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Why Did Google Stop Using Android Dessert Names?

Smartphones January 31, 2023 0 Comments

Jon Chica / Shutterstock.com For many years, Android was known for its quirky dessert nicknames. Froyo, Ice Cream Sandwich, Lollipop, Oreo, and more. It was a yearly tradition to find out the new name, but then that came to an end. What happened? A Brief History of Android Desserts The first version of Android—Android 1.0—was released in October 2008 on…

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Android Screen Won’t Rotate? Here’s How to Fix It

Smartphones January 26, 2023 0 Comments

Justin Duino / How-To Geek If your Android phone’s screen doesn’t rotate, make sure the auto-rotate option is enabled for apps and your home screen, and that you and your case aren’t touching the screen when you try to rotate. Restarting your phone, calibrating your screen, and removing recently installed apps may also fix the issue. Does your phone’s screen…

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T-Mobile Kicks Off 2023 With Another Data Breach

Smartphones January 20, 2023 0 Comments

In a press release, T-Mobile confirms that it detected a data breach in its systems on January 5th. A “bad actor” managed to steal personal information (but not financial data) from around 37 million customers. This is the eighth T-Mobile data breach since 2018. The hacker (or group of hackers) obtained customer names, billing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates…

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Why Do Smartphones Have So Many Cameras, and What Do They Do?

Smartphones January 19, 2023 0 Comments

Smartphones offer multiple cameras to increase your creative choices and improve overall image quality through software. You’re probably using all of your phone’s cameras, even if you don’t realize it. Modern smartphones contain several cameras, giving you several creative choices when photographing family members, road trips, football games, and more. But chances are, you don’t really understand how these cameras…

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Samsung Galaxy S23: Here’s What We’re Hoping to See

Smartphones January 19, 2023 0 Comments

Justin Duino / How-To Geek Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S23 series on February 1. You can already reserve them today, and they will almost certainly be some of the best smartphones once they are available. This year, we’re hoping the regular and Plus models won’t be yet another iterative improvement. We’re long past the days when smartphones were rapidly…

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Pixel Fold Dummy Mockup Hints at Upcoming Release

Smartphones January 17, 2023 0 Comments

At this point, it’s pretty clear that Google plans on releasing its first folding phone in 2023, and now that new device is starting to come into focus. A plastic mockup of the rumored “Pixel Notepad” just leaked on YouTube, and everything lines up with previous reports. Last month some official-looking renders of Google’s folding smartphone arrived, and now the popular…

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Can’t Find an App When You Need It? Here’s the Fix

Smartphones January 15, 2023 0 Comments

Framesira/Shutterstock.com You can make finding apps easier by grouping your apps in various app folders. You can create alphabetical as well as similar-functions app folders for easy access to your apps. Both iPhone and Android allow you to make application folders. Do you have so many apps installed on your phone it’s a struggle to find the one you really need…

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New Galaxy S23 Ultra Images Leak Weeks Ahead of Release

Smartphones January 13, 2023 0 Comments

Samsung recently announced it’ll officially unveil the Galaxy S23 series and the big new Galaxy S23 Ultra on February 1st. With just weeks to go before the big event, new leaks reveal all four colors and confirm a design we’ve expected for months. The Dutch website Nieuwe Mobiel recently published a slew of images (or renders) that are reportedly official…

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