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LG Smartphone Release Cycle

LG's super-fantastic, industry-shifting idea*

* ...that's being attempted for all the wrong reasons and has practically no chance of paying off.

Post-OS World

Welcome to the post-OS era

It's the virtual assistant's world now. The operating system is just living in it.

Android Narratives Skepticism 2018

8 Android narratives to approach with skepticism in 2018

New year, same ol' stories. Why do we keep buying into the hype?

Android Trends

4 Android trends worth watching in 2018

Empty predictions are a dime a dozen, but with mobile tech in particular, long-term trends can tell us a lot about what the future may hold.

Android Resolutions

8 New Year's resolutions for Android fans in 2018

A set of realistic goals to sharpen your smartphone experience — and save you money! — in the months ahead.

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The best Android apps for organizing your life

From projects to places and to-do lists to travel, these Android apps will help you organize all the important areas of your life.

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Will Google kill Chrome OS and Android in 2018?

The rumor mill says Google is working on an operating system to replace both Chrome and Android. Does that make any sense?

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, Alexa devices and more.

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Google attacks Android fragmentation, pushes use of newer API, OS versions

In an attempt to reduce fragmentation of its Android OS, Google is requiring developers of new and updated apps to comply with its most recent APIs.

Android 2018 Primer

Android 2018 primer: 10 bits of telling analysis to mull over

'Tis the season for looking back — and looking ahead.

Android Security

How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

Securely wiping an Android device isn't difficult, but there are some critical steps you don't want to overlook.

Android Tips 2017

20 Android tips and tricks you shouldn't miss from 2017

Make the most of the upcoming holiday break with these standout tips for your favorite Android phone or tablet.

Amazon and Google

Dear Amazon and Google: Enough.

There comes a time when companies need to put corporate greed aside and put their users' interests first. For Amazon and Google, that time is now.

Android Nostalgia - Forgotten Apps

Android nostalgia: 20 once-essential apps you've probably long forgotten

Get ready to see some dear old friends you haven't thought about in ages.

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iOS 11 overtakes earlier versions of Apple's mobile OS

Less than three months after its release, Apple's iOS 11 surpassed its predecessor and is now on nearly 6 in 10 iPhones and iPads.

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3 top reasons people dump Android for iPhone

These are the three reasons 30 percent of Android users are thinking about switching to iPhone, according to Creative Strategies.

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The best note-taking apps for Android

Note-takers, take note: Whether you want gobs of features or uber-simplicity, these are the best apps for collecting and managing info on Android.

Android Nostalgia - Old Features

Android nostalgia: 13 once-trumpeted features that quietly faded away

So many years, so many features that went from front and center to gone and forgotten. Ready for a jog down memory lane?

Android Typing Trick

The time-saving typing trick every Android user should try

Little things can make a big difference, as this handy productivity hack illustrates.

Gmail Notifications Android

How to make your phone's Gmail notifications much, much better

Your phone's email alerts are working against you. Let's change that, shall we?

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