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Prasham Parikh

About Prasham Parikh

Prasham Parikh is a freelancer at Android Police, and you can catch him writing how-to guides, features, and reviews on smartphones or pretty much anything that has a battery in it. His love for technology began with the Nokias and the Sony Ericsons of the early 2000s, and he hasn’t looked back since. He’s been the go-to guy in his circle for advice on smartphones, laptops, and gadgets in general—he regrets not sharing affiliate links as often, though. His first stint as a writer was for India’s leading tech magazine — The Digit — but he got his first true experience in tech journalism writing for and managing a small tech blog, EOTO.tech. He then went on to write and produce for Mashable India, where he penned over a thousand articles, reviews, opinions, and in-depth features and hosted and scripted several YouTube videos. Prasham hails from Mumbai but recently moved to Atlanta after graduating from Duke University with a Master’s degree in Quantitative Management. The gadgets he currently uses on a daily basis are the Google Pixel 6, Oppo Watch, Sony WH-1000XM4s, the MacBook Pro, and the Onyx Boox Nova Air. When he’s not spending time writing or ogling new tech, he’s probably playing NBA 2K or watching a true crime documentary. Once in a while, he even digs out his trusty ol’ Gameboy Advanced SP to play the best game ever made: Pokemon Leaf Green.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S20: Should you upgrade?

It's not as simple as you might think

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The Galaxy S20 signified Samsung's renewed focus on innovating and the ensuing months have given us plenty to believe that the company is committed to this vision. The Galaxy S22 is the company's latest and greatest, and if you sat out the S21, it's probably already enticing you to ditch your S20. Should you though?

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12 best apps for college students in 2023

Yes, your smartphone can help you save both money and time!

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College is an exciting prospect for a bright future, but there can be issues you might face during your studies. Organization, scheduling, financial responsibility, work-life balance, and maintaining mental health are things that new and seasoned students can trip up on. The Play Store has several fantastic apps to help you maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle while studying. This roundup of the best apps for college students ensures you have everything you need to tackle your courses prepared, and you can do it from an affordable quality Android phone.

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How to use Google Pixel's Call Screen and say goodbye to spam calls

Google can tell you who's calling and will ignore robocalls with Call Screen

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Google's Pixel phones have great hardware, but they set themselves apart with their software. By creating great software features consistent across flagship and budget phones, Google's A-series of phones is a perennial member of our list of the best budget Android phones. One of the best Pixel software features is Call Screen, which automatically answers phone calls on your behalf, saving you time and frustration. This guide discusses what the Call Screen feature is and how to use it so that you'll never answer a spam call again.

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The best Magic Eraser alternatives

Bid goodbye to photobombers even if you don't own Google's flagship

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Google always has a few software tricks up its sleeve when it launches its new Pixel smartphones, and we have to admit, some of them have been pretty darn good. Hold for Me still ranks as numero uno for us. With Google jumping back into the flagship territory (and creating serious competition for the best smartphones you can buy) with the Google Pixel 6 series, the company had to give the phone the same treatment. Google brought Magic Eraser to make the Pixel series stand out from a saturated Android world.

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How to make someone a mod on Twitch

Recruit help to keep your chats clean

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Twitch is one of the best content creation platforms for viewers and aspiring streamers. But getting started with Twitch requires being acquainted with essential features such as promoting channel growth, suggesting channels, going live on Twitch, or how to maintain a community of subscribers. Fortunately, Twitch offers built-in tools to support your streaming endeavors, including easy ways to manage your channel. As your channel births a community of dedicated subscribers, keeping it safe and clean is going to be a number one priority. Of course, this is easier said than done, but it's all possible with the moderation tools Twitch provides that are entirely accessible through the app/website from your trusty Android phone. So let's dig in.

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How to get the best astrophotography results with the Google Pixel

A little bit of preparation will go a long way in getting better results from Google's incredible astrophotography mode

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Google's astrophotography mode makes shots of the night sky a breeze, and best of all, you don't need a top-of-the-line Android phone like the Google Pixel 7 Pro to use it. This mode lets you take relatively clear photos of the light sky, thanks to some nifty AI work on Google's end.

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Synology apps compared: The best options for your NAS

Here's your ultimate guide to making the most of your Synology NAS with the help of first and third-party apps.

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Synology NAS lets you create private cloud storage, which you can use to store, access, back up, and share your files freely and securely. The benefit of using a Synology NAS service over others is that it gives you access to several first-party apps that make it easy to create your private cloud and access the data from any device you own.

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How your phone can help you prepare for emergency weather

Your phone can help keep you safe in an emergency

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We've made a lot of progress in science and technology, but we're far from stopping or changing the course of natural calamities like hurricanes, forest fires, tornadoes, and flash floods. What we can do is anticipate them and mitigate their impact. Your phone is a handy tool that you can use to prepare for emergency weather events. Here are some tips on how you can use your phone to prepare for inclement weather.

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If you’re picking up a Samsung phone or already have one in the bag, you’re probably also looking for a charging solution since the company doesn’t ship charging bricks anymore with its Galaxy series devices. There are plenty of wired solutions to pick from, but if you’re looking for a wireless charger, you’ll want to draw your attention to the sleek and affordable Spigen ArcField wireless charger — the only third-party charger that supports maximum charging speeds for Galaxy devices.

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The Google Pixel 6a is a worthy consideration for anyone looking for a great camera experience without breaking the bank. If you’ve already hit the pre-order button, you’re probably also thinking about how you will protect the device. Spigen has come prepared for the occasion with its signature range of protective cases and its handy range of MagFit accessories.

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Secure some unreal discounts with ANNKE's Prime Day security camera sale

Make the best of these compounding coupons while securing your smart home

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Amazon Prime Day is here, and if you’ve been wanting to secure your house from prying eyes, there has never been a better time to invest in a security camera — in particular, one from ANNKE. Not only has the manufacturer discounted its diverse camera lineup, but it’s further sweetened the deal with coupons that waive up to an additional $400 off your total bill.

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Summer is here, and along with longer days, it brings the opportunity to take a break from your monotonous routine and spend time outside indulging in activities you love, be it camping, a day at the beach, or a picnic at the park. While being outdoors can be recharging enough for you, your gadget friends will surely need some help. A power bank can juice up your phone or laptop, but if you have lights and small appliances like an electric stove or a cooler to power, investing in a portable power station is the way to go. If you're looking for one, you're in luck because EcoFlow has some enticing discounts on a range of power stations for the upcoming Amazon Prime Day sale.

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How to get something removed from Google Search?

There's a process in place but you'll need a legit reason

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Google’s web crawlers are constantly sifting through the internet, and the sheer amount of data they comb through is astonishing. That is why most of us turn to the service when searching for answers. However, as it sometimes happens, information that you might not want to share publicly or is incorrect finds its way into Google’s search results. If you’re wondering whether you can get it removed, we’ve got you covered because there is something you can do about it.

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The top coding apps to learn SQL, Python, and more on the go

Make your phone even more useful

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The democratizing power of the internet cannot be understated. When paired with the recent strides in affordable computing and internet connectivity, learning something new is a matter of curiosity and initiative. There's been increasing interest in coding over the past few yearss. Lucky for you, the tool you always have by your side—your phone—can help you learn the basics. We've rounded up a list of the best coding apps to get you started.

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It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your home when you’re away, and it’s incredible how easy it is to do this nowadays with the help of affordable yet feature-packed security cameras on the market. The ANNKE Crater Cam is one of the latest security cameras on the shelves, and it has a lot to offer, from IR Night Vision to Smart AI tracking, at a low asking price of $19.99.

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The Nubia REDMAGIC 7 Pro offers the gaming experience you deserve

This article is sponsored by Nubia

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Nubia has been at the forefront of the best smartphone gaming scene for a long time now, and its latest installment in the popular REDMAGIC series of phones is only taking things to the next level. If you’re someone who loves the convenience and versatility of gaming on a smartphone, the REDMAGIC 7 Pro will catch your attention and then some.

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Thanks to human ingenuity (and part laziness), we’ve managed to invent little machines that help clean our houses without little to no manual intervention. It’s hard not to be in awe of robot vacuum cleaners, especially one like the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Turbo that offers a comprehensive cleaning solution for both vacuuming and mopping. It’s harder to ignore it when you learn that it’s also capable of cleaning itself and serving as a makeshift security system.

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Samsung's wearable offerings are probably the best alternatives to the Apple Watch. Its partnership with Google for the Wear OS-based Galaxy Watch4 series seems to have done wonders for everyone involved, as the company achieved its highest quarterly smartwatch shipments last year. However, battery life is one of its Achilles' Heel as it is not big enough to last a couple of days nor does it charge quickly. A leak from a couple of weeks ago hinted that the 40mm Galaxy Watch5 could sport a bigger battery to fix this issue. Another leak today confirms that the 44mm variant of the watch will also ship with a bigger battery.

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The 17 best productivity apps in 2023: Cross-platform apps for phone, tablet, and PC

Stay on top of your tasks with these productivity apps

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For most of us, our daily lives revolve around a multitude of gadgets, not all of which run the same software or are made by the same company. This hampers the ability of the devices to “talk” to each other. Fortunately, this gap has been addressed by a handful of services out there that find themselves on the most popular platforms, like Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux, and the web.

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7 great reasons to buy the new REDMAGIC 7

This article is sponsored by REDMAGIC

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It started with casual games like Snake, but the smartphone gaming scene has evolved beyond expectations and today offers everything between rich RPGs and thrilling FPS titles. With cloud gaming a reality now as well, smartphones are turning to be the de facto gaming consoles for millions around the world and Nubia’s REDMAGIC phones have been at the forefront of gaming smartphones. The all-new REDMAGIC 7 is no different, and you probably don't need to look elsewhere for a gaming phone.

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