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Android root malware is widespread in third-party app stores

Four third-party app stores for Android have apps with a malicious component that seeks root access to the device, according to Trend Micro.

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LG G5 gets Quick Cover to match rumored always-on display

LG Electronics keeps dribbling G5 info -- news about its new flagship Android phone. It’ll have a Quick Cover case that highlights its rumored always-on display. And the case will also allow you to interact with the phone while...

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How I use Android: 'All About Android' host Jason Howell

Brokaw, schmo-kaw: When it comes to Android broadcasting, Jason Howell is the host with the most. Here's how the man behind the mic uses the platform himself.

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How To Clean Your Android Phone

Dirt and grime are no match for your cleaning skills.

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Review: AirWatch takes mobile device management to the next level

AirWatch 8.1 is a sophisticated control plane for mobile devices that meets the needs of large enterprises. It stacks up well against other MDM apps we’ve tested, and features container demarcation plus elements of data loss...

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Google virtual reality -- Cardboard recycled into something you actually want

Google working on a new virtual-reality addon, which will replace the “Cardboard” silliness, say deep-throat sources. The journalistic gobbledygook of “people familiar with its plans” popped up to leak Google’s VR future...

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Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor roundup

Everything you need to know about the upcoming Galaxy S7.

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Review: The Huawei Honor 5X -- a lot for a low price

This plus-sized phone is does not rate as premium and its Android overlay will annoy some users, but the Honor 5X is a solid low-cost device.

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6 Apple services Tim Cook could bring to Android

Apple has a plan to become a big Android developer

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PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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SwiftKey's sale and the unsustainable state of the mobile app market

There's a troubling message lurking within SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, and it's one we all need to take some time to consider.

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PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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The danger of blind brand loyalty

It's time for us as consumers to get our priorities straight.

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Google fixes critical Wi-Fi and media-processing flaws in Android

Google has patched 13 new vulnerabilities in Android, two of which could allow attackers to take control of Android devices located on the same wireless network if they have Broadcom Wi-Fi chips.

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Trojanized Android games hide malicious code in images

Over 60 Android games hosted on Google Play had Trojan-like functionality that allowed them to download and execute malicious code hidden inside images.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 is a boring update: @evleaks leaks again #TheNextGalaxy

This Samsung Galaxy S7 press render got outed by the infamous Evan “@evleaks” Blass. To nobody’s surprise, the bête noire of just about every phone maker has delivered this shot of a pair of Sammy’s new “flagship” phones...

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The Android malware monster will never die

But here's the dirty little secret security software vendors don't want you to know: There's really no reason to be scared.

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The PCWorld Show Episode 1: Surfacegate, spec leaks and teeny-tiny phones

Welcome to the first installment of PCWorld's first long-form video show! Florence Ion, Gordon Mah Ung and Jon Phillips discuss, analyze and goof on the most interesting news of the week.

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