Tag Archive: Automatically


How to stop apps from automatically updating

A few months ago, Snapchat rolled out a massive redesign. People hated it with a passion. The update basically shuffled around core features, such as putting Snapchat Stories from your friends on the Chat/Friend screen to the left of the camera.

The redesign turned out to be a disaster and it actually led to Snapchat’s user base to shrink in March. But earlier this month, CEO Evan Spiegel announced a big reversal of the redesign’s worst part.

Yet a lot  [Read More…]

Will my phone adjust to Daylight Saving Time automatically?

Let’s do the timewarp again …

Twice a year the clocks change (for most of us). We “spring forward” and “fall back,” and depending on where we live that happens on a different day. It’s all sort of convoluted. And this inevitably leads to folks wondering what they have to do to their Android phone so things work right after the switch. If this sounds like you, we’ve got good news:

You don’t have to do anything.

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Android P will let Autofill automatically work within web browsers

Autofill’s no longer restricted to app logins.

With Android P‘s developer preview out in the wild, everyone’s running around like a chicken with its head cut off to find new features that Google didn’t explicitly announce. We knew that Autofill was being upgraded, but Google didn’t exactly say how. However, thanks to a blog post from password manager Dashlane, we now know at least one feature that’s being added – official support for web browsers.

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How to use Smart Lock to unlock your phone automatically

Using Smart Lock is an easy way to mix security with convenience — keep your Android locked unless you want it unlocked.

Introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Smart Lock lets you set things up so that your phone unlocks its screen when certain conditions are met without entering your password or PIN or fingerprint. You’ll find the setting is the Security section of your phone settings, and you begin by tapping it and entering your PIN or  [Read More…]

Google Photos now uses AI to automatically create photo books for you

In the latest update to Google Photos, the app will now automatically create photo books based on past trips, events, and more.

At Google I/O this past May, Google introduced a lot of new features for Photos. While Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries made sharing photos with friends considerably easier from phone to phone, Photo Books added a greatly appreciated physical touch to all of our digital memories. Today, Google announced that it’s bringing some of its suggested sharing  [Read More…]

Fill out forms automatically with Chrome for Android [How-to]

Every time you purchase something online you will need to go through a standard set of steps: you’re required to fill in your personal info, address, as well as credit cards details. But this ritual can get annoying fast, especially if you shop online frequently. Fortunately, if you use Chrome as your mobile Android browser, […]

How to skip YouTube ads automatically in Android without root

Youtube is currently the most popular platform for watching and sharing all kinds of videos and there is absolutely no doubt about that. But as we all know, every good thing has a flip side, and for YouTube, it is the annoying auto play ads. While it is true that YouTube is free to use […]

Google Maps now automatically translates reviews to your language

Now you’re speaking my language!

Google Maps is a fantastic tool to have when traveling in a foreign country, and now it’s even better as Google is automatically translating place reviews to the language you have set on your device. While you could of course always copy a review written in the local language and bring it over to a translation app, it’s simpler when Google does the work for you.

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How to stop Google Play from automatically adding new icons to your home screen

App shortcuts are great, but can quickly overwhelm your home screens.

There’s nothing worse than getting overwhelmed on a new device, but thanks to one pesky setting in Google Play Store, while you’re installing all your apps on your new Android phone you might go into Google Play with an empty home screen and come out to find it completely covered with apps. It’s a bit annoying if you’re not the type to put every app you  [Read More…]

Philips’ Hue motion sensor automatically turns on the lights for you

You can control Philips Hue lights with your phone, but if you’re feeling especially lazy, you’ll want to take a look at the latest addition to the Hue ecosystem. The Philips Hue motion sensor automatically switches on the lights in a room, with the ability to configure a specific scene to a sensor.

The motion sensor is powered by two AAA batteries, allowing it to be placed anywhere in your house or garage. The back of  [Read More…]