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Fix Apple Personal Hotspot
Are you facing connection failures whilst setting up Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad? You're not alone. The issue has been reported by several iOS users all the way back to version 13.1.2. Don't worry, it's not a hardware-related issue, as acknowledged...
Prime Video Profiles is live
Amazon Prime Video now offers user profiles just like Netflix and YouTube TV. This lets each household member have their own watchlist, viewing progress and recommendations. It currently supports up to six user profiles (including Kids Profile) within a single Amazon account. Speaking of...
Losing a phone to water damage is really disheartening. Water-resistant ratings are still exclusive to high-end smartphones, but even if you have an IP rated phone, water damage isn’t covered under warranty. Besides, any drop resulting in even slight bend or bump in the side frame renders...
Gnirehtet Reverse Tethering
Have you come across a situation when your desktop computer has an internet connection that you want to share with your phone? If yes, here is a solution for you. The process is called Reverse Tethering and it lets you use your PC's internet on an Android phone. It's a...
How to search anonymously on Google
Holier than thou be you if you've got nothing to hide. But, in this digital world, where every wall has eyes and privacy is tricky, incognito easily becomes our goto recourse. It keeps your web history private from other users of the same browser. Moreover, it can be handy...
How to upload songs to YouTube Music
In the music streaming war, Google has an upper hand over the competition thanks to its upload feature. If you are a user of the OG Play Music, then you know how big of a deal is to have that functionality. However, when Youtube Music surfaced, fans were disappointed...
If you lend your phone to someone to use a particular app and don’t wish to go through the hazel of unlocking your phone, again and again, every time to wake the display or if you don’t want that someone snooping around, pinning the required app can prove to...
If you own a Samsung phone and a Huawei wearable - any of the honor bands, Watch GTs or Magic Watch - you might be facing trouble operating the Huawei Health app that links these wearables to your phone. We have noticed Huawei Mobile Services repeatedly crashing on our OneUI2.0...
Google is inherently averse to ad-blocking for its obvious Lion's share in the ad business. Plus, advertisements are the revenue source for online creatives and publishers. So, although they suck the user experience, they are kinda sorta necessary evil, if you may. Moreover, proponents of anti-adblockers state we as...
Chromecast dongles have been a great way of converting dumb TVs and dumb smart TVs tp worthy smart TVs, and also of integrating TVs in Google’s smart home ecosystem. And if you bought a TV from any popular brand in the last couple of years, there are chances that...
Last year WhatsApp added the option for fingerprint lock to secure WhatsApp. The fingerprint lock is quite convenient and lets in only people with fingerprints registered on your phone. However, if the fingerprint authentication fails, you won't be able to bypass the WhatsApp fingerprint lock even if you have the...
CEIR track your lost phone
I know that feeling of stopping dead in tracks when you realize you're phone is missing. The shock is equally miserable when it has been left forgotten. More than the value of the handset, we fear for the sensitive data within it. If it were to come in the...
Airtel was the first telecom company to announce the WiFi calling feature for its users of Airtel Broadband or Airtel Xstream Fibre network. Soon thereafter, Jio also launched its Wifi Calling service in India. Both companies had a public release after a few months of limited circle testing. In brevi,...
OnePlus TV with Netflix Remote
The original OnePlus TV remote was chic and sleek but at the same time very minimal too. It resembled the Apple TV controller and had a handful of buttons. Although it had a multi-direction navigator and a google assistant key, it felt simple for some reason. Well, not anymore...
Xiaomi
Xiaomi has registered tremendous success in the Indian market. The brand has been growing strength to strength even as it expands to lifestyle and other categories. With this surge in popularity, there have been instances when counterfeit Xiaomi products were reported. Today, Delhi's popular Gaffar Market police...
Amazon Alexa now understands multiple languages and, as we noticed during our recent Echo Dot and Echo Plus review, it converses in Hindi remarkably well. The responses aren't mere translations but have been fine-tuned to integrate witty catchphrases, oneliners, and even Bollywood dialogues to be more appealing to Hindi...
There are plenty of files-transfer apps on the Google Play Store. Yet, hardly any of them cut as a robust and reliable solution. Even earlier Google attempts like the (NFC-based) Android Beam and Files Go failed to leave a lasting mark. In a nutshell, Android file-sharing options are all...
So its finally here, albeit a little late. The latest Whatsapp stable update v.2.19.308 brings the "Unlock with Fingerprint" feature to Android. You can use the same fingerprint(s) that are registered in your device security settings. Yes, you can use multiple fingerprints to unlock it. Setting it up is...
Almost all popular websites ask consumers permission to push updates to their phones and its possible that over a period of time you have granted the same either inadvertently or on purpose. The updates from these websites can hog your precious notification panel space and to sift...
With Android 10, Google has added Dual SIM Dual Standby support on Pixel 3a phones.  Google Pixel phones have essentially been single SIM phones. With the Android Q Beta, Google leveraged the eSIM on Pixel 3 and 3XL phones and added Dual SIM Dual Standby support to these phones....