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How to enable Quick Reply from the Lockscreen on Samsung Galaxy Devices running Nougat

Android Nougat was a huge update for fans of the stock Android experience. Besides official multi-window support and a whole host of other changes, the update also brought a new quick reply feature to allow you to reply to messages from the notification shade without opening the app in question. Before the 5th Android N Developer Preview,...

How to Automatically Enhance your Photos in Snapseed

I suck at photo editing (and photography in general) and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I haven't bothered learning how to use manual camera controls or edit raw images like some of my colleagues have. Like most people, I use the default features of my camera, with all options set to automatic, to let the software...

How to Automatically Find Beta Updates for All Installed Apps

Beta testing channels of Android apps are the best way for users to test out the newest feature weeks or months in advance, and for developers to test their software with a smaller audience before rolling out their feature to everyone. Google used to make enrolling in beta updates an incredibly frustrating experience. You would...

How to Control your PC from your Android Device with Tasker [Part 2 – Volume Control]

If you missed part one, I strongly recommend that you check it out. This is part 2 of my tutorial series on controlling your PC from your Android device via Tasker + EventGhost. Part 1 described in detail how to setup the integration between your PC and your Android phone. In this article, I will show...

How to Listen to your Google Voice Voicemail on your Google Home

When the Google Home was first released, it was (and still is) lacking in many features. You still have no way to set calendar events, read your text messages, create a to-do list, and more. However, if you have the gumption, you can implement nearly all of these features on your own, thanks to the...

How to Enable a Location-based Smart Lock Feature on Huawei/Honor Devices Running EMUI

If you've never owned a Huawei or Honor device, then you're probably looking at the title and going "huh?" After all, Smart Lock is a feature introduced back in Android 5.0 Lollipop to make it easier to quickly access your device under certain conditions such as location, when connected to certain devices, while in your...

How to Enable System UI Tuner to Modify the Status Bar in EMUI 4+

After years of minimal customization options, Android Marshmallow finally introduced some basic customization features that had existed in custom ROMs for ages through the inclusion of the System UI tuner. This feature is included in all Android 6.0+ Google devices, and in order to access it you need to pull down the status bar and long-press on the...

How to Add Third-Party Music Apps to EMUI’s Music Lock Screen [Root]

EMUI, like many OEM skins, modifies the stock lock screen to fit its theme and incorporate features that the company believes their users will need quick access to. One of the features that EMUI's lock screen offers is the ability to display the currently playing music track with beautiful, full screen album art and large track...

How to Disable Bluetooth Automatic Playback on any Android Phone

Have you ever connected your phone to your favorite Bluetooth speaker or car kit and found that applications like Google Play Music, Pandora, or Soundcloud automatically start playing? This can be quite annoying for those users who would prefer to select their own preferred application for media playback. Unfortunately, unless your particular Bluetooth device allows you...

How to use EMUI’s App Twin Feature on any Launcher

A few days ago, I shared a tutorial outlining how to use EMUI's App Twin feature with any installed application or game on your device. If you own a Huawei or Honor device that is on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5 (such as the Huawei Mate 9 family, Huawei P9/P9 Lite, Honor 6X, or Honor...

How to Reduce the Long Press Delay Beyond its Lowest Setting

If you've skimmed through any of those listicles on a mainstream technology website promising a trick to "greatly improve" your device's performance, you've probably come seen this one a dozen or so times: lower your phone's animation scale to speed up your phone! By now, I would think that the vast majority of readers on our forums...

Become A Git Pro With Git 101

One of the key aspects of smart and mature development is version control. One of the most popular methods is Git. It was developed by Linus Torvalds himself back in 2005 and even Google uses it to maintain Android. Well, the major part of it. While many developers use Git on daily basis, for some...