Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to disable conversation view in the Yahoo! Mail Android app

By default, the Yahoo! Mail app for Android devices uses conversation view, where messages between the same people on the same subject are grouped together.  If you like conversation view, that's great.  If you don't, then disabling it is easy enough:

- Open the Yahoo! Mail app.
- Tap the Menu icon in the upper left corner (the 3 horizontal bars).
- Tap Settings.
- Tap the slide bar next to Conversations.  It should turn from on to off.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

How to disable auto rotate on a Samsung Galaxy On5 smart phone

By default, a Samsung Galaxy On5 phone is set to auto rotate (change from portrait view to landscape view) when it's held sideways.  If you don't like that behavior, you can easily disable the auto rotate feature.

With the phone unlocked, swipe down from the top of the screen.  Several options should appear.  Tap "Autorotate" and it will change to "Portrait" -- meaning the auto rotate feature has been disabled.  (If you see "Portrait" when you swipe down instead of "Autorotate" it means that auto rotate has already been turned off.)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How to find the MAC address for a Samsung Galaxy On5 smart phone

To find your On5's MAC address:

- Tap Settings

If you don't see the Settings icon, tap Apps, then find Settings in the apps list.

- Scroll down to the bottom of the list and tap About device
- Tap Status

The phone's MAC address will be displayed about halfway down the list, labeled as Wi-Fi MAC address.