How to force apps into full screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8

How to force apps into full screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8

How to force apps into full screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a stunning display, but quality is not the only thing that differentiates it from the crowd. The phone is narrower and taller than others, thanks to its 18.5:9 screen ratio. This is an unusual practice, but it does make the phone easier to handle, while keeping that Infinity display looking sharp. The only issue is most apps are not optimized for it.

Some applications actually don’t take advantage of that extra space, leaving weird black bars above the navigation buttons and below the notification area. Thankfully, there is a solution for those of you who find this annoying. Apps can essentially be stretched to properly fit your screen.

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How to change navigation buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

How to change navigation buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

How to change navigation buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

It’s a mess, right? Some Android phones have the back button on the left, some on the right. Manufacturers just seem to be doing whatever the heck they want with these, so it’s nice to see some phones have the option to re-arrange them. Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 navigation buttons can be customized, so let’s get right down to business and show you exactly how this is done.

How to re-arrange navigation buttons

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How to speed up your 3G connection

How to speed up your 3G connection

How to speed up your 3G connection

These days, 4G and LTE are available in almost every major market without fail. But if you find yourself in a more rural or less developed area, 3G may still be your most reliable and widely available option. Unfortunately, today’s internet can be quite demanding, and 3G isn’t always up for the job. The good news is that there are little things you can do to make your experience better on 3G.

Here we’ll talk about a few helpful tweaks that you can make to your Android phone to speed up your mobile connection. Now, you won’t be transforming an outdated device into a speed demon by any means, but if you just want internet browsing to be a little less painful, then maybe we can help you out with that.

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How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Need to show off your display’s content? The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer multiple methods and types of screenshots. Touchwiz has taken a simple process and turned it into something that can adapt to most scenarios, but this also means there is a slight learning curve before you can access the handset’s full screenshot capabilities. In this short tutorial we will take you through all available procedures, so let’s get started.

Galaxy S8: Take a screenshot the traditional way

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How to use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5

How to use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5

How to use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5

OnePlus’s OxygenOS takes a lot of the best parts of stock Android and iterates on it to include a number of useful additions. One of these additions is the ability to use both Reading Mode and Night Mode, which alter the colors on the display to give you a better browsing experience in different situations.

So how do you use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5, and what do they do exactly? Stick around to find out.

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How to use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5

How to use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5

How to use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5

OnePlus’s OxygenOS takes a lot of the best parts of stock Android and iterates on it to include a number of useful additions. One of these additions is the ability to use both Reading Mode and Night Mode, which alter the colors on the display to give you a better browsing experience in different situations.

So how do you use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5, and what do they do exactly? Stick around to find out.

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How to use the Android 7.1 storage manager to free up space

How to use the Android 7.1 storage manager to free up space

How to use the Android 7.1 storage manager to free up space

The Android 7.1 update has arrived in developer preview form for anyone with a Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Pixel C and the desire to try it out. Among the pretty short list of new Android 7.1 Nougat features is a new tool in the settings called Manage Storage which is worth mentioning.

Manage Storage is, as you might suspect, a storage manager. It appears in the Storage section of Settings and provides you with two options: to manually free up space or to enable Smart Storage. While one might simply sound like an automatic version of the other, they actually do different things and work well in concert with one another.

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HTC 10 – The Beginner’s Guide

HTC 10 – The Beginner’s Guide

HTC 10 – The Beginner’s Guide

Getting a new smartphone usually provides you with a warm feeling inside but for some, this joy is short as it is replaced by the fear of learning something new, especially if you’re switching from the iPhone to Android. Even if it’s just from another Android phone, each new smartphone comes with a range of new features so how do you do the basic tasks, as well as take full advantage of the more advanced features?

This beginner’s guide will walk you through how to become an expert with your HTC 10 from the basics to taking advantage of the more advanced features. Before we get too technical, let’s learn the basics with the HTC 10:

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Build app specific sound profiles, to silence Pokémon Go on startup – Android customization

Build app specific sound profiles, to silence Pokémon Go on startup – Android customization

Build app specific sound profiles, to silence Pokémon Go on startup – Android customization

A couple weeks ago we used Tasker in our Android customization series to build custom sound profiles for your various Bluetooth devices. Then we put Tasker back to work to build a simple PokéStop timer. This week, simply inspired by Pokémon Go, I wish to show you a simple process to build a custom sound profile for each and every device on your Android phone or tablet.

We’ll be using Tasker again, and the idea is simple, when app “x” starts up, adjust the volumes accordingly.

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Setup shared devices in Google OnHub guest network – Android customization

Setup shared devices in Google OnHub guest network – Android customization

Setup shared devices in Google OnHub guest network – Android customization

If you are the proud owner of one of Google’s OnHub routers, you may have taken the time to configure a guest network in addition to your main network. You may have a shared device on your network, like a Chromecast, that you’d like to share with guests to your home. Follow along this short Android customization post to see how to pass connectivity of your secured network devices through to the guest network on your router.

This project is pretty simple itself, the hard part may be in deciding what devices to setup on what network, then to decide which on your main WiFi you’ll allow access via the guest network. Don’t worry, we’ll talk theory a little bit before we get too deep into the settings.

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