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Computerworld landing page: 'Best of the Best Android Apps' [branded visual]

Google Podcasts

Making sense of Google's podcast flip-flop

Make no mistake about it: Google's podcast about-face is about much more than the launch of a single new app.

Android Sharing

Android's sharing system is morphing into an unpredictable mess

One of Android's most powerful elements is losing its edge as poor design practices spread surprisingly far.

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Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

A new wave of Google Assistant-powered ‘home’ smart displays hits next month. And they’re coming to work.

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Google moves to end website installation of Chrome extensions

The company's walled-garden approach to browser add-ons moved another step closer to reality with a ban on the inline installation of all newly-published extensions.

Android P Gesture Navigation Beta 2

3 huge ways Android's gesture navigation just got better

Google's second Android P beta delivers subtle touches that add up to a major leap forward for the platform's new gesture navigation system.

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Android and antitrust: The EU's Google case explained

The Android software in most smartphones is a mix of open-source software and proprietary software from Google -- and the European Union's antitrust authority is concerned that the way Google ties the two together could constitute...

Apple iOS Apps on Mac

iOS apps on Macs? Gee, that feels familiar...

Welcome to the world of cross-platform convergence, Apple. Come on in — the water's fine.

Gmail vs. Inbox

Gmail vs. Inbox: 8 productivity features Gmail still can't match

Gmail is better than ever, but its "experimental" email sibling has some organizational advantages that are tough to give up.

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Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong

Myth: Chromebooks don’t run apps. Fact: Chromebooks run more apps than any device ever.

Fuchsia Android

Fuchsia and the future of Android

Google's mysterious new operating system is assumed to be a replacement for Android and Chrome OS — but what if the situation isn't actually so simple?

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How your web browser tells you when it's safe

As Google moves to change how its Chrome browser flags insecure websites, rival browsers may be forced to follow suit. Here's how other browsers currently handle website security and what changes they have coming.

Android P Upgrade

Will Android P lead to faster upgrades? 3 words to remember

Everyone's talking about how Android P will mark the end of slow Android upgrades, but this saga has more layers than most people seem to realize.

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Google details how it will overturn encryption signals in Chrome

Google has fleshed out its plans to upend the way browsers warn users of insecure websites, spelling out gradual steps the company will take with Chrome.

Android P Annoyances

10 annoying things about Android P (that'll hopefully be fixed soon)

Android P isn't all sugar and diamonds. Can Google get these quirks worked out in time for the software's final release?

Gmail

Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential Mode

It’s easy and useful, but Google’s new ‘secure email’ is neither secure nor email.

Android P Gesture Navigation

In depth: 13 things to know about Android P gesture navigation

After using Google's Android P beta for a day, one thing is clear: There's much more to the software's new gesture navigation system than meets the eye.

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Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Apple and Amazon simply won’t be able to compete with Google’s virtual assistant over the next few years.

iphone x notch

iPhone vs. Android: Why the iPhone X notch is showing up on Androids

Apple’s iPhone X, with its all-new design and — dare we say it? — 'top-notch' display, is a clear example of form following function. So why are Android smartphone makers jumping on the notch bandwagon?

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