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How to Get Android Phone Notifications in PC

The world is running forward faster towards the implementations of developments and modernization and at the same time we run along with it towards the destination of success. To have a life in this technological world, we work really hard to achieve the so called success. Sometimes we miss important things when being busy with all our works.

Missing such important notifications can actually cause us different problems or push us back into a bad situation. So we are here to talk about the important notifications that we miss while being busy with schedules and overloaded work done by sitting in front of a PC. In this case, I am going to give you some few methods on how to get android notifications on your PC.

As most of the companies and offices are now based on the modern facilities, every single thing is updated in a PC and the works are carried out with this modern technology. Not just in ICT offices but every working arena has almost transferred into the use of PC, schools and institutes, banks and public service offices, every such places are linked with the use of PC for the works to be carried out easily without errors. This has made a person sit in front of his PC for hours, forgetting things happening around him. When someone sit to do his work, they will have no time to check their mobiles, so they might miss out any important messages by not being able to check out the notifications they get. This can turn out to be really serious. Not just working people but also students, when they sit do their assignments and homework; they might miss one big program or an important lecture. So what is the possible solution for this?



Is it setting a reminder to continuously check the mobile once in a while? No, I have an even better solution for this problem. As we are all people who stick with our PC, we can try out new tricks to make get the android notifications on our PC itself. So by doing so, all the notifications will pop up in the pc and we will not miss out any. It works simply with a Google account signed in both the PC and your android smartphone.

I am going to introduce you to two easy methods, in which you can select the one that you desire and work accordingly. All you got to do now is, follow the step given below in a detailed manner and enjoy working at the same time read important messages that you get in your android phone from your PC itself. So let’s take a look at each of them now.


Get Android Notification Using Chrome

Firstly, you have to go to the Google chrome browser in your PC and in the chrome market, search for the 'Desktop notification' and 
install it.

In the top corner of the chrome store, you will see the ‘Add to Chrome’ option, click on it. it will start up the downloading of the extension and once completed it will automatically get added to your chrome.



Now on the right top corner of the page you will see a blue chat message sign icon, click on it and start to sign in with the Google account and then in the login page add the email id and the password.



That is it, now the extension is added in your PC; all that’s left to do is, get the settings done in your android to complete the procedure.


Setting up Your Android

You have to get the app named 'Desktop notification' directly from google playstore to your android smartphone.

Then launch the app and then enable the desktop notification with the help of the guide that is given by the app. Then sign in using the same Google account you used in the PC.



After the sign in process, your android device will automatically get connected to your PC and there by all the notification you get in your android will be notified in the PC too.



That’s it, now by following the steps both in the PC and the android phone, we have successfully updated to get the notification you get in your android in your PC too.


Get Android Notification in PC - Pushbullet

You have to get the app Pushbullet to your android device directly from the Google pay store.


Then launch the app and sign in using your Google account.



Now, you will get a pop up message of ‘see your phone’s notification on your computer’, simply enable it by pressing the ‘allow’ option and then give all the required permission for the app to continue.



Next, you have to get the google chrome app 'Pushbulletextension, to your PC’s google chrome.



Once you get the extension, sign in to the account using the same google account you used to sign in the android phone pushbullet app and then grant it with all the permissions.



Then , you will be able to see a screen like shown below in your PC.



That’s it, now using this method you will get all the calls, messages and the notifications you get in the other apps in your PC itself.



We have now checked on the most reliable apps. These methods are easy to get and is the trustable ways to get notifications of your android phone in your PC. Hope this guide was useful for all of the hard working people out there.

How To Stop Google From Listening To Your Phone Secretly

Is your Google device listening to each and every word you say? Do you want your Google to stop listening to you? Let's go through some tips on how to deal with this issue. What do you do if your Android device keeps on listening to you? Your device also keeps a log of everything you say. Let's take a look at how to curb this problem.

As we are living in an advanced era where all our devices come with a microphone fixed in them, those microphone companies like to track our conversations. In this case so many questions will arise in your mind so let's head on to know why Google records or listens to us and how to stop this from happening.

Before moving on we certainly have to take a look at what Google is recording from you.


So you know that you can wake your phone saying 'Ok Google'. After that you can give your command for the phone to carry on. If you have enabled this feature in your device, it is constantly waiting for you to say this hot-word 'ok Google', but we are certain that this is not recording each and everything you say and it does not upload anything to the internet. Suppose if Google is recorded everything you say then it will be a wastage of over consumed data stored. 'Amazon echo' has such concerns but Google doesn't.

Voice command in your Google device works even if you don't have the 'Ok Google' command enabled. To open the voice command you simply have to tap the microphone icon on the search bar and also there's a shortcut feature where you have to hold the home button to awaken Google assistant. Both the methods cause the voice command to work immediately. This also is recorded by Google.


Please note that Google only records your voice commands for example: if you say 'ok Google', 'how is the weather today' these questions are recorded including previous few words you speak or the audio.


How can I listen to my Google recordings 

Do you know that Google gives you the chance to view all your links with its service which will show the recordings of your commands with the Google assistant. Let's take a look at how to view this. 

First move to the 'Google category' where you will see this on 'Settings' app from your device. But viewing it on a web browser is much easier. If you are using a web browser check the below settings.

First go to 'Google my activity'. In this section you can view all the details from the things you viewed to the YouTube video you watched.

Under the search bar you will find 'Filter by date & product'. Click on it and filter them to show only the voice recordings.

Next tap on 'Deselect all' under 'Filter by Google product' option and then select only the 'Voice and video' label.


Finally click on 'Apply' button. 

Now all your recordings from Google can be viewed in a timeline starting with the recent one. Next tap under any 'recording details' and choose 'View recording' to hear the recordings.

This page will pile all the close recordings together by default. To expand the pile you can tap them if needed. Or you can tap 'Item view' at the top to see everything individually.

Stop Google from listening on your Android device

To disable this Google voice recording feature, you have to go to 'Settings' and toggle few changes. You can also find more features if you take a look at it further.

How to turn off 'Ok Google' in your Android

Do you want to turn off the 'Ok Google' feature on your device? Let's take a look at the settings below to turn off it.

First head to 'Settings' on your device and go to 'Google' section.


You will find 'Account services' under 'Service' category.
 
Then click 'Search, assistant & voice'.

Next tap 'Voice' on the current page.


Now you have to tap the 'Voice match' feature.

Finally to disable 'Ok Google', swipe to off the 'Access with voice match' option.

Make sure you disable 'While driving' so it won't interfere with Android auto and the Google map even though it's convenient.


Finally tap on 'Delete voice model' if you want to delete all your voice details from google.

Now you are done with the settings and 'Ok Google' won't respond when you talk. These settings above will even disable the 'Ok Google' feature when the Google maps are running unlike previously. It won't also respond on the Google home screen or when the Google search is open.
Now your phone is free from listening to the hot-word which is good.

How to turn off microphone access for Google app

To turn off this feature first you will have to deny the permission which is given by you to access your microphone for Google app. Here you go; 

Go to 'Settings' and tap 'Apps & notifications' on your device.

To get the full list hit 'See all x apps'.

Now choose 'Google' by scrolling down. 

Next you will have to disable the permission by tapping 'Permission' and  then select 'Microphone'.


Lastly select 'Deny' to not grant the permission.


How to disabled Google assistant

Do you want to disable Google assistant completely? Now you can do it if you follow the steps below.

First tap 'Settings' in your device and go to 'Google' section. 

Choose 'Account services > Search assistant & voice'. 

Now click 'Google assistant'.


Next go to the 'Assistant' tab which is on the top.

Head on to 'Assistant device' option by scrolling down and find your device name.


Finally swipe the 'Google assistant' to off by toggling.


How to turn off Google voice history

Turning off the feature 'ok Google' or Google assistant on your Android device won't affect other devices you own with same Google account such as tablet or Google home. But if you search by voice in Google chrome, it will still keep the data. So in case you want to bring this feature to a pause from your Google account entirely you can follow the below steps. 

Go to 'Google's activity control page' and log in with your Google account.

Now choose the 'Web & activity' section.

To stop Google from joining your voice activity with your account, you have to un-check the 'Include voice and audio recordings' label.


That's it! Now Google wouldn't keep your voice stores and it will limit this action. This is what we wanted to achieve isn't it?

When you are done with the settings you have to make sure you have deleted all the past recordings Google have saved. Keep in mind that this will also delete your web history data which is connected to your Google instead of only deleting voice recording data. Here's how we delete the past activities. 

Get back to 'Google my activity page'.

On the left side you will find 'Delete activity by', tap this option.

Then choose 'All time' to clear everything completely or customize the time range according to your need. 

Finally select 'Delete' option which will erase everything you chose.


Automatically delete Google history after certain time period

Are you enough of deleting activities manually all the time? If you are, you don't have to do that anymore because Google let you delete all the activity automatically. After some time some of your data gets deleted on its own. This will minimize the information the company holds about you.

To access this, go to the same 'Google my activity' page and tap 'Choose to delete automatically'. 

Now you can select the time frame in which you need your records to get deleted. You can set this activity after 3 months ,18 months or choose to do it manually.


This method won't be needed if you already turned off your voice data. Note that if you keep the voice data 'On' it will also delete the web activity not only the voice data.

What does Google do with voice data

You are the sole person who can access your voice data information other than Google. Your voice data is safe unless someone hacked your Google account without your knowledge.

The reason why Google stores your information is to give you a better experience in it's products. Google explains:
  • Understanding the pattern of your voice.
  • Learn how you say certain words and sentence. 
  • To understand you voice when you say 'ok Google'.
  • And also to enhance your speech ability to make it understand the Google products you use.
We all know that this is very useful until and unless the huge companies record your details. This is a bit alarming isn't it algorithms can take a role in sneaking through your information to find out your liking based on your voice input.

Using Google without voice feature

You can make use of Google assistant's feature without using your voice until you turn the 'Google assistant' off.

Now you can type your phrase or command and Google assistant will reply back similar to when you use your voice. 
To type a command, open Google assistant and you'll find a 'Keyboard' icon in the corner. Use this feature to guide Google assistant by typing.


This will further increase your privacy but isn't convenient like using your own voice. Even though you don't use your voice at all, Google can detect your likes and interests and track you.

We have come across all the information regarding Google voice listening in your Android device. You've also learnt how to clear your voice history and pausing your data from recording. All these settings might make you so inconvenient but maintaining your security by keeping Google from saving your data is worthwhile.

Best Call Recording Apps for Android

Evolution in the world has brought so much to ponder onto, and one such factor is the smartphones. Today smartphones has turned out to be an essential need, where from the youngsters to the adults own a smartphone. It can be used as an alternative to so many other devices, such as the camera, calculator, music player, game boy and even for a PC. We got everything that is needed stored in a smartphone and that is why it is named as one of the best smart device. As we can accomplish many tasks using a smartphone, we are going to see how to record phone calls.

Communication is easy having a smartphone, we also have the ability to make free calls and messages to anyone from anywhere in our smartphone with an internet connection. Sometimes, there can come a situation where you will want to record the calls that you make to someone or even the incoming calls. Different people can have different reasons to record calls and not everyone will need this feature in their phones. Though this feature doesn’t come inbuilt in our Android smartphone, there are still many people who badly wants it in their phone to overcome many situations and if you are someone who is wanting it too, then you are in the right place as I am going to further discuss about it.



As I said earlier, recording phone calls can be useful in many situations such as, when you make a call appointment to your doctor or for a meeting and you don’t want to miss out on any information that is provided over phone, then you can record your call and listen to them later , clearly. Just like that, there can also be many other situations that someone will want to use the recording option. But unfortunately this feature is not available in-built in your phone and so you will have to take a step ahead to get it in your phone. Everyone knows how Android smartphone comes with a user friendly operating system and allows us to customize it with new features from the playstore. So likewise we have many options from how we can get the phone call recording option updated in our android smartphone, but before that we should know that when having this feature we should know factors about the legality of it, as people can actually use it for illegal matters. So let us also focus on that factor before moving ahead.

Is Phone Calls Recording Legal

Recording phone calls is not legal is every countries and there are some countries that can strictly banned it for several reasons. That is why there are a few rules such as when someone wants to record a phone call, you should consent it to the other phone and only when both parties agree with it, you will be able to do it. This rule is for normal or business calls. But if you are wanting to record customer service calls, then you will not have to ask for the permission.

So thereby it is always advisable that you check on all the rules and regulations before you put your hands on something as you can be questioned for breaking the laws, as without your knowledge you might be doing something illegal. Thereby make sure you know the right factors beforehand. So now come let us check on a few applications that can help us record phone calls in our Android smartphone.

How To Record A Phone Call On Android

Using TrueCaller App

You have to get the app named 'TrueCaller' directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tablet.

Now let us move on know how to record your phone calls easily using the most reliable method in your android device.

Firstly, you have to launch the Truecaller app and select the ‘Settings’ option by clicking on the ‘Hamburger’ sign.


From the ‘Settings’ drop down menu you will witness a list of options, click on the 'Call Recording' option which is available in the bottom end.


There you will see that the call recording feature is paid but not to worry, as you will get a 14 days free trial, which will be helpful at that moment. To start it, you have to provide the needed permission for the app.


When you enable the feature, you will have two options to record phone calls as ‘Automatically’ or ‘Manually’. You can select ‘Auto’ to record all the phone calls that you make or get and the manual option will work only when you activate it.


Next the feature will be activated with the option you selected and will work accordingly.

All the recorded calls will automatically be saved under the ‘Call Recording Section’.


That’s it, now using the Truecaller's call recording feature you will be able to record phone calls in a simple way without any complicated methods. So you can download 'Truecaller' application directly from Google playstore to your android smartphone by Clicking here.

Using Google Voice 


Now you have to set up the Google Voice account to get started with the call recording feature. 

Firstly open the Google Voice web and go to the ‘Settings’ option by clicking on the menu bar which is available on the left side of the interface.


From the settings drop down menu, keep scrolling until you see the ‘Calls’ option and then click on it.


Next, you have to select the 'Incoming Calls Option' to enable the call recording feature or to start a conference call. 


Now get the app ‘Google Voice’ directly from the Google Playstore to your Android smartphone or tab.

Now when you want to record a call, simply press on ‘Number 4’ on your mobile keypad and then an audio will play letting both the users know that the call is going to be recorded. If you want to stop the recording, press number 4 again and another audio will inform that the recording is stopped.

That’s it, now whenever you want to record a call you can do so with this simple app. But note that you will only be able to record the incoming calls and when you make a call you will not be able to record it, as it is what the settings in this app is all about. The recorded audio will be saved in the Google Voice account.

Using The ACR App

You have to get the app named ‘ACR’ directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tablet.

Now let us checkout on how to startup recording phone calls using an easy method.

Firstly, launch the app and then you will be asked to accept the terms of the app to get started. Then it will also request you to grant a few permissions to access your device such as contacts, microphone, phone and the storage. Grant the needed permissions by tapping on ‘Yes’.


Then you will see a notification indicating that the app is enabled and thereby when you make or receive phone calls it will start recording them. This will eventually happen by default and you will not have to do anything about it.


If you don’t prefer the automatic call recording feature, then you can go ahead and change the settings using the premium app. For that you have to open the drop down menu and select the ‘Settings’ option and then press ‘Recording’.


There you will see many setting options, all you have to do is simply scroll down and select the option ‘Start Recording’and change it to the ‘Manual’.


That’s it, now onwards you will be able to record the calls that you want with only a few steps. The whole process is very simple. Now let us check on a few alternative apps that can also be used to record phone calls at any time.

Alternative Apps

Phone By Google: This is a great app which has updated it with the new feature of recording phone calls onboard. One best factor about this app is that in most of the Android smartphone this app comes pre-installed, making it easy for the users to put their hand on it without any difficulties. The app is based on Google which makes it relieved about the privacy intrusive activities. When you record a call, the app will also inform the recipient that the call is being recorded. But the app is available on in a few android devices which is one of the cons about this app.


Call Recorder – Cube ACR: This call recorder app has a user friendly interface and also is named as a great app to use to record phone calls. When you install the app it will provide you a brief section on how you can record phone calls using this app. Not only the normal phone call will be recorded but using the ‘Call Recorder - Cube ACR’ app you can also record ‘Whatsapp, Skype and Viber’ calls. All you have to do is simply click on the on-screen app widget and start the recording. A very simple app that would work a great deal without any problems. This app also has the feature of recording regular calls automatically.


Automatic Call Recorder: This is another awesome and simple app to consider about. This android app makes the process of call recording easy, all you have to do is provide the app access to your call and audio when you set it up and then the ‘Automatic Call Recorder’ will do its job perfectly. You will have different sections for each calls such as incoming calls, outgoing calls, all calls or the important calls. Get the app and start automatically recording all the calls that you make or get. There are also many other features in the app. You can delete or share the recorded calls, along with that you will also be able to exclude particular numbers so that the app won’t record their calls. There are also features such as adding a pin code to the app and choosing the app icon to show while recording calls.


Call Recorder Automatic: You can use the ‘Call Recorder Automatic’ to record calls. It is also known for a great service. When you start up the app, you will have to give it the permission to access the phone’s storage, contacts, record calls and manage calls. This app will check and work only if the call recording is legal in the region for the security of the users. The interface of the app is very simple, with the incoming, outgoing and all calls. There are many other features available in this app and note that the app will only record phone call when the call is on speaker.


All Call Recorder Lite: Just as the name of the app suggest, this app is a light weight app with a simple UI in it. There are many features in the app that you can activate or deactivate from. You will be able to exclude particular numbers from recording calls, you can activate a pin code to unlock the app and the recorded calls can also be shared. No big or complicated setup process is needed to record calls now. This app has an easy interface with outgoing calls, incoming calls, all calls and urgent calls. You can check the app out.


BlackBox Call Recorder: This app comes with an amazing feature, where when you launch the app it will provide you with a few warning that you should know before heading ahead, such as the app only has one-sided recording for some carriers, non-compatibility with other recording apps, has a power saving mode and along with that it will require for a few permissions to be granted for the app to work accurately. The interface of the app is very simple where when you open the app, you will see all the call recordings. If you want to check out the other options click on the hamburger menu which is on the left side of the app. There is also a search logo from which you can search for your specific recordings faster without scrolling all the way down the list.


Auto Call Recorder: Auto call recorder is another automatic call recording app which has a pretty easy process to set up. All you have to do is install the app and when you launch it, it will ask for a few permissions just like the other apps, simply grant them and that’s it, the app will be ready to record your phone calls there onwards. The app has a page in which all the calls that were recorded would be saved in. There are other features in the menu and you will also be able to save in favorite calls and so on. There is also a search bar to quickly look for your recorded calls. A simple and a great app.


That’s it, now we have checked on some amazing call recording apps for the Android smartphone, and they are all trustworthy and great apps that would work accordingly without any problems. You can select the best from the list of apps provided above as per your needs. Also make sure you first go through all the legalities before using the app for your own good. So I hope this guide would have been useful for you.

Get Alert If Someone Tries To Pick-Pocket Your Android Phone

Having a smartphone makes things quiet easier and better. We can literally do so many tasks in one sitting using a smartphone. There were days when people had to carry loads of things when going to the office, or imagine when we wanted to take pictures we had to carry big cameras to get better and high quality photographs. But now that is not the case, as we can do all of them using the small device . In that case, we should also not forget to keep it safe and secured.

We all know that when we start using a phone, we would take necessary measures to protect the smartphones from viruses and malware because today we see how thefts and threats are rising devastatingly to spread negativity around the society. So in that way, we all get antivirus software and applications in our phones, but what are the measures that you have taken to prevent your phone from being stolen? How have you planned to safeguard your smart devices from theft?


This is one tricky thing and not an easy way to get things done on your own. We can not always keep our phones on our hands and keep a watch at it every time, because that is not going to happen. And there are times when we place our phones inside our handbags or pockets and go on a public vehicle or go through a crowded place, in such moments many situations such as thefts can take place. There will be people who would be waiting eagerly to steal whatever they can and the easiest one is the smartphones for them. They will without any notice slowly open our bags and take the phones out, in a split of a time and we will never know until we look for it. But now with the help of the technology, we can create a shield of protection for our phones.

Yes, I am going to introduce you all to one of the safest application named ‘Anti- theft alarm’ that you all can have in you android smartphones to safeguard your phone from being stolen. What it does is, it will raise an alarm when someone tries to take your phone out of your pockets or bags. There are a few modes such as the charger detector mode, motion detection mode, proximity detection and sim detection mode. So when you set it up with what ever detector mode, it will raise the alarm accordingly.

Along with it you can also set it up to ring when someone removes it from the charger using the charger detection mode and the sim detection will give an alert sms or mail to the provided id or number, the motion detection would work by giving a loud alarm when the phone is moved or given a sudden motion and then comes the proximity detection mode which is the best one that we all have been talking about. It will raise an alarm when the phone is trying to be taken out of the purse, bag or pockets. So the ring will go on until the correct password or passcode is provided to stop it. So in that way, you will always have an alert whenever someone tries to take your phone without your knowledge. In this way you can always have a preventive method updated in your android. Come let us check on how to get it done.

Protect Your Phone From Pick Pocket

You have to get the app named ‘Anti theft alarm’ directly from the google playstore to your android smartphone or tablet.

Let us move on to know how to protect your phone being used by others at home or even at your working places and also safeguard from thefts and pick pocket.
Firstly, start the app in your android device and get in to the app using your mobile number email address or facebook account.


Then you have to choose 'Proximity detection mode' or 'Motion detection mode' from the main interface of the application. The selection is depend on your requirement. If you are travelling in a bus or train and you want to protect your phone from being stolen from the pant pocket, then you have to select the proximity mode. I'll go with proximity mode to show demo.



Next the app will request you to configure the password or pattern lock which will be used to stop the alarm tone when the anti theft mode is activated.



So in that way, when someone tries to remove the phone from your bag it will not stop ringing until the password is provided.


Once you configure the password setup, click on proximity mode and you will have 5 seconds to lock the screen and keep the phone inside your pocket.


That's it. Now the app is activated to protect your phone from being stolen in a crowded public transport. The time period for the security alarm, alarm tone, motion sensitivity can be adjusted from the settings tab.


Now this way you will be able to protect your phones from everyone around you and especially from thefts from stealing it. So you can download 'Anti theft alarm' app directly from the google playstore to your android smartphones by Clicking here.

So this would definitely be a great option for all to take preventive measures in advance to keep your phones secured in all kind of ways. This is the perfect solution and the easiest one for us to maintain. I hope this guide would have been a great help for you.

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