Derek Walter

Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one

When your best Android apps come from Microsoft

When your best Android apps come from Microsoft

Some of the best Android apps aren't from Google, but from Microsoft. Check out the ones that are worth a serious look.

10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

OneNote becomes even more powerful at organizing your life when it's connected to the right add-ins and services. Save everything from meeting notes to recipes and even emails to your digital notebook.

The 10 best Android apps for Chromebooks

The 10 best Android apps for Chromebooks

These 10 Android apps offer broader or better experiences compared to what's available on the web via Chrome OS.

How to search Google: 10 advanced tips and tricks

How to search Google: 10 advanced tips and tricks

Google's search powers are far and wide. Here are some hidden tricks that will help you find what you need faster.

How to use Google Home to stream video to your TV and music to your speakers

How to use Google Home to stream video to your TV and music to your speakers

Google's smart oracle is as effective at streaming video and music as it is answering trivia questions.

How to use Android's In Apps search to find your phone's content faster

How to use Android's In Apps search to find your phone's content faster

The Google-powered tool can pull up messages, emails, calls, and other details more rapidly than just fumbling through your phone's apps.

10 essential pen-friendly Windows apps

10 essential pen-friendly Windows apps

Put that slick Surface Pen to work with these ink-happy tools for your laptop-tablet hybrid.

Master Gmail for Android with these tips and tricks

Master Gmail for Android with these tips and tricks

Gmail remains the productivity king, and there are plenty of tools offered to you on Android for bringing that unruly inbox under control.

Android device updates: It's finally time for Android Wear 2.0 on the Moto 360 second-gen

Android device updates: It's finally time for Android Wear 2.0 on the Moto 360 second-gen

Verizon's Asus ZenPad Z8 is the latest Android tablet to get its taste of Nougat after a rather lengthy wait.

10 Google Assistant features that save you time

10 Google Assistant features that save you time

It's time to get over it and just start talking to your phone, because certain tasks are much faster with Google's digital aide.

Android device updates: Android O has an official beta, and Nougat hits several new phones

Android device updates: Android O has an official beta, and Nougat hits several new phones

The latest Android device updates include Android O's beta debut, of course, plus Nougat rollout for the LG Stylo 2V, HTC One M9, and LG G5.

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