Tag Archive: Notifications


How to enable app notifications on a Samsung Galaxy smartwatch

Aside from telling time and keeping track of your fitness endeavors, the main reason for a smartwatch over a pure fitness tracker is notifications. The Samsung Galaxy watches have great looking and actionable notifications to help you keep your phone in your pocket while staying connected. Selecting the apps that you want to get notifications from is relatively simple, with just a few taps.

Products used in this guide Well connected: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 44mm (From $  [Read More…]

FAQ: What is the Google-Apple COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system?

Here’s the information you need to know.

Google and Apple partnered to launch their COVID-19 exposure tracking and notification system on May 20, raising a lot of questions in the process. People want to know how the system works, what it will mean to individuals, where and how data is stored and shared, and so much more.

Here’s all of the information you need to know about Google and Apple’s new COVID-19 exposure tracking system.

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Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19

The first phase of Apple and Google’s plan is live.

What you need to know Apple and Google have launched their Exposure Notifications technology. The technology is now available to developers as an API to integrate with public health apps. This is the first phase of their plan to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, Apple and Google have announced that they are making their Exposure Notifications technology available to public health agencies across the world.

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Here’s how to see and respond to notifications on your Fitbit device

Fitbit wearables have been able to relay notifications from your smartphone to your wrist for several years now. One of the great things about using a Fitbit tracker or smartwatch with an Android device is that not only can you receive notifications, but you can also respond to many of them directly from your wrist. I’ll show you how to set up your notification preferences inside the Fitbit app so that you can better manage your distractions when  [Read More…]

How to quickly access notifications on the Galaxy S20

With phones getting taller with every generation, it’s not feasible to access quick toggles one-handed anymore. Thankfully, the Galaxy S20 has an option that lets you pull down the notification pane from anywhere on the screen. Here’s how to set it up.

Products used in this guide True powerhouse: Samsung Galaxy S20 ($ 1,000 at Samsung) How to quickly access notifications on Galaxy S20 Open Settings from the home screen. Select Display.

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Take control of your WhatsApp notifications with these settings

Ready to get your notifications under control?

In the endless world of messaging apps, one of the best ones is WhatsApp. Why? It’s available on Android and iOS, has tons of features, offers end-to-end encryption, and is 100% free to use.

As you start diving into the app and make it your primary messaging service, you’ll likely start to receive a lot of notifications. WhatsApp notifications are perfectly fine in their default state, but there are tons  [Read More…]

How to fix MIUI push notifications in 2019

MIUI has come a long way in the last two years. And while the interface has received a much-needed facelift and a trove of new features, it still has a few lingering issues. Push notifications continue to be a significant problem in MIUI thanks to Xiaomi’s aggressive memory management, but there is a workaround. Here’s how to fix push notifications in MIUI 10.

Products used in this guide Outstanding in every way: Redmi K20 Pro (₹27,999 at Flipkart)  [Read More…]

You already have my money, please stay out of my notifications

Nobody should put ads in my notification screen, including Samsung and Google.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is here, and do you know what that means? A whole bunch of people who already own Samsung products are being blasted with ads to pick one of these colorful new phones up right now. And in some places, like in my email or a commercial on Hulu, this is to be expected. But Samsung isn’t being subtle about it, and  [Read More…]

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…]