, medication tracking, and more. Though, arguably, the most...

How to encrypt a folder on an Apple Mac using Disk Utility

We store all sorts of data on our powerful Macs, but some of it is especially private and sensitive. If you share your Mac with multiple people -- family, friends, or roommates -- it is always a good idea to secure your private folders that you don’t want others to see. If you are wondering...