Why I stopped wearing a smartwatch

Why I stopped wearing a smartwatch

I used to wear a smartwatch every day. Now, I can't even remember the last time I put one on.

12/06/16

The real effect Google's Pixel phone is having on Android

The real effect Google's Pixel phone is having on Android

To get at the Pixel's actual impact, you have to look beyond the surface -- and beyond the basic numbers.

11/30/16

How to supercharge your Android phone's fingerprint scanner

How to supercharge your Android phone's fingerprint scanner

Your phone's fingerprint scanner is quite literally always at your fingertips -- so why not make it even more useful?

11/22/16

Going back to a small phone is a really big deal

Going back to a small phone is a really big deal

Some reflections on size and our most personal handheld gizmos.

11/17/16

Android's App Shortcuts are held back by Apple's influence

Android's App Shortcuts are held back by Apple's influence

The real problem with Google's take on 3D Touch? It tries too hard to emulate Apple instead of just focusing on good user experience.

11/15/16

How to use Google Photos as a screensaver on Android TV

How to use Google Photos as a screensaver on Android TV

Android TV does everything Chromecast can do -- except for one little but lovable feature that's oddly M.I.A. Here's how to get it back.

11/10/16

Why my family is ditching Chromecast for Android TV (yes, really)

Why my family is ditching Chromecast for Android TV (yes, really)

After three years of casting videos to our TV with Chromecast, we've made the move back to a set-top box -- for one very specific reason.

11/09/16

What Google Assistant needs is clarity -- and consistency

What Google Assistant needs is clarity -- and consistency

Across its various forms and incarnations, Google's new "universal" helper seems to be suffering from a bit of an identity crisis.

11/03/16

Google Home has a glaring flaw

Google Home has a glaring flaw

Before you put Google's voice-activated virtual assistant to work in your home, there's something you should know about how it operates.

11/01/16

How I Use Android: EvolveSMS and Talon developer Luke Klinker

How I Use Android: EvolveSMS and Talon developer Luke Klinker

One of Android's busiest developers gives us a glimpse at his personal home screen setup and talks about the apps and devices that help him stay productive.

10/28/16

Why Apple-to-Android upgrade comparisons are utterly meaningless

Why Apple-to-Android upgrade comparisons are utterly meaningless

Everyone who pits iPhone and Android upgrades against each other makes the same critical mistake -- one that makes all such comparisons completely fruitless.

10/26/16

Google's Pixel phone should come with a three-year update guarantee

Google's Pixel phone should come with a three-year update guarantee

For a pricey phone that's supposed to show off "the best Google experience," can't we do better than a standard two-year promise for operating system updates?

10/20/16

Google's Pixel phone is much more than the sum of its parts

Google's Pixel phone is much more than the sum of its parts

If you're looking at Google's Pixel as Just Another Android Phone, you're missing what really matters.

10/19/16

The elephant in the room with Google Assistant

The elephant in the room with Google Assistant

The new A.I.-powered Google Assistant looks great, but there's something about the software no one seems to be acknowledging.

10/13/16

Some important things to know about Google's Pixel phone and Verizon (updated...again)

Some important things to know about Google's Pixel phone and Verizon (updated...again)

Google is selling its new Pixel phone through Verizon, but take note: The arrangement has some big asterisks that aren't immediately obvious.

10/12/16

Why Project Fi's new group plan is a no-brainer for families

Why Project Fi's new group plan is a no-brainer for families

Google's wireless service is giving back money to families who subscribe, but it's up to you to sign up for the savings.

10/11/16

Pixel is the rebirth of Google's unrealized Motorola dream

Pixel is the rebirth of Google's unrealized Motorola dream

Google's new Pixel phones may seem like mere Nexuses in disguise, but the company's shift in strategy is far more monumental.

10/05/16

How I Use Android: Android Central Editor Emeritus Phil Nickinson

How I Use Android: Android Central Editor Emeritus Phil Nickinson

He's reviewed more smartphones than most folks own in a lifetime -- so how does the long-time editor of the internet's most popular Android site use Android himself?

09/29/16

Eero saved my home Wi-Fi setup. Et tu, Google?

Eero saved my home Wi-Fi setup. Et tu, Google?

Google is rumored to be launching its own "mesh network" router system next month, but a similar product exists right now -- and it just saved my hiney in a major way.

09/28/16

Andromeda? Making sense of an Android-Chrome OS marriage

Andromeda? Making sense of an Android-Chrome OS marriage

Are Android and Chrome OS coming together for real this time? Some thoughts and a theory on how a string of saucy new rumors could play out.

09/27/16

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