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Google Pixel Chips

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.

Android Security Settings

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.

Android App 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.

Chrome Security

How to give Chrome a super-simple security upgrade

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

Android Widgets - iOS

How Apple (yes, Apple!) could revive Android's missed opportunity

Android widgets seemed to be on the brink of extinction — but in a crazy twist, Apple's late adoption of the concept could end up bringing them back to life.

5G Phones

Why 5G phones aren't a smart investment in the future (yet)

Should you spring for a 5G phone today based on the possibility of what it might do for you tomorrow? Yeah — about that...

lg g6 usb c

USB-C explained: How to get the most from it (and why it keeps getting better)

At the office, home or school, USB-C has arrived. We’ve got tips on how to take advantage of those new ports, along with a peek at the future of data transfer and video.

Android Privacy Feature

A phenomenal Android privacy feature you probably forget to use

This underappreciated Android gem can protect your privacy and make your phone significantly more secure, but it's up to you to dust it off and use it.

Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G

The Pixel purchasing puzzle of 2020

Pixel 5? 4a? 4a (5G)?! Gesundheit! Time for some straight talk about Google's perplexing new Pixel lineup and how to figure out which phone is right for you.

Android 11 Power Menu

How to add practically anything into the Android 11 power menu

A standout Android feature can be made even more valuable — if you know the secret to unlocking its full potential.

Android-Chrome OS Upgrades

The million-dollar Android-Chrome-OS question

The answer to Google's eternal Android struggle might be right in front of its face — if it reaches out to embrace it.

Chrome Note-Taking - My Notes

An indispensable note-taking tool for Chrome

Give your browser a work-enhancing upgrade with this exceptional off-the-beaten-path add-on.

Google Pixel 5

The beauty and the shame of Google's Pixel 5 gamble

Google's latest Pixel pivot could be a revelation — but the shift to a more value-minded flagship phone doesn't come without a cost.

Android Smart Lock Trusted Places

How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.

file folder storage and sharing

The best Android file manager apps

From optimizing your phone’s storage to integrating your device with the cloud, these standout Android apps will let you juggle files like a pro.

Android Gestures

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android gestures

Get around your phone faster than ever with these easy-to-miss advanced shortcuts for Android's current gesture system.

Android 11 Letdown

Android 11's biggest letdown

One of Google's most promising Android advancements in ages isn't all it was originally cracked up to be.

Google Inbox Sorting - Gmail

Miss Inbox? Gmail has hidden remnants of its sorting superpowers

Whether you adored Google's old Inbox app or not, these advanced sorting functions left over from the service are well worth uncovering — and putting to use.

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