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How do I use mobile platforms like Android and iOS? Learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to its maximum potential, no matter who manufactured it.

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 unlock your iPhone’s SIM using its PUK code

How to unlock your iPhone’s SIM using its PUK code

If security is your priority, you may have added and enabled a PIN code for the SIM card in your iPhone to ensure its safety. This means that when you power on your iPhone, it asks you to unlock the SIM card by entering its PIN. But what if you forget its PIN? If this happens, you’ll need to use a PUK (PIN Unlock Key)
How to turn off an Android phone

How to turn off an Android phone

Do you need to shut down your Android phone but aren’t sure how to do it? Rest easy: whether you have a Samsung Galaxy or another Android device, turning it off is a simple process as long as you know how. In this tutorial, I’ll show you three different methods to switch off your Android phone, including the steps required if the power button is
Samsung Galaxy A35 review: Affordable mid-ranger with solid cameras

Samsung Galaxy A35 review: Affordable mid-ranger with solid cameras

In this review, I’m going to tell you about the Samsung Galaxy A35, the company’s latest affordable mid-ranger that has to distinguish itself from the huge variety of offerings from other manufacturers. Some of its competitors boast better hardware specifications at comparable prices. However, Samsung’s Galaxy A35 has some tricks up its sleeve, like an attractive design and a solid camera setup that might make
How to create a phone wallpaper with Galaxy AI on a Samsung Galaxy S23

How to create a phone wallpaper with Galaxy AI on a Samsung Galaxy S23

When I went to the Samsung Galaxy S24 launch event, I loved the demos of the Galaxy AI features and wished I could use them on my Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone. Fortunately, Samsung has recently released the One UI 6.1 update, based on Android 14, which expands access to mobile AI on phones that didn’t include these features out of the box: the Samsung Galaxy
How to take a screenshot on an iPhone

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone

Figuring out how to take a screenshot on an iPhone 13, iPhone 14, or iPhone 15 is not an easy task if you’re switching from Android or even if you used an older iPhone before. Luckily, there are several options available for taking a screenshot on your iPhone when it comes to the latest models. This tutorial illustrates how to screenshot on an iPhone, so
Samsung Galaxy A55 review: Do minor upgrades make for a better phone?

Samsung Galaxy A55 review: Do minor upgrades make for a better phone?

The smartphone mid-range sector has become very competitive in recent years, and Samsung managed to be one of the main players in this market too, with its Galaxy A5x line-up. However, in 2024, the competition is tougher than ever and the new Samsung Galaxy A55 has to outmatch not only phones from other brands but also last year’s Galaxy A54 and other Samsung smartphones with
17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

Which are better: iPhones or Android smartphones? The debate never ends, and most people choose to be either iOS or Android fans, no matter what. I’ve owned several iPhones and at least ten Android smartphones in the last decade, and I’m not even counting the ones I review regularly for my job. While I will try not to pick a winner and a loser in
How to change the keyboard language on iPhone

How to change the keyboard language on iPhone

Sometimes, you need to know how to change the keyboard on an iPhone to one you’re comfortable with. Maybe you want a different iPhone keyboard layout, or you’re wondering how to add a language to the keyboard on iPhone to communicate with friends from abroad in their native tongue. No matter what you need, you’re in the right place. This guide illustrates how to add
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
Nothing Phone (2a) review: R2D2's smartphone!

Nothing Phone (2a) review: R2D2's smartphone!

While flagship smartphones grab the headlines, most people can't afford them and don't really need them either. Ultimately, more affordable phones can do almost the same things as expensive ones. And while not everyone would agree with this fact, smartphones like the Nothing Phone (2a) make my statement truer than ever. This smartphone focuses on what matters most to people and delivers a good user
How to find the Wi-Fi password on iPhone

How to find the Wi-Fi password on iPhone

Ever wonder how to find the Wi-Fi password on an iPhone? Maybe you’re trying to connect a new device to your network, or perhaps you want to share the Wi-Fi password on your iPhone with a friend or colleague. Luckily, iOS saves the passwords for all the networks it uses. While on previous versions of the operating system, it was harder to retrieve them, these
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
How to turn off or change the SIM PIN on an iPhone

How to turn off or change the SIM PIN on an iPhone

The SIM PIN on your iPhone provides an extra layer of security, preventing unauthorized people from using your SIM card if the device is stolen or lost. Learning how to change the SIM PIN on an iPhone is useful if you have a new SIM card and need to modify its default PIN, or if you suspect someone may know the current SIM PIN you’re
realme 12 Pro review: Elegant phone with potential for photography

realme 12 Pro review: Elegant phone with potential for photography

Last year, I reviewed realme’s 11 Pro and Pro+ Android smartphones, which impressed me with what they offered for their price range. As 2024 ushered in a fresh lineup from the same brand, I was able to test the brand-new realme 12 Pro 5G, too. This model walks the same line in terms of beautiful design while introducing several significant changes under the hood when
Why do Apple’s iPhones suck and are still bad in 2024?

Why do Apple’s iPhones suck and are still bad in 2024?

Apple wants you to think that the iPhone is more than a smartphone. You should see it as a status symbol, a high-tech gadget, and a fashion statement all rolled into one. But honestly, in some situations, the iPhone may be less than a smartphone. That’s why, if you plan on buying the latest iPhone or switching to Apple’s ecosystem, I recommend you read this
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 hide apps on an iPhone

How to hide apps on an iPhone

Is it possible to hide apps on an iPhone? I received this question from more than just a few people these days, so I decided to investigate. What I’ve found is that while iOS doesn’t have a built-in feature to hide apps, it does allow you to remove apps or entire pages from your Home Screen, as well as hide apps from searches. Although those