Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Won’t Detect MIUI Update

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera kept telling me that the latest firmware is installed and no updates available while my friend told me that he downloaded global MIUI 10 OTA. Here is how to force your Xiaomi phone to detect a firmware update. Simple steps will help you avoid a glitch and get a new firmware right now if it is available.

There can also be glitches like the following. You notice a notification on the Settings, get into firmware upgrade and find out that you are proposed to update Xiaomi’s MIUI to the next version. You may even have the new version downloaded… But suddenly the prompt to update disappears and checking for an upgrade does not help. Read how to deal with the issue on Xiaomi phones like Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro and, perhaps, all other models.

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How to Stop Push-Notifications in Chrome on Android 9, 8, 7, etc

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Chrome plagued me by showing popping-up news! The thing is the following… All you know how websites use to ask “Would you like to receive notifications?” If you don’t tap “Block” but “Allow” you will start receiving push notifications from this site. In this article we will explain how to disable notifications in Google Chrome completely and how you can stop a particular website from sending you news and updates without toggling them off permanently on your Android device. Screenshots taken on Google Pixel running Android 9 Pie and Samsung Galaxy S9 running Android 8. Learn how to manage your subscriptions and stop your browser disturbing you and making your device constantly waking up, alerting and draining your battery. Continue reading

How to Delete Photos from Windows PC But Not to Remove Them from Google Photos

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How to Remove Files Deleted on PC from Google Disk But Not to Remove Deleted Photos from Google Photos

There is no problem with freeing up the device folder on your Android and almost no problem with clearing internal storage on your Apple device. But many of you don’t understand how to free up space on Windows 10 PC and not to delete photos and videos from Google Photos. And you are shaking from the mere thought that when you delete photos from a PC they will be lost from Google Photos! Let’s find out how to arrange the things the right way.  Continue reading

Record High-Quality Stereo Sound on Galaxy S9, S8 or Galaxy Note

Almost every modern phone has at least two microphones. The 2-mic setup is used for noise cancellation during calls and for recording the stereo sound while shooting video. But you can also force a third-party or native app to use both mics for recording audio instead of default mono mode. In such a way you can capture unique material for your vlogs or even music tracks. In this article we will explain how to record a stereo sound with a superb quality on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, S9, S8 and similar Galaxy devices.  Continue reading

How to Prevent Windows 10 from Deleting the Image Thumbnails Cache

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Each time you open the same folder with pictures Windows 10 starts re-creating thumbnails from a scratch. It’s not actually a problem if there is five images in the folder. But if you browse through a huge archive containing tons of pictures in good quality you will waste a lot of time waiting until the thumbnails are ready and your hard drive finally stops making noise.  Continue reading

What is Wi-Fi Sharing on Galaxy Note, S9, S8

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Wi-Fi Sharing is a nice feature you can find in Mobile Hotspot settings on Samsung Galaxy devices

As we wrote in one of our previous articles, mobile hotspot makes your Android phone work as a wireless router. In this mode mobile data interface works as WAN and Wi-Fi as LAN respectively. But Samsung added a nice expansion feature to Mobile Hotspot mode in their flagship Galaxy devices – it is called Wi-Fi sharing. It works as follows. In the case if one of the wireless networks (which your phone was previously connected to) is detected, your S9/S9+ will propose to redistribute its Internet connection instead of wasting its cellular data. In such a way your Galaxy phone can connect to your home wireless network and connect up to ten devices via its own hotspotContinue reading