Making sense of Google's hardware pivot

Making sense of Google's hardware pivot

The notion of Google scaling back its self-made hardware efforts seems strange on the surface — but the more you think about it, the more sense it makes.

03/21/2019

3 areas worth watching in Android Q

3 areas worth watching in Android Q

A series of subtle changes could add up to something significant when it comes to your day-to-day phone-using experience.

03/19/2019

Android Q's quietly important improvements

Android Q's quietly important improvements

When we aren't distracted by surface-level features, we can focus on the stuff that really makes an OS update matter — and Android Q's got plenty of that.

03/14/2019

13 handy hidden shortcuts for Gboard on Android

13 handy hidden shortcuts for Gboard on Android

Save time and get more accomplished with these super-useful shortcuts for Google's Gboard Android keyboard.

03/12/2019

The smarter way to choose a smartphone

The smarter way to choose a smartphone

Whether you're eyeing a Galaxy S10 or a Pixel or considering something else entirely, this unconventional approach will help you accurately assess a phone's actual worth.

03/07/2019

8 Android accessibility features that'll enhance any phone

8 Android accessibility features that'll enhance any phone

Hidden among Android's accessibility options are some powerful productivity tools that can add value to any smartphone setup.

03/05/2019

7 fresh Chromebook features to keep an eye on

7 fresh Chromebook features to keep an eye on

Chrome OS is constantly getting updated with interesting new elements — and if you don't know what to watch for, it's easy to miss a worthwhile addition.

02/28/2019

When did smartphone upgrades become practical downgrades?

When did smartphone upgrades become practical downgrades?

From folding phones to fingerprint flips and premature 5G excitation, almost every recent mobile tech advancement has one curious thing in common.

02/26/2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Innovation infatuation

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Innovation infatuation

Technological innovation is incredible — but when it comes to an actual purchasable product, there has to be a reason for the innovation to exist.

02/21/2019

Android Pie and Project Treble: Did Google's upgrade fix work?

Android Pie and Project Treble: Did Google's upgrade fix work?

It's finally time for the first real test of Google's effort to improve Android upgrades — and the results reveal some sobering truths.

02/14/2019

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
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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

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