When you go to buy a new car the sales executive talks about the popular features of the car. This also includes the big screen infotainment touch screen system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto . Those who don’t know Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are basically a combination of hardware and software designed for safer and ‘smarter’ driving. They basically brings the key apps on your phone screen to the car’s display so that the driver can focus on driving. It gives hands free control of features like navigation, maps, calls, text messages and music. For instance, you can run Google Maps, take calls, check notifications, use Google Assistant or Siri, access your music library via streaming apps and more. All users need to do is pair their smartphone via a cable or wirelessly (only a few cars currently offer this) and leave their smartphone for distraction-free and safer driving. Even though they have become a very common and popular feature, … [Read more...] about How to get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in any car
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Home / Help & How To / Apps 4G is still great Adam Doud 10 Sep 2021 1 Source: Google If you can get it, 5G is the fastest mobile internet connection available right now. All of the best Android phones come with 5G capability, including Pixel phones from fall 2020 onward, such as the Pixel 5a 5G . But what if you don't want to use 5G? Fortunately, it's easy to turn it off in favor of other network bands. Whatever your reason, you can turn off 5G on your Pixel phone, and we'll show you how. How to disable 5G on a Google Pixel phone When you disable 5G on your Pixel phone, you force the phone to ignore 5G networks in favor of LTE or a lower band. To do so, open your phone's Settings . Tap Network & internet . Tap Mobile network . Source: Adam Doud/Android Central Tap Preferred network type . Tap any of the other radios (we recommend LTE ). Source: Adam Doud/Android … [Read more...] about How to disable 5G on a Google Pixel phone
Google Pay has thousands of users in India. The UPI-based app is used to send and receive payments. The app works even if the receiver is not on Google Pay and no fee is charged to use the app. Users can also block a person on Google Pay who they do not want to request money from or don't want that person to contact them on the app. You can block someone on Google Pay using an Android phone or an iPhone. How do I block a Google Pay account using Android? Step 1 : Open the Google Pay app on your smartphone. Step 2 : From the bottom of the screen, slide up to see your contacts. Step 3 : Now, tap the person whom you wish to block. Step 4 : Click on the three dots to view the options. Step 5 : From the given options, tap on ‘Block’. What happens when someone blocks you on Google Pay? When you block a person on Google Pay, he/she will not be able to make any requests on the app. Also, the person might get blocked from other Google products … [Read more...] about Can I block someone on Google Pay?
This story is part of Apple Event , our full coverage of the latest news from Apple. Whether you're getting Apple's new iPhone 13 or holding onto a 6-year-old iPhone 6S , iOS 15 is now available to download to your phone. The new version of iOS was in public beta for months undergoing a variety of tweaks leading to the final release. I've been testing iOS 15's new features, and everything from bigger additions like FaceTime call web links for friends on Android and Windows to smaller changes like pinning conversations to the top of the Messages app has improved my iPhone without disrupting my daily status quo. On the whole, iOS 15 feels like a continuation of iOS 14 , which felt like a continuation of iOS 13. These three updates are like a movie trilogy, but unlike The Lord of the Rings there isn't an ominous Eye of Sauron looming over your every move, just Siri. Following in the smart footsteps of iOS 13 and 14, iOS 15 lets you decide how much you want … [Read more...] about iOS 15’s best features: Focus mode and live text are game-changers
News that users of Apple devices were vulnerable to spyware broke this week after a security flaw was identified in the company’s operating system, requiring an urgent software patch across all of its devices, including iPads and iPhones. This development is yet another reminder that even the most widely used, and highly regarded, technologies are vulnerable to compromise by capable hackers. We must urgently accept this reality and fix fundamental problems. About the author Toby Lewis, Global Head of Threat Analysis at Darktrace . In this case, Apple was made aware of the vulnerability by Citizen Lab, a cyber research unit working out of the University of Toronto, as researchers examined the mobile phone of a Saudi activist. They discovered a vulnerability that could (and, probably has) been used by government clients of NSO group, the Israeli Spyware company, to silently hack into iPhones and other Apple devices since February 2021. In the UK , Apple has total … [Read more...] about The Apple hack: everything you need to know
A little-known capability of the Amazon Alexa voice assistant is finances. You can manage your credit card from select credit institutions by using any Alexa-powered device and a simple wake phrase. Not all credit card issuers are supported. To know if your credit card can work with these features, simply open the Alexa app, visit the Skills page, and type in the name of the credit card issuer. If yours appears, you can use it. In this guide we’ll cover the process for both American Express and Capital One cards, but yours should be similar. Table of Contents Managing Your American Express Credit Card What You Can Do With the Amex Skill Managing Your Capital One Credit Card What You Can Do With the Capital One Skill How to Remove Alexa's Access to Your Account A Nifty Tool for Card Holders Managing Your American Express Credit Card To start managing your American Express credit card with Alexa, download the Amazon Alexa app from Apple’s App Store for … [Read more...] about How to Manage Your Credit Card With Alexa