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It takes a bit of tinkering, but you can force dark mode in the Fitbit app

I know it's the hot design trend right now, but I'll admit it: I'm a big fan of dark mode. It's not that I dislike the traditional white backgrounds of Android and its respective apps, but I personally find the black (or near-black) background easier on my eyes, and it makes other design elements less jarring. Many Android OEMs have offered some kind of dark mode for system apps for years, and various developers have allowed it at the app level as well, but it wasn't really a system-wide setting until Android 10. Most apps that I've seen have updated or adapted to respect this theme preference, but one stubborn holdout is my beloved Fitbit app. I'll show you how you can force Fitbit to follow your dark theme preferences. Products used in this guide Favorite Fitbit: Fitbit Versa 2 Bright no more: Fitbit app (Free at Google Play) How to force dark mode in the Fitbit app Note: Special thanks to Reddit user musicymakery for posting their experience

Selling your Samsung Galaxy phone? Here's how to wipe it clean.

There may be other legitimate reasons to wipe your Galaxy phone and set it back to factory default settings, but the most common case is when you want to give away, sell, or trade it in for a newer model. Resetting your phone to its default settings is extremely easy to do and should only take you a few minutes. I'll show you how to do this in the steps below. Just remember to back up your device data before you begin! How to reset your Samsung Galaxy phone to default settings Note: If you are planning on selling your phone and getting a new Galaxy device, you may want to back up your current Galaxy phone first. Follow these instructions before you begin. Unlock your Galaxy phone (here I'm using a Note 9), and swipe down on the notification settings shade. In the search field, type factory data reset and tap on the result. Tap on Factory data reset . Read through the long screen explaining what data and what accounts will be wiped clean from the phon

How to download the latest WhatsApp beta for Android

WhatsApp's latest features show up in the beta app a month before they're rolled out to the general public. If you want to be the first to try out the latest WhatsApp features, here's how to download the WhatsApp beta app. Products used in this guide Level up: Google Pixel 3a XL ($420 at Amazon) How to download the latest WhatsApp beta for Android Usually, it takes about a month for a new feature to make its way from the beta client over to the public build. That was the case with the dark mode, and any new feature or UI change that WhatsApp is planning on rolling out will make its way to the beta channel first. If you're unwilling to wait for a particular feature to go live in the public channel, you can always download the beta app. WhatsApp runs an official beta program on the Play Store , but that has been full for over a year and isn't taking new beta testers. Your best option instead is to sideload the latest beta APK and install the app. I'

Here's how you can win an Ori and the Will of the Wisps bonsai tree

This new giveaway is perfect for nature lovers and Ori fans. What you need to know Xbox Australia and New Zealand is giving away ten special bonsai trees. These trees have been themed and decorated after Moon Studios' upcoming title Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is set to be available on March 11, 2020. While Ori and the Will of the Wisps is nearly here, Xbox ANZ is doing a pretty unique giveaway. Ten different bonsai trees, each decorated after Ori and the Will of the Wisps, are being given away. To enter, you have to visit the Facebook page and follow the instructions by commenting with an emoji or gid=f. Do note however that according to the official rules for the giveaway, it is only open to Australian residents age 18 or over. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is currently scheduled to release on March 11 for Xbox One and PC. It's also coming to Xbox Game Pass day one. The director of the game has also mentioned that it could b

How to properly clean and disinfect your smartphone

You spend all day with your phone, setting it down on tables, chairs, public benches, bathroom counters, and even more unsightly places. Then there's the more visible grime that gets on or in your phone from dropping it in the dog park, leaving it in your sweaty jean pockets, or letting your child pour Cheerio dust all over it. Phones get dirty easily, but thankfully getting them clean again can be easy, too, if you know what to use. Products used in this guide All the nooks and crannies: DanziX Phone Cleaning Kit ($7 at Amazon) Safe on screens: Zeiss Mobile Screen Wipes ($11 at Amazon) Overboard but efficient: PhoneSoap 3 ($80 at Amazon) What NOT to use when cleaning your phone Lysol or Clorox wipes might seem like an easy way to clean grime off a phone, but fight this instinct with every phone-loving fiber of your being. Bleach, vinegar, alcohol, and most harsh disinfectant chemicals can clean the sides and back of an Android phone, but those chemicals need

Here's how to watch the Aston Villa vs. Man City Carabao Cup final online

Can Pep Guardiola's men make it five League Cup triumphs in seven seasons? Having won four out of the last six League Cup finals, it almost feels strange when Manchester City aren't involved in the Carabao Cup Final. Pep Guardiola's Sky Blues this time face an Aston Villa side that has cast aside its struggles at the foot of the Premier League to put themselves in contention of winning their first silverware since lifting the League Cup back in 1996. If the task in front of Villa wasn't daunting enough, they'll be heading into Sunday's showdown at Wembley against a side that will be bristling with confidence following their stunning midweek Champions League victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabéu. Man City have previously lifted the League Cup trophy six times, while the Villans, who were the tournament's inaugural winners back in 1960, have won the Cup on five occasions. Should any of City star's Fernandinho, David Silva or Sergio Agüero tak