Smartphone - Page 2
Each time I buy a new smartphone and install Facebook on it, I immediately want to turn off the sounds that the app makes. I do not like hearing sounds each time I like someone's picture on Facebook, or when I leave a comment, etc. If you do not like Facebook's in-app sounds, read this tutorial to disable them. Our guide is both for iPhone, and Android users:
NOTE: First, we start with Facebook on Android. If you use an iPhone, scroll down to the second section of this tutorial.
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are useful to encrypt your traffic, when you connect to public Wi-Fi, or to access your company's network while traveling. Odds are that, besides your Windows devices, you want to use a VPN on your Android smartphone or tablet. Here is how to set up a VPN on your Android device, connect and disconnect from the VPN, and remove the VPN connection from Android:
Picture this: you come home after a day's work, and you want to read a book while listening to your favorite music. You power up your computer, launch your favorite media player, load your music playlist and throw yourself in bed, book in hand. You start reading, but only a few seconds in, you realize the music is too loud, and you need to turn down the volume. The only problem is that you're too lazy to get up and do it yourself.
Some say that the autocorrect features available on most virtual keyboards found on smartphones and tablets are sent from hell. There are times when you don't want the words in your messages to automatically change to "ducking," right? :) Fortunately, if you are typing on an iPhone, turning its Auto-Correction feature on or off is easy. Furthermore, iOS has even more typing features that you can customize, ranging from auto capitalization to spell check, and from smart punctuation to slide typing. Here is how to set the keyboard on your iPhone as you like:
It seems that the Dark Mode is everywhere now, from Windows 10 to Android devices and, finally, also on iPhones. Some people might like it, others may not, but what's important is that they all have a choice between light and dark. Any Star Wars puns or fans here? :) Well, if Darth Vader would use an iPhone, he would probably use iOS 13, because this is the only version so far that lets you enable the Dark Mode. However, to use the Dark Mode, both he and you need to know how to turn it on, so here's how it is done:
While some users appreciate having the keyboard on their Android smartphones autocorrect what they write, so their text messages contain fewer mistakes, others hate it. If you want to turn off the Autocorrect feature for your keyboard, be it a Gboard (the Google Keyboard) or SwiftKey Keyboard, read this guide and learn how to do it. Our instructions apply to all smartphones with Android 8 Oreo or Android 9 Pie, no matter whether they are from Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, or another manufacturer. Let's get started:
Even though Sony manufactures some great high-end smartphones, it seems to be struggling to create compelling mid-range smartphones. The Xperia 10 represents the company's 2019 attempt of entering the mid-range market with a unique smartphone. What makes it unique? Well, the Xperia 10 is the only mid-range smartphone that offers a display with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. Is that enough to make people buy it? Find out more about the Sony Xperia 10, what it offers, and its real-world performance, in this review:
Proxy servers are useful tools for protecting user privacy, or for accessing the internet when you are in a business network. While you are connected to a Wi-Fi network that uses a proxy server, this server acts as an intermediary for network requests between you and the rest of the internet. Websites are not going to identify your specific Android device, but rather the proxy server that you have set for the Wi-Fi connection. Here is how to set up the use of a proxy server on your Android smartphones and tablets:
SIM cards are a widely used method for identifying phone users all over the world. They're tiny pieces of plastic with chips on them that tell the mobile operators who you are and what you are paying for. Although they are essential to many of us, the only security aspect that we can control on a SIM card is its PIN code. Do you know what a SIM PIN is and what it does? Would you like to know how secure SIM PINs are and why you should use one? Read this article to find out more:
At IFA Berlin, Huawei has made many announcements, both for new chips that are going to be used in their future smartphones, and for new products. One unexpected move is that they also launched new color variants of their existing flagship - the Huawei P30 Pro. Here is how the new smartphones look, and when Huawei customers are going to get access to the new EMUI 10 user interface with Android 10: