Michael Simon

Staff Writer

If it has a screen, battery or a plug, Michael Simon wants to play with it. He has been obsessed with technology since he bought his first ThinkPad—the one with the lift-up keyboard that let you swap out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style.

Google makes it safer to text on Android phones, but end-to-end encryption is still MIA

Google first ‘Pixel feature drop’ enhances Photos, Call Screen, Duo, RAM

Google first ‘Pixel feature drop’ enhances Photos, Call Screen, Duo, RAM

Google is rolling out its first-ever 'Pixel feature drop," which includes enhancements to Photos, Call Screen, Duo, memory management, and more.

Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?
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Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?

Looking for the best value in an Android phone, the best for photography, or the best overall? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?
Updated

Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?

Looking for the best value in an Android phone, the best for photography, or the best at everything? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

Why the Snapdragon 765, not the 865, will make the biggest impact on 2020 Android phones

Why the Snapdragon 765, not the 865, will make the biggest impact on 2020 Android phones

Qualcomm unveiled a second chip alongside its splashy 865 and it might make a bigger impact on the 2020 Android phone landscape.

Google's latest messaging service is basically DMs for Photos

Google's latest messaging service is basically DMs for Photos

Google is rolling out a new messaging service for sharing, liking, and commenting on photos inside the Photos app.

You can now stream music from Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how
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You can now stream music from Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how

Google has finally given its Home and Home Mini speakers the ability to play music through a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how to do it.

How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one
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How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one

From apps and data, to calendar and contacts, to photos, mail, and more, here's a quick and painless guide to backing up and moving all your stuff to a new Android phone.

The Google Pixel 4 isn't getting monthly Android updates on time and that's a problem

The Google Pixel 4 isn't getting monthly Android updates on time and that's a problem

Google says it might take weeks for the November Security Update to reach the Pixel 4. That's not good enough

With the App Defense Alliance, Google Play Protect might actually keep malware off your phone

With the App Defense Alliance, Google Play Protect might actually keep malware off your phone

Google has announced a new alliance to augment its inadequate Play Protect malware detection system.

Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch

Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch

Google's purchase of Fitbit may bring about a whole line of Made by Google wearables, but that's not the main draw here.

The best Pixel 4 feature is coming to older phones—and it has nothing to do with the camera

The best Pixel 4 feature is coming to older phones—and it has nothing to do with the camera

Google has confirmed that the Pixel 4's Recorder app is coming to older Pixel phones.

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