No concerns here about being wrong when we call Nova Launcher the best in its class. This launcher helps you customize your device and bring it closer to stock Android in both visual and operational terms. The latest versions of the tool already include features integrated into Pixel Launcher and Android Nougat – the search “pill” instead of the top search bar or a special screen gesture to open the App Drawer, for instance. Recently it’s even gambled on experimental features from the upcoming Android O like dynamic notifications atop app icons. Here we explain how to activate them.
An increasing number of apps can’t be downloaded or will simply stop working if they detect root permissions on your system. The latest version of the official Netflix app for Android, for example, can no longer be installed from Google Play on rooted devices. Luckily there are tools and system resources that let you trick apps that scan for root privileges.
Letting people upload pictures to Instagram from a desktop computer has always been on the app’s to-do list. Though there were already some rather unorthodox methods available for doing exactly that (god bless emulators) only now has the official web client added this feature. Still, to be able to do it you have to make a small tweak to Google Chrome or whatever other browser you use that lets you view webpages in mobile mode.
This isn’t the first time – nor will it be the last – that we’ve warned y’all about the many scams floating around on WhatsApp. They get recycled every now and then and usually use other people’s identities to try to get you to open unreliable sites or click on certain links that install malicious software or subscribe you to services you don’t want. The latest scams making the rounds involve a supposedly free year’s subscription to Netflix, a way to change the app’s colors, and a WhatsApp shutdown due to overloaded servers.
Several years ago Google unified the 15GB of free space it provides in the cloud to be distributed among Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos. The problem with this is that a point comes when you don’t know exactly where you’re saving things among your personal documents, backups, and trash items. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips to free up space on your Google account.
We’ve talked before about WABetaInfo, a Twitter channel with timely updates about the new features incorporated on each new beta for WhatsApp, including the ones not activated by default. The person behind the handle, known as Alex193, has developed a tweat for WhatsApp in the form of an app that, once installed, lets you activate hidden options in the Android client long before they’re rolled out to all users. This means you can try features firsthand that other people will see much later, like the ones we recapped in this post (real-time geolocalization, integrated video, and photo galleries).
The customization layer on Huawei-branded devices has considerably improved in its latest versions. What Asian countries are fond of really has nothing to do with Western standards, so this brand (and others) has long gotten flak for its presumed association with bloatware, cheap ripoffs of iOS, and overly elaborate interfaces. This blogpost is designed to silence the haters with a set of steps to help you adapt EMUI to Android standards, complete with the upgrades from Nougat and even features usually reserved to Google Pixel.
These days it’s simply not enough to protect your apps with a strong password given the constant hacks and security breaches on the biggest web services. This is why the two-step verification system has become an indispensable defensive barrier if you want to make sure you’re protected. Here we explain what it’s all about and how to activate it on popular services like WhatsApp, Facebook, and Steam.
YouTube‘s already got a parental control mode, but it’s true that for most people this restriction is excessive as it blocks practically any content that’s unsuitable for the littlest kids. To offer a less strict alternative they’ve rolled out the new Restricted Mode, which automatically hides content based on user appropriateness ratings.
I admit it, I’m Clash Royale-obsessed. There’s not another game around that can compete in terms of how many hours I’ve spent playing this title in recent months. With its short rounds, this gem from Supercell won’t absorb you for hours at a time, but mark my words – the constant urge to have a quick go adds up to a ton of time invested. Time that could have been better spent had you known several things about this game that I learned the hard way. Read on to find out the tips I wish someone had given me when I started playing Clash Royale.