How To Set Up The Bedtime Alarm In iOS 10

The Health and Clock apps in iOS 10 have both been updated with new features. The Health app can now analyze your sleep and it does so with the help of the Clock app. The Clock app has a new tab called Bedtime. Bedtime is a smart alarm that you set up to ensure you get a certain number of hours of sleep every day. Bedtime asks what time you routinely go to bed and how much sleep you want to get. It then tells you when to wake up, setting up its own separate alarm in the process. Since we're all in the habit of compulsively checking our phones, the app detects interruptions in your sleep every time you use your device inside your sleep hours. It knows when you're actively using the device i.e. awake, and when you use it between your sleeping spells. Here's how to set it up. Read More

Check Which iOS Device Is Compatible With The New AirPods

Apple's September event has come and gone with the announcement of the new iPhone 7. The latest iPhone certainly has quite a few impressive features but people can't seem to stop talking about the Apple's other newest product; the AirPods. AirPods are being hailed as both an incredibly innovative and bold step to redefine technology, and as a completely idiotic move. The AirPods look pretty cool but are small and very easy to lose. People might actually prefer untangling their headphones over losing the new $159 pair of AirPods which have to be bought separately. During the keynote, the technology that went into developing this new accessory was also mentioned and that raises the question of compatibility. Which iOS devices can actually support the new AirPods? Read More

How To Skip The Egg Hatching Animation In Pokèmon Go

The first egg you hatch in Pokèmon Go will be a truly exciting point in the game for you. It's a milestone that you hit pretty early on. The mystery as to which Pokèmon you will hatch is there as is the hope that you might hatch something rare, depending on the type of egg you're hatching. My first egg hatch was a Magikarp and it helped me adjust to the disappointment that can come with hatching eggs. It's annoying hatching an egg that gives you a useless Pokèmon but it's even more annoying when you're in the middle of catching a Pokèmon and the 'Oh?' screen comes up. Your egg might hatch but the Pokèmon you're trying to catch might get away. Here's how you can skip it if it pops up at an untimely moment. Read More

How To Use OneDrive To Search Images And Documents By The Text In Them

OneDrive is built right into Windows 8 and 10. In fact, recent Windows 7 updates brought more or less the same experiences to the older OS. OneDrive offers a reasonable amount of storage space and given it's part of the OS, it has a few advantages over other cloud drives that have desktop apps for the platform. It also has a very neat feature; optical character recognition. It's what lets apps read text in images and documents that don't have editable text e.g. PDF files. Apart from OCR, OneDrive can search text inside a document or even a text file. This means the poorly named vacation photos in your camera roll and the documents that you didn't name correctly are easier to find based on their content. The search feature is available for both the desktop apps and the iOS and Android apps. Read More

Here’s A Complete List Of How Much XP Is Earned For Each Action In Pokèmon Go

Leveling up in Pokèmon Go gets harder with each successive level. When you first start out, you only need 1000 XP, 2000 XP, 3000 XP etc to advance to the next level. It's so easy you will never even run out of Pokèballs between levels. The required XP to level up increases with every level. By the time you've reached Level 20, you need 50,000 XP to get to level 21. You can go about this by simply playing the game at your own leisurely pace and racking up the XP as you earn them, or you can get serious about it. Almost everything you do in Pokèmon Go earns you XP but not everything. To level up faster, target in-game actions that will give you the highest XP. Here's a complete list of all actions you can perform in the game and how much XP you earn from each one. Read More

How To Cast A Video From Facebook To Chromecast

YouTube is where some of the best videos live but Facebook is where lower quality bootlegged versions of them are uploaded. Jokes and copyright infringement aside, Facebook has a lot of video content. It might pale in comparison to YouTube but that still doesn't mean you can rule it out as a place to watch videos. Lots of pages run solely by sharing videos and some pages like Mental Floss are actually fun to watch. If you've got a Chromecast hooked up at home, you can even cast a Facebook video to your Chromecast. Here's how. Read More

How To Stop Whatsapp Sharing Data With Facebook

Facebook bought Whatsapp a few years ago. Facebook is known for changing, often revamping itself and anything and everything in its portfolio. Just take a look at the changes Instagram has gone through if you need an example. Uncharacteristically, Facebook left Whatsapps alone for the most part. Some new features were introduced but none that tied the app in as a Facebook-owned product. The change, inevitable as it was, has finally come. Whatsapp will now start sharing your data with Facebook to serve better ads. Before you hurry to uninstall the app though, you should know there's a very simple way to disable this. The news that Whatsapp will be sharing data has been publicized so much, the fact you can opt out of it has more or less been lost. Here's how to opt out. Read More

How To Make Eevee Evolve Into Vaporean, Flareon, And Jolteon In Pokèmon Go

Eevee is one of the most sought after Pokèmon in Pokèmon Go. It's popular among players looking to level up quickly and those looking to dominate gym battles. If you visit one of your nearby gyms, you will likely see at least one evolved Eevee in each one. Eevees evolve into three of the most powerful Pokèmon in the Pokèdex; Vaporean, Flareon, And Jolteon. Even ff you've been playing Pokèmon go for just a while, you likely know there is a trick to controlling which Pokèmon, of the three, an Eevee will evolve into. It's pretty simple and we've detailed it below. Read More

How To Use The Appraise Feature In Pokèmon Go

Pokèmon Go has received an update on both iOS and Android and a new feature called 'Appraise' has been added. Appraisals tell you if the Pokèmon you've caught are any good or not. The Appraisals come from your Team Leaders and tell you if a Pokèmon has noteworthy stats, if it's good for battle or attack, whether its stats are good, and if its size is of any significance. To use the Appraisal feature, you must have upgraded the Pokèmon Go app to version 1.5.0 on iOS and 0.35.0 on Android. With that done, here's how to get an appraisal for your Pokèmon and understand what it means. Read More

How To Turn On Night Mode In The Twitter App

Night mode is a feature in iOS that tints the screen a warmer  color so that it's easier on the eyes at night. The point of the feature is to prevent your phone's blinding blue/white screen from keeping you up. The warmer colors make it easier to go to sleep. While it's great, it might not be the kind of night mode users want. Night mode for some users means a dedicated color theme that will make an app easier to look at when it is dark. The color theme is supposed to make browsing easier as opposed to help you sleep better. There are rumors that a 'dark mode' will be added to iOS 10 but Twitter isn't going to wait around for that to happen, if indeed it does. As f a recent update, Twitter has added a Night Mode to its iOS app that tints the white UI a nice dark blue-grey making it easier to scroll through your feed in the wee hours of the night. Here's how to enable it. Read More

How To Add A Note To Your Lock Screen In iOS

iOS has always had a very clean lock screen. You can show notifications on it and access the camera but nothing more. As of iOS 10, widgets can be added to your lock screen which means it's going to get a lot busier. Your daily appointments, the day's weather, and a traffic report can all be set to show on your lock screen. If you're looking to add a note to it, perhaps the grocery list or an address that you need to get to, Today Snippet is a free iOS widget app that does just that. The app works as an extension allowing you to add text from just about any app. Couple it with the Notes app and you can add anything you've saved as a note to your lock screen. Read More

How To Drop A Lure On A Pokèstop In Pokèmon Go

Lures in Pokèmon are like incense, except they're better. A lure is an in-game device that is dropped, or more precisely, attached to a Pokèstop. It causes Pokèmon to spawn around the Pokèstop so that anyone who can access it can catch the Pokèmon spawning around it. Where incense works only for the player who has used it, the lure is for everyone. You can buy lures using the in-game currency or you can get them when you reach certain levels. Attaching a lure to a Pokèstop isn't the same as dropping incense. In fact, it's quite different and not really something you can really figure out by just tapping on your screen. Here's how to attach a lure to a Pokèstop. Read More

How To Send Effects And Add Reactions In The Messages App In iOS 10

The Messages app in iOS 10 comes with a slew of new features, some awesome like the image annotation, and some added for fun like the effects. Effects in Messages are Apple's way of trying to help people prevent misunderstandings over text messages. The effects allow you to animate the text bubbles in a conversation thread so that your recipient knows you're happy, or excited. You also have the option to add animated effects like falling confetti and balloons appear on your screen for when you want to congratulate someone or wish them Happy Birthday enthusiastically. Here's how to add an effect on devices both with and without 3D touch, and how to react to a message. Read More

Find The Best Pokèmon To Evolve Using IV Stats In Pokèmon Go [Guide]

Evolving Pokèmon in Pokèmon Go takes a long time for most of them. There are very few Pokèmon that can be evolved with a small number of candies. The only way to get candies is of course to catch the same Pokèmon again and again. Once you have the required number of candies you are ready to evolve your Pokèmon. The question is, with so many of the same Pokèmon, which one do you evolve? If you're not one for fighting battles and helping to take over gyms, then it won't matter but if you plan to evolve a Pokèmon  so that it lasts well in a fight, you need to figure out which is the best one to evolve. To do so, you need to figure out which Pokèmon of all the ones you've caught has the best defense, attack, and stamina stats. There is a science, a proper formula to this. Here's what you need to do. Read More

How To Disable Reachability In iOS

When iOS 8 was released, the iPhone models accompanying its release were the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. These two sets were the largest ones in terms of screen size that Apple had released to date. It was because of the large screen size that iOS had to make it easy for people with smaller hands to use their phones without dropping them. Apple did this by adding 'Reachability' to iOS. Reachability is activated by double tapping the Home button. This brings the screen down to one-half of the display so that it is easier for smaller hands with smaller thumbs to reach. The feature only works on devices with Touch ID and can easily be activated by accident. In fact, it often is. If you don't need Reachability to comfortably use your device and find it more of a nuisance than anything, here's how you can disable it. Read More

How To Use The Nearby Bar To Track Pokèmon In Pokèmon Go

Pokèmon Go has just received an update;  it's second one in just the last two weeks. The previous update was devastating for players, especially those who live in rural areas. It removed the 'three paw print' tracking feature in the nearby bar. Players long knew that it wasn't accurate but it gave you a hint to the approximate location of a Pokèmon. With it gone and Niantic cracking down on tracking maps, it became hard to find Pokèmon. With this update, Niantic is bringing back tracking for certain beta testers. Most players will not have access to this new feature just yet but this update also has something major which can help you track Pokèmon. The list of nearby Pokèmon now updates very regularly. This has opened up a whole new way to track the Pokèmon. Here's how it works. Read More

Find What Pokèmon Type Is Best For A Gym Battle In Pokèmon Go

We wrote a brief guide on fighting Pokèmon battles in Pokèmon Go. One of the essential requirements to win a battle is knowing which Pokèmon to pit against your opponent. If you're just getting into Pokèmon and aren't familiar with the different types, their battle stats, or their special moves the learning curve for you is going to be rather flat. There are quite a few tools available to help new players learn the ropes and help them find shortcuts. Battle Helper for Pokemon Go is an iOS app that will help you will find the right Pokèmon to pit against an opponent. It offers a simple UI that lets you select which Pokèmon you're competing against and then find which one to pit against it. Read More

What Happens To The Pokèmon In A Gym When It Is Taken Over

When you join a gym, you have to pledge one of your own Pokèmon to help defend it. It's a good idea to give up a stronger one so that anyone looking to take over or challenge your gym has tougher opponents to defeat. That doesn't mean someone can't ever take over your gym. Regardless if you've joined a gym or you're the leader of one, someone will eventually come alone and try and take it from you. In the event that they're successful you're probably wondering what happens to the Pokèmon pledged to it. The answer is; nothing. Your Pokèmon cannot be taken from you regardless if you lose a battle or an entire gym. If you want more details, read ahead. Read More

How To Fight Gym Battles In Pokèmon Go

Battling Pokèmon in  Pokèmon Go earns you XP if you win a battle. At present, battles can only be held at gyms and not with random players. The game just isn't that sophisticated yet. With gym battles, if you defeat all  Pokèmon in a gym that is controlled by a different team you gain control over it. Likewise, if you challenge a gym that is under the control of the same team as yours, and you win all your battles, you effectively become the gym leader. Finding gyms is easy enough but just how to battle  Pokèmon isn't explained very well. Most players end up tapping their screen frantically and hope to face Pokèmon that have a lower CP than their own. Here's a comprehensive guide to battling  Pokèmon. This guide covers how to use special and normal attacks, knowing which  Pokèmon to pit against your rivals, and how to find out which  Pokèmon you will be up against when you challenge a gym. Read More

How To Use Revive And Potion In Pokèmon Go

When you visit Pokèstops, you receive among other things revive and potions. Potions is the purplish spray bottle thing, and Revive is the yellow three dimensional tetrahedron.  Once you level up, you will almost always get one of the two from a Pokèstop. In our personal experience a 'Revive' is dropped far less often than a 'Potion'. Tapping these items inside your inventory doesn't do much so you might be wondering what they are for. Both in-game items are useful for players who enter battles. The Potion and Revive are meant to help defeated Pokèmon restore their health and regain consciousness. Here's how to use both. Read More