The Best Android Games Of 2017

Android has enjoyed status as a gaming friendly platform, even though it has been lagging behind iOS for many years, its support for additional controllers and exclusive PC ports to Nvidia Shield tablets has put it ahead of the running. That said, every year a new crop of fantastic games out for Android and we have rounded up the best ones you can play in the year 2017. Some of these games might not have released in 2017, but we are ranking them by how popular they are on the Play Store and how well they are circulating even in 2017. This is list of the best Android games of 2017 features both free and paid games. Some games feature a few free levels and you have to pay to play more.Read More

How To Create A Collection on Instagram

At the end of 2016, Instagram introduced a bookmarking feature. Users can save a post in their home feed by tapping the bookmark button under it. Instagram saves the post to your account. The post i.e. the image itself is not saved to your camera roll. The saved image will be deleted if the account that shared it decides to remove it. It won't make any difference that you saved it. Initially, the save feature was basic. Instagram has now added a way to organize saved posts. You can add saved posts to a folder i.e., collection on Instagram. Users can create as many collections as they want.Read More

How To Get System Wide Access To Fastboot And ADB Tools [Windows]

Google released fastboot and ADB stand alone binaries last year. You can download them if you aren't interested in downloading the entire Android SDK. Compared to the massive SDK file, these tools are tiny. If you aren't a developer, they're what you usually need to mod your device. In order to use it, you have to extract the tools in the same folder as, for example, the image you want to flash on your Android device. The tools can't be accessed from any folder of your choice. The good news is, it is possible to get system wide access to Fastboot and ADB tools if you know how to set it up.Read More

How To Use 3D World Lenses In Snapchat

Snapchat is an app with a plan. The past few months, we've seen Facebook copy Snapchat features in an attempt to compete with it. Snapchat is fighting back not by copying Facebook's features but by adding new features of its own. The latest addition in Snapchat is 3D world lenses. Snapchat users have used lenses for quite a while now but these new 3D world lenses are like painting in the real world. Here's how to use them.Read More

How To Set Reminders Inside Facebook Messenger

Early last year we reviewed a neat Facebook Messenger bot called Jarvis. Jarvis lets you set reminders inside Facebook Messenger. The bot reminds you to do something via a message on Facebook Messenger. Jarivs is great for private reminders. You can use it to remind yourself to buy milk or call your mom. Facebook Messenger has a built-in reminder feature. This feature is geared towards group reminders. If you're planning a day out with a friend, or a group of friends over messenger, you can add a reminder to the conversation thread. Here's how you can set reminders inside Facebook Messenger.Read More

How To Send Self-Destructing Photos On Instagram

Instagram is still striving to copy Snapchat. The introduction of stories on Instagram was really just the beginning. The app now supports self-destructing photos. This new feature is integrated in the direct messages feature on Instagram. You can send a friend a photo that will self-destruct after they have seen it. If your friend takes a screenshot of the photo, you will get a notification on your phone as well as in the conversation thread. Here's how you can send self-destructing photos on Instagram.Read More

How To Search For Stories On Snapchat

Snapchat stories are popular. There's not denying it especially when Facebook has copied stories as much as it could. Stories in one form or the other are now part of almost all Facebook apps. The feature that made Snapchat unique has now been copied to the point where people are sick of it. The thing is, stories aren't bad if you leave them to Snapchat. Snapchat users, and indeed its own stories, are still neat. Snapchat has now made it easier for you to search for stories on Snapchat. The app has a new search feature that lets you search for stories near you. The results you see are subject to your location and search time. Here's how it works.Read More

What Are Battery Usage Alerts In Android 7.1.2

Android 7.1.2 is rolling out to Nexus and Pixel phones. It's a smallish update with mostly bug fixes and one noteworthy new feature; Battery Usage Alerts. The name is oddly vague and hints that the feature will alert you when your battery is low. This is in fact not the case. Battery usage alerts doesn't tell you when your device charge is at a certain level/percentage. It tells you when an app is consuming much too much power. As such, these alerts aren't alerts in the strictest sense of the word. It simply highlights the power hungry apps on your device. In older versions you had to manually scan battery usage by apps to see which was draining your battery the most. Now, Android will just filter it out for you in a much smarter way.Read More

How To Share Your Live Location On Facebook Messenger With Friends

Facebook is on a roll this month. It's added quite a few features to the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps. These features have been borrowed from Snapchat for the most part. The newest addition to the Facebook Messenger app is location sharing. Location sharing was possible for quite a while so the feature itself isn't new. What's new is that you can now share your live location on Facebook Messenger. This new feature aims to help your friends keep track of you inside the app without constantly asking for a location update. You can share your live location on Facebook Messenger with one or multiple friends for sixty minutes.Read More

How To Create And Share A Facebook Story

Earlier this month, Facebook Messenger added its very own stories feature. The feature is a clone of Snapchat stories. Facebook has added a similar feature to Instagram and Whatsapp, both apps that it owns. The company has just added stories to the main Facebook app. You can now take photos or  videos from the Facebook iOS or Android app and add it to your Facebook Story. The story will remain visible for 24 hours and you can choose who can view your Facebook Story. At present, Facebook stories are not cross posted to Messenger. Here's how it works.Read More

How To Use Reactions In Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is rolling out a new feature; reactions. If you use an iOS device, reacting to a message is something you can do in the stock Messages app. Facebook has added a similar feature to Facebook Messenger except it's using its own custom reactions. These reactions are similar to the ones you use when you react to a post in your feed. There is a 'Like' reaction and also a dislike reaction in the form of a thumbs up and a thumbs down emoji. Here's how to use reactions in Facebook Messenger.Read More

How To Set Up An Email Signature, Mobile & Personal Computer

As soon as humans discovered writing, they invented signatures. The purpose being the identification of the author and possibly a return address. This tradition carried over to emails as well; more out of tradition than necessity people set up email signatures. With the passage of time though, those signatures have grown to have a real purpose. An email signature can convey additional information in terms of job title, a phone number, social media profile links, and even a personal website. Here's how you can set up an email signature on your iPhone, Android Phone, Windows PC, and macOS.Read More

How To Print From Your Phone To A Desktop Printer

Modern desktop printers come in two types; network connected printers, and standard printers. A network connected printer can connect to your WiFi or Ethernet network and receive print jobs from other devices on the network. A standard printer can only receive print jobs from a desktop. This kind, a standard printer, is more common in homes. It's still in use in many work places as well. A standard printer requires a desktop in order to work. That alone is a major restriction but it also can't receive print jobs from a mobile device. In terms of hardware, there is just no easy way to bridge that gap. In terms of software though, you can print from your phone to a desktop printer if you have a few things set up via Google Cloud Print. Here's what you need to do.Read More

How To Turn On Two-Factor Authentication On Instagram

Instagram is the latest app to get two-factor authentication. This feature was in the pipeline for so long, people have probably forgotten about it. You don't need to update the Instagram app to get the feature. Two-factor authentication on Instagram works with your phone number. Whenever you sign into an app with your Instagram account, you will have to enter an eight digit code to verify your identify. This code is sent to the phone number Instagram has on record for your account. Here's how to turn on two-factor authentication on Instagram.Read More

How To Stop Whatsapp Saving Photos And Videos To Your Phone

Whatsapp by default downloads all images, videos, audio, and documents sent over chat. We covered how you can turn this off to reduce data consumption and to save space on your device. Of course, turning this option off means a slight inconvenience.You will have to wait for the file to download before you can view it. If you're short on time, or just impatient, this will annoy you enough to turn auto-download back on. If you like having videos and photos download automatically, but don't want everything saving to your camera roll, there is a way to disable it. Here's how you can stop Whatsapp saving photos and videos to your phone.Read More

How To Go Live On Facebook From Your Desktop And Phone

You can broadcast live from your Facebook account. This feature has been around for about a year but only for smartphone users. Facebook pages had the option to go live from the desktop but ordinary users didn't. Facebook has now expanded the Go Live feature so that everyone can go  live from their desktop. The feature works from your news feed and profile. If you've ever gone live from your phone, the learning curve will be a small one. The major advantage of being able to go live on Facebook from your desktop is that you can connect with an external, better quality, camera. Here's how you can go live on Facebook.Read More

Set A Custom Color For The Navigation Bar On Android [No Root]

Android phones have evolved in terms of design. They haven't gone the iPhone route just yet but most modern phones have ditched physical navigation keys. Android phones now have soft navigation keys, three of them. The navigation keys reside on the navigation bar. Come Android O, you will be able to add a few extra keys to the navigation bar. In its current state, Android doesn't let you customize the navigation bar at all. There are however apps that let you modify the navigation bar. WOW Navbars is a free Android app that lets you set a custom color for the navigation bar. By default, the navigation bar is black. The app lets you turn it pink, or purple, or blue. You do not need a rooted device to use WOW Navbars.Read More

How To Save An Instagram Live Video

Instagram live videos have a very limited life. If you catch one when it's live, you can watch it. Once a live broadcast is over, there is no way to view it. For anyone broadcasting live from Instagram, the experience is more or less the same. Once the broadcast is over, there is no going back to see how it was. Things have changed for users who broadcast live. Instagram has added a Save feature to its live videos. Users can now save an Instagram live video once it's over. Here's how.Read More

How To Get The Android O Developer Preview

Google unexpectedly dropped the first Android O developer preview yesterday. Android O is the code name for the next version of Android. Android 7 aka Nougat is the current stable version. This developer preview is intended for registered developers. If you've joined the Android Beta program, you will not receive an update. This means the preview is probably not stable enough to be run on your main device. If you still want to try it out, then you will need to manually install it. The process is simple enough and Google has made images of the new version available for some devices. Here's how you can get the Android O developer preview on your phone now.Read More

How To Block Someone From Viewing An Instagram Story

Instagram stories are made up entirely of photos you take with you camera. You cannot select photos from your camera roll and add them to your Instagram story. The feature is a clone of Snapchat that encourages you share moments as they happen. The only alternative is to go live on Instagram and broadcast everything as it happens. The feature being what it is, it's sometimes not a great idea to share a story with all your Instagram followers. The good news is, you can block a follower from viewing an Instagram Story without blocking them from your feed. Here's what you need to do.Read More