How to access Google Pixel’s “Now Playing” history?

Even though we’re annoyed that there isn’t a stock “clipboard” feature on the Pixel 2 (XL), there’s so many things that we love about the new Google phone. One of the features we didn’t need, but really dig now that we have it, is the “Now Playing” feature Continue reading “How to access Google Pixel’s “Now Playing” history?”

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How do I access my stock clipboard on my Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL?

I just moved away from the Samsung Galaxy line and bought the new Google Pixel 2 XL and one of the more useful features that I am missing on the Pixel is the clipboard functionality. Continue reading “How do I access my stock clipboard on my Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL?”

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How to disable ‘VerifiedBySecuredLtd’ spam notifications in Android

Have you noticed a new notification from ‘Verifiedbysecuredltd’? The icon that appears with these ‘Verifiedbysecuredltd’ popups is the Chrome icon, so what gives? Is Chrome actually safe? Continue reading “How to disable ‘VerifiedBySecuredLtd’ spam notifications in Android”

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How to force Chromecast to recognize video files on your Android phone

From movies to TV shows, downloading video has never been easier or faster. Earlier today, I downloaded a 600 MB one-hour video in fewer than seven minutes… on my phone. Continue reading “How to force Chromecast to recognize video files on your Android phone”

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How to stop continuous Google Drive “uploading file” notification on Android phones

I’ve experienced a weird quirk a couple times when uploading into Google Drive on my Android. Continue reading “How to stop continuous Google Drive “uploading file” notification on Android phones”

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Disable Pushbullet desktop notifications for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram (and other apps)

I was recently turned onto Pushbullet by a friend. Pushbullet is an app and browser extension that allows you to easily transfer files and respond to messages to/from your laptop. Continue reading “Disable Pushbullet desktop notifications for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram (and other apps)”

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The 3 key decisions that made Google the company it is today

I was thinking about how Google came to be. The company based out of Mountain View doesn’t just dominate the search engines anymore, their long reach is touching many parts of our offline lives. Continue reading “The 3 key decisions that made Google the company it is today”

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Can I connect to multiple Bluetooth speakers simultaneously via Android phone?

With a few Bluetooth speakers now in my possession (Jambox Classic, SoundBot shower speaker, and Bluetooth clock radio), I was curious to see whether I could connect (not pair, connect) all three speakers Continue reading “Can I connect to multiple Bluetooth speakers simultaneously via Android phone?”

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How to turn off camera sound, disable shutter sound on Android phones

Not only am I bad at selfies, I am also not very good at posting on Instagram. All this comes from a self-consciousness around snapping pics in public. Continue reading “How to turn off camera sound, disable shutter sound on Android phones”

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Google building own Google car with no brakes or steering wheel

Why are we protesting Google and letting Apple off the hook again? Google just made a big announcement that they would launch plastic Android phones… oh wait, no that was one of Apple’s “big” announcements. Continue reading “Google building own Google car with no brakes or steering wheel”

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AirDroid Error: Failed to upload files onto external SD memory card

A couple years ago, I was looking for an easier way to manage my phone’s files, ones that didn’t involve connecting through USB. I ultimately went with AirDroid, Continue reading “AirDroid Error: Failed to upload files onto external SD memory card”

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By far my favorite motherfucking “motherfucker” autocorrect

Never quite understood why my smartphone wasn’t intelligent enough to know that I have a consistently dumb mouth.  Continue reading “By far my favorite motherfucking “motherfucker” autocorrect”

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OH CRAP. (The Internet of Things)

An intense winter storm is headed for the New York area. Starting after midnight tonight, 8-12 inches of snow will be dumped on the Tri-State area over the next 24 hours. My phone told me that without me asking. Continue reading “OH CRAP. (The Internet of Things)”

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