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The Fastest Way to Take Voice Notes on Android

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Voice notes are a great way to quickly record your thoughts. It’s easier than spending time typing and worrying about punctuation. Let’s make it as fast as possible to take voice notes with your Android phone.

Google has a very nice voice recorder app, but it’s exclusive to Pixel devices. Samsung has its own voice recorder app for Galaxy devices. We’ll show you the quickest ways to jump into these apps and start recording.

How to Take Voice Notes on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

Samsung Galaxy phones come with a pretty nice Voice Recorder app out of the box. You can obviously simply open the app to use it, but for even quicker access we can put a widget on the lock screen.

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To get started, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the Quick Settings tiles. Tap the gear icon to open the Settings.

Next, scroll down to “Lock Screen.”

Select "Lock Screen."

Select “Widgets” from the Lock Screen settings.

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Select "Widgets."

There are a few handy widgets you can choose from. Make sure to toggle on “Voice Recorder.” You can also tap “Reorder” to adjust the order of the widgets.

Toggle on "Voice Recorder."

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Now let’s use the widget. Turn off the display and then wake up the phone so you can see the lock screen. There are two ways to show the widgets: tap the clock or swipe down on it.

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Tap or swipe down on clock.

The widgets will appear and you can tap the red record button on the Voice Recorder widget to start taking a voice note!

Tap the red button to record.

While recording, you can pause, stop, or cancel with the widget as well.

Take action while recording.

That’s the fastest way to take a voice note on a Samsung Galaxy device.

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How to Take Voice Notes on a Google Pixel Phone

Google Pixel phones come equipped with an impressive Recorder app. It can transcribe your voice into text and you can access your recordings from the cloud. For quick access, we’ll add the Recorder app to the Quick Settings panel.

First, swipe down twice from the top of the screen to fully expand the Quick Settings panel. Tap the pencil icon to edit the tile layout.

The tiles at the top of the screen are already in the Quick Settings panel. Find “Recorder” in the bottom section and tap and hold it to drag it to the top section.

Drag "Recorder" to the top section.

Tap the arrow in the top left corner to finish.

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Tap the arrow when done.

Now you can simply open the Quick Settings panel and tap the “Recorder” tile to begin a voice note.

Tap "Recorder" to start.

The Recorder app will immediately launch and begin recording. From there you can pause, delete, and save.

Take action while recording.

That’s the fastest way to take a voice note on a Google Pixel device! These methods are perfect for removing all the barriers that get in the way of getting your thoughts out. If you’re looking for a simple method to take text notes, Google Keep is a great choice as well.

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One thing you do that kills your relationship all the time – Phubbing

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Phubbing is it! Derived from Phone + Snubbing. See how the use of your mobile phones ruin your relationships continually and leaves you wondering what just happened again.

Many of us including me have been there, we just get so addicted to Candy Crush, Whatsapp messaging and all sorts on our phones. We do not exercise restraint when screen time is running into hours unending. We choose to remain in an unreal world of fantasy while our relationships continue to suffer in silence.

This is Phubbing and it is a relationship killer. See what it is all about and how you can prevent it as you continue to read this evergreen article which was originally published by TIME Magazine.

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Whether you know it or not, you’ve been phubbed.

“Phubbing” — snubbing someone you’re talking to to look at a cell phone  may not be part of your everyday vocabulary, but it’s almost certainly part of your everyday life. Just think about how often a conversation stalls because your friends (or you) have pulled out a phone and descended into an Instagram black hole.

The phenomenon may seem like a relatively harmless, if annoying, part of modern life, but research is finding that it may be hurting your relationships. “Ironically, phubbing is meant to connect you, presumably, with someone through social media or texting,” says Emma Seppälä, a psychologist at Stanford and Yale universities and author of the Happiness Track. “But it actually can severely disrupt your present-moment, in-person relationships.”

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Here’s what else you need to know about phubbing.

Phubbing makes you feel less connected

Several studies have shown that phubbing makes face-to-face interactions less meaningful. A paper just published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found that even people who imagined they were being phubbed while viewing a simulated conversation felt more negatively about the interaction than people who didn’t picture phubbing. Another, published in Computers in Human Behavior in 2016, found that texting during a conversation made the talk less satisfying for the people having it, compared to people who interacted without phones. A 2012 study even found that the mere presence of a cell phone during a conversation — even if no one was using it — was enough to make people feel less connected to each other.

Phubbing can hurt your mental health

In the latest study on the subject, phubbing was found to threaten four “fundamental needs” — belongingness, self-esteem, meaningful existence and control — by making phubbed people feel excluded and ostracized. That may be particularly harmful because phubbing happens all the time, the researchers say.

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Other research has shown that phubbing can affect relationships. Two separate recent studies found that when spouses phub each other, they’re more likely to experience depression and lower marital satisfaction. “If your life partner is on the phone, that means that they are prioritizing something else over you in those moments of togetherness,” and that hurts, says Seppälä, who was not involved with the research.

Phubbing isn’t good for anyone

Of course, the person being snubbed is the one most hurt by phubbing. But the phubber is affected, too.

A February study found that people who used their phones while eating with friends or family said they enjoyed their meal less and felt more distracted and less engaged than those who didn’t use tech at the table. A follow-up experiment found that phone use may make face-to-face interactions away from the table less enjoyable, too.

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Phubbing may also hurt your reputation. “Phone users are generally seen as less polite and attentive—and as poorer conversationalists,” Seppälä says.

Perhaps most important is that phubbing may be a sign of problematic technology use. Many experts consider a device habit worrisome when it begins to interfere with everyday life, and feeling compelled to text or scroll through the phone during face-to-face conversations may fit that bill.

 

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“You might miss critical impacts of human moments that really make up what a human life is,” Seppälä says. “It’s really scary that we’re replacing that with looking down at a screen.”

But you can stop phubbing

If you’re a chronic phubber, creating and following strict technology rules, such as putting your phone away while eating dinner, can help you form new habits, Seppälä says. Other attention-based practices, like meditation and mindfulness, may also help re-train your attentional capacity.

If you’re the one being phubbed, Seppälä recommends first shifting your perspective. “Be patient and compassionate and don’t take offense, because they’re following an impulse,” she says.

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Do, however, take the time to calmly explain how phubbing makes you feel, especially if the person isn’t as bothered by the behavior as you are. (Research suggests women and older adults have stronger reactions to phubbing than men and young people, Seppälä says.)

“Their goal is probably not to exclude you,” Seppälä says. “They’re looking for inclusion; that’s probably why they’re looking on their phone.” Having a meaningful conversation in real life, then, may be exactly what you both need.

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How To Apply For BBNaija 2022: See Link To Apply for BBNaija Season 7

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How to apply for BBNaija 2022 and the direct link to apply for BBNaija season 7 can be accessed below.

Techscoops  reports that MultiChoice, the organisers of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija reality show in Nigeria, West Africa, on Sunday, May 15, 2022, announced that auditions for season 7 have begun.

This naija news online platform understands that a post on its verified Twitter page tweeted that the auditioning for the show commenced from 16th May 2022 and end 30th May 2022.

Techscoops gathered that interested participants in BBNaija 2022 (BBNaija season 7) are expected to:

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  1. log on to AfricaMagic.tv/bbaudtion
  2. upload a 3-minute video introducing themselves
  3. State what is unique about them, their likes and dislikes, and why they should be chosen for BBNAIJA Season 7.

Prospective BBNaija 2022 contestants are also to speak about their family and friends.

It added that the auditions are free and open to persons above 21 years. Abeg is the major sponsor of this year’s edition and Flutterwave is the associate sponsor.

Announcing the commencement of BBNaija 2022 auditions on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, the organizers of BBNaija 2022 (BBNaija season 7), tweeted: “Biggie is calling you back home.

#BBNaija Season 7 auditions are officially open, are you the next Efe, Miracle, Mercy, Laycon or Whitemoney?

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“This is your time to show Biggie what you’re all about.”

 

How to apply for BBNaija 2022: BBNaija 2022 audition link…

1. Log on to the BBNaija audition website by clicking on this link and following the instructions.

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2. Create a profile on the site by filling in the form.

3. Upload a threeminute video explaining why you should be chosen including who you are, how you grew up, likes, dislikes, and unique things about you.

4. Finish by submitting your video.

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For clarification BBNaija 2022 audition steps, watch the video below.

 

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Meanwhile, Newsone reports that the last edition of the reality TV show had Hazel Oyeze ‘Whitemoney’ Onou as its winner and he went home with ₦90 million worth of prizes.

ALSO READ – How to Gain Competitive Insights on Social Media for Free

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How to Rank on Google Immediately You Post Your News

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Although, you have Rank Math, Squirrly, SEO Yoast and you have optimized your blog and you still plenty crawl budget but you can’t find your article on search immediately you hit the publish button. This is the situation.

Many bloggers have this issue of find it hard to see their news quickly rank on Google.

There are two segments of the concerned unranked bloggers.

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  1. Extreme situation
  2. Mild situation

Extreme situation in this context means bloggers that do not rank at all and do not know what ranking means. This set of blogs get their traffic mainly from direct visits and referrals like UGC Nairaland and Social Media Facebook and Twitter. They are yet to explore the juicy traffic that Search Engines avail quality content writers.

If your case is an extreme one, you can reach out via our contact page and Techscoops will guide you through an extensive and intensive process of becoming visibility on Google search engines – the White Hat SEO way of course.

Now, if your case is mild and what I mean by mild is, your blog or site is indexed but it still does not appear on search or it sparingly appears on the Google search results page.  You need some search console tips and this will be given to you free of charge today as you read on.

How to check if your URL is indexed by Google

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The quickest way is to copy and paste your URL in the google search engine bar. However, the easier way to check all URLs that are yet to be found on search is to use your Google Search Console URL Inspection Tool.

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With the URL Inspection Tool, you can tell Google to index your blog. You will be amazed at the number of URLs that are not indexed and unavailable to Google.

Meaning you have been writing and writing and Google is yet to notice your articles or completely unaware they exist – Oops!

To solve the issue for now, you need to follow these guidelines as recommended by Google Search Central.

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How to Test Your URL and Submit to Google for Indexing to rank on Google

Hello, before doing this, your should be sure that your blog’s sitemap is intact please. Now let’s go!

To run the URL Inspection tool to see URL’s current index status:

  1. Open the URL Inspection tool.
  2. Enter the complete URL to inspect. A few notes:
    • The URL must be in the current property. URLs outside the current property cannot be tested. If you own that other property, you must switch properties to test the URL.
    • AMP vs non-AMP URLs: You can inspect both AMP and non-AMP URLs. The tool provides information about the corresponding AMP or non-AMP version of the page.
    • Alternate page versions: If the page has alternate/duplicate versions, the tool also provides information about the canonical version, if the canonical version is in a property that you own.
  3. Read how to understand the results.
  4. Optionally run an indexability test on the live URL
  5. Optionally request indexing for the URL.

There is a daily limit of inspection requests for each property that you own.

Understanding the results: Indexed URL

  1. Read the presence status at the top of the tool to see whether or not the URL is eligible to appear in Google Search results: URL is on Google means that the URL is eligible to appear in Search results, but is not guaranteed to be there. URL is not on Google means that the URL can’t appear in Search results.
  2. Expand the Coverage section to see more details:
    • Discovery: How Google found the URL.
    • Crawl: If Google was able to crawl the page, when it was crawled, or any obstacles that it encountered when crawling the URL. If the status is not URL is on Google, the reason why can generally be found here.
    • Indexing: The canonical URL that Google chose for this page.
  3. Enhancements: If you have structured data, if the page is an AMP or has an associated AMP, you will see details in the Enhancements section. This section also includes mobile usability testing.
  4. To see information about the request, including the HTTP request and response, and the returned HTML, click View crawled page. If this link is disabled, it is because there was a problem fetching the page; hover over the disabled button to see the reason.

Stay updated on Techscoops for latest digital marketing tips and tricks you can adopt for your SEO strategy on how to rank on Google Search results page.

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