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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Samsung Could Launch Galaxy Note 10 in Four Models



The South Korean Giant is planning to launch four different Galaxy Note 10 model, this year. According to recent leaks, the Galaxy Note 10 is said to come in 6.4-inch as well as 6.7-inch screen sizes. Both the variants will be 5G ready and will come with three and four cameras on the rear respectively. We have already seen Samsung launching Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 Plus along with LTE support while there is a bigger Galaxy S10 5G which will come with 5G networks.
Considering the device to be flagship model, it will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 Chipset in the US, along with its home country Korea and China while other parts of the world will be getting 8nm Exynos 9820 SoC. Samsung has been launching a plethora of devices in the past few months and is planning to launch a few more in the new few weeks. We do not have much information about the Galaxy Note 10 devices yet but we should be getting more leaks and speculation in the coming days.
The Galaxy Note 9 which was launched last year come with a 4000mAh battery on the back to power the handset and we can expect a similar sized battery on the upcoming device also. Well, the Note 9 features a 1440 x 2960 resolution on it but we are not sure of the resolution that will be used on Note 10. For the US there is a Snapdragon 845 chipset to power this Note 9 and is available in 6GB and 8GB of RAM options along with 128GB and 512GB ROM variants and this time we can expect an 8GB and 10GB RAM variants with similar ROM options.
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The Galaxy Note 10 will be coming out of the box with the latest Operating system, with One UI on top and should be coming with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Note 9 featured a dual 12MP + 12MP camera set up on the rear but we are not sure what Samsung is planning for this years flagship device in the Note series. Well, what are your views on this upcoming device? Comment in the section below and stay tuned to Android Advices for more.

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Note: Feature image used here is of Galaxy Note 9

Monday, April 1, 2019

Top 8 Free New Android Apps for April 2019 That You Must Get

The month of April is here, and we are back with a whole new installment of our monthly digest of new and fresh Android apps. This month’s list has apps spread across various categories. So, whether you need a safe file transfer app or you need to create a cool collection of Instagram Stories, we have everything covered.
Top 9 Free New Android Apps For April 2019 That You Must Get
As is our practice, these Android apps have been released in the last couple of months and are unique in their own way.
Since this post is going to be a bit lengthy one, let’s jump in straight away.

1. FIREFOX SEND

After making its debut as a web application, Mozilla has released its file sharing app called Firefox Send on the Play Store. Firefox Send brings home a hassle-free way of transferring files, photos, and videos. Not just any offline document you can even access and send files from your cloud storage accounts.
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All you have to do to upload the files is provide the expiration details, assign a password and tap Upload. Depending on your network speed, the link-generation may take a couple of seconds. Once generated, just share the link.
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Firefox Send lets you share files up to 1GB. Plus, users who have a Firefox account get plenty of other features like a bump in the sharing limit (up to 2.5GB). We tested this app for a few days, and we were mighty impressed with it.

2. ENDEL

Mood-boosting apps are more common now than they were a couple of years ago. With people getting distracted with the tiniest of things, apps like Endel are more important in our lives today.
Endel is one such newly launched apps on the Play Store which claims to increase your productivity and your focus. The soundscapes are powered algorithmically, but rest assured that the tracks are fairly good and should work well for you.
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The app needs permission for location and time zone to tailor the soundscapes.

3. DAYWISE

Speaking of distracting notification, can't we just ban them all and check them only when we want to? Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, the makers of Daywise seems to think otherwise. This cool app bundles all your notifications and shows them to you in batches.
Daywise
Daywise segregates the phone’s apps into two categories - Instant and Batched. While the apps under the Instant will notify you immediately, the latter will reserve its notifications for a later time.
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Quite obviously, apps like WhatsApp, Slack, or your default SMS app will fall under Instant, while Instagram and Facebook will fall under the latter. Of course, apps and batch timings can be changed, but I suggest that you let them be.
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4. SERIAL BOX

Serial Box is the newest story-telling app in town. Previously available for iOS and Desktop, it brings home a collection of stories. The stories are short, so one can easily pick them up while commuting or traveling.
The stories are divided into episodes, making them very interesting. The pilot is usually free, after which you’ll have to buy the entire season.
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Needless to say, all the half-completed stories show up on the home page with an option for Continue Reading. Netflix for stories? Yes, Sir!
DID YOU KNOW: Serial Box is partnering with Marvel to produce new short stories. The superheroes include Black Panther (see Black Panther wallpapers), Jessica Jones, and Thor, among others.

5. INSTA STORY

If you're looking to jazz up your Instagram Stories, you should have a look at Insta Story app.
This one has plenty of formats to suit different moods and activities. The templates are in pastel shades, so you don't have to worry about the template overpowering the actual photos.
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To add to it, you can spruce up your photos further via the built-in filters. Insta Story packs both free and paid templates, and luckily for us, quite a few are free.
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Using it is simple. Pick up the template, add photos and modify the filter. Once done, tap on the A icon to change the text. And that’s it!

6. CLOCKIFY TIME TRACKER

Now we have the Clockify app. Although it’s slightly older than two months, we felt that it should be on this list as it is a productivity tool. The good news is that this time tracker not only lets you log your hours but also helps you increase your overall productivity.
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The app is simple to use, free, and is available across all the major platforms, and has a Chrome extension as well. All you have to do is log in with the same credentials, and you should be sorted.
Clockify for Android is more made for quick entries. Just enter the title, select the project and tap on the Start button. There are two entry modes - manual and timer.
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You'll come to love the syncing mechanism, which again, works flawlessly. During our test run, we didn’t have any issues in accessing the information either from the phone or the browser.

7. PHOTO EDITOR PRO

Photo Editor Pro is not a photo editor in the strictest sense. Instead, it is a collage maker and it works really well.
The app offers standard collage features like frames, filters, border, rotate, and adjust, among others. You can adjust a filter's intensity as per your liking, a feature which I found immensely useful.
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Agreed that there's a horde of collage makers on the market, so what makes it different from the rest? I liked this app for its simplicity and clean interface. The feature set is not bloated, the interface is well designed and there are no banner ads, at least, for now.

8. DEMON LIVE WALLPAPER

Live wallpaper has lost the touch that they used to have before, mainly due to the impact on the phone's battery life. But if that is not a concern for you, you can check out the Demon Live Wallpaper by maxelus.net.
Designed in different shades of pink and violet, this one certainly knows how to make your phone’s home screen stand out.
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My only gripe is that the free version has just one wallpaper after which you’d have to upgrade to the paid version. Thankfully, the images change quite often.
Samsung Galaxy S10 an S10 Plus users can try out the recently-launched Hidey Hole wallpaper app. This one brings all the wallpaper celebrating the punch-hole camera cut out, under a single roof.
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The app sources its images from the subreddit thread dedicated to Galaxy S10/S10 Plus. We loved that these images are all high-resolution images, so you don't have to worry about images pixelating.

GET SET GO!

These were some of the recently launched Android apps that are hard-to-miss. Almost all the apps are useful in their way. I particularly liked Firefox Send for its hassle-free service.
Which one is your favorite?

Friday, March 22, 2019

How To Remotely Control Android Phone from Mac (2 Methods)

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Wondering if you can connect and control Android phone from Mac? Yes, you can! In fact, there are a couple of methods available for Android and Mac users.
We must admit that it’s sometimes irritating to have multiple devices. Can you imagine the burden of switching to different devices for different tasks? Not easy, right? But, if you can control one device from another, wouldn’t it be much easier?
Connecting phone to PC and vice-versa is sometimes helpful, especially when you need to transfer important files from your devices. But what if you have a different OS for both devices? Will you still be able to connect them?  Well, for an Android phone and a Mac, It’s yes.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to connect and control android from PC in two methods:

ApowerMirror

ApowerMirror is developed by Apowersoft, a company based in Hongkong, that allows connectivity of mobile devices to PC. It supports Android and iOS devices for a smartphone while Windows and Mac for PC.
This application allows control and mirror of the screen from mobile devices and real-time streaming from an iPhone to PC via USB cord or WIFI.
  1. Download the app on Mac

    The first step to control your Android phone from Mac through ApowerMirror is to download the app on your PC. Click here to download. Then, install and launch the app.
    It will first show some prompt on your screen about some new features of the app. You can click the arrow on the right to view more or click the x-button at the top right to exit the prompt.
    Then, you will see some instructions on the homepage of the app. This just means that ApowerMirror cannot detect any nearby Android device, therefore, you should run the app on your Android phone. To do this, proceed to the next step.
  2. Install and run the app on Android phone

    Next, you have to install the app on your Android through Google Play.
    Click on the Google Play button above to install the app. Once you are on the Google Play installation page for ApowerMirror, tap on Install.
    After installing it, run the app by tapping on Open.
    Then, a prompt will appear on your phone’s screen requesting your permission to let the app access your photos, media, and files. Tap on Allow.

    Another prompt will show about reminding you that the app will capture everything displayed on your screen. Tap on Start Now.
    Now, you’ll be at the homepage of the ApowerMirror app. Tap on the M logo at the bottom of your phone’s screen.
    This will automatically search available nearby devices through WIFI and connect your phone to it. Take note that once it is connected, your phone’s screen will be automatically mirrored on Mac but you won’t be able to control it unless you proceed to the next step.
  3. Connect your phone to Mac using the USB cable

    Once you finished installing the app both on your Android phone and Mac, take your USB cable and connect your Android phone to your Mac.
    Then enable USB debugging on your phone. You can do this if you go to Settings>More Settings>Developer Options. Tap on the toggle button for USB debugging
  4. Control your phone from Mac

    Go back to the ApowerMirror app on your phone. Tap on the M-logo button at the bottom of your phone’s screen.
    Then, tap on USB at the top.

    Check your Mac screen if the ApowerMirror app detected your phone. You will know this when you can see a connection from your phone to Mac is loading on the app.
    Then, it will show on your phone that your connection is successful which is also mirrored on the screen at the same time and you’re done!

AirDroid

Another method to remotely control Android from Mac is using AirDroid. It allows users to transfer files from both devices, control Android device through Windows PC or Mac, and receive and reply messages on a computer.
This app uses AirMirror technology to let users control their mobile phone remotely but this is only available on Android phones. AirDroid on iPhone only lets its user share or transfer files to other devices.
  1. Install the app on the mobile phone

    Install the app on your Android through Google Play.
    Click on the Google Play button above to install the app. Once you are on the Google Play installation page for AirDroid, tap on Install.

  2. Run the app and sign In

    Once you’re done installing the app. Run the app by tapping on Open.

    Then you’ll be required to sign in your account, therefore, tap Sign In. You can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account by tapping on their respective logos at the bottom of the screen.
    A prompt will show up, so, just tap OK. Then, enter your credentials.
    The app will then two prompts to request permissions to manage your calls and access your files. Tap Allow twice.
  3. Install the app on Mac

    Click here to download. Then, install and launch the app.
    It will first ask you to select your language. Then, you’ll be shown to a login page. Enter the same credentials you used on your Android phone then click on Sign In.
  4. Enable remote control on the phone

    Enable control phone remotely by opening the app on your phone then go to Me > Security & Remote Features. Tap on Remote Control. 
    Then, tap on Enabled Permissions.
  5. Enable AirMirror

    Go back to the app on your Mac and click on the third icon that looks like goggles at the right side of the window. Then, click on AirMirror.
    Then, click on Start Non-Root authority.
  6. Connect your phone to Mac using the USB cable

    Once you finished installing the app both on your Android phone and Mac, take your USB cable and connect your Android phone to your Mac.
    Then enable USB debugging on your phone. You can do this if you go to Settings>More Settings>Developer Options. Tap on the toggle button for USB debugging
  7. Control your phone from Mac

    Once you’re done with the previous step, your computer will automatically detect and connect to your phone.
    And, you’re done!
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

How to Set Up Emergency Location Sharing on Android and iOS

Two minutes of simple setup and your smartphone could save your life


Smartphones are spectacular for snapping photos, scanning the news, and sending messages, but they can also be literal lifesavers if you take the time to set them up before the need arises.
Both Android and iOS have easy-to-use systems for sharing your location with a friend, family member, or other trusted contact in an emergency. You can even create connections that’ll allow you to check up on loved ones to see if their phone has detected movement lately and then request an automated location update if you’re unable to reach them.
The key to all of this is to configure your emergency system ahead of time so it’ll be available in case an actual emergency occurs. Take two minutes now, and then rest easy knowing your phone’s ready.

THE SIMPLE OPTION FOR IOS

If you’ve got an iPhone, Apple offers a built-in Emergency SOS system that gives you a quick way to call 911 (or the equivalent emergency service provider) and then alert a group of predefined emergency contacts — all in one fell swoop.
To start, you need to tell your phone who your emergency contacts are:
  • Open the Health app.
  • Tap the “Medical ID” tab.
  • Tap “Edit.” (If you haven’t yet created a medical ID, you’ll need to do that first.)
  • Find the “Add emergency contact” option, and add however many people you want.
Now, if you’re ever in an emergency situation with an iPhone 8 or later:
  • Press and hold the power button along with either volume button, and you’ll see an “Emergency SOS” countdown appear on your screen.
  • Keep holding both buttons until the countdown ends.
  • Your iPhone will automatically call 911, and as soon as the call disconnects, the phone will text your emergency contacts with your current location.
If you have an iPhone 7 or earlier, press the power button five times fast, then drag your finger across the Emergency SOS slider that appears on the screen to initiate that same process.

Also Read: How to Fix Delayed Notification Problem on Any Android Phone

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iOS emergency info page.


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Android emergency info page.

THE SIMPLE OPTION FOR ANDROID


Android doesn’t have a similar all-in-one function, though it does provide a way to offer emergency services information about a preassigned emergency contact from the lock screen. While the setup may differ somewhat depending on what phone you have and which version of Android it runs, the basics should be the same.
  • Go to your phone’s lock screen. (You don’t have a screen lock set? Why not?)
  • Look for the word “Emergency” at the bottom of the lock screen. Tap on that.
  • Tap on “Emergency information” and then on the pencil symbol (or, depending on your phone, on “Add”). You’ll be asked to put in your PIN or lock pattern.
  • This will bring you to your Emergency information screen where you can add personal information (such as blood type or any existing medical conditions) and any contacts you want to be notified.

THE ADVANCED OPTION FOR ANDROID OR IOS


For a more robust setup in which you can share and request locations with trusted contacts — without needing to make a 911 call — download Google’s Trusted Contacts app for Android or iOS. Once you’ve signed in, create your list of connections.
  • Tap the “Add Contacts” box on the app’s main screen.
  • Find and tap the name of anyone you want to add.
  • Once that person has approved your request (and installed the app onto their phone as well), you’ll always be able to see if they’ve been active recently and also if their phone’s battery is critically low.

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Then, if you ever want to send a location alert:
  • On the app’s main screen, select the person with whom you want to share your location.
  • Tap “Send location alert now.”
  • Your location will be shared for 24 hours or until you hit the “Stop” button.
And to request someone else’s location:
  • Tap the person’s name on the app’s main screen.
  • Tap “Ask for [person’s] location.”
  • The app will alert the person to your request, and if they don’t respond within a set period of time, it’ll automatically share their location with you.
By default, Google’s Trusted Contacts app will share a requested location after five minutes without a response.
It’s the type of thing you hope you’ll never need, but with loved ones, in particular, it can bring valuable peace of mind to have it standing by just in case.


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