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Ara Wagoner

Ara Wagoner is a Writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes Google Play Music with a stick. When she's not writing help and how-to's, she's off dreaming about Disney and singing show tunes. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

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All you need to know to get your battery through the day
Stretching your battery further

All you need to know to get your battery through the day

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The Moto X's battery is on the smaller side, but it can still get the job done. The Moto X will get you through the day if you handle it well, but after one too many close calls rushing for your charger when that warning tone plays its grating notes, you may be wondering how you can keep your phone alive just a little longer to get you through the day. Maybe after months of hard usage...

The app that helps ease your family into a new OS
It's here to help even when you're not

The app that helps ease your family into a new OS

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Chromebooks are supposed to be 'made for everyone', but that doesn't mean it doesn't take adjusting to. Just as there's some adjustment to using any new computer — even one with the same operating system — Chromebooks take a little fresh thinking and a little time to get the hang of for most users. While it may not seem like much of a difference to you, if you're getting ready to give...

Two methods for using two or more accounts on a Chromebook
Sometimes one just isn't enough

Two methods for using two or more accounts on a Chromebook

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The little slogan for a Google Account is 'One Account, All of Google', but sometimes one account isn't enough to get you by. Some of us need personal accounts, joint accounts, professional accounts, work-controlled accounts... really, it's enough to make your head spin. And while Chrome OS using your Google Account login is blissfully simple, it leaves many users confused as to how...

You can ask for opinions, but polls are easy to read and use
Let's put it to a vote!

You can ask for opinions, but polls are easy to read and use

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Polls are a nice, easy ways to gauge opinions. Politicians are always using polls to assess voter — and donor — opinions. Google Opinion Rewards pays us for answering their short polls. Here at Android Central, our weekly polls are one of the many ways we try to see what you, our readers, think about Android and the burning questions of the day. But what about when you want to get some...

Get rid of that stock wallpaper and make your phone yours!
Make your wallpapers more personal

Get rid of that stock wallpaper and make your phone yours!

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You can tell a lot about a person by the wallpaper on their phone... Be it a battery-efficient black wallpaper or one of the millions of pictures of your kids that has consumed every byte of free-space on your phone, a wallpaper says a lot about its user. Even if they're still using the bland, boring wallpaper that came with it. It says: my phone isn't here to look pretty, it's here to...

Nothing has quite replaced the power button... yet.
Sometimes the old ways are best

Nothing has quite replaced the power button... yet.

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We're coming up with more and more ways to wake our phone up. Double-tapping the screen, using the home button, using the gyroscope or the IR sensors... with every phone it seems like there's a new way to take some strain off our power buttons. Manufacturers keep coming up with ways to make our phones more responsive and shorten the time between us picking up their phones and getting...