Contrary to the old saying, no one was born ready, so we aim to provide step-by-step tutorials on doing specific tasks on your PC or smartphone. Whether you need to learn in-depth how to use your operating system or take full advantage of the capabilities of the programs you use, we offer user guides for both day-to-day and professional activities.

It’s been several months since Google Photos added an option to auto-detect people’s faces in pictures and even do searches in your library for a certain person. This feature is solely available by default in the United States, but an easy trick lets you switch it on from anywhere.

The huge surge in smartphone photography has led to tons of editing tools appearing on Android. And when we’re talking about retouching of both photos and images, Adobe rules the roost, with the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom app being one of our favorites. This powerful editor boasts tons of possibilities and we’ve condensed the most interesting ones here into our list of 10 Adobe Lightroom functions that you can’t miss out on.

New seasons of the hottest shows on TV bring with them the specter of lots of viewers’ worst nightmare: spoilers. Dodging all info on the latest episode from your fave hit can be a lot harder than it sounds – the Internet is vast and there’s always going to be people dying to talk about what they’ve just seen. Leaving aside the question of whether our collective fear of spoilers is a bit overblown, today we’re going to throw a line to people who want to dodge spoilers to the greatest extent possible using the official Twitter client for Android.

Peggo – YouTube to MP3 Converter is one of the most practical apps you can find (and one of our top downloads on Uptodown). It lets you locally download the audio from any YouTube or Soundcloud video. Just insert the URL to your selected video to extract and convert the audio to MP3 format so you can listen to it any time. Here’s a quick how-to.

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Saving passwords can be such a dang headache, especially if you use a bunch of different ones for the sites you use most (as you should). But if you don’t fancy using a manager like LastPass, you can always turn to Google’s own service. Thanks to Smart Lock, in addition to inserting passwords automatically into blank fields, you can double-check any passwords that you’ve previously entered into the browser and then forgotten. Here we explain how to do that using the Chrome app for Android.

Calibre is, on its own merits, one of the most downloaded tools for PC on Uptodown. The popular reader, organizer, and eBook convertor is now out in version 3.0 with tons of new features – among them the possibility to share books from your library over your local network, which makes it tremendously easier to send books to your smartphone or tablet and read content remotely from any device by connecting over a web browser. Here we explain how to set it up.

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.

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