All Posts by Ara Wagoner

Navigation apps are important but Google is enough for most.
Going places with Google

Navigation apps are important but Google is enough for most.

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Navigation apps are some of the most important apps we use from a safety standpoint. Just think about it. A navigation app that sends you into off on some wild goose chase, into the sticks, or worse, off-road completely can cost you time and endanger you and anyone else you're driving around. You want an app in your pocket you can trust, and so this week we asked you what navigation...

What steps to take to keep you and your phone going strong
Batten down the batteries!

What steps to take to keep you and your phone going strong

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Severe weather takes many forms. Blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, even haboobs can turn a regular day into a disaster, and if you're not prepared, it can turn from disastrous to downright dangerous. While you're stocking up the liquor cabinet, boarding up the windows, and collecting the games/movies from around the house to keep any little ones happy and distracted, don't forget to...

We see who has a quick-charging phone and who else wants to
Super-charge it!

We see who has a quick-charging phone and who else wants to

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Quick charging is indeed something a fair number of us have. This week's poll may seem a bit simpler than most, and the same holds true for its results, which show that a majority of the responding users — what 4,500 of you responded this week — said that you did have a quick-charging phone. This comes as a small surprise to us, as relatively few phones in the last few months have come...

There are many names for it, but does your phone have it?
Does your phone you go turbo?

There are many names for it, but does your phone have it?

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It has many names: turbo, rapid, quick and fast. Whatever the name may be, there are a plethora of phones out there that support Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 standard (or a manufacturers own version of it) since it was first announced back in 2013. And while we're doing our series on quick-charging and the phones and chargers that support it, we'd like to see how many of our readers...

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

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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

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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...

How to change how you pay for purchases during a spree
Paypal and Credit and Gift Cards, Oh My

How to change how you pay for purchases during a spree

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Once you've set up your payments in Google Play, buying apps, games and music can be a breeze, but what happens when you want to use something else to pay for an app? Maybe you're saving your Google Play credit up for a movie. Maybe you don't want your partner to get upset when they see your bill covered with Google Play purchases. Maybe your debit card is almost overdrawn and you need...