Tag Archive: annoying

How to stop those annoying Galaxy Store notifications on Samsung phones

The notification shade is for useful information, not your terrible ads.

Having the Galaxy Store installed on your Galaxy phone alongside the Play Store isn’t ideal, but it’s the only way to update some of your phone’s core services. What isn’t necessary at all are its notifications, which can be useful sometimes but are often just promotional pushes you may not care about. You can turn off the notifications for the app entirely, though, and it only  [Read More…]

Block annoying robocallers with Call Control Premium for just $20

According to The Verge, robocallers annoyed Americans with over 26 billion spam calls last year. That’s an insane number which goes to give you an idea of the scale at which telemarketers and scam artists are exploiting these technology. Fortunately, there’s a way to fight back!

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Call Control Premium is a call blocking service that crowdsources its database of spam phone numbers  [Read More…]

Android Oreo’s annoying ‘app is using battery’ notification is gone in Android P

Thank goodness.

In Android Oreo, Google introduced a new way to “shame” apps, for lack of a better term, that were running in the background unnecessarily and draining your phone’s battery. The goal was to give a persistent notification that said “[app] is using battery” whenever that app was running in the background without actually providing anything to you, in hopes that you would track down the issue and stop it … at least, that was the  [Read More…]

Facebook now lets you snooze annoying posts from your friends for 30 days

Also works with Pages and groups.

Facebook is one of the best ways for staying in touch with friends and family members, but as anyone who jumps on the service from time to time knows, there are always those people that don’t know when to stop posting. Whether they’re re-sharing countless videos or refuse to keep quiet during an election season, Facebook’s got your back with a new snooze option.

If there’s a friend, group, or Page  [Read More…]

How-to manage annoying notifications on your Android

You probably have a ton of apps installed on your Android phone and as a consequence receive plenty of notifications. These alerts are very useful most of the times, especially for people who want to stay constantly connected. But at times, notifications can become quite annoying, especially in scenarios where you need to focus your […]

Best tricks to fix YouTube’s most annoying features

YouTube is a simple service with a lot of not-so-simple problems to it.

It’s easy for YouTube to frustrate users because beneath the cat videos and endless comment sections are a lot of features that can really make or break your experience. You thought you turned off Autoplay, but it still seems to be turned on when you’re showing your family videos on the TV. You get notifications when people across the house are casting. Why? And  [Read More…]

How-To disable annoying Bloatware

“Frustration”, the first word that comes to mind when I think about bloatware. Seriously, why do all these companies decide that they know what we are going to want and not allow us to remove said apps. I’m not dumb, I get “why” they do it but ultimately they are not doing us consumers any […]

Disable those annoying, power hungry carrier apps [How-To]

As I think we all know, manufacturer and carrier apps can be some of the most annoying apps on the planet, especially if they are constantly bugging you to either log in or read their new post. We all wish we could just uninstall them and curse them off into oblivion. Unfortunately, without root privileges,

Action Launcher’s December update fixes Android 7.1’s most annoying feature

More great stuff from Action Launcher.

Action Launcher, our favorite Android launcher replacement, has received its monthly update, and while December’s isn’t quite as noteworthy as some in the past, it’s still got a bunch of great additions.

Specifically, developer Chris Lacy has added, in alpha, badge counts for certain apps, allowing users to check how many unread texts, emails or missed calls they have. According to Lacy, the feature was one often requested over the  [Read More…]

How to turn off annoying Galaxy Apps notifications on your Galaxy S7

The notification shade is for useful information, not your crappy ads.

It’s already confusing enough that Samsung offers its own Galaxy Apps store in addition to the default Google Play Store, and it just makes things worse when Galaxy Apps starts dropping useless notifications on you. If you’ve had a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge for a little while, you’ll notice Galaxy Apps dropping ad-like notifications on you pointing you toward featured apps in the store  [Read More…]