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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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Android 11: Getting started with gesture navigation

With Android 11, almost all devices will default to Google's new gesture navigation. Here's how to get started and adjust it to your liking in just a few taps, or give up and go back to buttons.

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6 ways to stop using your Android phone before bedtime

Stop using your phone before bedtime so you can sleep better. Android offers handy tools to help, most in the Digital Wellbeing settings.

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Android 11 tips: The 8 new features to explore first

From new playback controls to a screen recorder to dark mode scheduling, Android 11 has some improvements worth checking out.

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5 ideas Samsung should steal from the iPhone 12

Samsung is the biggest Android device maker in the world, but it's had a bad year, while Apple's iPhone has had a very good year. Clearly, Samsung could learn a thing or two—here are five ideas it should steal from the iPhone 12.

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8 essential S Pen tips for Galaxy Note 20

Even if you've been using an S Pen for years, you'll want to know where Samsung has added new features and functionality.

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Switching from Android to iPhone: Here's where Apple's phone wins and fails

What happens when an Android die-hard switches to iPhone? Our Android expert explains where Apple impressed him—and where he experienced major pain points.

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Android 10: Ten essential tips for overlooked features

The latest version of Android is packed with new features, but some are quite subtle, so let's point them out.

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Galaxy Note 10 tips: 10 things to do first

Just bought a Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+? Here are 10 features to set up first.

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Galaxy S10 set-up tips: 10 features to check out first

Did you just buy Samsung's latest flagship phone? Here's how to spend your first 30 minutes with the Galaxy S10.

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This is how Android will work on the Samsung Galaxy Fold and other foldable phones

Samsung's first foldable phone has arrived, so let's take a look at how it will work with Android.

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5 obscure Android features you need to start using

Android is packed with features that are overlooked and under-appreciated. Here are five awesome ones you've probably never even heard of.

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15 essential Google Assistant commands you'll find yourself using every day

Make the most of your Google Home, Mini, Max, or Hub with these 15 essential Google Assistant commands.

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OnePlus 6T tips: The 10 features to check out first

OnePlus may not be a "mainstream" phone manufacturer like Apple, Samsung or Google, but its 6T is filled with innovation. Here are the features to check out first.

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Pixel 3 tips and tricks: Getting the most from your new Google phone

It's time to explore the cool Pixel-exlusive features you don't get on other Android phones.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: The 5 best and 5 worst features

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is arguably the best Android phone you can get, but it has its drawbacks too. Before you drop $1,000 or more on this phone, let's break down the five best and worst things.