While messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal get a lot of coverage and buzz, there's something to be said about good old-fashioned SMS texting. It may not be as feature-rich or secure as those other platforms, but its sheer ease-of-use means that it's something a lot of us still rely on every single day.
Your Android phone comes with a texting app right out of the box, but if you take a gander at the Google Play Store, you'll find a plethora of third-party ones that offer additional customization tweaks and features that can really elevate your texting experience.
Our AC forum members often talk about their favorite texting apps, and recently, that conversation was struck up once more when someone asked for recommendations on what texting app they should use.
Now, we want to hear from you — What texting app are you using in 2020?
Google's giving up too much ground in the smart home fight
We're in the thick of our fall launches, but after the tidal wave of new products from Amazon last week, Google's Launch Night In looks like it'll barely make a splash. That's not good, because Alexa and Ring are rapidly gaining on Assistant and Nest.
Luna is both a safe bet and Amazon's best idea in years
Is "rolling your own" Netflix-style game library what we really want? Amazon thinks so.
Google's parent company settles shareholder lawsuit over sexual misconduct
Following sexual misconduct reports from 2018, Google has settled a shareholder lawsuit and announced major changes to how the company operates in these regards — including no severance packages for employees fired over sexual misconduct.
Spice up your smartphone or tablet with the best icon packs for Android
Being able to customize your device is fantastic as it helps to make your device even more of "your own". With the power of Android, you can use third-party launchers to add custom icon themes and these are just some of our favorites.