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Android Screen Pinning

If you give your phone to someone and you don’t want them to be snooping around you can pin your screen to the app you are currently on so they cannot go to another app. Simply head to the security menu in settings and enable the feature. Sources: https://www.techspot.com/article/1404-android-little-known-tricks/

How to Launch Chrome faster

You may have noticed this already but if you set Chrome to launch with the tabs you had open last, the browser may take forever to open. The problem is because Chrome starts loading all your tabs at once, which can be a drain on resources. Native Lazy tabs stops… Read More

Do Not Disturb While Driving

The recent iOS 11 update includes a new safety component called “Do not Disturb” which is specific to when you are driving. It silences all your notifications and blocks most calls and alerts while you are driving. If enabled, it kicks in automatically when the iPhone makes a bluetooth connection… Read More

How to Charge your Phone Faster

Got somewhere to go and need your phone to charge faster? Put it on Airplane mode! Who doesn’t love helpful hints? RedOrum has got you covered. We have compiled a list of technology related tips to make your life easier. Follow @RedOrum on Twitter or like us on Facebook and you’ll be guaranteed a… Read More

Use your Android by Voice Alone

“Ok Google” detection may be more useful then you think. Use it to do nearly anything on your Android phone. To enable the feature simply follow these steps: Open the latest version of the Google app Tap Menu > Settings > Voice > Ok Google Detection Make sure “From Google… Read More

Why Force Quitting your Apps May not Help

Unlike the common conception, apps in the background are actually frozen, freeing up the RAM they are using. iOS is so good at this, that unfreezing an app actually takes up less CPU then relaunching the app that had been force quit. Your battery life will actually end up being… Read More

How to stop websites from asking about your Location

Want to stop different web browsers from constantly asking for your location? Here’s how for each web browser: Microsoft Edge Open the settings app and go to Privacy>Location Scroll to the bottom until you see the heading “Choose apps that can use you precise location” Turn the toggle off Google… Read More

Convert File to PDF on Phone

Android and iOS devices have PDF converters that you may not even know about. In the most simple case, for an Android device you should be able to create a PDF from an open email message or web page by tapping the three dot More menu in the upper right… Read More

Power Saving Chrome Tips

For all the Chrome users out there, I’m sure you all know that Chrome is known for taking up a lot of battery power. Here are some tips on how to save your battery: Update your Chrome Suspend the extra tabs Remove unnecessary extensions Stop Chrome running in the background… Read More

Are your Passwords Strong?

Keeping passwords as simple as possible so it is easy to remember may seem like the best option but it is better to be aware of the security issues with it. A list of the top 10 most common passwords was generated by Keeper Security. If any of your passwords… Read More

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