Galaxy reality check: 4 big reasons to avoid Samsung's Android phones

Galaxy reality check: 4 big reasons to avoid Samsung's Android phones

Samsung's Galaxy phones may have the best-known brand within Android, but they come with some underemphasized downsides every serious user should consider.

5 new Chrome OS features you should find right now

5 new Chrome OS features you should find right now

Got a Chromebook? These advanced, mostly out-of-sight options will grant your computer new powers and change the way you work (for real!).

The game-changing Google trend to watch in 2021

The game-changing Google trend to watch in 2021

A whole new side of Google is taking shape right in front of our eyes, but you really have to step back and look carefully to see it.

6 smart steps to get your Android phone in tip-top shape for 2021

6 smart steps to get your Android phone in tip-top shape for 2021

These simple bits of maintenance will clean up your phone and give you a maximally efficient, secure foundation for the new year.

2020's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis

2020's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis

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

20 Android tips you shouldn't miss from 2020

20 Android tips you shouldn't miss from 2020

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

Google just quietly set the stage for a Chrome OS explosion

Google just quietly set the stage for a Chrome OS explosion

A subtle-seeming Google purchase paves the way for a dramatic expansion of Chrome OS's reach — and a dramatic reimagining of what a Chromebook even is.

The bit of Googley brilliance Android needs to borrow from Chrome OS

The bit of Googley brilliance Android needs to borrow from Chrome OS

One of Android's worst lingering pain points could be improved immensely with a little help from a familiar Google cousin.

The (subtle) second coming of Google+

The (subtle) second coming of Google+

Google may have given up on its official social service, but it never really left the underlying ambitions behind.

10 ways Google Assistant devices can help with working from home

10 ways Google Assistant devices can help with working from home

Whether you're using an Assistant-enabled speaker or a screen-packin' Smart Display, having a virtual genie at your desk can bring a serious boost to your home-working productivity.

How to create your own custom Chrome address bar actions

How to create your own custom Chrome address bar actions

Save time and zip around your browser like a pro with this massively improved (and immediately available!) take on Google's new Chrome Actions system.

Why Android apps on Windows will be an uphill battle

Why Android apps on Windows will be an uphill battle

Microsoft supposedly has a plan for a new kind of Android-Windows marriage — but it isn't quite as simple as it seems on the surface.

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.

Android's secret voice control superpowers

Android's secret voice control superpowers

Take your hands-free productivity to the next level with this out-of-the-way system for advanced Android text editing and device control.

11 promise-filled Android features that quietly faded away

11 promise-filled Android features that quietly faded away

So many years, so many lofty Android concepts that went from front and center to gone and forgotten. Could any of these be ripe for a comeback?

Why Google making its own Pixel chips could matter for you

Why Google making its own Pixel chips could matter for you

Google's homemade processors could start appearing in Pixel products in a matter of months — and that could make a meaningful difference in the devices' evolution.

11 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

11 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Android's own native security options aren't always obvious — but they're absolutely worth your while to embrace and understand.

The Android app that's single-handedly saving my sanity

The Android app that's single-handedly saving my sanity

Bring some much-needed nuance into your phone's notification management and take back a healthy slice of your life.

How to give Chrome a super-simple security upgrade

How to give Chrome a super-simple security upgrade

Fortify your browser with a handful of quick clicks on your computer and your phone.

Hands on: What it's actually like to use Windows apps on Chrome OS

Hands on: What it's actually like to use Windows apps on Chrome OS

Google's business-aimed plan for making Windows apps available on Chromebooks is officially now available — and for the first time, we're able to test it out firsthand.

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