Android Posts on Guiding Tech

Here are the Android posts we've published on Guiding Tech. You'll find how-to articles, guides, app reviews, comparisons, lists and much more.

3 Best OCR Apps for Extracting Text from Images on Android


Last week my wife got an assignment at her workplace that required her to work on scanned documents and then make a presentation out of it. As the documents were scanned, she was having a tough time in rewriting everything again as points in the presentation slides. After a few hours of frustration, she came out […]

How to View Notification History on Android


App notifications are one of the most important modules of a smartphone. If you have never given thought about their importance, imagine how difficult it can be to open each app just to see if there’s any new update. You might even miss out on the important texts and emails that can be crucial for […]

How to Control Your Google Now Cards History on Any Android

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Google Now cards have proved useful to me on a personal level on more than one occasion, but there is no denying that they can also feel weird at times. Like getting a notification telling you it’s time to leave for the airport for your flight or catch a movie. It may seem like Google […]

Parchi vs Keep: Which is the Better Note-Taking App for Android

Keep VS Parchi

The mobile space for minimalist note taking apps just got a new entry in the form of Parchi, from Microsoft. With a name inspired from Hindi, Parchi, meaning a small piece of paper, it aims to compete with its main rival Google Keep. Let’s see what it offers in comparison to Keep. Look & Feel […]

Top 4 Third Party Apps for S Pen on the Galaxy Note5

S Pen Note5

We’ve quite enjoyed our time with the Galaxy Note5 here on Guiding Tech and it’s not a stretch to call it one of the best phones of the year. Sure, the memory issues could’ve done more tweaking, but that apart it is a great device. As long as you are inserting the S Pen the […]

Fake Your Way Out of Anything With These 2 Crazy Apps


Stuck on a blind date or really want your wife to call you in the middle of the office so that you can make an excuse and sneak out? A call from wife works every time, but you don’t always get them when you want the most. Actually, on second thoughts, you get them when […]

How to Get Marshmallow’s Doze Mode On Any Android Right Now


Android is working hard on improving battery life of their devices from the software side. Even though an approx. 3000 mAh battery is common on flagship devices, they are still not able to deliver the kind of standby time one would expect from them. The only reason I can think of is that along with the battery, […]

2 Apps to Remove (or Mute) Audio From a Video on Android and iOS Each


A few days back, we shared a post on how to remove audio from a video file using VLC and YouTube. The trick works flawlessly while you are trying to edit a file on your PC. But as we all know, most of the videos are shot on smartphones and shared instantly to social media […]

How to Install and Use YouTube Music Outside the US on Android


YouTube, the world’s largest online video portal has now launched the music streaming services for Android and iOS. However, like most of the services, it’s limited to the users who are in the US. I must say, it’s a big turn off when you pick up the phone to download and try an all new […]

How to Convert Anything and Everything to PDF on Android

Android PDF

Time and again, while talking about any post on PDF, I have emphasized on how it’s one of the best file formats for digital transmission. Moreover, we have also seen how to easily create and edit these files on our desktops. But now, things are moving towards smartphones and users are not having the urge to […]

GT Explains: Why Android Firewall is Important and 2 Apps to Get That


With so many apps installed on your phone, it’s difficult to monitor everything that communicated on the internet to and from your device. Sometimes it can be a big privacy issue if no tab is kept on it. However, previously rooting your Android was necessary to install a firewall and monitor apps which access the internet. […]

Top 5 Fighting Android Arcade Games for the Valiant


My love for arcade style fighting game started with Tekken 3. Every weekend I used to empty my piggy bank and enjoy my afternoon with Jin, Paul and Eddy. It was the best of the days when there was no smartphones and not every house had a Play Station. But now, we have twice as […]

Video: OnePlus 2 vs LG G4 and Zenfone 2 Deluxe – Speed Comparison


The much-hyped OnePlus 2 launched recently and people have been picking up the invites quite fast. It has gotten mixed reviews so far but that isn’t stopping consumers, one of them being our writer and video editor Ashish. He wasted no time in purchasing a OnePlus 2. We also had a Zenfone 2 Deluxe review […]

How to Get Refund for a Purchase From Google Play, iOS App Store and Windows Store


Try before you buy is a much-appreciated concept, especially when your money is at stake. For the same reasons, we have the concept of trial software and demo games. But those things are just limited to computers and that’s just sad because most of our purchases these days are on apps and games for our smartphones. As […]