Russell Holly

Russell is a Contributing Editor at Android Central. He's a former server admin who has been using Android since the HTC G1, and quite literally wrote the book on Android tablets. You can usually find him chasing the next tech trend, much to the pain of his wallet. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Our users have made it clear: you either use it or hate it
Plus all the things

Our users have made it clear: you either use it or hate it

Ara Wagoner 149

Who is using Google's social platform? Google's own social platform Google+ is something of a dark horse in the social media world, and many have called it a failure for not attracting enough of their real-life contacts to replace Facebook or Twitter. However, the tech world, and Android users in particular have extra incentive — or blackmail, if you wanna look at it that way — to have...

The wishlist may not work traditionally but it's not useless
Wishin' and hopin' and dreamin'

The wishlist may not work traditionally but it's not useless

Ara Wagoner 33

The wishlist is a great place to stash things for later, but that's about it Google Play's wishlist is something of an oddity. You can't share your wishlist. People cannot buy you things off your wishlist. Because of this, most users seem to think the wishlist in Google Play is useless, but they are wrong! Oh, yes, it does have a purpose! You just have to ignore the name. Your...

Google Talk app for Windows will be deprecated on Feb. 23
Less talk more hangouts

Google Talk app for Windows will be deprecated on Feb. 23

Dan Thorp-Lancaster 41

If you're still hanging onto the Google Talk app on your Windows PC, you might want to consider moving to Hangouts. Google's Product Manager for Google Voice and Hangouts, Mayur Kamat, took to Google Plus today to announce that, as of Feb. 23, the Google Talk app for Windows will be deprecated. Says Kamat: For some time now, our team has shared that we plan to focus our efforts...