About Haroun Adamu
Haroun joined Android Police in 2021, reporting on the latest stories in the tech world. Since then, he’s gleefully covered everything from the most mundane Google Docs features to more mainstream Android and Chrome OS experiences, but he can’t seem to get enough. His curiosity is only limited by the gadgets he has to play with at any given time. How did it all start, though? The story of his affinity for tech takes us back to a time long ago. When Haroun was younger, he wanted to be a doctor — he still wants to be one — but the tech bug also bit him. He started following the industry for his pleasure around 2014 before eventually taking up a writing role with Android Police. He’s also written several buyer guides (and features) for How-To Geek, recommending the best smartphone and laptop gadgets. Before his foray into tech writing, Haroun crafted several sales articles and landing pages for copywriting agencies. He also tapped into his inner gearhead energy to write for automotive sites like HotCars and Vehicle History. His passion for medicine is still strong, and he’s currently studying for an MBBS degree. Haroun clearly likes to wear many hats, though his favorite is sometimes a mystery.
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Secure your Google account with a phone number update
Google lets you link your phone number to your Google account, adding an extra layer of security through identity verification. However, if you recently changed your mobile carrier or relocated to a different country, you may need to update the phone number associated with your profile. This article shows you how to do this. The process is similar whether you own a Google Pixel 7, another Android device, an iPhone, or a computer.
Duplicate slides and entire jams like a pro
Google Jamboard is a versatile digital whiteboard for students, educators, and professionals to collaborate in real time. One key feature of the service is the ability to duplicate slides, allowing you to create copies of your content for various purposes. This article explains how to do this on your top-of-the-line Android tablet or computer.
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When you don't want to be on Telegram any longer, remove your account
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