The ‘Android’ Archives
Posted November 27, 2014 by

How Do I Open Links Using Chrome from Android Facebook App?

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Whenever you open a link from your Facebook app, the app will try to load the webpage using its built-in browser, not the one that you set as the default on your phone (e.g., Chrome). This behavior could cause a lot of frustration because the Facebook app’s built-in browser lacks a lot of important features. […]

Posted November 27, 2014 by

How Do I Use My Samsung Galaxy Device as a TV Remote Control?

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Most high-end Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets can be used as a TV remote control by using an application called WatchOn. Samsung WatchOn will use the IR blasters of your Samsung Galaxy device to convert it into a remote control. WatchOn gives you full control over your TV and movie-viewing experience. Here’s how to set up your phone or […]

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Posted November 23, 2014 by

How Do I Manage the Side Screen Panels of My Samsung Galaxy Note Edge?

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gives you an additional, curved side screen where you can put icons for your favorite applications and widgets into an assortment of customizable panels. You can arrange the Edge screen panels so that sets of them are displayed based on your preferences. Read on to find out how to manage the […]

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Posted November 16, 2014 by

How Do I Mirror My Samsung Galaxy Phone’s Screen on My TV?

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Using the Screen Mirroring feature, you can share your Galaxy device’s screen with your Samsung Smart TV or with an HDTV using the AllShare Cast Wireless Hub. You can beam your phone’s screen wirelessly and view pictures, photos, videos, games and presentations on your TV’s large screen. Keep reading to find out how this is […]

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Posted November 6, 2014 by

How Do I Take Wide Selfies Using My Galaxy Note 4?

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One of the more popular uses of smartphones is their ability to capture photos instantly and conveniently. The presence of a front camera on phones allows users to take photos of themselves while seeing the results on the front screen. This gave birth to the term “selfie.” One common problem with taking selfies is that you […]

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Posted November 3, 2014 by

How Do I Enable Smart Stay to Keep the Screen On While I Am Looking at My Galaxy Note 4?

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You might notice that while reading an article on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the screen turns off after seconds of inactivity. This is due to the default power-saving feature of the device that automatically turns off the screen when no inputs are detected on the phone. Though this power-saving feature is helpful, it can […]

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Posted October 30, 2014 by

Android: Lock Screen Rotation

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How many times have you gotten cozy in bed, reading the newspaper on your tablet, and then you lie on your side and what you are reading has flipped on its side? Now, you cannot read it without craning your neck, because it is oriented the wrong way.  How do you turn off this auto-rotate feature? […]

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Posted October 23, 2014 by

How Do I Stop Hackers from Hacking My Google Accounts?

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If everyone used-two factor authentication, hackers would have to find honest work.  They would not have been able to download Jennifer’s Lawrence’s nude photos from the Apple iCloud, because to login they would have needed to physically have Jennifer’s cell phone in their possession.  All those emails and passwords stolen from JP Morgan, Target, Best […]

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Posted October 11, 2014 by

How Do I Allow Only Specific Devices to Connect to the Hotspot on My Samsung?

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The hotspot feature on your phone is a convenient way to let other devices such as your laptop or tablet share your 3G connection to access the Internet. When you use your phone as a hotspot, especially in public places, you probably only want the devices that you allow to be able to use the […]

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Posted September 22, 2014 by

How Do I Use My Samsung Phone While Wearing Gloves?

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High-end Samsung smartphones, like the Galaxy S5 or Note 3, allow users to use the phone when they wear gloves. This feature, however, is disabled by default. This tutorial will help you turn it on.

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