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Anurag Singh-Evergreen Writer

Anurag Singh

Evergreen Writer

About Anurag Singh

Anurag is always excited about tech and getting his hands on new Android phones. He has been writing about tech for the past two years for a variety of publications, from small no-names to industry leaders. When he's not helping people figure out their tech, you can find him chilling with a book or watching random shows.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

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How to block an email address in Gmail

Prevent toxic people from getting to you in a few clicks

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Emails are a big part of our lives, whether it's staying connected with loved ones, handling work stuff, or keeping track of orders. But not all emails deserve your time and attention. Maybe you receive emails from senders you'd rather ignore before they reach your inbox. Gmail makes it easy to do that by blocking unwanted email addresses.

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How to quickly set an alarm on your Android phone

Set and customize your alarms with ease and maybe wake up on time

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Alarms are important for staying on top of things, whether jumpstarting your morning routine or monitoring your latest culinary creation. Setting up an alarm is a breeze, and several apps can help you with this task. Android's default app, Clock, is an excellent place to start.

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How to delete your Alexa voice recordings

Delete your Alexa history and voice recording to help restore some of your privacy

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Alexa is Amazon's personal digital assistant, which lets you use your voice to control some of the easiest smart home devices available. It powers Amazon's Echo line of smart speakers and is included in devices made by other manufacturers, such as Sonos. If you use an Alexa-powered device, you might know your voice interactions are recorded and saved by default.

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How to check in on Facebook

Let them know where you at

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Facebook is a fun platform that lets you share your photos and experiences and browse through the activities of your friends and family. If this interests you, take it a step further with a Facebook check-in post. This post is linked to your location, whether it's as specific as a restaurant or a store or as general as a city or a country. Checking in to a place on your Facebook profile is easy, and we show you how to do that using your smartphone, tablet, or budget Chromebook.

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How to make and share WhatsApp call links

So easy to make, you’ll be oversharing in three taps or less

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WhatsApp has been quietly adding collaborative features to its arsenal, including multi-platform messaging and screen sharing during video calls. WhatsApp call link is another handy feature, which takes on Google Meet and other video chat apps. These links can transform your WhatsApp calls into long-term links that anyone can join. Setting up a call link is easy, and it can be done in a few taps on any smartphone, PC, or budget tablet. Want to know how? You've come to the right place.

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How to delete Samsung apps from your phone

Get rid of unwanted Samsung apps

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The best Samsung phones offer a multi-day battery life, captivating cameras, and solid software features. But they also come with several pre-installed apps, which may take up the storage on your phone and make it harder to get to the apps you use. However, Samsung makes it easy to delete most unwanted apps for a clutter-free experience.

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How to enable screen sharing on Zoom

Be careful with the personal tabs, though

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Screen sharing is an important part of video conferencing. It allows you to communicate, collaborate, or provide remote support by showing another person's computer screen. As one of the best video chatting apps, Zoom has the bells and whistles for screen sharing, but the feature is turned off for meeting participants by default.

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How to use Microsoft 365 (Office) on a Chromebook

Sometimes an Excel sheet is what you need

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Chromebooks run ChromeOS, a web-focused platform built around Google's cloud apps (Chrome, Gmail, and Docs, just to name a few). The best Chromebooks can do almost everything your regular Windows laptop can, including running Microsoft's productivity suite. The main difference is Windows and MacOS computers can download Microsoft Office (or Microsoft 365, as it's now called) apps, while Chromebook users are limited to Microsoft's web apps.

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How to create labels in Gmail

Improve your email organization in Gmail

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Your Gmail inbox is bound to get crowded with work and promotional emails over time. While Gmail's advanced search filters help you find the exact email in no time, labels take email organization to the next level. Labels are Gmail's version of folders, and they can be added to every email you receive or send.

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How to make a Google Survey

Get responses for your research — without actually meeting the participants

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Whether you need to get customer feedback or brainstorm ideas for hanging out, Google Forms is a handy tool for gathering people's opinions about anything. It lets you create custom questions in minutes, including multiple-choice, short-answer, and checkbox questions, to build a survey anyone would want to complete.

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How to turn off Amber Alerts and other emergency notifications

You should probably turn them back on after your movie

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The best 5G Android phones, iPhones, and tablets make it easy to turn off most notifications. However, some notifications, such as Amber Alerts, can take some effort to silence. When a child is abducted, law enforcement officials notify FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) via its Integrated Public Alert & Warning System. FEMA then issues an Amber Alert through the WEA (Wireless Emergency Alert) system.

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How Apple Advanced Data Protection compares with Google's Advanced Protection Program

Here's the difference between Apple and Google help you to protect your data

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Digital threats are becoming more common and sophisticated, and big tech companies are responding by implementing tighter security measures. In December 2022, Apple announced three security features to protect user data. These features safeguard your iMessage, Apple ID, and iCloud data against external threats. Apple's security program comes nearly three years after Google launched its Advanced Protection Program, which provides similar protections to even your budget Android phone or tablet.

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How to pair Samsung Galaxy Buds with Windows and macOS computers

Your Samsung Galaxy Buds work with Windows and macOS

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Samsung makes some of the best wireless earbuds with excellent sound, seamless integration with Galaxy devices, and a feature-rich companion app to customize the sound experience. Samsung's Galaxy earbuds lineup is compatible with all your Bluetooth gadgets, including Android phones, iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Windows computers.

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How to add an iCloud email to Gmail

Use Gmail to get more out of your iCloud email

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Gmail is a popular email service with a clean interface and useful features, such as sending encrypted emails and changing your display name. You can also use your Gmail account to send emails using other clients, which is useful if you want to bring your iCloud email account to your 5G Android smartphone or tablet. However, the process isn't straightforward. You must create an app-specific password first. This guide walks you through how to add an iCloud email to Gmail.

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How to delete your Google Play Store history

We all search for apps we are not proud of

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Google tracks your activity across its services, including the Play Store. Your searches on the Play Store are stored and show up as recent searches. While this feature saves time, you may not always want to be reminded of your previous searches. Google also keeps a record of every app you ever downloaded on your smartphone or affordable Android tablet. However, you can get rid of your search queries and download history whenever you want. This guide walks you through how to delete your Google Play Store history.

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How to change the country in the Google Play Store

Because great apps know no boundaries

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Google curates the content you see on the Play Store based on your country or region. For example, some of the best entertainment apps in the US may not be available to those residing in Europe, and vice versa. However, if you decide to move to a different geographical location, change your country in the Play Store to see content specific to that region.

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How to allow less secure apps in Gmail

Less secure apps got more secure

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Gmail lets you use standards like Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to access third-party email clients (such as Outlook and Thunderbird) or send emails from your WordPress site. But to do that, you'll allow less secure apps on your Gmail account. This was easy to do until last year when Google removed the option from the settings for non-enterprise users.

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Why text message videos are blurry, and how to fix the problem

Media sent between iPhones looks pristine, but Android phones don't get the same treatment

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Even if you figure out the secret behind taking a fantastic photo with your Android phone, think twice before you send it to a friend. If you send it via a text message, they may receive a blurry image instead of the crystal-clear picture you took. Due to a few factors, media attachments like photos and videos can lose quality when sent over text messages, depending on the receiver and their phone.

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How to know if someone read your text messages on Android

You should know if someone is lying through their teeth about missing your text

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Top communication apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Messenger, and Google Messages let you see if someone read your text. When your friends, family, or coworkers make excuses about missing your messages, use these tips to tell if they saw your text.

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How to record phone calls on your Samsung Galaxy phone

Don't miss a single detail with the record call function on your Samsung Galaxy phone

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Samsung is one of the few Android phone makers that offer a mobile call recording function. You can record calls on the best Samsung Galaxy phones without a third-party app, provided you're in a region where the feature is supported. The call recording feature is incredibly useful, especially when you want to make a note of directions, meeting discussions, or critical conversations during a voice call.

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