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How to Enable Dark Theme in YouTube for Android and Web

How to Enable Dark Theme in YouTube for Android and Web

Regular YouTube users have long requested for a dark theme for the web and its mobile app. Google first started rolling out dark theme for YouTube eight months ago with its iOS app and the web. Now after taking its own sweet time, Google has started rolling out the dark theme for the YouTube for Android app. 

The Best FM Radio Apps for Android

The Best FM Radio Apps for Android

If you were born in the 80s or 90s, I am sure you know how listening to the radio was an addictive experience. We all loved to hear the radio, especially with all the chatter of RJs.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro: How To Lock Apps Using Fingerprint Scanner

Asus ZenFone Max Pro: How To Lock Apps Using Fingerprint Scanner

Gone are the days when fingerprint sensors on phones could only be used for unlocking them. Thanks to Android updates and OEMs in-house implementations like in Redmi Note 5 Pro, fingerprint scanners can now be used for gestures like pulling down the notification panel, taking a selfie and even lock apps.

How to Install Fortnite on Android

How to Install Fortnite on Android

Fortnite Battle Royale aka Fortnite is one of the most hyped games right now on Android. Epic Games has started rolling out the beta version for Android devices. However, getting the game on your device is pretty much twisted. Instead of rolling out Fortnite right in the Google Play Store, Epic is using its own website. The primary reason is to avoid paying 30% commision to Google for its in-app purchases.

How to Hide Apps in Android

How to Hide Apps in Android

Generally, most OEMs offer the option to lock apps in a device as a part of their skin. Even if the feature is missing, it can be added by using a third-party app from Google Play. However, there’s no option to completely hide apps in either stock Android or OEM skins like Emotion UI or Samsung Experience. The reason to hide apps could be many. 

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.