Gadget Hacks Features

How To: Turn a Game Boy Advance into an Old-School Miniature Arcade Cabinet

No matter how advanced technology gets, there will always be room for classic video games in the hearts of nerds everywhere. Mini arcades became very popular, as they allowed users to take arcade games on the go. As Game Boys and other mobile gaming devices appeared, the mini arcade slowly disappeared. Well, believe it or not you can combine the best of both worlds! Metku user Japala wanted to make his old Game Boy Advance SP "look cool again," so he turned it into a mini arcade cabinet.

How To: The Best Phones for Watching Movies & TV Shows — Under $500

You might think you need to buy a thousand dollar phone to get a great experience while streaming movies and TV shows from services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, but that's just not true anymore. While phone prices keep rising and the midrange segment now ranges from $300–$500, there are still cost-effective options that come with top-notch displays and media features.

How To: Automatically Delete Your Google History on a Schedule

Your Google history is mostly a binary choice — either you enable it fully, taking advantage of all its features while letting Google record your activity, or you disable it, staying incognito but also missing out on some fun stuff. But now, Google will let you auto-delete your history, allowing you to utilize all the perks that come with recording your history while maintaining some level of privacy.

How To: Pick Different Chat Wallpapers for WhatsApp's Light & Dark Modes for Even More Control Over Your Theme

If you're like me, you enjoy using your phone's dark theme at night and light theme during the day. When switching from dark to light and vice versa, many of the UI elements in supported apps adjust accordingly, but you have no control over what does and doesn't change. WhatsApp, on the other hand, does give you some granular control by letting you pick a chat wallpaper for each theme.

How To: Find webcams from across the world with Tekzilla

This video tutorial is about using Google Maps and the features in it. Google Maps help us to find the geography and even the traffic situations of a city. Google maps also provide a street view option that helps us to see how a place actually looks like from the ground. Neither of these views are real time. But now, Google Maps has added in a new option, which is the webcam. Just click on the more option in between traffic and map option. In the list that appears, just tick the webcam option...

How To: Reveal hidden MySpace profile content with FireFox

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reveal hidden MySpace profile content using Mozilla Firefox. Begin by clicking on View, go to Page Style and select No Style. This will take out all the styles that are applied on the page, and reveal all of it's data. Now users will be able to view the specific content on the profile page such as friends and page comments. This video will benefit those viewers who use both MySpace and Firefox Mozilla, and would like to learn how to access hidden M...

How To: Share an embedded YouTube video directly on Facebook

So, you want to post a YouTube video to Facebook? Well, believe it or not, it's a really simple task to complete. Instead of just copying and pasting the URL into your comment box, Facebook has the option to choose a "link", which you would then copy and paste the YouTube URL into that box. Then you just click "share" and your whole Facebook community can now watch the YouTube video directly on Facebook. It's the easiest way to share videos with your Facebook friends.

How To: Enable HomeKit Secure Video on Your Logitech Circle 2 Cameras

In iOS 13, Apple introduced HomeKit Secure Video, which allows smart home devices with cameras to give iPhone users a private and secure way to store recorded videos. Plus, it has benefits such as object detection and activity notifications. Logitech is the first to add support for HomeKit Secure Video with its Circle 2 cameras, and all it takes is a quick firmware update to get started.

How To: View the Exact Battery Percentage on Your iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max

Whether you have or are getting an iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max, the default way to check the current battery life is via the tiny battery icon in the top right of the status bar. But that does not accurately depict how much juice is left, not as a specific percentage indicator would. If you want the exact number, there are some not-so-obvious ways to find it.

How To: Opt Out of Ad Tracking on Android

Most of the free apps you'll find on the Play Store have ads. These ads are personalized — in other words, they're for products and services Google believes you might be interested in. The way Google knows about your interests is by collecting data from your smartphone, including your location and app usage. While personalized ads have their advantages, the collection of data is unsettling.

How To: Add Interactive AR Characters to Your Videos with Google Camera

Google's has expanded ARCore support to numerous Android flagships like the Galaxy S10, so if you have a compatible device, you get access to all the cool new apps that can augment the world around you. One of ARCore's most sought-after features, AR Stickers, is normally exclusive to Google's Pixel lineup, but by sideloading the Google Camera app, you can try it on any ARCore device.

How To: Extend Your Bumble Matches at the Last Minute

On Bumble, you only have 24 hours to connect with a match. If no message is sent, your match disappears and your chance of a connection is gone, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the other person isn't interested. If they lose their phone or don't receive notifications, they might miss your message on accident. Life happens, so what can you do if your 24 hours to connect are almost up?

How To: Set App Limits on Your iPhone to Restrict All-Day Access to Games & Other Addictive Apps

Most of us have, at one point or another, found ourselves glued to our smartphone in a trance-like state, totally unaware of what's around us. Well, Apple has a way to curb overuse with an awesome tool for iPhone starting in iOS 12. It can help nudge us away from our phones to spend more time attending to real-life matters.