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Ryan Whitwam is a freelance science and technology writer based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Among other sites, he's written for Android Police, ExtremeTech and Tested.

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Google-backed messaging inbox Snowball is Android-exclusive, but is it any good?

Snowball gives you one-tap access to all your messages, but not much else.

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How to keep your personal stuff private when lending your phone to a friend

Just because they're your friends doesn't mean they won't totally troll your Facebook if given the chance.

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How to customize the Google Now swipe-up gesture

Dragging your finger up from the bottom of the screen can do more than launch Google Now, if you find the right apps

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The best calculator apps for Android

Just think of all that time you wasted memorizing the multiplication tables!

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10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Nvidia Shield Tablet

The Shield Tablet is a killer game machine, but it needs some tweaking to be all it can be.

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Why Android Wear is the smartest smartwatch platform yet

Google got a lot of things right with Android Wear, even if the first devices are a little lackluster.

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How to train Google Now to show you better cards

Google Now is smart, but it still needs a little help sometimes.

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Three important lessons Google should learn from manufacturers' Android skins

Just because stock Android is a better overall experience doesn't mean Samsung and company haven't had any good ideas.

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The best alternatives to Google's stock Android apps

Don't assume the apps that came with your phone, or from Google, are the best ones for you.

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How to make browsing the web faster and more efficient on Android

Don't settle for a less than optimal browsing experience.

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How to use native screen recording in Android 4.4 - with and without root

Google hasn’t made this awesome feature very easy to find, but we'll show you how.

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Get the most from your Samsung Galaxy S5 with these 16 tips and tricks

A great phone gets even greater if you know all the ins and outs.

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How to fix your Android phone’s terrible battery life

Stop worrying about your battery dying every day, and do something about it!