Why Android upgrades absolutely matter

Why Android upgrades absolutely matter

If you think Android OS updates are relevant only for what you see on the surface, you aren't thinking deeply enough.

02/12/2019

Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Pie

Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Pie

Six months after Pie's release, how have Android device-makers done at getting the upgrade into users' hands? The grades are in — and they aren't exactly exceptional.

02/07/2019

Is Chrome OS right for you? A 3-question quiz to find out

Is Chrome OS right for you? A 3-question quiz to find out

Chromebooks aren't like regular computers — so are they right for your needs? These three questions will help you find the answer.

02/05/2019

Goodbye, Google Inbox: The Inbox-to-Gmail survival guide

Goodbye, Google Inbox: The Inbox-to-Gmail survival guide

Breakups are never easy, but going from Google's Inbox app back to Gmail doesn't have to be heartbreaking — if you plan your transition wisely.

01/31/2019

Android's stalled revolutions

Android's stalled revolutions

With each new Android release, we hear about plenty of promising-sounding new features — but sometimes, things don't pan out exactly as expected.

01/29/2019

Android dark mode today: 15 apps with out-of-the-way switches

Android dark mode today: 15 apps with out-of-the-way switches

Android Q is expected to bring a system-wide dark mode to smartphones everywhere, but you can get some of the benefits of that approach right now — if you know where to look.

01/24/2019

3 things to consider about those early Android Q clues

3 things to consider about those early Android Q clues

An early glimpse at Android Q is revealing — but if you really want to grasp Google's Android plans for 2019, you have to look beyond the surface of the recent leak.

01/22/2019

Android Q dreaming: Imagine the notification inbox

Android Q dreaming: Imagine the notification inbox

Smartphone notifications come and go and are all too easy to get lost in the shuffle. What if there were a better way?

01/17/2019

The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up

The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up

Make your Chromebook faster, smarter, and more pleasant to use with these easy-to-follow annual steps.

01/15/2019

The 15-minute Android phone tune-up

The 15-minute Android phone tune-up

A few minutes of maintenance each year can keep your Android phone running like a well-oiled machine.

01/10/2019

7 Android trends to watch in 2019

7 Android trends to watch in 2019

Empty predictions are a dime a dozen — but with mobile tech in particular, long-term trends can tell us a lot about what the future may hold.

01/08/2019

Android 2019 primer: 10 bits of telling analysis to mull over

Android 2019 primer: 10 bits of telling analysis to mull over

'Tis the season for looking back — and looking ahead.

01/01/2019

2018's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis

2018's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis

Calling all Chromebook owners: Your holiday reading list awaits you.

12/20/2018

18 Android tips you shouldn't miss from 2018

18 Android tips you shouldn't miss from 2018

Make the most of the upcoming holiday break with these standout tips for your favorite Android phone.

12/18/2018

Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Android security doesn't have to be a source of stress. These level-headed steps are all you need to keep the boogeyman at bay.

12/12/2018

5 reasons to remain skeptical about 5G in 2019

5 reasons to remain skeptical about 5G in 2019

Don't buy into the hype: The 5G revolution isn't ready yet. Here are five big reasons to take everything you're about to hear with a healthy grain of salt.

12/11/2018

5 handy Google Fi features you shouldn't forget

5 handy Google Fi features you shouldn't forget

Google's wireless service has some powerful benefits beyond the obvious. Are you taking advantage of everything Fi has to offer?

12/06/2018

Google Fi (aka Project Fi): The complete FAQ

Google Fi (aka Project Fi): The complete FAQ

Google Fi can save you money and provide some pretty appealing perks, but there's a lot to wrap your head around before deciding if the service is right for you.

12/04/2018

Pixel Slate vs. Pixelbook: The productivity conundrum

Pixel Slate vs. Pixelbook: The productivity conundrum

Google's new Surface-like convertible has plenty of surface-level appeal, but can it stand up to the company's reigning productivity champion?

11/28/2018

Gmail encryption: Everything you need to know

Gmail encryption: Everything you need to know

This easy-to-follow guide will help you understand what's going on with Gmail encryption and what you can do to maximize your messaging privacy.

11/22/2018

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