How to Detect Wakelocks in Android Device without Root

Most of us today are using Android devices and are struggling with fast battery drain. Well, one of the causes for this issue can be Wakelocks in your device or phone.

What is Wakelock?

As the name suggests, wakelock means that there is some kind of lock that is preventing your phone to go to sleep and stay awake.

Why should you bother?

Every phone/device has its own system of saving battery. It starts by dimming the screen and them turning it off completely when idle. What if there are apps in your phone that are still using your battery without your knowledge and not letting your phone to sleep? Your phone will consume a lot of battery and that too very fast. Continue reading “How to Detect Wakelocks in Android Device without Root”

How to Fix Samsung Fast Charging Not Working for Galaxy and Note Phones

Recently I got myself Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ which is a fantastic smartphone with a curved screen on both the sides. I love the phone and there is absolutely nothing in it which it can’t do when compared to any other phone in the current market.

To add to the features that I love in this phone, there is one feature of Adaptive Fast Charging which means when the battery goes down you can fast charge it to full in around 30-40 mins but if you compare this to other phones they would still take like 90 to 120 mins to completely charge. Continue reading “How to Fix Samsung Fast Charging Not Working for Galaxy and Note Phones”

Samsung Galaxy Phones Vulnerable to Security Flaw

If you have been using Samsung Galaxy phones or are a Samsung fan like me, then this news is probably not a good one for you. Security researchers have announced that Samsung Galaxy phones including the latest one S6 is vulnerable to attacks. Well, there is a chance, that yours is vulnerable too out of all the 600 million impacted phones worldwide.

As per the statement, what is making the phones unsecure is the keyboard app called as SwiftKey that comes pre-loaded in the phones. If this vulnerability can be successfully exploited, it can lead to attackers remotely accessing your device to spy through its camera or microphone, track your physical location via GPS, install malicious apps without you knowing, steal information and even eavesdrop on your messages and voice calls. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Phones Vulnerable to Security Flaw”

Clean up Whatsapp to Delete Media and Free up Space

Cleaning up your hard disks or even the apps is always a good idea as they free up space and helps the system to respond faster. Whatsapp is no different. The app is so famous and easy to use that people often find it simple to share images, audio and video through this, which in turn consumes space on your phone memory or the SD card memory to be able to store that media.

When I feel the space is running low, I tend to clean up the media myself by going into the save location but for all those who don’t like to do this manually, there are apps. One such useful app is called WCleaner for Whatsapp, which is really simple to use too. Continue reading “Clean up Whatsapp to Delete Media and Free up Space”

Whistle to Find your misplaced Android Phone

If you are just like my roommate who keeps on forgetting phone here and there, and then spends time to find out where it is, then this is some useful article for you. Phones these days are so small (well, large ones are catching too fast) that we tend to misplace them every now and then, and then spend time on finding them. How about something that lets phone to tell on its own, where is it?

Sounds funny, isn’t it? But with the help of this useful app which is available only for Android, called as Whistle Phone Finder, you can actually just whistle to locate your misplaced phone. Yes, of course, you need to learn how to whistle at first place lol Continue reading “Whistle to Find your misplaced Android Phone”

Download YouTube Videos on your Android Phone easily

With our cell phones so much handy and powerful these days, people have started using phone more than laptops or computers and this is the reason why we have so many apps developing these days. Similarly, if you happen to like some video on YouTube and wish to download it in your phone, what would you do?

Well, the primitive method is to log on to computer, download the video and convert it into the phone compatible format and then transfer it to the phone or may be just use a real helpful app called as SnapPea. We have also written about this app earlier, as on the Windows, it can be used to manage your android phone too (link here). Continue reading “Download YouTube Videos on your Android Phone easily”

Super AppLock lets you Password Protect any App on your Android

Privacy is one thing that we all should consider these days. We should avoid posting our own photos online and if we need to do that, then we should not make them visible to the world. Our phone also has lots of data today and thus we should protect that from the spying eyes.

Although there are lot many apps that you can use for this purpose, I bumped into one app which I liked a lot when compared to others. This app is called Super AppLock and is available for free to the Android users in the Play store. Continue reading “Super AppLock lets you Password Protect any App on your Android”

WiFi Map Pro lets you find Closest WiFi Hotspots with their Passwords

Who doesn’t love Free Wifi and that too if you are on a tour? To be connected to internet and to our close family, friends we need to have some sort of internet connection in our phone. It can be either your cellphone data or the Wifi.

While connecting to an open Wifi might not be safe as you can’t know who is collecting what data or not, connecting from cellphone data incur charges. But there are lots of open Wifi hotspots too these days like a coffee shop, a bar or a restaurant and if you trust them there is nothing wrong in using the WiFi. Continue reading “WiFi Map Pro lets you find Closest WiFi Hotspots with their Passwords”

Google Now Card to tell where you Parked your Car

Google is constantly undergoing improvements and changes. A small change which was done this last Thursday, proved to be a major improvement for almost all of us. Forgetting your car parking location is a common and small thing with most of us and can actually happen to even to the best of the guys.

Imagine you coming out of a party and to spoil your mood you don’t remember where you parked your car. Well if you have an Android phone with GPS capabilities, you might be lucky to find the car soon. Continue reading “Google Now Card to tell where you Parked your Car”

Set Custom Sound or Internet Radio as Alarm in your Android Device

We all love when we have lot many options to customize any app we have in our phone or tablets. The apps that we have in our phones by default are not really customizable and thus there is nothing exciting about them. One such app is the default Alarm clock app in our phone. It is a basic app with not much features, however, enough to wake us every day.

If you use your Android Alarm daily then you know that it possible to set custom sounds as alarm if they are present as music file in our phone. So we just need to select that sound and apply as an alarm sound. But if you are someone who wakes up using the mobile alarm every day then try out this app called as AlarmDroid. Continue reading “Set Custom Sound or Internet Radio as Alarm in your Android Device”

Find out if your Android Device is Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

If you have been very active with the tech news these days then you must already know about the recent and high impact bug called as Heartbleed. The bug was detected this Monday by found by researchers from Codenomicon and Google, and since then it has been in news every day. It severely compromises the integrity of secure communications and there isn’t a whole lot consumers of the Internet can do to protect themselves.

What is Heartbleed bug?

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Heartbleed is a software flaw in the OpenSSL “Heartbeats” function that helps keep secure connections alive. This function was found to be vulnerable to manipulation in a way that allows an attacker to steal up to 64K of data at a time from the active memory of affected systems. Continue reading “Find out if your Android Device is Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug”

Turn your WiFi On or Off Automatically with Wi-Fi Matic Android App

Our smartphones are so smart that we don’t even need a computer to perform our daily tasks and when combined with the support of WiFi, it can do lot many activities. While using WiFi on the phone is very easy and simple, the only thing is that it consumes lot of battery when connected to the WiFi.

Therefore, it becomes very important for the users to enable or disable the WiFi on the smartphones. While we can do this manually, there are occasions when we forget to turn it On or Off. Say you are leaving your home and forget to turn the wifi off, then your phone will consume the phone battery unnecessarily trying to scan the networks. Continue reading “Turn your WiFi On or Off Automatically with Wi-Fi Matic Android App”