LG's revolutionary upgrade letdown

LG's revolutionary upgrade letdown

Congratulations, LG! You set out to make your mark on the realm of Android upgrades — and one year later, you've certainly earned the right to recognition.

04/16/2019

Gmail, G-meh: 4 alternative Android email apps, evaluated

Gmail, G-meh: 4 alternative Android email apps, evaluated

Still mourning Inbox? Or just itching for something different? These alternative Android email apps might be worth exploring.

04/11/2019

Android Q's bubbles could be a mobile multitasking breakthrough

Android Q's bubbles could be a mobile multitasking breakthrough

A recently revealed Android Q feature brings a fresh twist to an old concept — and could have the potential to really shake up how we interact with apps on our phones.

04/09/2019

The creator of Inbox has redesigned Gmail — and it's amazing

The creator of Inbox has redesigned Gmail — and it's amazing

A longtime Google design lead has put his minimalist mark on modern-day Gmail — and made it easy for anyone to enjoy his efforts.

04/04/2019

Just in time: How to bring the Inbox interface into Gmail

Just in time: How to bring the Inbox interface into Gmail

Google's Inbox app may be on its way out, but you can hang onto a taste of its magic with a few quick clicks.

04/01/2019

7 hidden settings to make Chrome for Android even better

7 hidden settings to make Chrome for Android even better

Supercharge your smartphone's browser with these powerful yet out-of-sight options.

03/28/2019

This should be the future of Android notifications

This should be the future of Android notifications

A clever app can take much of the annoyance out of your phone's notifications and transform them into something far more useful.

03/26/2019

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 Android keyboard shortcuts for Gboard.

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

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

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