Ara Wagoner

Ara Wagoner is a Writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes Google Play Music with a stick. When she's not writing help and how-to's, she's off dreaming about Disney and singing show tunes. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

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The wishlist may not work traditionally but it's not useless
Wishin' and hopin' and dreamin'

The wishlist may not work traditionally but it's not useless

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The wishlist is a great place to stash things for later, but that's about it Google Play's wishlist is something of an oddity. You can't share your wishlist. People cannot buy you things off your wishlist. Because of this, most users seem to think the wishlist in Google Play is useless, but they are wrong! Oh, yes, it does have a purpose! You just have to ignore the name. Your...

How to change how you pay for purchases during a spree
Paypal and Credit and Gift Cards, Oh My

How to change how you pay for purchases during a spree

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Once you've set up your payments in Google Play, buying apps, games and music can be a breeze, but what happens when you want to use something else to pay for an app? Maybe you're saving your Google Play credit up for a movie. Maybe you don't want your partner to get upset when they see your bill covered with Google Play purchases. Maybe your debit card is almost overdrawn and you need...

Before we dig into weather apps, we want to see what you use
It's raining, it's pouring, and Llyod here is snoring...

Before we dig into weather apps, we want to see what you use

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Let's talk about the weather Weather's kind of important, especially around this time of year when you can walk outside and either find it 80 degrees or 20. What can I say, Texas winters are a little random. Point is, the weather's kinda important, and it's something that you have quite a few options when using. Beyond the plethora of apps available for weather, there are also plugins...

A flat battery that can charge your gear, wireless or not
Wireless power and not much else

A flat battery that can charge your gear, wireless or not

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Power for your pockets External battery packs are something most smartphone users take for granted. They're not glamorous accessories like cases or headphones or car mounts, but they're important. When you're running out of battery while running through the airport trying to catch your connecting flight because your first flight was stuck on the tarmac for three hours, having a...

Where do you buy your digital movies and TV shows?
Who goes out for movie night anymore?

Where do you buy your digital movies and TV shows?

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Let's stay in and order a movie... Well, it's a perfectly miserable day in the Northeastern U.S., and that makes it the perfect time to bust out some videos and hold yourself a marathon. That's what I'm doing today — though for health reasons; it's absolutely gorgeous here in Texas — and it got me thinking: which online video store to our readers use the most? Sure, Google Play comes...

We look at who's using Chromebooks, and who else wants to.
Chromebooks are coming...

We look at who's using Chromebooks, and who else wants to.

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A readership divided When we posited the question this last week about if Chromebooks had invaded your home or your life just yet, I knew we were going to get some Chromebook converts and we were also going to get some hardcore PC users telling us Chromebooks can't do anything and that they're a waste — they do plenty and they're not, by the way — I just didn't know how many of column...

Timehop digs up your old content so you can share it again
Let's do the time hop again!

Timehop digs up your old content so you can share it again

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The ghosts of social media past return You may have noticed an app popping up in a lot of throwback posts of late called Timehop. Timehop is an app with a very specific purpose: it digs up your social media posts from years ago and presents them to you on their anniversaries. While the primary use for Timehop is to rediscover old posts and content and then reshare it, Timehop can also...