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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

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Five tips and tricks to improve your WhatsApp experience

The world’s most popular messaging app nails the basics, but there are some other useful features that you also put to use.

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7 advanced Google Chrome tips and tweaks that save you time

If you spend most of your workday with Google's browser, you'll want to put these Chrome tips to work so you can get more done in less time.

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​Tips and tricks to master Gboard, Google's super smart Android keyboard

Google's keyboard app can save you time with all of its typing tricks if you look under the surface at all of its clever tricks.

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Why YouTube Music should be the future of Google's music ambitions

Google Play Music is a solid service, but it needs a major rethink for Google to gain traction against more popular streaming competitors.

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Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know

OneNote is the Great Organizer of Microsoft programs, ready to take almost any kind of content and make it available across multiple platforms. Here's how to get started.

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How to prep your phone for offline use

The internet isn’t quite everywhere yet, so here’s what you need to do to survive your next commute, flight, camping trip, or whenever you want to disconnect.

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Dress up your texts with these 4 Android SMS-replacement apps

Get a better messaging app that suits your texting style and personal preferences.

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5 ways to speed up Chrome: Tips for power users and newbies

Google's Chrome browser is plenty fast, but by turning a few more dials you can make the browsing experience even zippier.

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Master the many ways to search with Google on your Android phone

Search faster and smarter by learning all of the various places and ways to perform a Google search on Android.

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eBay's new Google Home chatbot can tell you how much your stuff is worth

If you want to start cleaning out your junk drawer, ask Google Home for the value of what you want to sell.

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How to get started with the Google Assistant on your Android phone

No longer a Pixel exclusive, Google’s all-knowing oracle will transform the way you use Android.

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The Vaux: A portable battery-powered speaker for the Echo Dot

Available for preorder now, it promises a more immersive audio experience and more freedom for your Alexa-powered device.

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How to reduce your smartphone use without missing out

We offer some practical strategies for spending less time with your phone in your hand, without being disconnected from the rest of the world.

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Everything you need to know about the Google Home app

This relative newcomer to Team Google has turned into an essential application for managing several core services.

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Here's everything we know so far

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From a new digital assistant to a beefed-up camera, Samsung is angling for a major comeback in the new year with the Galaxy S8.