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How to quickly find and delete unused applications on Android 13

September 20, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Honest answers only! Do you use every app installed on your Android device? If not, why do you keep those unused apps installed? You might not have ever considered this, but it is not beyond the realm of the possibility […]


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Got a Google Pixel? Flip this secret Android 13 switch

August 31, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Friends, Android-appreciators, fellow Pixel-persons — listen up, for what I’m about to tell you may very well change how you think about getting around your favorite Googley phone: No matter what you’ve seen with Android 13 so far or how […]


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5 out-of-sight superpowers for Google Contacts on Android

August 24, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Quick: What’s the most exciting app on your Android phone right now? Just a hunch here, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Google Contacts probably wasn’t your answer. And why would it be? Your phone’s virtual […]


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What is Private DNS Mode on Android and how do you enable it?

August 16, 2022

Via: ZDnet

DNS stands for Domain Name Service, and it’s at the heart of the internet. DNS makes it such that you don’t have to type an IP address to get where you want to go. Without DNS, instead of just typing, […]


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Google makes its latest case on why iPhone users should switch to Android

June 29, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Back in April, Google launched a “Switch to Android” iOS app that first worked with Pixel phones. Availability is now expanding to all Android 12 phones as Google makes its case for why iPhone users should switch. Pixel compatibility with […]


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How to mark text messages as spam and block senders on Android

June 28, 2022

Via: ZDNet

I don’t know about you, but the amount of spam and possibly malicious SMS messages I receive these days is overwhelming. Daily, I probably receive anywhere from 20-50 such text messages on my Android device. Although stopping this altogether is […]


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6 Android settings for smarter notifications

May 27, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Ah, notifications. Has any other technological wonder managed to be so incredibly helpful and so impossibly irritating at the same time? Notifications truly are one of our smartphones’ greatest strengths — and one of their most irksome annoyances. They keep […]


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Android 101: how to update Android apps

May 25, 2022

Via: The Verge

It’s always a good idea to keep your Android apps updated to make sure you have the latest security and bug fixes. Plus, you might be missing out on newly added features. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, you’ll […]


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Android 13 beta will test out-of-the-box support for most braille displays

May 19, 2022

Via: The Verge

In the coming weeks, Google will begin beta testing a feature for Android 13 that makes it easier for users of braille displays to get up and running. Google announced in a blog post on Thursday that the next Android […]


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Google updates Android Auto to better fit all the different sized touchscreens in cars today

May 12, 2022

Via: The Verge

Android Auto is getting another refresh, this time with a focus on the evolving nature of vehicle touchscreens. Google says the new split-screen display will be standard for all Android Auto users, allowing them to access key features like navigation, […]


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3 invisible reasons to get excited about Android 13

April 27, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Brace yourself, my fellow Android-adoring animal: You’re about to experience a whirlwind of conflicting emotions. Ready? First things first: Google just launched the first official beta version of this fall’s Android 13 update! If you’ve got a current Pixel phone, […]


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Go read this deep dive into the changes coming to Android 13

April 15, 2022

Via: The Verge

If you’re the kind of Android user that double-checks every app permission, stays informed on every new feature, and is actually interested in app split screen, then you need to go read this detailed explanation of the changes to expect […]


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Google tests an even darker ‘dark mode’ for its Android app

March 3, 2022

Via: The Verge

Google’s testing a darker dark mode for its Android search app (via Android Police), according to 9to5Google. This new shade still isn’t the same as the one presented in Google’s test of a pitch-black dark mode on desktops last month. […]


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5 easy ways to make Android more ergonomic

February 18, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

A funny thing has happened over these past several years: Our smartphones, by and large, have grown consistently bigger. And yet our person-sized paws have remained vexingly unchanged. The result, as you’ve probably noticed, is an awful lot of awkward […]


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7 smart steps to get your Android phone in tip-top shape for 2022

January 5, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I find the start of a fresh voyage around this shiny ol’ sun of ours to be a fine time for tidying up, optimizing, and getting good and organized for the […]


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Samsung starts the new year with its first mid-range Android 12 update

January 5, 2022

Via: Phone Arena

We obviously can’t act surprised about each new Android 12 update with One UI 4.0 on top officially delivered by Samsung anymore, but even by the ridiculously high software support standards set by the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer in the […]


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Samsung puts One UI 4 update rollout on hold (once again)

December 22, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Samsung rolled out the Android 12-based One UI 4 update at the beginning of the month but was forced to halt the deployment twice. After resuming the rollout last week, the South Korean company announced today that the One UI […]


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12 Android tips you shouldn’t miss from 2021

December 21, 2021

Via: ComputerWorld

Ah, the holidays. No matter what style of winter celebration you prefer (I’m a Festivus man myself), late December is a fine time for kicking back and regrouping for the coming year. That means it’s also a fine time for […]


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6 easy fixes for Android 12 annoyances

December 10, 2021

Via: ComputerWorld

By and large, Android 12 is a true treat to use. Google’s latest and greatest Android effort is without a doubt the most outwardly significant Android update since 2014’s Android 5.0 Lollipop release — at least, if you’re using a […]


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Nokia 9 PureView won’t get Android 11, here is why

November 30, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Since HMD Global starting making Nokia smartphones, customers have been promised timely updates that will go for at least two years. Up until now, the Finnish company managed to keep it promise, but one of the Nokia 9 PureView is […]