QR codes are everywhere: you can find them printed on the packaging of your latest gadgets, you can find them on business cards, included on presentations at conferences, you can even see them painted on buildings. People and companies use them to store and distribute all kinds of information, in a manner that is quickly accessible to anyone with a smartphone. Have you seen how a QR code looks? Did you scan one? Do you know what a QR code does? If you do not, read this guide to learn everything that you should know about QR codes, including how to create one:
QR codes are everywhere: you can find them on websites, flyers, apps, ads, even on your favorite beverages. It is almost impossible not stumble on at least one QR code every week. However, unless you know how to read the information they store, you might miss what they are telling you. Fortunately, our smartphones are always with us, and we can use them to read QR codes. If you own an iPhone or an iPad and you are wondering how to read QR codes, here are some of the best free apps that you can use for this purpose:
Do you need to take a screenshot on your Android smartphone or tablet? Do you need a guide that is updated for the latest versions of Android like 8.0 Oreo and the newest smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S9 or Huawei P20 Pro? We have three methods that work well both on Android smartphones and tablets. Let's get started:
NOTE: This guide was tested and confirmed to work on the following versions of Android: Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 7.0 Nougat, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, it should also work on older versions.
When you use an Android smartphone or tablet, and you flick with your finger from the top side of the screen towards the bottom, a list with quick buttons for settings is shown. Those quick settings are usually five buttons that, when tapped perform actions like turn the WiFi on and off, disable or enable Bluetooth, turn on the Flashlight, and so on. These buttons can be personalized to appear in any order you wish. You can also add buttons or disable the ones you do not need. Here is how to change the quick settings available on Android smartphones and tablets:
We received for testing a budget Android smartphone manufactured by Motorola, called the Moto G6 Play. The company sells it for less than 200 US dollars and promises to offer a large screen, a quality design and a massive battery of 4000 mAh. For all of that to fit in your budget, the smartphone has made a few compromises like using a 720p resolution display, a plastic body, and an entry-level processor. However, if your budget is tight, it could be a good option for your next smartphone. After using it and testing it for a week, here is our opinion about Moto G6 Play:
NFC is an acronym that is often used when referring to modern smartphones and tablets. What does it mean? Moreover, what does NFC do? Many people buy expensive smartphones, which all have NFC on them, but they have no idea what NFC is or how they can use this technology. If you would like to learn more about it, including how to tell whether you have NFC on your smartphone, read this guide:
We recently had the pleasure of testing a language learning tool called Mondly. It helps you learn new languages using your favorite web browser or an app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. We love learning new things, so we were eager to see how Mondly works and whether it can truly help you learn a new language with ease. After using it for a time, here are our impressions:
OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service for both home and business users. We use it daily to back up our files, and synchronize them across devices. If you use OneDrive for Windows, you should also install it on your Android smartphone and tablet. If you take a lot of pictures, consider enabling the camera upload feature, so that you back up your pictures and movies, with OneDrive, and get access to them on your Windows devices. Here is how to configure the OneDrive app for Android, to back up your pictures and movies:
If you own a Windows desktop PC, laptop or tablet and need to enter a video call, you must also have a webcam to use for that. However, if you did not buy a webcam for your desktop PC or if you find yourself in an unfortunate situation when your laptop webcam breaks, you must find an alternate way of making video calls. One of them is to use your iPhone or iPad, by transforming your smartphone or tablet into a webcam for your PC. Fortunately, it is an easy thing to do, if you have the right tools: a specialized app and some drivers on your Windows PC.
ASUS released a new mid-range Android smartphone, that looks promising both from a price and performance perspective. It is named ASUS Zenfone 5 and it has the premium looks but it costs half of what you would pay for a high-end smartphone. The hardware inside is not the most powerful, but it is more than enough to handle any app or game you might want to run. Furthermore, it has a dual-camera system with AI that promises excellent photos and videos. If you want to see whether ASUS Zenfone 5 is worth buying, read our review: