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How to transfer audiobooks from PC to iPhone
You can play downloaded MP3 audiobooks using the default Books apps on your iPhone. You can transfer the files from your Windows PC to the iPhone through iTunes. But, much like everything else in the case of iOS, the process isn't as straightforward as you'd move a...
How Whatsapp Disappearing message works
WhatsApp has published the details about the upcoming "Disappearing Message" feature on its FAQ page. Basically, you'll be able to send messages on both Individual and group chats that will auto-delete after 7 days. It will be available across Android, iOS, KaiOS, desktop, and web. It is...
The wireless earphone segment continues to see a meteoric rise and our smartphones are gradually getting better at handling them. The codecs your phone uses to package audio and send it over wirelessly to your headphones can have a notable impact on audio quality, latency, and battery...
Call recording, a feature we have long taken for granted, is no longer as seamless on most new Android phones in India. Customizable call recording has always been a noticeable omission on stock Android phones, and now many manufacturers including OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, Poco, and Oppo...
Sync Facebook Calendar Events to Google
Facebook has lost its edge over the years and many of its users have thus flooded to Instagram (also Facebook-owned) and other social platforms. Now, unless you are living under a rock, you must be inundated by the company's data mishandling news. Even if not for privacy...
JioFiber has scaled its operations in India and is now available with aggressive rental plans that undercut competition significantly in several regions. We recently switched to the JioFiber trial and one thing we noticed is that Jiofiber is quite easy to manage and configure.
Autope cards for DMRC
Delhi Metro Services have been shut ever since the pandemic hit and we are in the sixth month of home-only life. We don't even know when the services will resume. But when it does, it seems Delhites will be enjoying contactless and cashless travel.
Live wallpapers are a great way of enhancing the look and feel of your phone. While many OEMs add a few native live wallpaper options or allow you to download them from there own theme stores, how can you apply live wallpapers that you pick elsewhere or...
How to debloat Realme UI, One UI and MIUI
Different OEMs skin the Android software differently to their liking. While this brings meaningful features, that are otherwise not found on stock Android. More often than not, brands overdo and burden the user experience with needless apps and services. In technical lingo, such intrusive elements are called...
Samsung's One UI is one of the most feature-rich software on Android. If you want any feature, you better look for it in the settings before rushing to a third-party app. And that's the thing you see, you don't have to install apps from unknown or data-hungry...
Samsung Galaxy S20, OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 8, Poco M2 Pro have been amongst hot sellers during the ongoing sale seasons. What else is common between these three popular phones is the presence of a punch hole notch. While the OnePlus Nord has a broad dual punch...
How to use the phone as a webcam for your PC
We are all relying on video calls to communicate with each other, be it for personal or professional purposes. Thus, we turn to our computer's webcam and if it's of poor quality (which most of them are) or damaged, a big bummer! Gladly, there's a workaround, in...
Spotify Lite launched in India
Alexa! play Spotify. Yes, you can now ask Alexa to play your favorite music, or favorite playlist or favorite podcast through Spotify on echo devices. This Spotify-Alexa integration shall work for both Premium and free tier subscribers in India. The Swedish...
YouTube Music Guide, Tips and Tricks
YouTube Music has inarguably the largest library of songs thanks to a mix of official and unofficial uploads. But, while it shines in quantity, it lacks in quality, especially in the way the app is designed. It's been 5 years since the launch, and still, YouTube Music...
Here is how variable zoom in phones work
Optical zoom in smartphones is principally different from that of DSLRs. They don't employ actual moving lenses for zooming as its the case with traditional cameras. In our phones, multiple sensors with individual fixed focal lengths are used when we cycle between various levels of zooms (2x/3x/5x/10x)....
The continuity feature of Apple's Mac and iOS has been one of the most coveted features for Windows users. It lets users seamlessly continue editing documents or photos while switching between Apple devices. Now with Window's Your Phone app, Microsoft has managed...
Disney+ Hotstar vs Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Apple TV+
Disney+ Hotstar is one of the leading OTT players in the country. The service includes diverse content ranging from live streaming of popular sports including cricket to daily soaps to marvel superhits. Major Telcos in India are naturally stepping up to help users get Hotstar subscription...
How to delete old Facebook posts in bulk using Manage Activity
We all have old Facebook posts that we would like to get rid of. If only, there was an easy way to find and delete all those in bulk. Well, Facebook has listened to your woes. Today, the social media giant introduced a new feature called Manage...
In a matter of a few weeks since its release, Aarogya Setu has become the world's largest contact tracing app. Adhering to privacy concerns, the Government of India has also made it open source. Now, whether that's the proverbial nail in the head solution, is something to...
Xiaomi Mi LED Smart bulb using with Amazon Alexa assistant
Amazon is making Alexa smarter each day. The latest skill it has garnered is to pay bills across categories such as electricity, water, post-paid mobile, cooking gas, broadband on Amazon India. Now, Alexa can also do DTH and Mobile recharges with voice commands on Amazon India...