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.

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How to reduce your smartphone use without missing out

How to reduce your smartphone use without missing out

We offer some practical strategies for spending less time with your phone in your hand, without being disconnected from the rest of the world.

How to use your smartphone to get politically active

How to use your smartphone to get politically active

You want to do more than tweet, share, and like. You want to make a difference. These are the apps that can get you there.

13 top Chromebook tools for business

13 top Chromebook tools for business

From collaboration apps to developer extensions, powerful add-ons help Chromebooks users get real work done

Essential Android business apps

Essential Android business apps

Your phone is now your digital briefcase, your ever-present business companion.

How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

Here's how to replace all of those data-hungry apps and services with ones that don't need to know so much about you.

10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

Instead of just sticking your old phone in a drawer or selling it for a pittance, give it a new role.

These are the coolest things you can do with Google Home

These are the coolest things you can do with Google Home

The Google Assistant can do everything from tell you about the day's weather forecast to streaming video and turning off the lights.

Samsung apologizes for the exploding Note7 with a full-page ad

Samsung apologizes for the exploding Note7 with a full-page ad

The mea culpa pledges that the company will learn from the incident and get to the very bottom of why it happened.

Report: Nearly 90 percent of smartphones worldwide run Android

Report: Nearly 90 percent of smartphones worldwide run Android

The latest research from Strategy Analytics paints a picture of dominance for Google's mobile operating system.

The best tips and tricks to get the most out of your Pixel phone

The best tips and tricks to get the most out of your Pixel phone

The first true Google phone has a lot of powerful features, but for some of them you'll need to know where to look.

10 must-have Android apps for Halloween

10 must-have Android apps for Halloween

From creepy games to costume aides, it's time again to summon the spirits to your phone for a fun and festive Halloween.

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