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How to hide notifications on the Lock screen in Android

How to hide notifications on the Lock screen in Android

How do I hide notifications until face unlock on Samsung? How do I get notifications not show up on my Lock screen? If these are the questions that brought you here, it’s pretty clear to me that you’re trying to figure out how to hide notifications on your Android phone’s Lock screen. 🙂 These alerts can be handy, but if you’re concerned about privacy, you
How to set up the search engine in Google Chrome

How to set up the search engine in Google Chrome

The address bar in Google Chrome can be used as a search box, and the default search engine is Google. Do you want to know how to change Chrome’s search engine from Google to something else, like Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Qwant? Does your Chrome already use a different search engine as default, and do you want to get back to Google? Here’s how to
Stop Facebook Marketplace from opening automatically in the Facebook app

Stop Facebook Marketplace from opening automatically in the Facebook app

A couple of days ago, I started having a weird issue with the Facebook app on my smartphone: Facebook Marketplace opened automatically, for no reason, each time I launched the Facebook app. I didn’t tap the Marketplace icon, nor did I recently use this feature in the Facebook app. It did it randomly and automatically, without any input from me. I looked it up online
How to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit

How to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit

If you download Google Chrome from places other than its official website, you might download the wrong version, with bundled extras you might not want. For example, you may have Windows 10 on 64-bit and install Chrome on 32-bit. Also, you may use an older version of Windows, like Windows XP or Windows 7, and you may want a Google Chrome version that still works
How to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10

How to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10

Windows 10 is officially the most used operating system in the world, outranking even Windows 11. However, some people still use Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 on their computers and devices. If you are one of them, you might want to upgrade to Windows 10 for a better operating system experience. If you have a license key for Windows 10, you can upgrade
How to enable third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox & Opera

How to enable third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox & Opera

Cookies are small pieces of data stored in your browser by the websites you visit. Third-party cookies, on the other hand, originate from websites other than the one you intended to visit. Typically, these cookies are used by advertising services to deliver targeted ads based on your browsing history and online searches. However, there are instances where you might want to enable third-party cookies. This
How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

The World Wide Web relies on cookies to function properly. There are different types of cookies, such as session and first-party cookies, that are created by the websites you visit. However, there are also third-party cookies that are used for advertising and tracking your activity across websites. Some of them can even be used maliciously. As a result, many people are concerned about the security
How to use stickers on your iPhone

How to use stickers on your iPhone

Stickers can represent a fun way to have a chat with friends and family on your iPhone. Moreover, creating and using live stickers or other types of stickers is easy, and anyone can do it on their iPhone. Would you like to learn how to create live stickers and how to put stickers on messages? If your answer is yes, here’s how to use stickers
24 free PC games to download from Microsoft in 2024

24 free PC games to download from Microsoft in 2024

Trying to discover the best free PC games available in the Microsoft Store in 2024, I researched and compiled a fairly long list of games that are completely free to download and enjoy on Windows 10 and Windows 11. This selection includes games from a wide range of genres like high-speed racing, strategic puzzles, family-friendly games for children, classic arcade fighting, and even massively multiplayer
How to screen record on Android phones

How to screen record on Android phones

If you have an Android smartphone and want to capture what's happening on the screen, it’s really simple. You can record your game, make a guide, or show a problem in an app. Recording your screen is quick and easy; anyone can start a screen recording quickly with just a few taps. Moreover, it’s free as Android comes by default with a built-in screen recorder
How to check scheduled tasks in Windows

How to check scheduled tasks in Windows

The Task Scheduler is a Windows tool that’s been around for over 20 years. Its main job is to plan when certain tasks should happen on your computer, like running programs or scripts at specific times or in response to certain events. In this guide, I’ll show you how to view the scheduled tasks set up on your computer in order to understand what they
Windows 10 Media Creation Tool: Create Windows 10 installation media

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool: Create Windows 10 installation media

If you want to install or reinstall Windows 10 on any device, you must create installation media, such as a bootable USB flash drive, a DVD, or an ISO file containing the Windows 10 setup. While there are various tools available for this purpose, Microsoft recommends using the Media Creation Tool. In this guide, I'll explain what the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is, how
How to open File Explorer in Windows (12 ways)

How to open File Explorer in Windows (12 ways)

File Explorer is one of the most used apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Whether you need to open, copy, delete, or move files, there is always one thing you have to do first: open the File Explorer. So, I thought it would be an excellent idea to write this roundup article, showing all the ways to open File Explorer in Windows 10 and
How to schedule a text message (SMS) on Android

How to schedule a text message (SMS) on Android

One of our readers contacted me and told me his girlfriend is traveling somewhere in Asia. Her birthday is coming soon, so he wants to schedule a romantic text message that should be sent when she wakes up. He wanted to know if this was possible. Fortunately, Android smartphones (including Samsung Galaxy ones) allow you to send a text message at a certain time using
How to turn off Facebook sounds on Android and iPhone

How to turn off Facebook sounds on Android and iPhone

Is Facebook making sounds on your smartphone that are driving you crazy? How do you turn off Facebook sounds on Android or iOS? It’s no secret that the Facebook app can be noisy, alerting you (and everyone else nearby) with every post or like. Recent updates from Meta even introduced bugs causing the Facebook app to chirp as you scroll. Annoying, right? Well, the good
Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version!

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version!

After ending support for the 21H2 Home and Pro editions of Windows 10 back in January 2023, Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 10 21H2 Enterprise and Education will run out on June 10th, 2024. If, for any reason, you haven’t upgraded to the latest 22H2 version of Windows 10, which was released way back in October 2022, your only choice is to upgrade
How to share photos from an iPhone to an Android and vice versa

How to share photos from an iPhone to an Android and vice versa

A few years ago, sending photos from an iPhone to an Android or the other way around was not easy. However, the situation has improved significantly, though not because of Apple’s efforts. Because no, you can’t AirDrop from an iPhone to an Android, nor can you Nearby Share from an Android to an iPhone. However, thanks to alternative solutions offered by Microsoft, Google, and other
How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

Google doesn’t offer an official Gmail desktop app for managing emails on Windows computers. However, with just a few clicks or taps, you can get your own Gmail app for Windows 10 or Windows 11. You’ll need to use a web browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but it will give you a native app-like experience for accessing Gmail on your computer. Here’s how