Ryan Whitwam

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.

6 Google Translate tips you need to start using
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6 Google Translate tips you need to start using

Google Translate is so overflowing with features, you might not even realize everything it can do.

Android Wear vs. Samsung Gear: Which smartwatch should you buy?

Android Wear vs. Samsung Gear: Which smartwatch should you buy?

If you're a smartwatch-curious Android user, your smartwatch options can be dizzying. So here's a practical guide for deciding which platform is right for you.

Five hidden features of Android 8.0 Oreo you should be using

Five hidden features of Android 8.0 Oreo you should be using

Everyone knows about Android Oreo's big changes, but a lot more is going on if you dig deeper. Check out improvements to notifications, sideloading and more.

How to use Android 8.0 Oreo's autofill API

How to use Android 8.0 Oreo's autofill API

Android 8.0 Oreo's autofill API is here to save you from one of technology's biggest hassles: passwords. This feature requires some setup, but it's well worth your time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 10 Killer tips and tricks
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 10 Killer tips and tricks

The Note 8 wasn’t cheap, so you might as well get the most from it with these power-user tips and tricks.

8 cool Android Nougat features you’re probably not using
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8 cool Android Nougat features you’re probably not using

Android Oreo is about to drop, but you probably haven't tried everything in Nougat. That's about to change.

Gmail for Android: 6 awesome features you probably aren't using
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Gmail for Android: 6 awesome features you probably aren't using

Android's oldest app still hides some cool secrets.

17 tips and tricks to make your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ even better

17 tips and tricks to make your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ even better

Get the most out of Samsung's latest superphone.

10 tips to make the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 the best it can be

10 tips to make the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 the best it can be

You spent a lot on this tablet, so you might as well use everything it has to offer.

10 tips to make the LG G6 a lean, mean Android machine

10 tips to make the LG G6 a lean, mean Android machine

LG's latest flagship is quite a good phone, and it gets even better with the right tweaks.

10 awesome Android games you can play with a single tap

10 awesome Android games you can play with a single tap

And none of them are Flappy Bird.

The 12 worst Android phone gimmicks once hailed as 'innovations'

The 12 worst Android phone gimmicks once hailed as 'innovations'

These were heralded as impressive new gotta-have-it features. In hindsight, they're pretty useless.

How to protect your privacy with a VPN on Android

How to protect your privacy with a VPN on Android

You don't necessarily have to spend money, but free VPN apps come with some drawbacks.

10 most botched Android device launches ever

10 most botched Android device launches ever

Hindsight is 20/20, but these launches were screwed up badly.

6 Android New Year's Resolutions to start 2017 off right

6 Android New Year's Resolutions to start 2017 off right

It's time to form some good Android habits.

10 must-have apps for your new Android phone

10 must-have apps for your new Android phone

Make your great new phone even greater by installing these apps right away.

The best Android apps of 2016

The best Android apps of 2016

The best apps from all year, in case you missed them.

12 tips and tricks to get the most from your LG V20

12 tips and tricks to get the most from your LG V20

It's a big phone with a big list of features.

10 things Google should add to Google Home right away

10 things Google should add to Google Home right away

Google Home has a good foundation, but it needs more features.

8 things Google Assistant does on Pixel that it can't do in Allo

8 things Google Assistant does on Pixel that it can't do in Allo

All Google Assistants are not created equal.

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