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Use WhatsApp on secondary phone with primary number

While carrying two phones is no longer as hip or practical as it was until a few years ago – blame it on the dual-SIM phones – there are still a lot of people who carry two phones. Often, one of these is a primary phone and other a secondary. …

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Lost your phone? Lock it first

In the office’s washroom, at the shop’s billing counter, in the autorickshaws and there are so many other places where we often tend to leave and forget our mobile phones. And if that happens, it often results in sleepless nights as you just can’t stop your brain from picturing some …

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Facebook knows what you are thinking of buying, here is how

It’s not a secret that Facebook collects information about you. All web companies, especially the large ones like Google, Facebook, Twitter etc do. It’s for ‘research purpose’ and to improve the experience. And it is for, as Facebook says, “to show you adverts based on things that we think you …

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Set alarm in Android phone without opening app

Dozy eyes, tucked in your warm bed and then suddenly you remember that you haven’t set the alarm yet! No, it’s not a tedious task. However, sometimes unlocking the phone, going all the way to the app section and then trying to set the alarm with the heavy eyes when …

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Never lose your phone contacts again

How often do you get posts saying “I lost all contacts on my phone. Please message me your phone number” on social media? The answer is quite often. Losing your contacts list is perhaps the worst thing that can happen to you in this smartphone savvy world of ours. Losing …

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Phone slow? 10 quick fixes to make Android phone fast again

All computing devices slow down with the use. No, it has nothing to with the wear and tear. There is no such thing in the world of software and the in most cases the electronic components are very resilient. If they work well, they tend to keep on working. The …

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Want some privacy? Go invisible on WhatsApp

In the good old days, when everyone was using Google Talk aka GTalk, it was easy to go invisible whenever. To seek some private moments, away from all the pings coming from friends (and foes), all you had to do was toggle the invisible mode in the Google Talk. Now, …

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Create your own music streaming service

These days we don’t carry around our music. We YouTube it or we stream it from various services like Apple Music and Saavn. But the quality of the music, the sound per se, is questionable at best for various reasons. In some cases, the music is also censored. What if …

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Phone slow? 7 tips to keep your phone running tip-top

No matter what phone you buy, there will come a time when it will get slow. You can’t help it. Your phone’s timeframe may vary depending on ‘n’ number of factors but it will get slow…eventually. Smartphones are pocket-sized data hogging and data crunching machines. They are doing this without …

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13 ways to improve the battery life of your Android phone

Do you have a problem with the battery life of your smartphone? Chances are the answer to the question is a yes. With Android phones being the most popular devices in the market, chances are you also are an Android user. So how do you fix the dreaded battery pangs? …