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.

10 Google Assistant features that save you time

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.

Android device updates: Android Nougat finally comes to the unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge

Android device updates: Android Nougat finally comes to the unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge

The Huawei Watch dials up Android Wear 2.0, ending a long wait for the latest version of Google's wearable OS.

Drive smarter and safer with these Android Auto tips

Drive smarter and safer with these Android Auto tips

Google's smart car dashboard is right there on your phone, so it's time to put it to use for smarter traveling through town or the open road.

Android device updates: T-Mobile sends out a fix for the Galaxy S8, S8+ red screen

Android device updates: T-Mobile sends out a fix for the Galaxy S8, S8+ red screen

It's monthly update time for the Pixel and Pixel XL, while the Nvidia Shield Android TV unveils a beta program for eager testers.

Android device updates: Galaxy S8, S8+ update arrives for T-Mobile and Verizon models

Android device updates: Galaxy S8, S8+ update arrives for T-Mobile and Verizon models

Verizon's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are finally getting Nougat, while the Xperia XZ and X are pushing ahead to Android 7.1.1.

Google Maps vs. Waze: Which should be your go-to map app?

Google Maps vs. Waze: Which should be your go-to map app?

Each app offers unique features to help you conquer survive the commute home. Which should you use, and when?

Android device updates: Android Wear 2.0 tipped to drop soon for Huawei Watch, Moto 360 second-gen

Android device updates: Android Wear 2.0 tipped to drop soon for Huawei Watch, Moto 360 second-gen

Google Pixel beta testers are getting their update to the latest stable Android build, which has unfortunately caused some fingerprint sensor problems for others.

Five tips and tricks to improve your WhatsApp experience

Five tips and tricks to improve your WhatsApp experience

The world’s most popular messaging app nails the basics, but there are some other useful features that you also put to use.

7 advanced Google Chrome tips and tweaks that save you time

7 advanced Google Chrome tips and tweaks that save you time

If you spend most of your workday with Google's browser, you'll want to put these Chrome tips to work so you can get more done in less time.

Android device updates: AT&T, Verizon Galaxy Note 5 finally makes the leap to Nougat

Android device updates: AT&T, Verizon Galaxy Note 5 finally makes the leap to Nougat

Sprint's Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 are among a batch of phones that are now getting their fresh serving of Nougat.

​Tips and tricks to master Gboard, Google's super smart Android keyboard

​Tips and tricks to master Gboard, Google's super smart Android keyboard

Google's keyboard app can save you time with all of its typing tricks if you look under the surface at all of its clever tricks.

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