Tips

Here are a number of Android tips and tricks for things that simply are not tied down to just one specific smartphone or tablet.

How to fix the Xiaomi.eu Updater Error

How to Fix the Xiaomi.eu Error: You Are Up to Date or There is a Server Issue

MIUI has a lot of fans but there are some who prefer to not use Chinese services or apps. The folks over at Xiaomi.eu release their own, modified version of MIUI for those who want a debloated and bug fixed version of MIUI. It comes with a built-in updater feature but it tends to give a common error. …

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Manually Install Android App

How to Manually Install an Android Application APK File

In recent versions of Android, Google changed the way to manually install an Android application APK file. Before all we had to do is tap a simple toggle and we could sideload an app from any other source. Now, we are required to manually grant install permissions for each source we want to install an app from and …

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Best Gesture Navigation Apps

The 5 Best Gesture Navigation Apps

Google says they worked on integrating Android’s gesture navigation bar for over a year when they introduced Android Pie. Some feel it is poorly designed while others believe Google slowly introducing gestures to the Android community. Gesture navigation isn’t new and I would like to show you some of the best applications in the Play Store. Like myself, …

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YouTube Pinch to Zoom

Pinch to Zoom YouTube Videos for a Full Immersive Experience

For ages, the standard aspect ratio of a smartphone was 16:9. This has recently changed as devices are now shipping with an aspect ratio of 18:9, 18.5:9, and other sizes. This adds black bars to the sides of YouTube videos in full screen landscape mode. However, you can use the pinch to zoom gesture to bring this immersion …

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What is the Codename

What is the Codename of My Android Smartphone?

When you start getting into installing community developer work including custom ROMs, custom kernels, and custom recoveries then you begin to see Android smartphones and tablets referred to as their codename. So with this quick tutorial, I wanted to show you how to figure out what the codename of your smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch is. You would think …

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