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Gboard Android Text Trick

A sanity-saving typing trick for Gboard on Android

Grant yourself superhuman summoning powers and give your Android typing experience the extra jolt of efficiency it's been missing.

Android 12 Privacy

Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.

Android evolution - roadmap

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 12

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2021's Android 12 release.

Android 12, Google Pixel

Android 12 and the 'Android Pixel' era

Google's latest Android version is an ambitious new beginning — at least, for one small slice of the Android platform pie.

Bose Sleepbuds

Google and Apple claim their devices deliver a better sleep; not true, university says

A university study found that a frequently-heralded smartphone claim by both companies is non-existent. This raises a serious question: Don’t they have to prove something works before shouting it from the highest virtual rooftop?...

Android Widgets

3 wacky ways to make Android widgets more useful

Android widgets can do way more than you realize — if you know how to unleash their hidden potential.

Chrome OS Widgets

A clever way to bring widgets into Chrome OS

Ever wish your Chromebook desktop could do more? This crafty hack is just the productivity-boosting upgrade you need.

Android Security Scare

A highly sarcastic Android security warning

The Android malware monster is back — and this time, he's coming for all of your deepest, darkest secrets. (Uh, maybe.)

Google Pixel Phones

The mystery of Google's missed Pixel opportunity

Six years into making its own phones, how is Google still not getting this right?

Android Productivity Power

Give yourself an Android productivity upgrade

Tap into the oft-overlooked potential of this simple-seeming Android element and watch your mobile productivity soar.

iPhone security / unlocking, hacking or breaking into iPhone

Details of how the feds broke into iPhones should shake up enterprise IT

Given that law enforcement can leverage a hole in Mozilla open-source code that Apple used to permit accessories to be plugged into an iPhone’s lightning port, IT and enterprise security pros need to view mobile device security...

Google Pixel Features

5 hidden Pixel features for smarter calling

Let your Pixel phone make your life easier with these exceptionally effective annoyance-eliminating options.

business woman organization sticky notes

The best Android apps for organizing your life

From projects to places and to-do lists to travel, these Android apps will help you organize all the important areas of your life.

Android One - Google

What the hell is happening with Android One?

Google's once-pivotal program for exceptional yet affordable Android phones seems to be fading — and maybe for good reason.

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How to print and scan with Android

Handle paper documents like a pro with this simple guide to Android printing and scanning.

Chrome Android Voice Commands

12 advanced voice commands for Chrome on Android

You might not be able to see 'em, but these oft-forgotten commands can save you some serious time in the Chrome Android browser.

android apps for chromebooks

Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials

Turn your Chromebook into a uniquely versatile modern computing machine with these Chrome-OS-enhancing apps.

Android Upgrade Disappointment

This year's biggest Android upgrade disappointment

The Android 11 upgrade picture may be bleak, but the biggest bummer of all is something that isn't even on most folks' radars.

Android 11 Upgrade Report Card

Android 11 Upgrade Report Card: Well, this is awkward

After last year's Android upgrade delivery improvements, this new data surrounding the Android 11 rollout is a little hard to process.

Android 12 Features

3 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

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