About a year ago, I explained that mobile gamers are, in the eyes of console and PC gamers like myself, “dirty casuals.” This is not meant to be an insult, but rather an acknowledgment that the mass majority of mobile gamers are counted as such regardless of what kind of game they play on mobile devices.
Link: Still Casual, But Less Dirty: Mobile Gaming
Anyone who’s tried online dating has this recurring nightmare: you show your friend/mom/Lyft driver a nice photo on your phone — a picture of your dog at the beach, or the overpriced avocado toast you had for brunch — and then they start swiping. Suddenly, the nosy phone holder swipes one photo too far and BAM!
Link: 6 apps to hide your secret nude photos
You can more easily and quickly type with your thumbs via the Typewise keyboard. Typing on a mobile phone can be an exercise in frustration. Tapping the keys with the index finger on your right or left hand can be slow and cumbersome. Using both of your thumbs can be quicker. But the standard layouts on most virtual keyboards don’t lend themselves well to thumb typing.
Link: How to ease typing on your mobile phone with the Typewise keyboard
The Australian arm of Apple has reported that profit, revenue, and income tax remained steady during the financial year to 26 September 2020. The company reported after-tax profit came in at AU$288 million, slightly above the AU$287 million recorded in the previous financial year. Meanwhile, revenue reached AU$9.79 billion following last year’s AU$9.39 billion.
Link: Apple Australia remained steady during pandemic-hit 2020
One of the problems with listening to audio on our smartphones is that it isn’t quite as good compared to dedicated speakers or even a proper set of headphones. This is because speakers on our smartphones are tiny and given the size of our phones, it doesn’t leave a lot of space for it to vibrate, which in turns does affect the overall sound quality.
Link: Netflix’s Android App Updated With ‘Studio Quality’ Audio
The term enterprise resource planning (ERP) was introduced in the 1990s to describe software that automates business processes across a company – from financials to distribution, manufacturing, and HR. Initially, the vast majority of ERP systems were implemented on the clients’ own servers in…
Link: What Is Cloud ERP?
If you’re looking to get even more privacy on your Android phone, you should enable Google’s Verified Call feature immediately. Jack Wallen shows you how. Verified Calls is Google’s way of amplifying caller ID in such a way that you can quickly tell if a caller is a legitimate business or not. With this feature now available, businesses can sign up to use Verified Calls which makes it possible for them to better inform you why they are calling.
Link: How to enable the Verified Calls feature on Android
Microsoft and Apple’s rivalry dates back decades, even though Microsoft did help Apple through a tough time when Microsoft’s then-CEO, Bill Gates, bought $150 million worth of non-voting shares of Apple, and also gave them free-access to use Microsoft Office on Apple’s Mac computers. However, rivalry is always good as it pushes companies to do better, which is what Microsoft is trying to convey in their new ad where they compare the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 against Apple’s MacBook Pro.
Link: Microsoft Takes Aim At Apple In New Surface Pro 7 Ad
If you frequently hand your phone over to others, Guest Mode is a feature you should be using on Android. Jack Wallen shows you how to access the feature from your lock screen. Guest Mode is a very handy feature on the Android platform. With Guest Mode, you can hand your phone over to other users, knowing they won’t be able to peek inside your personal information.
Link: How to enable guest accounts from the lock screen in Android
One of the proudest bragging rights owners have used against owners over the years has been the ability to change the default apps their phones use. Well, that and the ability to fully customize their home screen. That means you can use Gmail or Google Chrome — or any other app of your choice — and finally leave Safari and Apple Mail behind.
Link: Ditch Apple’s Mail and Safari apps on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 14’s default app feature
A network bridge allows you to connect segments of your network together. Jack Wallen shows you how to create a bridge with the help of Netplan. If you work with certain virtual machine or container technologies, such as KVM and LXD, you might need to enable bridge networking in order to expose those services to your network.
Link: How to create a bridge network on Linux with Netplan
Productivity Apps for ADHD Brains
These productivity apps and tools were recommended by ADDitude readers in an August 2020 survey on surviving the pandemic with an ADHD brain. Add your favorites in the Comments section below!
Productivity Apps for Finance
Mint (free): Mange your finances all…
Link: 23 Productivity Apps for ADHD Brains