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Best Android phones to buy for 2021 – CNET

Phone technology moves fast, with today’s top manufacturers pushing out innovations faster than ever. Features such as super fast 5G connectivity and Super AMOLED displays are commonplace, with more futuristic tech like foldable displays available for those who want the cutting edge (and who have the deep pockets to pay for them). Samsung’s Galaxy line…

The best lite apps for Android and iOS

If you constantly struggle with limited storage and memory on your smartphone, jockeying between uninstalling apps, removing excess data, clearing out your photos, and other tricks to save space, can be time-consuming and confusing. It doesn’t help that many of the most popular apps in the U.S. — Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat — are large downloads…

The best music apps for iOS and Android

It’s pretty clear we’re now living in a golden age of music streaming. Using your humble smartphone, you can stream any number of music tracks, from the latest Billboard bestsellers to tracks created in someone’s garage on an old keyboard. You can even create your own tracks without leaving your small screen, using a variety…

How to scan a QR code on Android and iOS

As smartphones have become more and more ubiquitous, so have QR codes. These maze-looking squares are a type of matrix barcode that contains data — usually, QR codes point to a website or open a designated application. Although they may look confusing, QR codes are ridiculously easy to use. Follow the steps below to turn…

The best trivia apps for Android and iOS

Believe it or not, but quiz games aren’t just for television. While most of us may stick to watching Jeopardy! or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on TV, both of these shows have their own official smartphone apps. Neither are these apps alone, since there is a growing range of excellent trivia apps available…

The best Android tablets for 2021

Apple isn’t the only name in tablets, though sometimes it seems like it. While manufacturers have slowed down their tablet-making over the past few years, there are still several great Android tablet options. If you’re integrated into the Android ecosystem already and mainly use Google apps, an Android tablet may be the best option for…