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Android Phone, Products

Here’s why you should (and shouldn’t) buy the Google Pixel 7a right now

April 10, 2024

Via: Pocket Now

It’s been nearly a year since the Google Pixel 7a was released, and it continues to be one of the best budget Android smartphones available today. With a compact 6.1-inch 90Hz OLED display, Android 14 OS, Tensor G2, and a […]


Android, Operating System

12 things about Find My Device on Android that you need to know

April 9, 2024

Via: BGR

Google confirmed a few days ago that its Find My Device network would go live on Android in a few days. The feature would allow users to harness the massive network of connected Android devices to find lost Android phones […]


Android, App Review, Applications, Operating System

16 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android

March 27, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Who doesn’t love Google Maps? The Maps Android app helps those of us with oatmeal for brains find our way anywhere, without having to fire any neurons or exercise any synapses. It even helps us find places to pick up […]


Android, Operating System

The top six Android 15 features I’m most excited about

March 7, 2024

Via: ZDnet

Android 15 should arrive this summer and I’m already anticipating the upgrade. As soon as a new version of Android is available, I apply it to my Pixel and enjoy having a fresh phone. Of course, some releases are far […]


App Review, Applications

This classic Android app is tapping into the ghost of Google Now

February 28, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Ever have one of those moments where you see some new tech twist — an app, a feature, an idea of some sort — and you just stop in your tracks and think: “Whoa. Now, that’s clever”? I won’t lie: […]


App Review, Applications

Microsoft Copilot app can now be your next default assistant app on Android

February 26, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Android users currently have a slew of options available when it comes to choosing an assistant app on their devices. Where previously Google Assistant and Bixby were the ones that reigned, the rise of AI-powered chatbots saw these evolve as […]


App Review, Applications

How accessing ChatGPT on Android is about to get easier

February 26, 2024

Via: ZDnet

ChatGPT can help with on-the-go tasks such as writing quick texts, emails, and more. To make getting its assistance on your phone easier, ChatGPT is reportedly rolling out a new widget for Android users. On Friday, Android OS expert Mishaal […]


Android Phone, Products

OnePlus 12 review: Competing with the best, at a lower price

February 16, 2024

Via: BGR

OnePlus 12 The OnePlus 12 delivers a flagship-quality experience at a lower price than much of the competition. OnePlus has a history of beating the competition on price. For a while, the company was seemingly pushing things into higher price […]


App Review, Applications

The real problem with Google’s new Gemini Android assistant

February 13, 2024

Via: Computerworld

I’ll be honest: I was really hoping for an “aha!” moment over these past few days. Ever since Google made it clear that it was working to bring its next-gen generative AI chatbot into Android as a replacement for Google […]


Android, Operating System

Give yourself a magnificent new Android multitasking shortcut

February 9, 2024

Via: Computerworld

as there ever been a feature as packed with potential and simultaneously easy to forget as Android’s screen-splitting system? On the surface, splitting your screen to see two apps together at the same time seems like a stunningly splendid feat. […]


App Review, Applications

Waze updates how users report traffic conditions on its iOS and Android apps

February 8, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Waze was purchased by Google in June 2013 and the crowdsourced navigation app continues to focus on the actual journey from point “A” to point “B.” Google Maps, on the other hand, not only gets users from point “A” to […]


Android, Operating System

14 advanced Android 14 tips

January 26, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Android 14 may not exactly be new at this point, but it’s a relatively recent rollout for lots of Android devices — and no matter how long you’ve had it on your phone or tablet, it’s probably still packing some […]


Android Phone, Products

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review: The complete package

January 26, 2024

Via: BGR

Galaxy S24 Ultra The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is arguably the best Android phone you can get right now. The Galaxy S Ultra has long been considered one of — if not the single — best Android devices, boasting top-tier […]


Android Phone, Products

The most significant number from Samsung’s Galaxy S24 announcement

January 19, 2024

Via: Computerworld

My goodness, there’s a lot to be said about Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy S24 family of flagship Android devices. Aaaaand, spoiler alert: We won’t be saying most of those things here, in this column, today. Now, don’t get me wrong: […]


Android, Operating System

The question no one’s answering about AI on Android in 2024

January 10, 2024

Via: Computerworld

I’m typically not one for sweeping tech predictions. This year, though, it seems safe to put one particularly bold premonition out into the virtual wild. It’s less of a prediction, mind you, and more of a certainty we’re already seeing […]


App Review, Applications

Google Assistant’s forgotten memory magic

January 3, 2024

Via: Computerworld

If there’s one thing I always remember these days, it’s that my malleable mammal memory sure ain’t what it used to be. As (I think) I’ve said plenty of times before, my brain stopped storing new stuff somewhere around 2014. […]


Laptops, Products

The top Chromebook tips of 2023

December 29, 2023

Via: Computerworld

More than any other platform, Google’s ChromeOS is in a constant state of evolution — and if you blink for a minute, you’re bound to miss some promising new possibility or progression. For those of us who rely on Chromebooks […]


App security, Applications

Google banned 13 infected Android apps, so delete them from your phone

December 27, 2023

Via: BGR

For what will hopefully be the last time in 2023, we have a few more malicious Android apps to warn you about. The McAfee Mobile Research Team recently uncovered 25 apps infected with Xamalicious malware, several of which were distributed […]


Android Phone, Products

The top Google Pixel tips of 2023

December 22, 2023

Via: Computerworld

More and more, there are Android tips — and then there are Pixel tips. Owning a Google Pixel phone has become a ticket of sorts to a uniquely top-tier type of Android experience. With Google’s pure vision for the way […]


Android, Operating System

10 Android tips you shouldn’t miss from 2023

December 20, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Ah, the holidays. No matter what manner of winter celebration you prefer (I’m a Festivus man myself), late December is a fine time for kickin’ back and collecting your thoughts for the coming year. That means it’s also a fine […]