You can create app and widget shortcuts on the Android home screen for easy access. You can also resize widgets to suit your needs.
We secure our Android phones with a pin, password or pattern. These methods can sometimes be frustrating because of the effort they require to unlock. Android's 'Trusted face' feature allow us to unlock by simply facing the front camera. Though not as secure as the other methods, it is easier and more secure than having no secure unlock method at all.
Sometimes, when we cannot answer an incoming call, we rudely reject it or ignore it. With Android's 'quick response' you can courteously reject the call and auto-send a pre-configured SMS text to the caller. The caller will know that you have acknowledged the call and may call back later.
On July 10, Apple launched the beta version of iOS 9 and since then it has unveiled four variations of Apple iOS 9 beta program. You can download this public beta version and install it on your iPhone, iPad, you can also report to Apple if you find out any bug or errors in the new version of iOS. Here is an inforgraphic to explain the outstanding features of iOS9.
Why move Android apps to SD card? You may have encountered 'insufficient storage available' message when installing or updating apps. This is because your Android device has run out of internal storage. You can move your apps to SD card (external storage) to free up space in the internal storage.
Too many apps on your Android device can cause shortage of storage, battery and processing power. Like any software, Android apps also freeze or hang, requiring a 'force stop'. It is better to uninstall or disable unused apps. This post shows you how to uninstall, disable and force stop Android apps. It also explains the difference between uninstalling and disabling.
The one good thing about technology is that it has something to offer everyone. There is a phone for every budget and a size for every pocket. While high end phones seem to sell like hot cakes even if they’re quite ridiculously priced, there is an increasingly growing market for lower end phones as well.
The 'priority mode' in Android lollipop is an enhanced version of the 'silent mode' in the previous versions of Android. In the silent mode, you could receive your calls, messages, notifications etc. but without any notification sound. In the lollipop's priority mode, you can get your silent mode back by muting all notifications like incoming calls, messages, events, reminders, app notifications. You will still receive your calls, messages etc., but without any notification sound. This is helpful when you are in a meeting and do not want to be interrupted by incoming calls and other notifications. The priority mode also allows you to pick and choose the interruptions that will have notification sounds.
Android provides password/pin/pattern options apart from 'swipe' to unlock the screen. But sometimes, you wish you could swipe to unlock and quickly answer an incoming call. Android lollipop's 'Smart Unlock' allows you to do just that. When connected to a 'trusted bluetooth device', you can unlock with a swipe. It overrides any other unlocking mechanisms that you have set.
Connecting a wireless Bluetooth headphone to Android tablets and phones is easy and useful. This post shows you how to connect a bluetooth headphone to an Android device. Bluetooth keyboard, mouse or speakers can also be connected in the same way.