Derek Walter

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.

Android device updates: Unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play Nougat updates detailed

How to find, view, and delete everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home know about you

How to find, view, and delete everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home know about you

Take charge of your privacy so there are no surprises about how much information your digital assistant is holding onto.

A beginner's guide to IFTTT on Android

A beginner's guide to IFTTT on Android

If you truly want to work smarter instead of harder, mastering the ins and outs of IFTTT is the way to do it.

Choosing between Google Photos or Google Drive for image backups

Choosing between Google Photos or Google Drive for image backups

Google Photos and Drive complement each other in some ways and offer stark differences in others.

Five Google Assistant integrations we want to see

Five Google Assistant integrations we want to see

Google's eager aide offers some useful tools, but in order to overtake Alexa it needs to talk to more apps and services.

Android device updates: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally getting Nougat

Android device updates: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally getting Nougat

This should give a needed boost to Google's Nougat numbers, which still show a pitifully small dent in the overall ecosystem.

How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

Here's how to replace all of those data-hungry apps and services with ones that don't need to know so much about you.

10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

Instead of just sticking your old phone in a drawer or selling it for a pittance, give it a new role.

Android device updates: T-Mobile HTC 10, LG G Pad X 8.0 score Nougat

Android device updates: T-Mobile HTC 10, LG G Pad X 8.0 score Nougat

The latest monthly security bulletin is here, and the Nexus 6 is finally up to speed with Android 7.1.1.

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

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.

The first things you should do with your new Android phone
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The first things you should do with your new Android phone

We're here to help you make the right tweaks to get off and running with the best setup experience.

Android device updates: Another Nougat beta build hits the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Android device updates: Another Nougat beta build hits the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Huawei has pledged to finally bring Android Nougat to the Honor 8 in February 2017, and the ZTE ZMax 2 gets a boost to Marshmallow.

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