Nick Mediati

Nick is a freelance contributor and a former editor for TechHive and PCWorld. He likes puns and the color yellow.

Your guide to the Google Play app: How to get more from Google’s store

Your guide to the Google Play app: How to get more from Google’s store

Find deals. Enable parental controls. Learn about app permissions. Wrangle the Google Play store with these tips.

Android Marshmallow vs. iOS 9: Which has the better app permissions system?

Android Marshmallow vs. iOS 9: Which has the better app permissions system?

Knowing what your apps are up to is more important than ever. How do the two leading mobile OSes stack up?

Get more out of Android Marshmallow with these tips and tricks

Get more out of Android Marshmallow with these tips and tricks

Learn how to mute notifications, change your default Web browser, customize the Quick Settings tray, and more on Android Marshmallow.

Google buys iOS video app developer Fly Labs

Google buys iOS video app developer Fly Labs

Fly Labs will join the Google Photos team, opening up some intriguing video editing possibilities for future versions of Google's photography apps.

Pew survey shows 68 percent of US adults now own a smartphone

Pew survey shows 68 percent of US adults now own a smartphone

The percent of American adults who own a PC has held steady over the last decade as tablets and smartphones made inroads.

'Who's Down?' is Google's new app for meeting up with your friends

'Who's Down?' is Google's new app for meeting up with your friends

The free, invitation-only app for iOS and Android may make it easier to meet up with your friends IRL.

Take control of notifications with Android Marshmallow's Do Not Disturb feature

Take control of notifications with Android Marshmallow's Do Not Disturb feature

Marshmallow further bolsters Android's existing notification muting features thanks to an enhanced Do Not Disturb feature.

Leaked screenshots purportedly show Apple Music app for Android

Leaked screenshots purportedly show Apple Music app for Android

The leaked screens show various parts of the app, such as the For You screen and Beats One.

'Hey Cortana!' Microsoft's assistant for Android goes hands-free with the latest update

'Hey Cortana!' Microsoft's assistant for Android goes hands-free with the latest update

You can now activate Cortana for Android by saying "Hey Cortana!" There are some limitations, though.

How to get to Android Marshmallow's hidden file manager

How to get to Android Marshmallow's hidden file manager

Did you know you can browse your phone's file system on Android Marshmallow without downloading a separate app? We'll show you how.

Use Bluetooth to improve GPS accuracy on Android Marshmallow

Use Bluetooth to improve GPS accuracy on Android Marshmallow

Improve your phone's location accuracy with the flip of a switch.

How to make sense of Android Marshmallow's new memory manager

How to make sense of Android Marshmallow's new memory manager

Android's new memory manager makes it easier than ever to make sense of how your Android phone is using its RAM.

How to change your default browser and phone apps in Android Marshmallow

How to change your default browser and phone apps in Android Marshmallow

Android M makes it simpler to change your default browser, phone, and SMS apps.

How to turn off heads-up notifications in Android Marshmallow

How to turn off heads-up notifications in Android Marshmallow

Not a fan of Lollipop's heads-up notifications? Android Marshmallow lets you turn them off for individual apps.

Tip: Delete apps on Android Marshmallow without leaving the homescreen

Tip: Delete apps on Android Marshmallow without leaving the homescreen

No more digging through the Settings to delete an app—now you can remove it with a quick drag and drop.

How to turn off doze mode for specific apps in Android Marshmallow

How to turn off doze mode for specific apps in Android Marshmallow

Doze mode will help save your phone's battery, but you can easily switch it off if you want.

How to customize Android Marshmallow’s Quick Settings tray

How to customize Android Marshmallow’s Quick Settings tray

A hidden feature in Android Marshmallow lets you add, remove, and rearrange shortcuts in the Quick Settings tray. Here's how to use it.

How to toggle app permissions in Android Marshmallow

How to toggle app permissions in Android Marshmallow

Managing app permissions gets a lot easier in Android Marshmallow. Here's what you need to know.

Android Marshmallow: All the little things
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Android Marshmallow: All the little things

Android Marshmallow isn't the massive, top-to-bottom overhaul that Lollipop was, but it has plenty of features and enhancements. Here are 27 you may not know about.

How to install Android Marshmallow on your Nexus device
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How to install Android Marshmallow on your Nexus device

Can’t wait to try out Google’s next sweet mobile OS treat? Just follow these instructions—as long as you have a Nexus phone or tablet.

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