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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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Google Photos improves sharing and builds up movie making skills

Sending photos is much easier if you and the recipient are using Google's all-in-one image service.

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Five Google Photos tips for finding, organizing, and sharing all your pictures

Can't find that one photo you're looking for? Google’s smart photo app can make it easy.

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HTC announces the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle smartphones

Both phones feature an Art Deco design with a lot of emphasis on camera quality and audio features.

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Google Trips is here to tame all your unruly travel plans

The Android and iOS app taps summarizes your details and lets you save it offline for easier access while traveling.

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Report: Samsung's overzealous efforts to beat Apple lead to battery woes

Sleepless nights, fickle decision making, and other intangibles may have sown the seeds for an unprecedented consumer crisis.

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The best games for Android TV – no gamepad required!

No need to splurge for an additional controller to get in on some gaming action with your Android TV.

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How to tell if your Galaxy Note7 is safe to use

Samsung has created specific box markings and an IMEI lookup tool so you can tell if you have a non-explosive model.

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SwiftKey pledges more human-style predictions with 'neural network' keyboard capability

The latest edition of the SwiftKey Android app brings the feature, which has had a lengthy beta test, out to the masses.

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Report: LG, Huawei, and Moto won't release new Android Wear watches this year

Smartwatch demand is waning, which is giving companies pause about again refreshing their lineup before the holiday season.

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Google Photos 2.0 drops in new album sorting options

A few other changes make their way into the latest version, though we're still waiting to edit profile pictures like you can on iOS.

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Speed limits are starting to make their way into Google Maps

Both the smartphone and Android Auto versions of the app will let you know the speed limit while driving.

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Jump the line for the newest Chromecast features with Google's new preview program

Google hasn't said what's coming yet, but if you sign up for the initiative you'll be part of the group that's in the know.

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The first phone with Google's revolutionary Tango technology just got delayed

Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro has been kicked back to the fall after an initial promise of a summer debut.

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Google's Pixel Launcher leak hints at the demise of the Nexus brand

It's another sign that Google is abandoning the longtime Nexus name in favor of 'Pixel' for its upcoming smartphones.

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Samsung is prepping a software update to cap Note7 charging to 60 percent

The stopgap measure is coming first to South Korea in an attempt to douse the flames of the ongoing exploding phones scandal.