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Martin Guay

IT Specialist, Android Blogger, tech reviewer and a gamer with a dash of social media! Located in the heart of Canada’s capital : Ottawa.

Switching from iOS to an Android device? Then you need to know these…

You’re contemplating moving away from your iOS device or you’ve moved away from it, I’m here to make life a little easier for you with some simple information that everyone should know. 1. A launcher for your home screen A launcher is an app that displays your home screen with all the icons, widgets, and items you may want to press …

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CES 2017 – Tech for PC’s and Smartphones : What to Expect?

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I’m looking forward to seeing what the PC world will show up at CES. With all the new development about monitors, I’m looking forward to seeing what CES will bring for new computer monitors. No doubt HP, Dell, LG are going to be of the party to showcase some new high-end devices. You may be thinking that we will see …

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How-to share your phone without compromising your privacy

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Within Google’s Android environment you have the ability to create a guest user on the device. This allows you to hand your phone over to someone else if they need to do anything without compromising your privacy. Who wants to have someone go through their devices and read text, emails or view pictures they shouldn’t be looking at? Use the …

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Save pictures from Instagram on Android

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Ever wondered why you can’t save pictures on Instagram? Has this been an annoyance for you? While this can be true for many people, there’s an app that will save pictures from Instagram on Android that you can get directly from the Play store. Want to know what it is? Follow me! How to use? Turn on InstaSaver by tapping …

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The ins & out of Google Photos

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Google Photos on Android is a powerful app and you shouldn’t pass over. While you may want to use the pre-loaded gallery that comes with almost all Android devices, you may want to hold and put that one on the back burner. Let’s dive in the ins & out of Google Photos. Let’s first Open the Google Photos App and tap …

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Utility to clean scrap or lefts overs on Android

You may have noticed that often enough when stuff gets moved around, deleted, installed you may have leftovers that will remain. Just like your computer, whether this is a Mac, PC, laptop or a Linux machine, we need to take the trash out. My recommendation is SD Maid and if you can fork the coin, get the pro version. It’s …

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Nougat 7.1.1 – Security tips

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Google’s Android Nougat comes loaded with more security features than all the previous version. A lot has changed over the last 6 years in the Android world, security is one big chunk that has evolved a lot. Activate file encryption for faster startup and better security In the developer settings, you’ll find your file encryption. While it doesn’t sound like …

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Android 7.1.1 – Nougat – Tips

Google’s latest Nougat 7.1.1 is known for its customizability and here are a few tips you may want to explore for yourself. Adjust icon/screen size: In Settings>Display there’s a new option to adjust the size of onscreen content and icons. Simply select the Display size option and move the slider until the icons are the size you want them to be. Enable …

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