A Smart Way to Clear Recent Apps for Android Xposed Devices


The debate on whether one should use a task killer on an Android smartphone is a never-ending topic. While the gurus who understand the entire ecosystem of an Android device suggest to avoid force closing the apps abruptly, most of the normal end users who use an entry level Android device with not much processing […]

Top 2 Apps for Organizing and Deleting Screenshots on iPhone


If you’re an iOS developer, technology writer, or someone who just likes to take a lot of screenshots for some reason, you know iOS really doesn’t make it easy to make sense of them. Unlike Android, screenshots don’t get their own folder and other than manually creating different albums, you’re left with nothing. According to the […]

How to Make Your Android Announce Caller’s Name or Number


I recently bought a new car with a double DIN Bluetooth stereo system. I love driving it with my Spotify playlist connected via Bluetooth – it’s an amazing experience. One thing I love about the stereo system is that it allows me to answer my incoming calls using the car’s speakers and built-in microphone. However, […]

How To Easily Share Clipboard Between Mac/Windows and Android with Pushbullet


Pushbullet is quickly becoming one of those Android apps that you just can’t help but recommend. When it launched, it solved the simple problem of sending text and links from the computer to Android (and vice-versa). Then it added notification mirroring so you could view all your notifications when you’re on the desktop. Then it […]

ZArchiver is the Best Archive Manager for Android


When we talk about file managers for Android, there’s nothing quite like the ES File explorer. Time and again we have seen examples to prove that fact. However, when it comes to working on the archive, ES File Explorer barely touches the tip of the iceberg. If you work on common archive file types, ES […]

How To Create a Customized GIF Keyboard for iPhone

GIFs keyboard

GIF keyboards are all the rage. Especially in the US. And if you can communicate with funny or sometimes spot-on reaction GIFs, why waste the time on words? The GIF keyboards for iOS 8 we’ve seen so far offer a wide range of GIFs based on genres, hashtags and popular categories, but what if you […]

How To Backup Status Updates and Photos from a Facebook Page to Google Drive Using IFTTT


If you have a Facebook page, you post a lot of stuff on there. Status updates, special hashtag-based promotions, and photos, a lot of photos. An active Facebook User posts multiple times a day. It’s not uncommon to see 4-5 posts daily from your favorite page. Looking at this from the content creator’s perspective, that’s […]

Top 20 iOS Productivity Apps On Sale This Black Friday Weekend


Happy Thanksgiving Guiding Tech readers! Now that you’ve had your Thanksgiving dinner and vowed never to eat again, it’s time for the Black Friday weekend. The most dreaded shopping weekend of all year. If you’re not the kind of person who rushes out on Black Friday to get the best deal on electronics, we have […]

Top 13 iOS Games On Sale This Black Friday Weekend


So, the Thanksgiving weekend is here. That means spending time with relatives you haven’t seen in a year. It can get pretty boring. Not if you have your iPhone or iPad with you though. Games, especially puzzle, racing or story based games are a great way to pass the time when you’re not allowed to do […]

How To Export Contacts Saved on iPhone

My Contacts Backup

Contacts are the most important part of your phone, maybe even your life. On an iPhone, unless you sync them with a cloud service like iCloud or Gmail (which is easy to do), they are pretty locked down. If you’re moving to a different phone, and for some reason are not able to sync with […]

Google Messenger vs Other Android SMS Apps: How Does it Stack Up?


In Android 4.4 KitKat, Google removed the default Messages app. SMS and MMS would be integrated with Hangouts. Google was clearly trying to make Hangouts the iMessage of Android but from the get go, there were issues. Unlike iMessage, Hangouts would have different conversation views for SMS and IM and sometimes there was just no […]

2 Facebook Chat Apps For Mac That Actually Work

Facebook Chat Mac

Facebook is the new Orkut and Facebook Messenger is the new GTalk. It’s how most of your friends, if not you, like to communicate. A lot of people hate that Facebook Messenger on Android and iOS was split from the main app and that you can no longer use the main app to chat. I like […]

How To Record A Route Using iPhone Or Android


I was in New Delhi last month and the place I was staying was a labyrinth of old and new buildings. The paths were so narrow, a hatchback could hardly make it through (though that didn’t stop my fellow Indians with the can-do spirit). It was like walking through the old city of Lucca, sans the […]

How to Manage Permissions of Individual Apps on Android


Have you come across Android apps that ask for unnecessary permissions on your device and make you uncomfortable? A simple puzzle game on Android that needs full access to your Android’s network doesn’t make any sense… right? Well, if you are a non-rooted user, there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it. You can either choose […]