Two big buts about Samsung's Android security update announcement

Two big buts about Samsung's Android security update announcement

Samsung's plan to provide security patches to its Android phones for a full four years is fantastic news, but there's more to the story than meets the eye.

6 secret settings for smarter sharing in Chrome on Android

6 secret settings for smarter sharing in Chrome on Android

Ready to uncover a fresh set of hidden options for your humble phone browser?

6 secret settings for better browsing in Chrome on Android

6 secret settings for better browsing in Chrome on Android

Supercharge your smartphone browsing experience with these powerful yet completely concealed options for Google's Chrome Android app.

Android launchers are officially exciting again

Android launchers are officially exciting again

The era of Android launcher innovation is back, baby. And man, has it ever been missed.

10 handy hidden Android features you probably forget to use

10 handy hidden Android features you probably forget to use

Android is practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful stuff along the way.

Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

A moment of gratitude for a quietly important area where Android excels — and where it absolutely trounces that other smartphone operating system.

Got Gboard? 12 hidden shortcuts for faster Android typing

Got Gboard? 12 hidden shortcuts for faster Android typing

Save time and get more accomplished with these spectacularly handy shortcuts for Gboard on Android.

The hidden significance of a simple Chromebook screensaver

The hidden significance of a simple Chromebook screensaver

A subtle-seeming feature could help connect Google's ecosystems in a powerful new way — from Chrome OS to Android and beyond.

The secret to shuffling around emails in Gmail

The secret to shuffling around emails in Gmail

Changing the order of messages in your Gmail inbox may seem impossible, but it absolutely isn't. In fact, it's actually quite easy — if you know the trick.

Android's consistency crisis

Android's consistency crisis

The sense of cohesiveness Google fought to achieve in Android is fading fast, but it isn't too late to save it — if Google actually wants to.

Give Google Docs some powerful new shortcuts
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Give Google Docs some powerful new shortcuts

If you use Google Docs and care about productivity, this time-saving upgrade is something you won't want to miss.

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.

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