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Does the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Feature an IR Blaster?

Does the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Feature an IR Blaster?

Samsung was among the first few Android OEMs to include a handy IR blaster on its flagship Galaxy S and Note devices. Since the Galaxy S6 though, the company has had a change of heart and has not bothered including the handy sensor on its flagship devices.

How to Type in Hindi on Android Using GBoard or SwiftKey

How to Type in Hindi on Android Using GBoard or SwiftKey

There is no joy like writing and expressing in your own native language. As of now most of the Android users use English keyboard to write in their own language. I personally do the same making it a Hinglish experience until I discovered the possibility of writing in Hindi in Android. Android support tons of non-English languages, including support for plenty of regional Indian languages. In this guide, we will learn how to write in Hindi in Android.

How to Sign PDFs and Documents on Android

How to Sign PDFs and Documents on Android

I remember those days when signing a PDF form sent over email was such a hassle. I had to take a print out then sign on it, scan and then send it again. The other way was to have your signature scanned, paste it as an image in the PDF and then reconvert it into PDF or maybe take a photo and get the job done. 

How to Use WhatsApp Without SIM Card on Android

How to Use WhatsApp Without SIM Card on Android

WhatsApp is built such that it works only with a phone number. This means you need to have active SIM card inside your phone which is verified by WhatsApp to use the messaging.

Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 9N: What’s the Difference

Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 9N: What’s the Difference

Yesterday, Honor unveiled the Honor 9N in India. Priced around the Rs 12,000 range, the Honor 9N launches in an extremely competitive and crowded smartphone category in the country. Despite Honor’s marketing claims, the Honor 9N is just a tweaked Honor 9 Lite with just a few differences here and there.

How to Play YouTube Videos in the Background on Android

How to Play YouTube Videos in the Background on Android

YouTube is the most popular source of entertainment videos, and even though we have tons of streaming options for videos, many of us do like to play music, videos from there. However, it comes with one major drawback. There is no way to keep playing the video in the background and just hear the audio.

How to Send Texts From Your Browser Using Android Messages for Web

How to Send Texts From Your Browser Using Android Messages for Web

Google has recently introduced a web version of Android Messages. It provides you with access to all your regular text messages or SMSs on your PC. If this reminds you of WhatsApp Web, it’s very similar and works on the same principle. 

How to Watch and Download Instagram Stories Anonymously on Android

How to Watch and Download Instagram Stories Anonymously on Android

Stories, Status are features which are now a prominent part of any social network. While WhatsApp calls it Status, Instagram and Facebook call it Stories. These stories stay for 24 hours and offer one a quick way to share what’s going on in their daily life.

How to Install MIUI 10 Global Beta on Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi 6, Mi Mix 2s, and Other Xiaomi Devices

How to Install MIUI 10 Global Beta on Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi 6, Mi Mix 2s, and Other Xiaomi Devices

Last month, Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 10 with improvements to speed, design, sounds, and AI. The latest version of Xiaomi’s skin comes with plenty of new features including a new design for many of the system apps to take advantage of the taller aspect ratio displays that its devices are now coming with. 

Does the OnePlus 6 Feature an IR Blaster?

Does the OnePlus 6 Feature an IR Blaster?

The OnePlus 6 was unveiled by OnePlus yesterday featuring a glass design, notched display, and top-notch internals. Despite coming with a new design, the OnePlus 6 lacks any kind of official IP certification and is not water-resistant. What about IR blaster then? Does the OnePlus 6 feature one?