Android

How to Run Android on Linux Using Virtual Machine

Recently, we curated a list of top Android emulators for Linux systems and were disappointed to find that there is no proper application that can mimic Android on a Linux distro. That said, we did find a cool way to run Android on Linux using a virtual machine with Play Store support. And in fact, it works better than emulators due to better binary translation …

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How to Get Pixel 5 Live Wallpapers on Any Android Smartphone

While Google is not hailed as the hardware king, we can all agree that when it comes to software, UI design, aesthetics, and especially wallpapers, it brings the best experience out of a smartphone. Google just announced the Pixel 5 and brought a handful of live wallpapers that we are a fan of. Last year, we detailed a simple guide on how to install Pixel …

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How to Turn Off All Sensors on Android Smartphone

Our Android smartphones are packed with sensors that bring awesome features like navigation, automatic screen lock, playing racing games without using on-screen buttons, and more. Without these sensors, our smartphones will turn into dumb-phones. But like every other tool, these sensors can be turned against us. If someone hacks your smartphone, they will be able to log your keystroke, record your audio, and even turn …

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How to Add Third-party Shortcuts to Google Assistant

While Google Assistant is pretty powerful and does a lot of things right, its in-app integration with third-party apps has been patchy at best. However, that seems to be changing now as Google has started tightening the screw and bringing deeply tied, in-app actions to Google Assistant. With the recent update, you can now invoke in-app actions from third-party apps such as opening the Explore …

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How to Disable AMP Links on Android Devices in 2020

Google’s AMP project (Accelerated Mobile Pages) has been a contentious topic since 2014 when it was first launched. Google wanted to make webpages load much faster on slower networks and low-end devices by optimizing the webpage. In simple terms, AMP strips the website to the bare essentials to make the webpage lighter. While the idea is great for regions where internet connectivity is an issue, …

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How to Cast Windows 10 to Android TV or Any Smart TV

While Chromecast works remarkably well within the Android – Chrome ecosystem, the moment you step out of Google’s hallowed garden, you realize there is little choice for Windows users. You can’t cast local media stored on your Windows 10 computer to Android TV. Neither you can cast any program other than Chrome. So if you are looking for a solution to cast Windows 10 in …

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How to Enable and Use Nearby Share on Android

After years of pestering, Google has finally brought an Airdrop alternative on Android. The feature is called Nearby Share and it will be available on devices running Android 6 (Marshmallow) and above. The feature utilizes Google Play Services to seamlessly connect to nearby devices which is awesome as there will be no tiresome tethering process. That said, the sought-after feature has not been widely rolled …

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How to Download Instagram Reels Videos on iOS and Android

Of all the TikTok alternatives that I have tried, Instagram Reels has stood out for a number of reasons. Touted to have one of the largest communities of creators, Instagram’s short video-sharing platform is never short of amazing videos. However, when you use Instagram Reels, you will realize that there’s no official downloading option, which is a bit disappointing. But don’t worry, we’ve got your …

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How to Remove Facebook Bloatware from OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and Nord

Few days back, Max Weinbach of XDA posted a screenshot on Twitter which showed Facebook was independently updating its app on the OnePlus 8 Pro. Getting a cue, I started a thread on Reddit to find if OnePlus has indeed added the infamous Facebook bloatware to the flagship OnePlus 8 series. And the revelations were startling. A number of users confirmed that not just OnePlus …

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How to Get Mi 10 Ultra Saturn Super Wallpaper on Any Android

During the launch of MIUI 12, Xiaomi unveiled a new set of Super Wallpapers that left the audience wanting for more. It came with Earth and Mars live wallpapers and they worked on almost all modern Android devices with a bit of tweaking. You can learn how to install MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers from our linked guide. Anyway, now that Mi 10 Ultra has been announced, …

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