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From one Galaxy to another

Those who know me well will know that I am picky with technology, and I felt that my trusty old Samsung Galaxy S6 was doing a great job. If it works, don’t fix it! But, at long last, the battery is worn out and won’t last even half a day. This put me in a position where I had to do something. Continue reading

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How to recover from MD5 mismatch

If any of the following is gibberish to you, it’s better to stop reading. Not everything I post is useful to the general public ;-) If you’re trying to restore a backup of your Android and you get the error message “MD5 … Continue reading

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Block ads on your computer and smartphone

Do you like ads in your browser? In Skype? In your phone’s apps? No? I’ll show you how to get rid of them. Yes, this even works on smartphones! Continue reading

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Get more screen space on your Android

*Swipe Navigation* lets you use intuitive gestures instead of the black navigation bar. Even better, it can hide the navigation bar so you win that extra screen space for your apps instead. It’s like getting a bigger screen without it being _bigger._ Continue reading

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How to update your Nexus 4 to Android 4.4.4

Back when Android 4.4 came out in November and the automatic OTA update didn’t work for me, I posted a guide on how to upgrade manually. Now that version 4.4.4 is out, here’s an updated guide. Most importantly, make a … Continue reading

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