Ryan Whitwam

Ryan Whitwam is a freelance science and technology writer based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Among other sites, he's written for Android Police, ExtremeTech and Tested.

Google Photos: Awesome new features you need to start using
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Google Photos: Awesome new features you need to start using

Simple photo back-ups are only the beginning. It's time to unlock all the machine-learning power that Google Photos has within.

5 Android Messages features you should start using

5 Android Messages features you should start using

You might not even realize all the neat things you can do with Android Messages: Add a subject, archive old threads, attach money and more.

Samsung Galaxy S9: The best tips and tricks
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Samsung Galaxy S9: The best tips and tricks

Make your new Galaxy S9 as useful as possible by exercising these software features and options.

The 6 best Android lite apps for saving data, space and time on your device

The 6 best Android lite apps for saving data, space and time on your device

Lite apps let you declutter your app experience without losing any of the core functionality you've come to expect. Here are the lite apps you need to download.

5 awesome Android features you probably take for granted

5 awesome Android features you probably take for granted

It's easy to forget how much Android has evolved over the years. So here are some vivid reminders of how things used to be—and how good we currently have it.

6 Google Translate tips you need to start using
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6 Google Translate tips you need to start using

Google Translate is so overflowing with features, you might not even realize everything it can do.

Android Wear vs. Samsung Gear: Which smartwatch should you buy?

Android Wear vs. Samsung Gear: Which smartwatch should you buy?

If you're a smartwatch-curious Android user, your smartwatch options can be dizzying. So here's a practical guide for deciding which platform is right for you.

6 secret Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL power tips
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6 secret Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL power tips

The version of Android 8.0 Oreo that ships on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL has some cool bonus features you may not notice, until we tell you all about them.

Five hidden features of Android 8.0 Oreo you should be using

Five hidden features of Android 8.0 Oreo you should be using

Everyone knows about Android Oreo's big changes, but a lot more is going on if you dig deeper. Check out improvements to notifications, sideloading and more.

How to use Android 8.0 Oreo's autofill API

How to use Android 8.0 Oreo's autofill API

Android 8.0 Oreo's autofill API is here to save you from one of technology's biggest hassles: passwords. This feature requires some setup, but it's well worth your time.

Android 8 Oreo: How to use picture-in-picture mode

Android 8 Oreo: How to use picture-in-picture mode

Android Oreo finally makes video playback more friendly with picture-in-picture (PiP) mode on phones and tablets.Here's how it works.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 10 Killer tips and tricks
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 10 Killer tips and tricks

The Note 8 wasn’t cheap, so you might as well get the most from it with these power-user tips and tricks.

Android 8.0 Oreo: Behind-the-scenes improvements make it better than ever

Android 8.0 Oreo: Behind-the-scenes improvements make it better than ever

Google is making Android 8.0 Oreo better in some unexpected ways: Smarter Wi-Fi, background app limits and more.

8 cool Android Nougat features you’re probably not using
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8 cool Android Nougat features you’re probably not using

Android Oreo is about to drop, but you probably haven't tried everything in Nougat. That's about to change.

5 awesome YouTube app features you probably aren't using
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5 awesome YouTube app features you probably aren't using

Spend more time watching, less time wandering blindly through the settings.

Gmail for Android: 6 awesome features you probably aren't using
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Gmail for Android: 6 awesome features you probably aren't using

Android's oldest app still hides some cool secrets.

17 tips and tricks to make your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ even better

17 tips and tricks to make your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ even better

Get the most out of Samsung's latest superphone.

10 tips to make the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 the best it can be

10 tips to make the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 the best it can be

You spent a lot on this tablet, so you might as well use everything it has to offer.

10 tips to make the LG G6 a lean, mean Android machine

10 tips to make the LG G6 a lean, mean Android machine

LG's latest flagship is quite a good phone, and it gets even better with the right tweaks.

10 awesome Android games you can play with a single tap

10 awesome Android games you can play with a single tap

And none of them are Flappy Bird.

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