How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone

Never look a gift horse in the mouth..

If you are one of those who is a technology connoisseur and love to compare specifications of smart phones before making a purchase decision, you need to be aware that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 6 GB Internal RAM, best display and camera is . . . → Read More: How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone

How to overcome Google Play Services Error for Android Messages

After the latest Android Messages update, Google Play Services keeps throwing an error each time you open the Android Messages App on the phone. This is because, Google Play Services wants to be granted the Body Sensors and the Microphone permissions.

In case you do not want to receive the error, disable Android Messages App . . . → Read More: How to overcome Google Play Services Error for Android Messages

Google Play Store Gift Card

Ever wanted to purchase from Google Play Store and not have a risk of using a payment card? Worry not. There is a perfect solution by way of purchase of Google Play Store Card. It is available at most electronic stores in India. Activate it, and you are able to purchase any software.

Note that . . . → Read More: Google Play Store Gift Card

Mind mapping software for Linux and Android

I needed to organize my thoughts on some subjects.

Unfortunately, a paper and pencil could not take me very far in getting them organized due to the complexity of the subjects.

I managed to solve the conundrum using Mind Mapping software. Funny, I never realised this existed for several years now on Linux and did . . . → Read More: Mind mapping software for Linux and Android

How to make your Android phone speak out text using Text To Speech

When it comes to using the default Google Text To Speech in Settings for making an Android phone speak out to you, there is a lot of complexity to deal with. Also, the fear that Google TTS wants you to select if it should read out your passwords to you. Put in a nutshell, Google . . . → Read More: How to make your Android phone speak out text using Text To Speech

Got an ANT VR head set, here is how to view movies on it

I bought an ANT VR headgear and on first use, found that the video I played was in landscape mode alright, but it was not viewable properly. I could see wrong image and distorted. Finally, I realized that we need an application to split the movie into 2 distinct images on the phone display for . . . → Read More: Got an ANT VR head set, here is how to view movies on it

Good Photo Editing / Touch up tools on Android

If you need to enhance the quality of the photos you take with your Android Phone, try these two applications to do so: 1. Snapseed 2. Pixlr

You can auto fix and also work with lots of parameters to get just the right look for your photos.

How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android

Many of us use Linux Distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, available for free on the Internet. To install these distributions on our computers, we need to down their ISO files. Recently, the Linux Mint ISO was hacked and malware inserted into some of it’s files. It was then repacked and put up on an external website. . . . → Read More: How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android

How to annotate PDF files on Android devices using Xodo

There are several tools to annotate PDF files. Some are non-free like Adobe Acrobat Writer and others, and some are free like Xournal on Linux. Xournal is a very powerful annotator, whereby, the original file is untouched, but a separate file of the annotations done on top of the original PDFs is maintained.

You can . . . → Read More: How to annotate PDF files on Android devices using Xodo

Gradle error during build of Android Project in Android Studio

If you notice error that the Gradle home path is incorrect, when building your Android Project in Android Studio, select and set the gradle path to correct one. To do so, select File -> Settings. Click on Build, Execution, Deployment -> Build Tools -> Gradle.

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