Tag Archive: Sidebar


This week’s sidebar poll: How do you chat with your friends and family?

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch. What’s your favorite?

A look through Google Play will quickly tell you that there literally hundreds and hundreds of different messaging apps and platforms to use on your Android. Each has their pros and cons, but a handful garner all the attention — and most of the users.

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This week’s sidebar poll: What launcher are you using?

There are plenty of third-party launchers and home apps for Android. Which one are you using?

I know I’m not alone when I say that one of the best things about Android is the way you can use third-party tools and apps to replace what came with your phone. From the keyboard, to the messaging app, to the launcher and more, Android is all about making your stuff feel like your stuff. After using several phones  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: Do you have Galaxy S6 active regret?

We’ve had over two months with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge readily available from just about any carrier or retailer you could’ve wanted to buy it from, and that means it was the perfect time for another GS6 variant to be announced. The Galaxy S6 active came onto the scene after a brief period of being rumored, and the big stat that stuck out was the battery. 3500 mAh in the Galaxy S6 active put the  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: Are agreements between streaming services and the artists being streamed important to you?

Contracts and money are important to the people signing contracts and making money, but do you care about any of it?

I know most of us watched the drama about Apple Music not wanting to pay artists for folks using their upcoming service during the trial period. Especially when it came to its glorious head — Taylor Swift, representing the struggling musicians, versus Apple, representing ducks that swim in a vault filled with gold coins.

Whether  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: what do you want to see us do on Periscope?

Periscope is growing on us here at AC, but we need your help choosing the best stuff to broadcast.

Reader feedback is incredibly important to us. We’re here to help as many people as we can, and to do that well we need to know what it is everyone wants from us. Periscope is a perfect example, and if you’ve been following our account on this video streaming service you’ll see we’re getting pretty good at  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: Do you think Google is concerned with your privacy?

Privacy is important. So is understanding how companies handle your private data.

There’s been a bit of discussion (and a lot of FUD) about Google and your personal, private data lately. Phil did a great job here talking about the opinions you might be hearing, the reasons why they may have been formed, and most importantly, things to consider to make up your own mind. You should read it.

When you’re finished reading, answer the poll  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: Did you install the Android M developer preview?

For the now, the M stands for Developer. But that won’t stop the rest of us from running the Android M preview.

Just like last year, Google dropped a developer beta preview of the next version of Android into our laps. Android M is still in the oven, but enough work is done on the new APIs to give them to the developers who need them. That’s cool — and important. Devs need time to get  [Read More…]

This weekend’s sidebar poll: which Google I/O announcement excites you the most?

Google I/O is here, and while the developer sessions are still very much underway (and you can find all that coverage on our Google I/O page, the keynote has come and gone. What tickled your fancy the most?

We know that this year may not have been quite as sexy or exciting as years past. There was no skydiving or free Pixels, no driving cars onstage and not much new hardware.  [Read More…]

Sidebar poll results: what are you looking forward to most at Google I/O?

It’s nearly time for Google to take the stage at the Moscone Center, and this is what you’re most excited about.

While there are oodles and oodles of jaw-dropping goodies that are likely about to be dropped in our lap — or dangled beyond our wallets — in the next few hours, we have that one update or device we want to see more than anything else at Google I/O. More than anything else in the  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: what are you looking forward to most at Google I/O?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… It’s the hap-happiest conference of all! Google I/O is just two short days away.

Google I/O is a bit like Christmas. Everyone gets together to drink, talk shop, and drink. Everyone waits in anticipation for Santa — Sundar Pichai — to come out and give us all our presents. Now, I/O makes a lot of parents — developers and bloggers — panic it’s a chaotic time of travel  [Read More…]