Changing iPhone App Icons: How? Do you want to make your iOS interface prettier? We’ll tell you how!
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The iOS 14 update gives you unprecedented freedom. You can customize its looks, to an extent, of course. And one of the coolest things to do is to get creative with your screen wallpapers and icons.
Let’s dig in!
To customize icons in iOS 14 — this includes all of its patches — we need to do the following:
Tap on the Shortcuts application (it’s already on your iPhone).
You’ll see a + icon there — tap it.
Then choose Add Action.
Now tap the Choose button.
This will allow you to select...
Jun, 18 2021
Google AI Will Teach You French It seems, artificial intelligence evolves faster and faster. Google works on a project that will teach foreign languages with Google Search.
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It’s been reported that there’s a new Google creation in projects. Dubbed Tivoli Internally, the platform will teach users foreign languages using Google Search, YouTube, and Assistant.
The first language to be in the project’s repertoire is expected to be French. But it seems that later more languages will make it to the list, including such “exotic” and pretty difficult languages as Japanese, Norwegian, Swahili, etc.
Tivoli will be based on AI algorithms, and its primary tool will...
Jun, 16 2021
Slack Messenger: Scheduling Messages Is There Now Slack will allow sending delayed messages from now on. You can set the timer and wait for it to be delivered.
The most popular corporate messenger now allows you to schedule your messages. This feature is actually in huge demand. For instance, you can see it in Google Messages, Telegram, and others.
The default time mark is 9 AM. But you can easily choose your own time, make a draft, tap Send button and forget about the thing: Slack will take care of the rest.
The feature is meant for collaboration. Often, cooperating teams work in different time zones. It implies that briefings,...
Jun, 07 2021
What to Know about AppTrans While it all seems simple, there are some things you need to know to make the process even smoother.
Turn on USB Debugging mode on your Android device. AppTrans contains an instruction on how to do it and displays it to you as you start the process. It has detailed instructions for Samsung, Sony, and Huawei devices, and a generic one for the rest. It’s required regardless of whether you switch from Android to iPhone, or vice versa.
Check the storage status. It’s displayed at each phone image in the application window. If you have a lot of videos and photos in...
Jun, 04 2021
Take Your WhatsApp Data Between iPhone and Android The most scandalous thing about WhatsApp, the most popular messenger in the world, is that in more than a decade it did not offer an official way to transfer chat history across system. It’s okay if you replace your iPhone with a newer iPhone, or switch from your old Samsung Galaxy to the newest OnePlus, within Android ecosystem. But what if you jump from Android to iOS?
The problem would not exist if WhatsApp had its own cloud for storing chat logs and attachments. But as it uses iCloud on iOS and Google Drive on Android, there have to be third-party...
May, 28 2021
Amazon Sidewalk Will Enhance the Work of Smart Home Devices If you have smart home devices, you probably know the problem when they all of a sudden lose network connectivity. This can happen to anything from your security camera to outdoor lights. A solution for this problem called Amazon Sidewalk has been discussed since 2019, and it will finally become available on June 8.
The work of the system is based on the concept of community network expansion. It will use certain smart home devices and some of your Wi-Fi network at home to broadcast data. This will be done with the help of the 900MHz spectrum and Bluetooth, so you...
May, 25 2021
Controlling Home Devices is Now Possible with Tasker and Alexa Tasker is a popular automation app used on Android devices. It offers different activation methods to change settings in other apps. Now, with the new AutoVoice Tasker plugin update, it’s possible to control smart home devices that are connected to Alexa. The update allows you to perform Alexa routines on your smartphone.
The new AutoVoice is designed in the form of a virtual light switch. You can flip the light switch in a Tasker profile, and Alexa will perform specific tasks based on what it is connected to. You can enable Alexa even without a smart speaker, as all that is...
May, 22 2021
The Perfect Tool to Transcribe ZOOM Meetings Since 2020, Zoom has become a work environment of choice. One of its strengths is supporting third-party tools, along with a wide array of built-in ones. What Zoom lacks (so far) is the tool of transcribing its records, to present it as text automatically in case this representation suits the needs more.
The Otter Solution
Here is the solution from Otter.ai, a popular note-taking tool developer. Of course, it supports voice notes, both as records and as dictated texts. Compatibility with other tools is as important for Otter.ai, as it is for Zoom. For example, as you create your account on Otter.ai,...
May, 19 2021
New Google Maps Features Revealed on Google I/O 2021 Google Maps was slowly growing to become the best navigation tool (at least since hardware GPS devices aren’t a mass thing). But there are still places for improvement, as the latest Google I/O conference shows. A whole array of new features has been revealed, and it looks like soon they will roll out to users’ devices.
The most impressive of then is AR Live View: a tool that shows you the route to your destination on the real view of your environment through the camera. Of course, this AI-based tool will be available only in select areas first, and then spread...
May, 12 2021
Amazon, Apple and Google Form Common Smart Device Certification It seems there is finally something that Google, Apple, and Amazon agree upon. In May 2021, the tech giants announced that their products would support Matter, the versatile smart home device platform first announced in 2019. So far, there are smart locks, light bulbs, hubs, sensors, and other devices already Matter-certified, but this grand collaboration will probably foster their growth.
Not only does Matter support various means of connection (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more). It also lets the user control the device with voice commands thfough any compatible voice assistant. Each company from the Big 3 has its own – Apple...
May, 04 2021
Six Tricks about Google Maps You Didn’t Know Such a big product as Google Maps (with all the data its servers store) has more tricks than most users know. Here are six hacks you can use to enhance your experience with the mobile app and the web version of it.
· Live View in Directions mode helps locate yourself better, no matter if you’re walking or driving (though we’d only recommend using it when walking).
· If you go to an unfamiliar place, give it a minute with Street View before you set off. You will get a visual image of the spot. Even if the...
Apr, 30 2021
Vivaldi Browsers Update to Kill Cookie Prompts The yesterday’s update of Vivaldi for both desktops and mobile devices solves one of the most annoying problems of every browser. Now users can once and for all block all the cookie pop-ups that appear on most sites you visit for the first time (thanks to GDPR). All you need to do for this is tick the box in the options and enable Ad and Tracker Blocker.
To activate this option and save your time and nerve, go to Settings and choose the Privacy tab. In the Tracker and Ad Blocking section choose “Manage Sources” and then Ad Blocking”. Activate “Remove...