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Android 11

9 hidden gems worth digging up in Android 11

Google's latest Android software has some interesting and extraordinarily practical new touches — if you know where to look.

Android 11

Android 11's most important additions

Don't let the shiny new features fool you: The most consequential changes in Google's new Android 11 Beta are the ones most people probably won't even notice.

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Imagine an 'Android Pro' subscription

Google's missing a major opportunity to build its business while elevating the experience of its most enthusiastic users.

Android iOS Arguments

The key point most Android vs. iOS arguments miss

People (and, ahem, companies) comparing Android to iOS keep making the same silly mistake. Don't let yourself fall for it.

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The ultimate guide to privacy on Android

Take back control and decide exactly how information is used on your Android phone.

Pixel Features

5 more hidden Pixel features worth finding

Time for a fresh set of easily overlooked, next-level options for your favorite Pixel phone.

Android Tablet

The Android hardware truth Google won't tell you

Google doesn't like to talk about it, but there's one type of Android hardware you really shouldn't be buying.

Android, Google Assistant

How to make the most of Android's new Assistant add-on

Google's got a spectacular new system for interacting with Assistant on Android — but you really have to go out of your way to uncover its potential.

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Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

With most workers scattered at home and trying to come up with their own ad-hoc IT workarounds, there’s an easy way for IT shops to build trust: communicate.

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The Pixel phone's Motion Sense mystery

Google's latest Pixel phone had what should have been a killer new kind of mobile technology. But we may never get to experience its full potential.

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The best Android apps for business in 2020

Our Android expert highlights the standout apps in the categories that matter most to busy professionals.

Work From Home Busy Light

Work-from-home hack: The calendar-connected 'busy light'

Stop those irritating work-from-home interruptions by implementing an intelligent "busy light" that automatically activates whenever you're in a meeting.

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The best calendar apps for Android

Strengthen your Android calendar experience with these standout selections for serious professionals.

5G Android Flagship

Could 5G spell trouble for Android flagships?

5G is shaping up to be the Achilles' heel of Android's top 2020 phones — and no, not because of the conspiracy theories. (Come on...)

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The most interesting Android question of the year

Hint: It has nothing to do with Google — not directly, anyway.

Motorola Edge Kaunch

The two words Motorola doesn't want you to read

Motorola's getting tons of positive press for its new Android phone launch this week, but two critical words are curiously missing from the conversation.

iPhone SE, Pixel 4a

The problem with the 'iPhone SE killed the Pixel 4a' argument

Don't start the funeral for Google's latest midranger yet.

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6 make-or-break questions about Google and Apple's COVID-tracking tech

Nearly a week after an unlikely tech team-up, some critical questions remain.

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How smartphone apps could save lives (and the economy)

By enabling daily self-diagnosis, contact tracing and research, smartphone apps could be the key to quickly beating the coronavirus -- but there's one problem.

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How smartphone apps could save lives (and the economy)

By enabling daily self-diagnosis, contact tracing and research, smartphone apps could be the key to quickly beating the coronavirus -- but there's one problem.

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