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How to Get the Pixel 4 Live Wallpapers on Any Android Device

Google Pixel 4 is perhaps the most leaked phone ever and unsurprisingly, it keeps happening year after year. From complete specs to hands-on videos, every single thing is out in the public. In addition, developers have managed to run some of the exclusive Pixel 4 features on other Android devices. Yes, we are talking about the Pixel 4 live wallpapers. In this article, I am going to show how you can get the Pixel 4 live wallpapers on any Android device and run it without any lag or jitter. With that said, let’s jump right in and learn about the steps. Install Pixel 4 Live Wallpapers The Pixel 4 Live Wallpaper has been modded by Pranav Pandey, an Android developer who has been doing this for the past few years. Thanks to his effort, the modded APK is compatible with Android 7 (Nougat) and above so the majority of modern smartphones can run the live wallpapers without any issues. Also, we did our testing on OnePlus 7T where it worked like a charm but stuttered a bit on Mi A1 due to its d..
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How to Compress and Extract ZIP Files on iPhone and iPad

Apple is slowly bringing lots of file management features to both iOS and iPadOS. It can be viewed as Apple’s renewed push to make its devices much more productive and useful. With iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, you can natively extract ZIP files on your device and that is simply amazing. And that is not all, you can also create ZIP files right from the Files app. So, in this article, we bring you a straightforward guide on how to compress and extract ZIP files on iPhone and iPad. We have also mentioned another method that lets you deal with other archive formats as well as use it on iOS 12. With that said, let’s go ahead and learn about the steps. Compress and Extract Archive Files on iPhone and iPad As mentioned above, you can manage archive files natively through the Files app on iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. However, it only supports two archive file formats (ZIP and RAR) and there are a few limitations for compressing files. So, if you want to uncompress other file formats such as TAR or 7z and w..
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How to Automatically Silence Unknown and Spam Calls on iPhone in iOS 13

Nothing infuriates me more than spam or unknown calls that have nothing to do with my business (or whatever I do). They arrive out of nowhere, distract your attention, and leave you scratching your head. Even though there are all sorts of ways and means to block spam calls, a native call blocking tool for iOS had long been on my wishlist. Turns out, Apple has finally introduced a better way to automatically silence unknown and spam calls on iPhone in iOS 13. In this article, we are going to show you how you can enable this feature. How to Automatically Silence Unknown and Spam Calls in iOS 13 or Later So, how does this feature work? Well, Apple uses Siri intelligence to allow calls to ring your iPhone only from your address book, Messages, and Mail. And it automatically sends all other calls to voicemail. You can check those unwanted calls from the Recent list. That all being said, let’s take a peek at how this new feature works! Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and scroll dow..
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How to Use Text Editing Gestures to Cut, Copy or Paste in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Simple and smooth gestures come in super handy, especially when editing text on a smartphone or tablet. Moreover, they hardly require any learning curve and fit into practice seamlessly – unlike the shake-to-undo/redo that feels awkward to perform. With iOS 13, Apple has banked on three-finger gestures to offer a more simplified text manipulation experience. And I must say that it is pretty easy to use the new text-editing gestures to cut, copy, paste, undo and redo in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself to see how swiftly these new gestures work! How to Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo or Redo Using Gestures on iPhone and iPad Without getting into the debate as to why it took so long for Apple to introduce intuitive gestures for such commonly performed actions, let me say that the three-finger text-editing gestures may sound too tiny to grab any headlines but they are going to make a huge difference into the way you edit text on your iPhone or iPad. So, all you need to get ..
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How To

How to Download and Update Apps Directly on Apple Watch

Beyond notable features like cycle tracking or measuring noise levels, probably the best part about watchOS 6 is fixing several age-old frustrations. Case in point, Apple Watch was completely reliant on the paired iPhone for downloading and updating apps. Even though the process wasn’t complex, it never felt straightforward either. Thankfully, those days are gone for the better! With watchOS 6 or later, you can now download and update apps directly on your Apple Watch – both manually and automatically. If you are yet to try it out, let me walk you through the quick guide. How to Install and Update Apps Directly on Apple Watch Just like its iOS counterpart, watchOS also lets you check out the ratings and reviews of any app before downloading it so that you can make an informed purchase. Moreover, there is also an option to automatically update apps as well as download the Apple Watch version of an app that you install on your paired iPhone. With that said, let’s get started with the qu..
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10 Tips to Improve Security and Privacy in iOS 13

Saying iOS 13 is feature-packed seems to be an understatement. As someone who puts security and privacy over cool customization, eye-catching gimmicks, and crazy tweaks, I have found the latest iteration of iOS to be a huge upgrade. That is not to suggest that the predecessors like iOS 12 or even 11 lacked the tools to safeguard sensitive data or prevent tracking. All I’m trying to emphasis is that iOS 13 appears to be in line with Apple’s ambitious vision of creating a secure mobile operating system. And that’s exactly what has compelled me to jot down some of the best tips to improve security and privacy in iOS 13 and of course the newly rolled out iPadOS 13. Best Tips to Enhance Security and Privacy in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 So, if the anonymous location tracking, grave profiling of user data or the safety of the sensitive files stored on your iPhone or iPad have forced you to tighten up the shield, you have chosen the right post to take you through the steps. In this long roster of ..
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Android

6 Best EMUI 10 Features You Should Know

Huawei unveiled EMUI 10 at its developer conference in China last month. Now, the company has announced the update timeline for a bunch of its devices. In case, you are wondering what new changes EMUI 10 is bringing this year then you have come to the right place. In this article, we have summarized the 6 best EMUI 10 features that you should know before updating your smartphone. Also, EMUI 10 is based on Android 10 so you will get all the latest perks of Android 10. With that said, let’s begin the article without further ado. Best EMUI 10 Features Here, we have discussed various aspects of EMUI 10 ranging from visual changes to technical improvements in the background. We have also mentioned some stand-out features of EMUI 10. Now having said that, here we begin. 1. Magazine Design Language EMUI 10 does not look very different from previous versions of EMUI. However, the subtle changes in the UI, animation and app transition make it quite distinct and frankly, a joy to use. Right ou..
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10 Best Waterproof Cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is Apple’s top offering this year and it does come with lots of extra goodies. For instance, it’s IP68 certified which means the device can survive up to 30 minutes of underwater pressure within 4m of depth. That is amazing, right? But, if you live in a water prone environment then the airtight adhesive can wear off earlier than expected. Also, if you are going for swimming or kayaking, you want something that can offer you a longer period of water resistance. Finally, since Apple doesn’t provide any water damage warranty, it’s always good to be cautious. So, in this article, we bring you the 10 best waterproof cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max which offer excellent protection from water damage. Now without further ado, let’s begin. Best Waterproof Cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max Here, we have selected the 10 best waterproof cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max keeping many key points in mind. You can be assured that you will find cases which are of excellent quality and offer reli..
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How to Remove Location Data from Photos and Videos in iOS 13

Pretty much on the expected line, Apple has doubled down on security and privacy in iOS 13. One of my favorite features in the latest iteration of iOS is the option to wipe out geotags from images. Not that there was no way to wipe out the location metadata from photos before, the process has become a bit more straightforward now. Considering the security threats and the fact that how easily evil-doers can exploit geotags, it seems to be a step in the right direction. So, if you are willing to share some of your favorite shots on social media or any other platform without geotags but aren’t sure how to remove location data from photos and videos in iOS 13 or iPadOS 13, this quick guide is for you. How to Share Photos and Videos without Geotags on iPhone and iPad For the unfamiliar, the captured images and clips on iPhone or iPad contain plenty of information including the location where they were captured. This info is termed as metadata. Using the photos with geolocation coordinates ..
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How to Install Pixel 4 Launcher on Older Pixel Phones [Supports Notification Gesture]

Pixel users have been clamoring for notification gesture since the OG Pixel, but it took three years for Google to implement this helpful feature. With the launch of Pixel 4 on October 10th, Google is bringing an updated launcher which also supports swipe down gesture for the notification panel. However, we have already got our hands on the new Pixel Launcher 10 thanks to 9to5Google. It can be installed on older Pixel devices without tinkering around and it runs quite well. So without further delay, let’s go ahead and find out the steps in detail. Install Pixel 4 Launcher As of now, you can install the Pixel 4 launcher only on Pixel devices running Android 10. Also, in our testing, the launcher worked without any major issues so you can definitely give it a try. With that said, here are the steps to follow. 1. Download the Pixel Launcher 10 from APKMirror and install it on your Pixel device. 2. It may block the installation since the app has been downloaded from a third-party source..
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