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  • How To: 9 Ways Your iPhone Can Help You Be More Productive When Working from Home

  • News: Google Play Pass Is the Perfect Quarantine Companion for Android Users

  • News: Musicians Are Holding Live Online Concerts for Free — Here’s How to Watch Them All from Your Phone

  • News: 8 Free Must-Have Games to Play with Friends on Your Phone

  • How To: 8 Ways Your Samsung Galaxy Phone Can Help You Be Productive When Working from Home

  • How To: Block Someone from Using Their Camera During Zoom Video Calls

  • How To: Bypass Zoom’s Attention Tracking Feature So Your Boss or Professor Can’t Tell You’re Slacking Off

  • News: This HQ Trivia Replacement Is Just What You Need During Quarantine

  • How To: Use This Zoom Hack to Make Everyone Think You’re Still in the Video Meeting When You’re Not

  • How To: Disable Your Camera During a FaceTime Call

  • How To: Disable Photo, Screen & URL Sharing for Participants on Zoom to Prevent Unwanted Images During Video Calls

  • How To: Make YouTube Default to HD Resolution Always on Your Phone

  • How To: Test Your Social Distancing Skills from Home with This AR App for Android & iOS

  • How To: Disable Your Mic & Camera Automatically When Joining Zoom Meetings to Slip into Chats Quietly

  • How To: Use Apple & Google’s COVID-19 Screeners on Your Phone to See if You Might Have Coronavirus

  • How To: Add a Virtual Background to Your Zoom Video on Mobile to Hide Your Real Background

  • News: Learn a New Language While Stuck at Home Under Quarantine

  • News: 5 Ventilator Hacks Doctors & DIYers Are Sharing in the Face of Shortages to Try & Help Save COVID-19 Patients

  • News: Act Fast — These Games Are Free for a Limited Time to Help with Coronavirus

  • News: 27 Best Productivity Apps to Make Working from Home Less Stressful

How To: 9 Ways Your iPhone Can Help You Be More Productive When Working from Home

With stay-at-home orders for most of us in the US because of the new coronavirus, many of you are likely struggling to be productive and efficient when working from home. Unless you’ve worked from home before, it can be challenging to separate work from personal life throughout the “workday.” But your iPhone can help make the transition easier and more successful.

News: 9 Rootless Mods for the Galaxy S20 That Everyone Should Try

Every Galaxy S20 sold in the US — even the S20+ and S20 Ultra — simply can’t be rooted. With the bootloader permanently locked, you miss out on the world of rooting and the customization it opens up, but modifications are still possible.

News: Google Play Pass Is the Perfect Quarantine Companion for Android Users

This extended period at home due to COVID-19 is the perfect time to try out new apps in the Play Store. But instead of buying premium versions, Google Play Pass will give you unlimited access to paid apps and games for about five bucks. And there’s an even better deal now to help with coronavirus.

How To: Is Your Google or Nest Wifi Network Bogged Down? Find the Culprit Instantly!

For the most part, Google Wifi and Nest Wifi systems take care of themselves. But there are still a few manual features that might come in handy, like being able to check on network activity to see which devices are using the most bandwidth when your connection gets bogged down.

News: Apple Releases iOS 13.4.1 for iPhone, Adds Fix for FaceTime Bug

Apple released iOS 13.4.1 to the public today, Tuesday, April 7, at 10 a.m. PDT. The update comes exactly two weeks after the release of iOS 13.4, which introduced at least 33 new features and changes to compatible iPhones.

News: 7 Fun Galaxy S20 Features Everyone Should Know About

If you haven’t used a Samsung device in a few years, the Galaxy S20 series will be your first taste of One UI 2, the skin running on top of Android 10. Although One UI is on the heavier side, it has loads of exciting features that go beyond what’s offered in stock Android.

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    How To: Water in Your iPhone’s Speaker? This Shortcut Can Get It Out

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    News: 8 Free Must-Have Games to Play with Friends on Your Phone

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    How To: 9 Ways Your iPhone Can Help You Be More Productive When Working from Home

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    How To: Trigger iMessage Effects with Just a Keyword

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    How To: The 4 Best Phones for Privacy & Security in 2020

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    How To: Use Your Favorite Snapchat AR Lenses on Zoom, Skype, Meet & Other Video Conferencing Apps

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    How To: Lend Out Your Digital Movies to Friends & Family, Free of Charge

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    How To: Give One Device More Bandwidth on Your Google Wifi or Nest Wifi Network

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    How To: Enable the Built-in Screen Recorder on Android 10

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    How To: Change Your iPhone’s System & App Text Size on the Fly with This Hidden Setting

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    How To: Use This Zoom Hack to Make Everyone Think You’re Still in the Video Meeting When You’re Not

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    News: The 2020 iPhone SE, Coming Soon — Here’s Everything We Know About Apple’s Upcoming Budget Device

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    How To: Bypass Zoom’s Attention Tracking Feature So Your Boss or Professor Can’t Tell You’re Slacking Off

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    How To: Get Your ‘Animal Crossing – New Horizons’ Photos on Your Phone

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    News: 9 Rootless Mods for the Galaxy S20 That Everyone Should Try

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    How To: Check Real-Time Network Traffic on Google Wifi or Nest Wifi

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    How To: Your OnePlus Home Screen Has a Built-in Step Counter

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    How To: 8 Ways Your Samsung Galaxy Phone Can Help You Be Productive When Working from Home

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    How To: See Passwords for Wi-Fi Networks You’ve Connected Your Android Device To

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    How To: Share Your Friends’ Instagram Stories in Your Own Story

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    How To: Use the Shortcuts App on Your iPhone in iOS 12 for Custom Siri Actions & More

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    How To: Add a Virtual Background to Your Zoom Video on Mobile to Hide Your Real Background

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    How To: Fully Control Your Android Device from Any Computer

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    News: Apple Releases iOS 13.4.1 for iPhone, Adds Fix for FaceTime Bug

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    How To: Get Water Out of Your iPhone’s Speaker with a Simple App

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    News: 7 Fun Galaxy S20 Features Everyone Should Know About

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    How To: This Tweak Puts Your iPhone in Hibernation Mode to Save Tons of Battery

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    How To: Get Facebook’s Desktop Site to Show Up in Your Phone’s Mobile Browser

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    How To: Dance TikTok’s Footshake Challenge in 3 Different Ways

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How To: Defeat VPNs & Track a MacOS Computer Remotely

The Digispark is a low-cost USB development board that’s programmable in Arduino and capable of posing as a keyboard, allowing it to deliver a number of payloads. For only a few dollars, we can use the Digispark to deliver a payload to a macOS computer that will track the Mac every 60 seconds, even bypassing security like a VPN.

How To: Change Your iPhone’s System & App Text Size on the Fly with This Hidden Setting

You might know that you can increase text size on your iPhone by digging around in Settings. But you also have the ability to text size with a quick toggle so you can use a larger font only when you need it.

How To: Lend Out Your Digital Movies to Friends & Family, Free of Charge

One of the benefits of Blu-ray and DVD is the ability to share discs with friends and family without any hassle. Want to show off your favorite movie? Just lend them your copy. A digital movie isn’t so kind, as it’s typically locked to the account that purchased it. But now there is a way to share your digitally purchased movies with friends and family — and it won’t cost you or them a dime.

News: Musicians Are Holding Live Online Concerts for Free — Here’s How to Watch Them All from Your Phone

Remember concerts? Those were fun. While gathering in large groups to listen to live music might not be allowed at the moment, the live music part still is. Thanks to the internet, more and more musicians are taking the stage each day to perform for those of us stuck in social isolation due to the new coronavirus. The best part? Many of these concerts are 100% free.

How To: Count Steps Without Downloading An Extra App on Your OnePlus Phone

A great way to incorporate a healthy exercise routine is by taking lots of steps throughout the day. While most smartphones can track and report your steps via a third-party app, you can check them right from your home screen if you have a OnePlus phone.

News: 8 Free Must-Have Games to Play with Friends on Your Phone

Even for those of us who enjoy spending time alone at home, at a certain point, it just gets boring. We all need social interaction, but with stay-at-home orders, that can be hard to come by. If you’re feeling the itch to hang out with friends and have a good time, you should know there are plenty of free games for iPhone and Android that will let you do just that — remotely.

  • How To: 9 Ways Your iPhone Can Help You Be More Productive When Working from Home

  • How To: 8 Ways Your Samsung Galaxy Phone Can Help You Be Productive When Working from Home

  • How To: Out of Storage? Your iPhone Can Automatically Delete Apps You Don’t Use

  • How To: Share iCloud Drive Folders to Collaborators or as ZIP Files to Anyone from Your iPhone

  • News: 27 Best Productivity Apps to Make Working from Home Less Stressful

  • How To: Use Your Saved Chrome Passwords to Log into Apps on Your Galaxy

  • How To: There’s a Super Easy Way to Select Multiple Pictures in Google Photos

  • How To: Become a Better Reader Using Apple Books’ Reading Goals

  • How To: Learn Pronunciations for Any Word on Your iPhone in Two Quick Actions

  • How To: The Hidden Gesture for Switching Between Apps on Home Button iPhones

  • How To: There’s a Super-Fast Way to Redial the Last Phone Number You Called

  • How To: Add a Bank Account, Debit Card, or Credit Card to Your PayPal

  • How To: Take Better Notes on Android Without Ever Typing a Thing

  • How To: Customize Spark for Android Notifications with Lights, Sounds & Vibrations

  • How To: The Hidden Action That Opens Apple Pay from Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

  • How To: Run a Reverse Image Search Quickly Using Any Photo on Your iPhone

  • How To: The Fastest Way to Find an App on Your Cluttered iPhone

  • How To: Two Settings You Should Double-Check to Make Sure Your iPhone’s Alarm Goes Off

  • News: 24 Voice Control Features in iOS 13 That Let You Use Your iPhone Totally Hands-Free

  • How To: Cast Your Samsung Galaxy’s Screen to Your Windows PC

How To: Organize Your Smart Home, Rooms & Zones in Apple’s Home App to Streamline Siri Commands

Every home is a little different, and for a smart home app to work, it has to be able to be customized to work with each person’s unique setup. With the iPhone’s Home app, everyone can set up a smart home just how they want, including the number and names of rooms, and where those rooms are in the house.

How To: Hide the Home Bar on Your Galaxy with Android 10’s New Gestures

The new navigation gestures in Android 10 let you ditch the three buttons along the bottom edge for a truly full screen experience. In the buttons’ place, you now get an inconspicuous little line, but even that can be hidden with a setting in One UI 2.

News: The 2020 iPhone SE Is Almost Here!

The iPhone SE was, for some, the perfect iPhone. It brought back the popular one-handed form factor of the iPhone 5 but packed in the internals of the then-new iPhone 6S. Later on, many have pined for a new SE, looking for something just as fast as modern iPhone models but much smaller. Four years after the SE’s original release, the time has finally come for a sequel.

How To: 8 Ways Your Samsung Galaxy Phone Can Help You Be Productive When Working from Home

For those not used to it, working from home can be a difficult transition. Everything around you can be a distraction, and distance from your boss and coworkers means less pressure and incentive to get things done. So it’s not surprising to see a major drop in productivity during a period of self-quarantine, but your phone can help you stay on track instead of sidetracking you.

How To: Get Snapchat’s AR Lenses for Zoom & Other Video-Conferencing Apps

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic means that social distancing has become the new normal. It also means that more Americans are using video conferencing to connect with colleagues working from home or friends and family in quarantine because of the new coronavirus.

How To: Abuse Vulnerable Sudo Versions to Get Root

Anyone who has used Linux long enough is familiar with sudo. Short for superuser do (or substitute user do, depending on who you ask), it allows users to run commands as either root or another user on the system. From a hacker’s point of view, sudo is often all that stands between them and root access. We’ll be exploring an older vulnerability in sudo that allows a user to run commands as root.

  • How To: Lend Out Your Digital Movies to Friends & Family, Free of Charge

  • News: 25 New Features Coming to iPhone in iOS 14 That We Can’t Wait For

  • Coming Soon: Share Your Screen with Friends in Facebook Messenger Video Chats

  • How To: Facebook’s Adding a Way to Watch Videos Together with Friends Around the Globe Using Messenger

  • Coming Soon: Call & Message All Your Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp Friends from One App

  • Coming Soon: Choose Who Gets to Reply to Your Tweets on Twitter

  • Coming Soon: Colorize Black & White Pictures with Google Photos

  • Coming Soon: Notification Filters in Instagram Will Help Organize Your Activity Alerts

  • Coming Soon: Use Google Lens to Calculate Tips & Split Bills for a Group

  • Coming Soon: Send Self-Destructing WhatsApp Messages to Cover Your Tracks

  • Instagram 101: How to Natively Regram Other Posts on Your Feed Without Leaving the App

  • Coming Soon: Share Instagram Comments in Direct Messages, Stories, or Other Apps

  • Coming Soon: Easily Make a Collage Using Layout in Instagram Stories

How To: Give One Device More Bandwidth on Your Google Wifi or Nest Wifi Network

One of the main goals of Google Wifi (and Nest Wifi after it) is to make managing your internet connections as simple as possible. A great example of this is how easy it is to prioritize one device and allot it more bandwidth when your network is bogged down with other traffic.

How To: Think Your Carrier Is Lying? Track Your Own Data to Prevent Overages

Data is king. Nearly every carrier and MVNO offers unlimited talk and text with their cellular plans. Where they differ is the amount of data available, so that’s the part that can save or cost you the most money.

News: 25 New Features Coming to iPhone in iOS 14 That We Can’t Wait For

It feels like just yesterday Apple unveiled iOS 13 to the world, introducing game-changing features like system-wide dark mode and enhanced editing tools in Photos. But WWDC 2020 is rapidly approaching, which means iOS 14 is as well. As it turns out, we don’t need to wait for an official announcement to get an idea of what new features and changes are coming to iPhone this year.

How To: Get Facebook’s Desktop Site to Show Up in Your Phone’s Mobile Browser

Facebook’s mobile app lacks many features from the desktop site. Even if you open Facebook in your phone’s browser and request the desktop version, all that does is basically resize the mobile app. But there’s a simple workaround that will force Facebook to appear in all its desktop glory on your mobile browser of choice.

How To: Download Fastboot Flashable Factory Images for Any OnePlus Phone

OnePlus phones are easy to root, but that also means they’re easy to brick if you get trigger happy with your superuser privileges. If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll quickly realize the OnePlus firmware download page doesn’t provide files you can flash in Fastboot mode.

How To: This Tweak Puts Your iPhone in Hibernation Mode to Save Tons of Battery

If running out of battery while out and about weren’t bad enough, the experience is a lot more painful if your iPhone has a semi-untethered jailbreak. With that kind of jailbreak, when the iPhone dies, all of the mods will be disabled after the device powers back up. Fortunately, instead of restoring your jailbreak and tweaks manually after recovering from a critically low battery, you can avoid it altogether.

  • How To: Lend Out Your Digital Movies to Friends & Family, Free of Charge

  • How To: Watch These Films Early on Your Phone While Movie Theaters Are Closed for Coronavirus

  • How To: Skip Intros on YouTube in Just a Couple Taps

  • How To: The Easiest Way to Find Good Movies to Watch on Netflix & Prime Video on Your iPhone

  • How To: Make YouTube Videos Fill the Whole Screen on Any Phone

  • 2019 Gift Guide: Must-Have Phone Accessories for Movie Lovers

  • Best TV Streaming Apps: Disney+ vs. Apple TV+ vs. Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime

  • How To: ‘Rick & Morty’ Returns This November — Here’s How to Catch Up or Rewatch Your Favorites

  • How To: Watch HBO Offline on Your iPhone for ‘Game of Thrones’ Anytime

  • How To: Which Streaming Service Should You Ditch if You Want Disney+?

  • How To: Download Movies & TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video for Offline Playback

  • How To: Save Your UltraViolet Movies Before They Shut Down in July

  • How To: Use YouTube to Watch Purchased Prime Video, iTunes, Vudu & Other Movies on Your Phone

  • News: The True Cost of Streaming Cable (It’s Not as Cheap as You Think)

  • How To: Everyone Should Buy a Gaming Phone — Not Just Fortnite Junkies

  • News: Thinking of Ditching MoviePass? Directly Compare Movie Ticket Subscriptions with This Chart

  • How To: Make the Most of Your Trip to the Movie Theater with These Apps

  • News: Cinemark Movie Club Is a Great Subscription for Occasional Filmgoers & Popcorn Addicts

  • News: Sinemia (RIP) Was a Better & More Reliable Movie Ticket Subscription Than MoviePass

  • 2018 Gift Guide: Must-Have Phone Accessories for Movie Lovers

How To: Force Stop Apps on Your Galaxy After the Android 10 Update

When an app is acting buggy, you head to its App Info page in Settings and hit the “Force Stop” button. And since all software has bugs, this is quite the handy feature. But now that Samsung’s Settings app got a makeover with the Android 10 and One UI 2 update, you might have trouble finding this option.

How To: You Can Actually Use the IR Camera on Your Pixel 4

For the Pixel 4’s face unlock feature to work in the dark, Google had to add a front-facing IR camera. If you download a specific app, you can actually see a live feed from this camera. It’s true night vision for your phone, and it’s completely free.

How To: There’s an Easy Way to Cut a Zoom User’s Video Feed

As a meeting host on Zoom, you can’t control what a participant does during your live video call, but you do have the power to turn off their camera so that other people aren’t subjected to distractions. So if you catch someone in your call purposely making obscene gestures or accidentally exposing themselves while using the bathroom, you can block their camera, as long as you know how.

How To: Prevent Wireless PowerShare from Draining Your Galaxy S20’s Battery

The Galaxy S20’s Wireless PowerShare is a must-use feature. With even the base model packing a 4,000 mAh battery, you have more than enough juice for all your Qi-enabled devices. The default settings make it so that in certain situations, you may have to choose between your phone or wireless earbuds, but you can change that.

How To: Apple Music Finally Lets You Share Songs Right to Your Instagram & Facebook Stories

Sometimes, we get stuck on a song so good we want the world to know about it. Sure, you could take the time to save the album art to your iPhone, then upload it to your Instagram or Facebook story, but why bother doing that when you can simply share the song to your story right from Apple Music?

How To: Bypass Zoom’s Attention Tracking Feature So Your Boss or Professor Can’t Tell You’re Slacking Off

When you’re stuck working or learning from home, video meetings can help you stay connected to employers, coworkers, schools, students, and more. And Zoom is the hottest video conferencing service at the moment. While Zoom is easy to use, it does have a fair share of sketchy features you should know about, such as attendee attention tracking.

News: LiDAR vs. 3D ToF Sensors — How Apple Is Making AR Better for Smartphones

Apple has implemented a new sensor on the rear camera of its fourth-generation iPad Pro, and it’s pretty exciting. It’s called the LiDAR Scanner, a scanning “light-detection and ranging” sensor, and you may very well be acquainted with it if you follow any driverless car news. Will we also get it on the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro?

News: Apple Just Released iOS 13.4.5 Developer Beta 1 for iPhone, Includes New Apple Music Feature

Apple just released the first developer beta for iOS 13.4.5 on Tuesday, March 31. The update follows the previous week’s stable release of iOS 13.4.

How To: Remove Credit Cards from the Power Menu on Your Google Pixel

It wasn’t too long ago that the power menu for stock Android didn’t offer much beyond turning the device off, but Google has steadily added more functions, like capturing screenshots and provisioning access to emergency information.

How To: Not Enough Space? There’s an Easy Way to Free Up Storage Automatically on Your Google Pixel

Even with Pixels now coming with 128 GB of internal storage, many folks still struggle with low storage. The culprit is usually photos and videos, which can quickly eat away the space. Thankfully, there’s a feature that solves this problem.

How To: Track Which Networks a Mac Has Connected To & When

A macOS computer can reveal a lot of information about the owner, including which Wi-Fi network they have permission to access. With an Arduino-based attack, we’ll use a five-dollar setup to inject a rogue Wi-Fi network and steal the list of trusted Wi-Fi networks, allowing us to see where the computer has been.

How To: Get CyanogenMod’s Old Swipe to Adjust Brightness Gesture in Your Status Bar

LineageOS is great and all, but custom ROMs were at their peak when CyanogenMod reigned supreme. It had all sorts of innovative features that have since been copied by Google and Samsung and the like. But one thing that still hasn’t been adopted into stock Android or One UI is CM13’s easy way to adjust screen brightness.

News: This HQ Trivia Replacement Is Just What You Need During Quarantine

With all this time spent stuck at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, HQ Trivia would be a prime way to beat the boredom. Unfortunately, HQ went belly up in February, just before everyone had stay-at-home orders. While HQ has teased a potential comeback, there are other trivia games out there that are live right now. One of those brings the spirit of HQ Trivia back to our phones.

How To: The Not-So-Obvious Way to Bold & Italicize Text on Your iPhone

On a computer, you have keyboard shortcuts like cmd+b and ctrl+i to bold, italicize, or underline text. But how exactly do you this on your iPhone?

YSK: Samsung’s Keyboard Lets You Copy & Paste Multiple Items

Copying and pasting is even more important on a phone since there’s no mouse and keyboard. And like on a computer, copying is usually limited to one item at a time — but with the Samsung Keyboard app, you have the ability to copy multiple sets of text.

How To: Netflix Missing on Android? Here’s How to Sideload the App

If you have an Android device that Netflix does not support, you can check the Play Store and it simply won’t be there. But just because you’re unable to download it through official means doesn’t mean you have to live without Netflix since there’s a way you can sideload it manually.

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