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Consume less data on Chrome using Google Data Saver – [How-to Guide]

Consume less data on Chrome using Google Data Saver – [How-to Guide]

With a continuous rise in mobile data usage in recent times, the fear of consuming your entire data plan keeps looming in your mind. For this, Google has come up with a good solution that lets you reduce the amount of data Chrome uses on your Android mobile device, computer, or Chromebook by using Data Saver. Please note that Data Saver isn’t available for iPhones or iPads. How Data Saver works When you use Data Saver, most of your web traffic goes through Google servers before being downloaded to your device. Less data gets downloaded to your device, because Google servers will compress it. Note: Even with Data Saver, you won’t reduce the amount of data you’re downloading when you’re on secure pages, whose addresses start with https, or Incognito pages. With Data Saver turned on: Some websites might not be able to accurately determine your location. Some images might look a little fuzzy. Internal websites, such as your company’s internal sites, might not load. Sites that your mobile carrier uses to authenticate and bill you might not work. For example, you might have trouble logging in to your mobile phone provider’s website. Local settings will be ignored if you manually modified your /etc/hosts file. Turn on Data Saver Android device Open the Chrome app . Tap More Settings. Under “Advanced,” tap Data Saver. Slide the switch ON. You can switch this off at any time. Computers and Chromebooks You can use the Data Saver extension if you’re running Chrome version 48 or higher. Turn on Data Saver: Install the Data Saver extension from Chrome Web Store. Data Saver should be turned on by default. If it’s not, click Turn On Data Saver. Turn off Data Saver: Open Chrome. In the top right, click Data Saver . Click Turn Off Data Saver. Safer Chrome browsing on mobile devices When you turn on Data Saver for your phone or tablet, Chrome uses Safe Browsing technology to protect you from malware and phishing attacks. Chrome will warn you if you’re about to visit a dangerous site. Safe Browsing is always available on Chrome for your computer and Chromebooks. Source:...

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Never get disturbed while playing a game via Samsung’s “Gaming Tool”

Never get disturbed while playing a game via Samsung’s “Gaming Tool”

Everybody is talking about Samsung’s next galaxy devices the S7 and the S7 edge and the cool features they posses, such as the first ever Dual Pixel Camera, liquid cooling and water resistance for starters. Only some of them are talking about the Software features, one such in particular is the “Gaming Tool”. This little floating button comes on the screen when playing a game and shows 5 different options when you click on it. They are: No alerts during gaming – suppress all notifications while playing a game. Lock Recent and Back keys – turn off the capacitive buttons to prevent mistaken presses while gaming. Minimize game – put the game in a floating bubble (like Chat Heads) so you can do something else and then return exactly where you left off. Screenshot – take a screenshot. Record – record your screen and even record yourself with the front-facing camera. Talking about gaming, you even can even adjust the performance of the game, just go in settings and choose Standard, Low Power, and Extreme Low Power. This well help save a lot of battery for the heavy gamer.So, what do you think of the tool? Will you use...

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How to Get OK Google Everywhere on your Android Device

How to Get OK Google Everywhere on your Android Device

  Most of you guys must have received the update for Google Now which lets you say the command “OK Google” anywhere on your android device. even when its asleep, this though works only when the phone is charging). This is a neat new feature which helps make searches must easier and quicker. If you do not have this little feature yet, don’t worry we will not tell you to wait for it. Instead thanks to a user on Reddit, who discovered this handy trick, you can get this in a few easy steps. Text search the term “OK Google Everywhere” in Google Search. After that, go to Google Settings Go to Search & Now > Voice > “Ok Google” Detection and check “From any screen” to enable Hotword Detection from any app (even the lockscreen). Voila! Happy searching 🙂 We used this trick on couple of our devices, rooted and unrooted, works perfectly on both. If you have any queries regarding this. Please feel free to leave us a comment...

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Cyanogen Inc. to bag out three HUGE surprises – AirPlay Mirroring, CM11, New OEM Partner

Cyanogen Inc. to bag out three HUGE surprises – AirPlay Mirroring, CM11, New OEM Partner

Cyanogen Inc. has started the day with some amazing news, three of them actually on their Google+ account. A  new apk, news for their upcoming Custom ROM and a teaser that has made everybody start guessing. Get the whole low down below: Cyanogen Inc. Joins Hands with a Mystery Partner: According to sources Cyanogen has confirmed that they have a new hardware partner. Meaning a OEM running a CM ROM out of the box. This is great news for the developer community as we have all, known and loved the customization possibilities the CM ROMs provide. They were not willing to give any more hints as to who the new partner is, but according to rumors there is a high chance it could be Oppo, as they already have a device that comes with CM ROM out of the box, the Oppo N1. CyanogenMod (CM) 11 in Final Stages:   Cyanogen Inc. has confirmed that their new CM 11 ROM is under final stages and will be available as a nightly very soon. The post on Google+ was: We are in the final preparation stages for CM 11 nightlies as well – you crackflashers will have something to play with soon. For those who do not know CM 11 is based on the all new Android 4.4 KitKat OS. If you want to have a feel of it there is an unofficial CM11 build that you can try out. Be warned though it is a bit buggy. AirPlay Mirroring and Screen Recording Test apk:   The developers at Cyanogen Inc. have been busy building ROMs and apks. Recently they have come out with a test version of a screen recording app and AirPlay Mirroring which is similar to Miracast found on most high end devices. This basically helps you display whatever you are seeing on your device on a bigger screen, when connected on the same wireless network. Even though the apk is still in beta testing stage, you can have a crack at it from the download link below. The screen recording function will be good for people who like to make tutorial videos or How to’s for people who need the occasional help. Their official post stated: To use screen recording, it is very similar to screenshots. Instead of volume down + power (screenshot), press volume up + power. A notification will pop up that notifies you that your screen is being recorded. You can enable showing touches, and also stop the recordings. Recordings are saved to /sdcard/MirrorRecordings. To use airplay mirroring, go into Settings, displays, Wireless Displays. It will scan for airplay devices. Pick one, and it will mirror your screen....

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How to get the Android 4.4 KiKat Transparent Status Bar

How to get the Android 4.4 KiKat Transparent Status Bar

Android 4.4 KitKat is the elusive candy for most users at this point in time, with users starting to very slowly but gradually get the updates. Well if your one like me who just can not wait for anything official to come and is not afraid to tweak your device, then my friend you have come to the right place. What sets apart Android 4.4 from the older versions is the subtle white color instead of the blue and most of the stuff has become transparent, including the status and notification bars. If you too want your device to have transparency all over then just follow the below steps: (Remember your device has to be Rooted and running a custom ROM like CM) Install Xposed Installer Open the Xposed app and go to Downloads Download Gravity Box Go to Framework in Xposed app Click on Install/Update Then go to modules where you can see Gravity Box and tick the check box. Restart/Reboot your device Go to Gravity Box App and start tweaking. To make the status bar transparent head on over to the Transparency Manger Mode and use the slider to adjust it. Voila Now you have a transparent status bar! Remember you can even make the notification bar transparent so just tweak away! To get the FULL Android 4.4 KitKat experience, download GEL (Google Experience Launcher) and the Android 4.4 KiKtat Theme for CM (This works will all custom ROMS who have an option to change themes in settings) from the Google Play Store. The settings seen on the pics are very close to what actual Android 4.4 KitKat looks like: Again do this on your own risk, We will not be responsible for anything happening to your device during this process. Have attached a few snaps to help you out how the final thing looks like. So go ahead and share with us what tweaks do you come up with to make your device all the more awesome! A Special Shout Out to +DinyarVirji for his participation  in the...

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CyanogenMod 10.1.3 – Android 4.2.2 Goes Stable

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 – Android 4.2.2 Goes Stable

All device soft-wares no matter which company, be  it Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG or any smartphone manufacturer after a few months starts to get boring, looking at the same old device again and again. If you are one of these people then this new would make you leap with joy. CyanogenMod are one of the leading custom ROM developers around and after the team was successful in raising $7 million via funds have become an official company. Then have finally removed the RC (Release Candidate) tab of their CM 10.1.3 OS which is basically Android 4.2.2 plus the CM goodies. This can be easily downloaded via their servers. With the new stable update you will get CM Account services which can be used to remote wipe out your device plus other useful options. According to CM this would be there last ROM based on 4.2.2 as they have already released nightly version of CM 10.2 which is 4.3. They are working hard to make it into a stable release as well, before Android 4.4 KitKat comes knocking next...

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