dotTech » Android http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:16:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 How to reorder the filters in Instagram [Tip] http://dottech.org/171284/how-to-reorder-the-filters-in-instagram-tip/ http://dottech.org/171284/how-to-reorder-the-filters-in-instagram-tip/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:39:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171284

Instagram has recently updated its mobile app. Along with its redesigned photo editing interface, it has also added five more filters for you to enjoy every time you take some snaps.

Speaking of which, the photo app has also added a new option…

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How to manually install the Play Store app in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170946/how-to-manually-install-the-play-store-app-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170946/how-to-manually-install-the-play-store-app-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:58:01 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170946

Most Android users prefer to download apps from the Play Store. Simply put, the Play Store is a place where you can find, download and install legit apps. Now, what if you have an Android device that supports a different app market? How do you manually…

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How to add a countdown widget to the Android home screen [Tip] http://dottech.org/170952/how-to-add-a-countdown-widget-to-the-android-home-screen-tip/ http://dottech.org/170952/how-to-add-a-countdown-widget-to-the-android-home-screen-tip/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170952

Most of you are probably looking forward to spending time with your family and friends this Christmas and New Year. While waiting, you can’t really help but get busy with other things such as planning your holiday events and gift shopping.…

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How to backup contacts and call logs in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170722/how-to-back-up-contacts-and-call-logs-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170722/how-to-back-up-contacts-and-call-logs-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:22:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170722

Whether you’re switching phones or performing a factory reset, you definitely need to consider the idea of backing up your contacts and call logs. If you’re performing factory reset, then it’s most likely for your data to be wiped out.…

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How to monitor accounts for suspicious activity in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170817/how-to-monitor-accounts-for-suspicious-activity-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170817/how-to-monitor-accounts-for-suspicious-activity-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:31:04 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170817

Nowadays, it’s important to take preemptive measures against hackers and data thieves. The thing is you can’t always monitor your accounts 24/7 so if ever your account gets hacked, it would be too late for you to act upon it. In worst case…

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How to save videos for offline viewing in YouTube for Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170815/how-to-save-videos-for-offline-viewing-in-youtube-for-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170815/how-to-save-videos-for-offline-viewing-in-youtube-for-android-tip/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:17:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170815

Did you know that YouTube has an offline video feature? With the said feature, you can save videos and playlists for offline viewing. No need to manually download the video using a third-party service or app.

If you want to know how this feature…

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How to solve math problems by taking a photo in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170486/how-to-solve-math-problems-by-taking-a-photo-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170486/how-to-solve-math-problems-by-taking-a-photo-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:47:58 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170486

Solving math questions isn’t always easy. For basic math equations, you can do mental math but what if you’re dealing with square roots, fractions, polynomials and algebraic equations? Apparently, you need to find a way to answer…

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How to get a better gallery app for Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170360/how-to-get-a-better-gallery-app-for-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170360/how-to-get-a-better-gallery-app-for-android-tip/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:00:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170360

Is the default gallery app of your Android too “common”? Do you not like the features that you’re getting from it? Do you want to stand out from the rest? If you do, then it’s time to get a better gallery app for your photos and videos.

Sure,…

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How to convert any GIF to boot animation in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170052/how-to-convert-any-gif-to-boot-animation-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170052/how-to-convert-any-gif-to-boot-animation-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170052

When it comes to customizing your Android, you shouldn’t forget to include custom boot animations. Boot animations usually appear right after you turn on (boot/reboot) your device. They’re quite cool and something to look forward to.…

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How to hide sensitive info from lock screen in Android Lollipop [Tip] http://dottech.org/169810/how-to-hide-sensitive-info-from-lock-screen-in-android-lollipop-tip/ http://dottech.org/169810/how-to-hide-sensitive-info-from-lock-screen-in-android-lollipop-tip/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:10:47 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169810

Android 5.0 Lollipop definitely has a lot to offer. Aside from the fact that it can be configured to customize and manage notifications, you also get a built-in option that lets you view your notifications directly on your phone or tablet lock…

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How to use gestures to control music apps in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/169904/how-to-use-gestures-to-control-music-apps-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/169904/how-to-use-gestures-to-control-music-apps-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:02:52 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169904

Do you find it too troublesome to frequently touch your device screen just to pause a music or song that you’re playing? How about when you play the next or previous song? If your answer is yes, then you might want to consider using simple gestures…

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How to find and play the hidden Easter egg game in Android Lollipop [Tip] http://dottech.org/169812/how-to-find-and-play-the-hidden-easter-egg-game-in-android-lollipop-tip/ http://dottech.org/169812/how-to-find-and-play-the-hidden-easter-egg-game-in-android-lollipop-tip/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:00:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169812

Just like the previous Android OS releases, there’s always a treat hiding somewhere in your new Android device. In Jelly Bean, there was the mini game of floating jelly beans. As for KitKat, you get this Windows Phone-like screen with live…

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How to turn off auto-correct in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/169808/how-to-turn-off-auto-correct-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/169808/how-to-turn-off-auto-correct-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:52:40 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169808

Most Android devices have a built-in auto-correct feature. With auto-correct, your texts and instant messages will be automatically corrected as you type. The thing is there’s also a high chance that you could be sending the wrong messages…

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How to schedule Instagram posts in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/169722/how-to-schedule-instagram-posts-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/169722/how-to-schedule-instagram-posts-in-android-tip/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:50:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169722

Instagram offers a great opportunity for users to showcase their talent in photography. So if you’re an avid Instagram user who wishes to gain more comments and likes for your photos, you should also take your posting time into consideration.…

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How to create time lapse videos in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/169736/how-to-create-time-lapse-videos-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/169736/how-to-create-time-lapse-videos-in-android-tip/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:50:03 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169736

Time lapse videos are great for capturing precious moments. Some popular examples of remarkable time lapse videos usually displays marvelous transformations like the blossoming of a flower or how the sun sets. If you’re creative and diligent…

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How to pin screens in Android 5.0 Lollipop [Tip] http://dottech.org/169631/how-to-pin-screens-in-android-5-0-lollipop-tip/ http://dottech.org/169631/how-to-pin-screens-in-android-5-0-lollipop-tip/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:36:25 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169631

In Android 5.0 Lollipop, you can enable the “screen pinning” option to pin the screen of an app that you’re currently viewing. This way, you can secure the app’s screen to avoid accidental swipes or taps. In other words, screen pinning…

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How to add and remove user accounts in Android 5.0 Lollipop [Tip] http://dottech.org/169616/how-to-add-and-remove-user-accounts-in-android-5-0-lollipop-tip/ http://dottech.org/169616/how-to-add-and-remove-user-accounts-in-android-5-0-lollipop-tip/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:09:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169616

Android Lollipop has introduced new features that many users will love. One good example of this is the ability to add and remove user accounts. With this feature, you can share your device to others without the fear that they might peek into …

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How to save Google Map locations for offline use in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/169463/how-to-save-google-map-locations-for-offline-use-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/169463/how-to-save-google-map-locations-for-offline-use-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:27:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169463

With Google Maps, you can easily search for locations. You can also use the app to give you specific directions. That’s not all. It also gives you an actual glimpse of certain places via Street View. The thing is the app mostly relies on Internet…

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How to ask Google Search to flip a coin or roll a die [Tip] http://dottech.org/169155/how-to-ask-google-search-to-flip-a-coin-or-roll-a-die-tip/ http://dottech.org/169155/how-to-ask-google-search-to-flip-a-coin-or-roll-a-die-tip/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:40:21 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169155

Google Search supports a wide range of voice commands. You can open apps, play music, get directions, view a map, set alarms and reminders and a whole lot more. It’s a great feature especially if you want a “hands-free” way to control your…

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How to unlock Android lock screen using voice command [Tip] http://dottech.org/168957/how-to-unlock-android-lock-screen-using-voice-command-tip/ http://dottech.org/168957/how-to-unlock-android-lock-screen-using-voice-command-tip/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:12:32 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168957

There are many ways to lock and unlock your Android lock screen. With the help of third-party apps, you can go beyond the usual way of securing your lock screen. So instead of using plain PINs and passwords, you can use gestures and even your very…

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How to enable Chrome’s Touch to Search feature in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/169119/how-to-enable-chromes-touch-to-search-feature-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/169119/how-to-enable-chromes-touch-to-search-feature-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:33:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169119

When browsing the web using Chrome for Android, it is inevitable for you to encounter words that you don’t fully understand. To find the meaning or definition of that word, you usually need to open a new tab to conduct a supplementary web search.…

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How to disable read receipts in WhatsApp [Tip] http://dottech.org/168902/how-to-disable-read-receipts-in-whatsapp-tip/ http://dottech.org/168902/how-to-disable-read-receipts-in-whatsapp-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:26:25 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168902

In WhatsApp, there’s a feature that lets you know whenever your friend gets to read the message that you’ve sent. It’s called “read receipt” and it’s similar to Facebook Messenger’s “Seen by” feature. When you get read …

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How to automatically replay YouTube videos in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168588/how-to-automatically-replay-youtube-videos-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168588/how-to-automatically-replay-youtube-videos-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:06:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168588

In Chrome, there are simple browser extensions that you can use to loop or auto-replay any video on YouTube. Now, what if you’re viewing videos on Android? What if you want to set that video to auto-replay to increase its views? What if you want…

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How to remotely disable WiFi and Bluetooth in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168590/how-to-remotely-disable-wifi-and-bluetooth-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168590/how-to-remotely-disable-wifi-and-bluetooth-in-android-tip/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:18:57 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168590

Do you often forget to turn off the Bluetooth or WiFi in one of your devices? How about the battery? Do you frequently take it for granted? When managing multiple Android devices, you really need to consider these things. Keep in mind that keeping…

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How to create flashcards in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168486/how-to-create-flashcards-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168486/how-to-create-flashcards-in-android-tip/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:13:28 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168486

One of the advantages of having a smartphone or tablet is that you can efficiently create educational materials in just a short period of time. For example, you can create presentations and even flashcards.

Speaking of which, flashcards are…

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How to keep records of notifications in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168425/how-to-keep-records-of-notifications-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168425/how-to-keep-records-of-notifications-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:55:07 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168425

By learning how to keep records of your notifications in Android, you can easily keep track of your app activities and push messages. You’ll also know which app is responsible for sending unwanted messages.

In addition, the records will …

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How to hide apps in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168423/how-to-hide-apps-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168423/how-to-hide-apps-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:54:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168423

If you have a Samsung phone that is running on Android 4.1.2 or higher, then it’s easy to hide apps from the app drawer. By default, all you need to do is to select the “Hide applications” option from your app drawer and that’s it. You can…

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How to lock apps using volume buttons in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168250/how-to-lock-apps-using-volume-key-patterns-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168250/how-to-lock-apps-using-volume-key-patterns-in-android-tip/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:18:45 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168250

App lockers vary when it comes to their features and functions. For example, there are app lockers that let you lock your app using swipe gestures. There are also those that follow the traditional method of using PINs and passwords. Speaking…

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How to sort apps by icon colors and categories in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168246/how-to-sort-apps-by-icon-colors-and-categories-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168246/how-to-sort-apps-by-icon-colors-and-categories-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:51:14 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168246

In Android, the default way to launch your apps is through the app drawer. It is where you can view all of your installed apps. The thing is you cannot expect the app drawer to automatically sort out your apps. So you need to manually scroll through…

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How to share a YouTube video with custom start and end time in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168032/how-to-share-a-youtube-video-with-custom-start-and-end-time-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168032/how-to-share-a-youtube-video-with-custom-start-and-end-time-in-android-tip/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:32:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168032

In YouTube, you’re basically allowed to share videos that automatically play at a particular segment or start time. If you’re observant enough, you can even notice users posting specific time segments in comments just so they could point…

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How to enable auto-suggest for answers in Chrome for Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168139/how-to-enable-auto-suggest-for-answers-in-chrome-for-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168139/how-to-enable-auto-suggest-for-answers-in-chrome-for-android-tip/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:27:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168139

The Chrome omnibox is basically an address bar that also functions as a search box. In it, you can easily navigate to local and online pages as well as find answers to simple and complex questions.

Speaking of which, Chrome has an auto-suggest…

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How to remove Chrome tabs from recent apps screen in Android 5.0 [Tip] http://dottech.org/167912/how-to-remove-chrome-tabs-from-recent-apps-screen-in-android-5-0-tip/ http://dottech.org/167912/how-to-remove-chrome-tabs-from-recent-apps-screen-in-android-5-0-tip/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:26:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167912

In Android 5.0 Lollipop, the recent apps menu has evolved. So instead of just showing your recently opened apps, it also offers the option to show your opened tabs in Chrome.

So when you get to open Chrome in Android 5.0, a splash screen notification…

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How to get Android 5.0 Lollipop recent apps menu for older smartphones [Tip] http://dottech.org/167910/how-to-get-5-0-lollipop-recent-apps-menu-for-older-android-versions-tip/ http://dottech.org/167910/how-to-get-5-0-lollipop-recent-apps-menu-for-older-android-versions-tip/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:17:51 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167910

In the Android community, there’s this latest craze about Android 5.0 Lollipop. As a matter of fact, there are those who are very eager to get their chance to give the new Android OS version a try.

Speaking of which, you might be interested in…

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How to run Android apps in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/167793/how-to-run-android-apps-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/167793/how-to-run-android-apps-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:01:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167793

Android emulators are no longer new. So if in case, you feel the need to run apps on your PC, you can do so by using an emulator. Speaking of which, did you know that you can also load or run Android apps in Chrome as if they’re like native browser …

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How to create text art using custom text in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/167690/how-to-create-text-art-using-custom-text-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/167690/how-to-create-text-art-using-custom-text-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:21:29 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167690

In previous posts, you have learned some cool and interesting ways on how to create photo mosaics and color palettes. This time, you are about to learn another tip and it’s about creating text art using custom text. Plus, the good thing about…

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