How to save photos directly to the micro SD card

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How to use native microSD support from Android 6.0 Marshmallow onwards

Native support for the microSD card is one of the best features that Marshmallow has brought to Android. The configuration is very simple. With this step, we will be able to install applications and directly save the photos we take with the camera.

With Marshmallow you can use the SD natively

Warning: To use a microSD card as internal memory it is highly advisable to have a class as high as possible (Class 10, UHS 1 or UHS 3). The speed of the internal memory will always be greater than the speed of the microSD card. Be careful when passing applications to the microSD card as it can slow down its execution, especially in the case of heavy applications such as games.

Format the microSD card as internal memory from Android 6.0

Insert the microSD card into the slot. Enter Settings> Storage and USB where the removable memory that we just entered will appear. Clicking on it will display the folders it contains. In the upper right part of the drop-down menu that appears when you press the three-point, choose ‘Settings’. Once inside select ‘Format as internal’.

Format the card as internal memory

Formatting will erase all data on the card, so first make a copy of the data you do not want to lose. Once finished the process will ask us if we want to directly pass the photos and some applications to the card. I recommend selecting ‘Transfer later’ and choose calmly to transfer.


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How to enable’s new dark mode on Android Pie

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Android users have been begging Google to add a dark theme, or mode, to the mobile platform for years. With Android Oreo, Google added a dark mode that activated based on the wallpaper you were using. Google then removed the feature, saying it was accidentally released. Starting with Android Pie not only is dark mode back but now there’s a manual way to switch to it on demand.

Outside of looks, why would you want to use a dark mode on your Android device? According to Google, it saves battery life. It turns out, all of that empty white space that Google (and Apple) has been using over the past few years uses more power, which in turn drains your battery. A darker interface requires less power and is less taxing on your battery.

To switch to dark mode in Android Pie, open the Settings app and select Display. Next, tap Advanced and scroll down until you find Device theme; tap it, followed by Dark.

That’s all there is to it. Now when you view your app drawer or the quick-settings card (swipe down from the top of the screen), it’ll be in dark mode.


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Secrets to charge your Android phone faster

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There are ways to shave some precious minutes off your Android charging time so you can free yourself from the tether of an outlet. These tips are perfect for those times when you’re about to rush out the door and need to get as much charge into your phone as possible.

Shut it down

While it can be hard to keep your hands off your smartphone, shutting it down will help it charge faster. Turning the phone off entirely will remove the temptation to keep streaming, browsing, checking notifications, or using apps — activities that continue to suck up battery life while you’re trying to juice it back up.

Put it in airplane mode

If you can’t quite bring yourself to turn off your phone, then you can still set it into airplane mode to reduce any ongoing drain on the battery during charging. You can usually access this setting quickly by swiping down from the top of your screen, touching the downward arrow, and tapping the airplane mode icon.

Fast-charge your phone

Some Android phones support fast-charging technologies. This tech appears under several different names. Qualcomm, which provides the chips for many Android phones, calls the tech “Quick Charge” and says it can charge your phone up to four times faster than conventional charging. Motorola calls its version Turbopower. Samsung’s high-end Galaxy phones have what’s called Adaptive Fast Charging.

If your phone is equipped with fast-charging technology, you will need to make sure you’re using the proper power charger to take full advantage of it. For example, the Moto G5 Plus, a popular budget smartphone, comes with Motorola’s Turbopower technology and includes a Turbopower charger. Motorola says it can get you up to six hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging. If you use a different charger, say one you’ve borrowed from an older phone or other device, you won’t get that same fast charge. So use the charger that came with the phone to get the best results.

By Amanda Kooser

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Tips to keep your cell phone charged during a hurricane

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Here are a few tips to get more juice out of your cell phone or tablet during the storm.

First off, don’t damage your battery by leaving it plugged in too long. You may think that helps, but it can actually reduce the life of your battery. Also, leave your device on. It can actually take more battery power turning it on and off. Wait for your battery to go down to 10 percent before charging it up.

You can also get more bang out of your battery by turning your screen to the lowest dimming setting possible. You should also turn off any location-based services to keep your phone from constantly trying to track your location. Also turn off push notifications, which can also drain your battery. Finally, turn off wi-fi if you’re not using it. Your phone uses a lot of battery power while searching for a wi-fi signal.

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How To clone your Android to another

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Losing your phone is one of the worst things that could happen to you. All your contacts, the messages you sent, the pictures you took, the progress you made on your favorite game or records of the progress you made on a fitness app. The list of the details that have changed because you lost your phone is endless.

Even getting a new phone might not be enough to recover from the loss of your old one, but there are ways in which you can recover a lot of your data if you take the steps necessary. You can also transfer information from your current phone to your new one by doing the following steps. How to Clone you One Android To Another All you need to do is have an app called CLONEit installed on your android device and by making use of this tool, you can clone your device and all the data in it. If this is something you would like to learn how to do, take a close look at the steps given below:

1) The first thing that you need to do, as has been mentioned before is to make sure that you have downloaded and installed the CLONEit app on your Android device where you are cloning data and on the other Android device you’re cloning data from.

2) The next step is to launch the app. You will need to launch the app on both of your Android devices. You will have two options called Sender and Receiver.

3) On the device that you wish to clone, you will have to tap on the option called Sender. You will need to click on Receiver on the device which will be made the clone.

4) After you have done the steps given above, the scanning process will begin and the sender device will recognize the receiver device and you will have to tap on the device that is being shown on your screen.

By Vishnu Sasidharan

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How to make an old Android phone feel new again

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So summon your inner mechanic and get ready: It’s time to give that old Android phone a much-needed tune-up — and a fresh lease on life.

Step 1: Clean up your storage

First things first: Let’s take a look at that local storage. Lots of phones have limited local space, and clearing out the clutter can go a long way in making things run better.

The easiest way to get your house in order is with a one-two punch: First, open up Google Photos (or if your phone is old enough that it didn’t come with Photos preinstalled, go download it from the Play Store and thenopen it).

Tap the menu icon in the app’s upper-left corner, select “Settings,” then select “Back up & sync” and activate the toggle that appears. (If the toggle was already activated when you got there, congrats! Take a victory sip of the nearest beverage and jump ahead to the next paragraph.) Follow the steps to set up syncing and then wait while Photos backs up your entire image and video collection to the cloud.

Step 2: Get rid of unused apps

The second step in our phone rehabilitation process is saying so long to apps you no longer need. Such items eat up space on your local storage (remember step 1?) and also have the potential to slow down your device by running in the background and using up resources.

The Files Go app we just installed is an excellent starting point for figuring out what to eliminate. On its main screen, you should see a card labeled “Unused apps” that lists every program you haven’t opened in at least four weeks. Tap it and scan through the list. In my experience, it sometimes gets things wrong — for instance, it might include a keyboard app that you haven’t technically “opened” (as in, touched the icon in your app drawer) but most certainly have used — but if nothing else, it’ll get you thinking about what you do and don’t actually need.

With that knowledge in mind, mosey over to the “Apps” section of your system settings, look for the command to view all of your installed apps, and look carefully through the complete list. With each app, ask yourself: Have I even thought about this within the last few months? If not, then you probably don’t need it. Tap it, then tap the “Uninstall” button — and move on with your life.


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How to Run Android apps in your Chrome browser on any PC

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Want to run Android apps on your laptop or desktop, but you don’t have a Chromebook? Don’t worry, you can still do it. You might not know this, but Chrome has a tool that lets you test out Android apps in-browser.

Certainly, it makes sense to put some Android apps on your laptop. We’re talking about those that have no web equivalent like Snapchat or Evernote. Not to mention games. Any app that’s frustrating to use on a smaller screen, will probably work a lot better on the laptop or desktop.

The tool you need to use in order to be able to run Android apps on your device is called ARC Welder. Originally ARC, which stands for App Runtime for Chrome was an experiment specifically designed for app developers, but now almost anyone can take advantage of it.

However, keep in mind that ARC Welder is based on Android 4.4 and comes with a few limitations including:

  • You can only load one app at the time
  • You need to select whether you want the app to launch in Portrait or Landscape mode
  • You have to opt for tablet- or phone-mode
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3 Tips On How To Reduce App Deployment Time

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The nature of app development is always evolving. Deploying a new software change is always a risk. It’s easy to accidentally run into problems along the way, and it can lead to downtime if you aren’t careful. The trick is to create a strong strategy for production to prevent things from going wrong.

Deployments don’t have to be complicated. Since they exist after launch, they should actually be the easiest part of the entire process. How can you actually create a workflow that allows for fewer errors? Let’s talk about some key tips for deploying without risking the quality of your application.

  1. Automation

Automation is the new name of the game and with good reason. If you can let computers do the hard work for you, then you should. Let’s face it: computers are smarter than we are. They make fewer errors, and that means less risk with new deployments. You can automate a script for deployment so you don’t have to worry about skipping steps on accident or upsetting any files.


  1. Logging

We live in an era of big data. If you don’t have a system for logging your application every step of the way, you’re at risk of running into even bigger problems. Logging means catching potential problems before they happen. It will also create a roadmap for solving problems and restoring older versions.

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