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Android Security Facts

Before you panic: 6 things to remember about Android security

The next Android security scare will seem a lot less scary with these six critical facts in mind.

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LG's 'Software Upgrade Center' feels slightly too familiar

How many times can a company cry wolf before we all stop listening?

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The best Android file manager apps

From optimizing your phone’s storage to integrating your device with the cloud, these standout Android apps will let you juggle files like a pro.

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Facebook's data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users

Attention, Android users: Whether you use Facebook or not, now's the time to proactively assess how much access you're giving to different apps. Here's how to do it.

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The best password managers for Android

Not all Android password management apps are created equal -- so which one makes the most sense for you?

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A midrange Pixel is probably just the tip of the iceberg

Google's working on a midrange Pixel, you say? Of course it is. And that's almost certainly not all.

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USB-C explained: How to get the most from it (and why it's great)

The era of USB-C computing is here. We’ve got tips on how to take advantage of those new ports on your laptop, phone or tablet.

Google Enemy

Google is often its own worst enemy

From Google Now to its notification-centric smartwatch vision, it's astonishing how willing Google is to ditch great ideas instead of nurturing them to maturity.

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Android Oreo: 18 advanced tips and tricks

Turn your productivity up a notch with these next-level tips for Google's Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1) software.

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How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

Forget Windows Phone: With the right set of software, you can turn any Android device into a Microsoft-centric, PC-syncing machine.

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Mingis on Tech: What do we know about Android P?

For many Android smartphone users, Oreo hasn't even rolled out, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades...

Android Upgrade Perspective

Hold the pitchforks! 2 overlooked realities about Android upgrades

Yes, Android upgrades are a mess — but in bemoaning the real problems, too many people ignore the broader realities around them.

Android P OS Updates

Android P is a perfect example of why OS updates still matter

It's easy to see the present form of Android P as lacking in pizzazz, but our first glimpse at Google's next effort speaks volumes about the ongoing importance of the OS-level update.

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Review: Samsung's new Galaxy S9 phones make excellence routine

The new Galaxy S9 smartphones may not be exciting, but some exclusive enterprise features do make them stand out among other Android rivals.

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Microsoft sets May kill date for OWA apps on iOS, Android

The move riles enterprise users who still rely on older apps to access email because Outlook apps don't cut it for them.

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iOS vs. Android: When it comes to brand loyalty, Android wins

Android smartphone and tablet owners tend to be slightly more loyal to their brand than do Apple iOS device users.

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8 essential Android to iOS file-transfer tips

Here are eight ways Android and iPhone/iOS users can share files with each other, including online and off-line services, apps, and storage products.

Android P Security

Android P in depth: An up-close look at what's new with security

An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the most significant privacy and security changes on the way with Google's Android P release.

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Tech Talk: The fate of developers (and the future of mobile)

These could be the best of times, or the worst of times to be a developer, given how fast technology (and skills) change. Our experts weigh in on that conundrum – and on what we learned from Mobile World Congress.

Android Simplicity

Android and the shifting simplicity spectrum

Google's approach to Android has slowly but surely been shifting over the years — and an equal but opposite force has been pushing back at the same time.

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