Tag Archive: Turn


How to manually turn on dark mode in Android P

Let’s do this thing.

Beta 3 / Developer Preview 4 for Android P is officially here, and while it’s not a drastic change over the previous version, there is one highlight feature worth pointing out — a manual dark mode. Google told us this was coming in mid-June, and now that that day has finally arrived, we’re here to tell you just how to enable it.

In order for this to work, you’ll need to have a  [Read More…]

Turn your phone into a desktop PC with the $57 Samsung DeX Station

Try a new experience.

The Samsung DeX Station Desktop Experience is down to $ 57 on Amazon, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen. It has been selling between $ 80 and $ 86 for the last few months and hasn’t dropped below $ 70 until now.

This device converts your smartphone into a desktop. It works with plenty of models including the Galaxy Note8, S8 and S9, and the Plus versions. It has a built-in  [Read More…]

How to turn on YouTube’s reminders to stop watching videos

Seriously, just go outside or something.

Of all the apps on my phone, one of my most used ones is easily YouTube. Whether I’m catching up on Good Mythical Morning with my cereal before work or taking a break to see what’s going on with 368, I often find myself glued to my phone going through everything new in my subscription feed.

I try to be as conscious as possible of my smartphone usage, and while I  [Read More…]

How to turn off autoplay videos in the YouTube app

If autoplay videos aren’t for you, this is how you can disable them.

Autoplay videos. That’s a phrase we’ve learned to loathe over the years, and like it or not, they’re now making their way to more and more users in the Android YouTube app.

Google began testing automatically-playing videos on the homepage of YouTube for Android users last October, but this feature recently started being more widely released. It’s not very obtrusive seeing as how subtitles  [Read More…]

Turn your existing desk into a standing one with this $141 converter

Sit less, stand more.

This AmazonBasics sit/stand converter lets you turn your current sitting desk into a standing one with ease. When it was first released, this adjustable stand sold for around $ 220, and today’s price drop makes it the most affordable it has ever been.

It has a 20-pound maximum capacity, but that should be enough to accommodate your laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse and more. There are two built-in clips to make cable management easy,  [Read More…]

Google prepares to turn Android Messages into a true iMessage competitor

A desktop client, texting over Wi-Fi, making payments to businesses, and more is in the works.

In the great debate of Android vs. iOS, one thing that iPhone users often tout is that they can’t imagine switching to a Galaxy Note 8 or Pixel 2 because Android doesn’t have iMessage. While Apple will likely never add an iMessage app to the Play Store, it looks like Google may be taking matters into its own hands.

The folks  [Read More…]

Google Photos now lets you turn your pics into themed movies for Valentine’s Day and more

The festival of love is upon us and Google wants to help you create a special memento to mark the event. So the search giant has introduced a special tool in Google Photos that allows users to create-your-own themed movies. Previously Google’s algorithms automatically created movies for your based on special days or events, but […]

How to turn off auto-update for PlayStation 4 games

If you’ve ever wondered how you can stop your games from auto updating and enjoy the task at hand without exiting, here’s how to turn off auto update all together.

If you’ve ever been watching Netflix or in an intense match during WWII, then you know that the auto updates are a bit of a pain in the rear. Most of the time, you would pause it and resume the update when you put your PlayStation 4  [Read More…]

How to turn off ‘add icons to home screen’ in Android Oreo

Oreo introduces a new way to disable app icons from being automatically added to the home screen.

Android gives you a lot of options to restore apps and settings when you’re switching from an older phone, but if you’re looking to set up your phone as new, you’ll have to go to the Play Store and download apps individually. And that means turning off the option to add app icons to your home screen as you download  [Read More…]

Bug causes Galaxy S8 and Note 8 screen to turn on randomly while charging

This doesn’t seem to be widespread, but it’s definitely annoying.

When you charge your phone, you typically just plug it in or place it on a wireless charging pad and forget about it. It’s a process that you don’t really think about on a daily basis, but when something goes wrong with it, it can prove to be awfully irritating.

For some users of the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8, the display on their phones is randomly  [Read More…]