How to Remove, Change or Set Default Apps in Android

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Android’s popularity is mainly because of its customizability. Users can easily change or alter nearly any part of the mobile OS to suit their personal preferences. Moreover, thousands of free applications competing against each other to gain a larger user base have made the OS even more lucrative.

Unlike Windows Phone and Apple's iOS, most android applications are available free of charge on the app store. This presents the user with numerous options to carry out their tasks and often leads to installation of several apps that carry out same function.

The conflict between various apps to become your default option can lead to issues like app crashing and slowing down of your smartphone. It is better if you specify which apps gets precedence. Here is how you can get that sorted.

How to Troubleshoot Fingerprint Reader Issues in Windows

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One of the biggest issues when using a built-in fingerprint reader in Windows is the drivers involved. A simple driver update, even when necessary, can break the way the fingerprint reader works with your computer. This has to do with incompatibility between the drivers Windows thinks you need, and the drivers your PC manufacturer thinks you need.

Let’s look at some simple troubleshooting steps to get your fingerprint reader to work again if drivers cause it to malfunction in Windows 8/8.1/10.

Ring in the New: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy S6. Here’s Whats Changed

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The Galaxy S6 is by far the biggest upgrade to the not so great Galaxy S5. The S5’s lackluster build and its resulting sales finally forced the giant to redesign its next generation handset in terms of build, specs, performance and software.

The hype before the introduction of the S6 and the S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona has led to the release of a significantly better handset with premium features comparable to devices from iPhone, HTC other competitors who have grabbed Samsung’s market share.

With this spectacular upgrade to S5, Samsung now plans to make up for its last year’s shortcomings that let the company lose its market share to Apple, HTC and turnaround brands like Motorola and LG. Let’s dive deeper to understand the changes and ways it could affect consumer behaviour.

5 Fantastic Galaxy S6 Features You Don’t Know About

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After unending rumors, leaks and speculations that lasted for months, the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were finally unveiled at the Mobile World Congress. Loaded with some advanced features and high performance hardware, the device looks like a winner. Unlike its previous releases, Samsung has not only upgraded the device software but has also significantly improved its hardware and design to match customer expectations.

The Shift from Qualcomm to Samsung’s own octa-core processor Exynos shows the company’s dedication towards performance. The upgraded storage chip along with additional RAM also makes the device one of the most powerful ones in the market. But that’s not it. S6 packs features that are still waiting to be explored with the device yet to hit the market.

Let’s explore the top 5 Galaxy S6 features that promise to make this next-gen device stand tall among its peers.

Create Custom Instagram Filters on Android With Shift

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There have been very few photo sharing social networks for the mobile platform. Since the rise of Instagram users have hardly tried to look for any other alternatives. Instagram became popular due to the numerous features it introduced for photography enthusiasts.

One of its most useful features that immensely ease photo editing is the filters. As the app became popular, other developers started experimenting around the idea to developer more and better filters for their users.

One of the widely used apps for custom filter creation in Instagram is Shift. Its usability and features exceed any other application in the play store. Let’s explore how to make custom Instagram filters using Shift.

5 Rules All Apple Watch Apps Must Follow During Design and Development

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The Apple Watch will release April 24, 2015. Until that release date, third-party app developers are frantically working to be first in line and have a watch app for new buyers to download. I compiled a list of a few of the most notable Watch launch apps before (if you need a refresher on the Apple Watch itself, we have a recap for that too).

However, all the Watch apps have to follow Apple's strict guidelines. We got a look at those with the release of the Apple Watch SDK a while back. With the release date approaching, these are some of the rules every Apple Watch app has to follow to deliver information on a device that is "both distinctly personal and unobtrusive."

How to Record a Skype Call on Your PC or Mac

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Skype has transformed the VOIP industry since its release more than a decade ago and has made it the preferred application for millions of users worldwide. Still, unlike its major competitors, it lacks some basic functionalities like call recording.

Numerous third party applications allow users to record both video and audio calls. You can easily find open source alternatives to premium recording software’s on the web but the premium applications provide superior recording quality and additional features that often lack in free or trial versions.

This guide provides an in-depth analysis about the top Skype recording applications, both free and premium.

10 Clever Recipes to You Absolutely Must Try With IFTTT’s New Do Apps

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IFTTT has launched 3 awesome new apps – the Do Button app, the Do Camera app and the Do Note app – that let you do all sorts of daily tasks with just the press of a button. The practical applications are really quite awesome.

These apps use a script called as a “recipe” to perform tasks. Recipes are customizable and you can set up to 3 different recipes for each app. To switch between your selected recipes, you simply swipe to the next screen on the right (or left).

There are a lot of useful recipes you can create with these apps. Here are 10 clever recipes that we think you really need to try with the IFTTT’s new Do apps.

Fortune: Finally A Quality 4chan App for iPhone is Here

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Finally, there's a good 4chan client on iPhone. Reddit user nin9tyfour posted the good news to jailbreaking hub /r/jailbreak last week. He finished months of work on Fortune, a Cydia-only app for browsing the worst place on the internet.

TechNorms caught up with the app's developer nin9tyfour to talk about what made Fortune good, what went into the development and why it's so hard to implement a captcha within the app.

5 Major Issues with the iPhone 6, And What to Do About Them

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Ever since its release, users have pointed out significant annoyances in their new iPhones. Although iPhone 6 is a significant improvement over its predecessors, with a larger screen and an upgraded OS, numerous software bugs and hardware problems dented its reputation somewhat.

Most notably viral were the complaints of the bent iPhone. Over time, users also experienced minor software bugs and hardware incompatibilities that Apple later fixed through its OS upgrade. But, some wrinkles remain yet to be ironed out.

We bring you some of commonly reported issues with the new iPhone 6 and ways to ride over them.

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