dotTech » Android http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:09:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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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[Android] Weatheroux is a weather app with elegant visuals http://dottech.org/167683/android-weatheroux-is-a-weather-app-with-elegant-visuals/ http://dottech.org/167683/android-weatheroux-is-a-weather-app-with-elegant-visuals/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:54:19 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167683

When it comes to weather apps, there’s no way that you’ll run out of choices. You can choose from apps with accurate forecasts, stunning visuals and interactive maps. Speaking of which, every user has a different preference. If you’re…

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How to create a mirror photo effect in Instagram [Tip] http://dottech.org/167591/how-to-create-a-mirror-photo-effect-in-instagram-tip/ http://dottech.org/167591/how-to-create-a-mirror-photo-effect-in-instagram-tip/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:28:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167591

There are a variety of photo effects that you can apply to your photos before posting them online. You just need to search for the right apps or if you’re creative enough, you can manually edit your photos using any photo editing software.

Speaking…

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How to share GPS location to others in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/167587/how-to-share-gps-location-to-others-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/167587/how-to-share-gps-location-to-others-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:27:26 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167587

Most smartphones and tablets have a built-in GPS system. With GPS, you can easily share your location, find places and even ask for directions. The thing is you cannot really expect others to find you that easily especially if you only have Google…

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How to check and fix GPS in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/167589/how-to-check-and-fix-gps-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/167589/how-to-check-and-fix-gps-in-android-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:33:08 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167589

Are you having trouble loading some GPS-dependent apps in your Android smartphone or tablet? Does it take too long for your device to detect your location? Perhaps, there’s something wrong with your device GPS.

Speaking of which, here’s…

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How to remove users from Facebook group chat [Tip] http://dottech.org/167078/how-to-remove-users-from-facebook-group-chat-tip/ http://dottech.org/167078/how-to-remove-users-from-facebook-group-chat-tip/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:21:08 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167078

In Facebook, there’s an option that allows users to communicate with each other via group chat. By starting a group chat, you can send messages to multiple friends at the same time and vice versa. You can also add and remove members from the …

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How to turn off location in Facebook Messenger [Tip] http://dottech.org/167137/how-to-turn-off-location-in-facebook-messenger-tip/ http://dottech.org/167137/how-to-turn-off-location-in-facebook-messenger-tip/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:29:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167137

With Facebook Messenger, you can easily contact your friends no matter where they are in the world. You can even send photos, voice recordings, smilies and stickers. Even so, you should still be careful not to accidentally reveal your actual…

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How to display notifications on top of any lock screen in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/167208/how-to-display-notifications-on-top-of-any-lock-screen-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/167208/how-to-display-notifications-on-top-of-any-lock-screen-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:54:12 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167208

There are different ways to spice up your app notifications in Android. With Android Lollipop being officially released, you can even upgrade your device to display heads-up notifications.

Speaking of which, you can also go for an iPhone-like…

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How to disable Facebook chat notifications in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/167076/how-to-disable-facebook-chat-notifications-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/167076/how-to-disable-facebook-chat-notifications-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:53:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167076

By default, Facebook will immediately notify you whenever you get a message from your friends in chat groups and even in one-on-one conversations. The notifications will usually sit on your phone or tablet’s notification bar. The thing…

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How to send self-destructing photos in Facebook [Tip] http://dottech.org/167080/how-to-send-self-destructing-photos-in-facebook-tip/ http://dottech.org/167080/how-to-send-self-destructing-photos-in-facebook-tip/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:53 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167080

Whether you’re using SnapChat or not, you can still send self-destructing photos to your friends on Facebook. As a matter of fact, it is quite easy to do. You can even set the viewing time interval as well as the viewing period for your self-destructing…

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How to bulk rotate images in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166962/how-to-bulk-rotate-images-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166962/how-to-bulk-rotate-images-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:19 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166962

Smartphones and tablets have made it easier for users to download photos and take countless of screenshots. However, there’s a catch. You cannot really expect your device to automatically rotate your photos. You need to do that on your own.…

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How to turn a web page into a widget in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166737/how-to-turn-a-web-page-into-a-widget-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166737/how-to-turn-a-web-page-into-a-widget-in-android-tip/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:37:52 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166737

Have you ever thought of turning one of your favorite sites or web pages into a home screen widget in Android? If you think that is not possible, then you better think again. As a matter of fact, it is not that difficult to do. You just need to follow…

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How to send a quick email reminder in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166734/how-to-send-a-quick-email-reminder-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166734/how-to-send-a-quick-email-reminder-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166734

Email reminders are great especially for those who often check their email accounts. Besides, it won’t require you to download and install any additional app. The thing is, it can be time-consuming especially when you’re in a rush. You…

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How to save web pages for offline viewing in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166471/how-to-save-web-pages-for-offline-viewing-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166471/how-to-save-web-pages-for-offline-viewing-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:35:51 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166471

Nowadays, users can easily access the Internet but what if you are travelling to a remote place? For sure, it would be difficult to find a fast and reliable Internet connection. However, you shouldn’t let this stop you from reading important…

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How to set up an anti-theft alarm in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166322/how-to-set-up-an-anti-theft-alarm-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166322/how-to-set-up-an-anti-theft-alarm-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:13:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166322

Just imagine the horrible things that could happen if ever your phone gets stolen. Aside from the fact that it contains a lot of sensitive and private data, there’s also a possibility for your bank account and credit card credentials to get…

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How to automatically clean empty folders in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166301/how-to-automatically-clean-empty-folders-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166301/how-to-automatically-clean-empty-folders-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:59:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166301

When you uninstall apps, there’s a tendency for them to leave some empty folders into your file directory. This can be quite annoying since you need to manually delete these folders. If you just leave them there, your file directory will look…

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[Android] Wake up on time with Morning Kit (Alarm & Panels) http://dottech.org/166339/android-morning-kit-alarm-panels-review/ http://dottech.org/166339/android-morning-kit-alarm-panels-review/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:10:43 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166339

Do you find it difficult to manage your hectic mornings? Well, you’re not alone. However, you shouldn’t use it as a reason to start your day with the worst mood ever. Instead, you can think of a good solution to better start off your day with…

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How to chat anonymously in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166072/how-to-chat-anonymously-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166072/how-to-chat-anonymously-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:28:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166072

Whether you’re just bored or looking for a random chat mate, you can always rely on various ways to mingle with other people from all corners of the world. As a matter of fact, it’s quite easy to do for as long as you have a computer or smartphone.…

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How to check unlock history in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166109/how-to-check-unlock-history-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166109/how-to-check-unlock-history-in-android-tip/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:08:59 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166109

Do you want to monitor your Android smartphone or tablet to see who used it without your knowledge and permission? If your answer is yes, then it’s about time for you to learn how to check your unlock history in Android. How? Better read on.

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How to add watermark to images in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166061/how-to-add-watermark-to-images-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166061/how-to-add-watermark-to-images-in-android-tip/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:59:17 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166061

If you’re someone who likes to upload and share high-quality photos to various photo sharing communities such as Pinterest, Flickr and Instagram, you might as well consider putting a watermark to your photos. This will help prevent others…

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[Android] Remind yourself to drink water regularly with Hydro Coach http://dottech.org/165812/anroid-hydro-coach-review/ http://dottech.org/165812/anroid-hydro-coach-review/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:33:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165812

Just like plants, humans cannot properly function without adequate fluid intake. Therefore, you need to make sure that you’re drinking enough fluids especially water. Speaking of which, not everyone has successfully developed a habit…

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