How to disable Google Drive Quick Access (tutorial)

How to disable Google Drive Quick Access (tutorial)

If you logged into your Google Drive account recently, you might have noticed a new feature called Quick Access. Quick Access uses machine learning to predict documents you may want to access and displays them at the top of My Drive. This feature is meant to save time so that you don’t have to sift through various folders to find the file you want … Continue Reading >

How to change the default six-digit iPhone password (tutorial)

How to change the default six-digit iPhone password (tutorial)

The introduction of Touch ID has been my one of my favorite feature as a longtime iPhone user. Not having to type in a password every time you want to use your phone is a luxury that I cannot afford to live without. Being able to login to my Wells Fargo account with the simple tap of my finger is simply too convenient. However, … Continue Reading >

How to turn on/off notifications for Gmail on your iPhones and Androids

Tired of getting email notifications on your smartphones? Almost 90% of the email that is sent to your email address is spam and getting notifications on your devices can get old, fast. Luckily you can turn off notifications for each email account in your Gmail app. Here’s how: Android instructions First, turn on notifications & choose your settings Open the Gmail app . In the … Continue Reading >

10 Amazon Echo Tips You Might Not Have Known About

10 Amazon Echo Tips You Might Not Have Known About

After almost one year of living with my Amazon Echo, here are some tips I’ve found useful for getting the most out of your artificially intelligent roommate, Alexa. Also, for the sake of clarity, “Echo” refers to the device while “Alexa” is the name of the software/virtual personal assistant. 1. Help Your Echo Recognize Your Voice Better With Voice Training To get the most … Continue Reading >

How To Sync iMessages Across Your Mac and iPhone

You’ve probably noticed that your Mac has an iMessage app. But do you use it? Syncing your iMessage across your Mac and iPhone is extremely convenient — you can easily text from your laptop even if your phone is nowhere in sight, or send texts to yourself if you want to quickly transfer media from your iPhone to Mac. However, it doesn’t happen automatically. … Continue Reading >

What is a personal hotspot and how do you use it? (tutorial)

What is a personal hotspot and how do you use it? (tutorial)

Last month, I was at the airport with my buddy on our way to Cabo. He was complaining about how the airport’s Wi-Fi kept dropping and that he really needed to send a couple important emails before we boarded. Being the nice guy that I am, I offered to let him connect to my iPhone’s personal hotspot. The response I got was “what the … Continue Reading >

The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ can send emergency messages. Here’s how to enable SOS functionality.

The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ can send emergency messages. Here’s how to enable SOS functionality.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ you know there are an abundance of features that no other Android phones have. In the past I used to think many of TouchWiz features were rather useless, but over time Samsung has managed to add very useful additions that can improve my daily life. One feature that I never hope to use, but have activated, is … Continue Reading >

Need to Clear Up Space On Your iPhone? Try These Simple Tricks

Need to Clear Up Space On Your iPhone? Try These Simple Tricks

We’ve all been there: You open your camera app to capture that perfect moment and then… Your phone doesn’t have enough storage to take one more photo. Instead of forcing yourself to delete necessary apps or beloved photos and videos, try these solutions instead. 1. Clear Your iMessage App Your iPhone’s default setting is to store all of your texts permanently. To stop your … Continue Reading >

How to set up Bixby on your Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s actually better than you think.

How to set up Bixby on your Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s actually better than you think.

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, you understand just how great your phone is. There are very few things to knock the latest Samsung smartphone for, in fact I can’t think of any besides its price tag. One feature that many tech gurus can’t seem to understand is Bixby, Samsung’s new smart assistant. Bixby is a late comer to the voice … Continue Reading >