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Apple supplier Foxconn halts production amid COVID-19 outbreak in China

China has locked down key cities as it deals with the biggest COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic began; the move will affect not only tech manufacturing but container shipments.

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Tech giants move to reopen offices, but differ on hybrid-work plans

Apple, Google, and Twitter are taking different paths to flexible work policies as they move to reopen their offices; Microsoft started its reopening Feb. 28.

Android Underdogs

The glorious return of the scrappy Android underdogs

The Android hardware startups are back — and you'd better believe it's worth your while to notice.

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Google buys cybersecurity company Mandiant for $5.4B

The two companies are set to deliver an end-to-end security operations suite and advisory services for customers.

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Microsoft becomes latest tech firm to suspend sales in Russia

Microsoft, saying it's "horrified, angered and saddened" by the attack on Ukraine, has joined other tech product and services vendors in suspending sales in Russia. Google, however, will continue to provide some services inside Russia....

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iPhone vs. Android: How to choose the best smartphone for you

Making a logical choice between iPhone and Android smartphones requires knowing what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make a smart decision.

Android Gestures

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android gestures

Get around your phone faster than ever with these easy-to-miss advanced shortcuts for Android's gesture navigation system.

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A hidden gem in Gboard on Android

Tap into this step-saving slice of sorcery lurking within your Android phone's keyboard and watch your on-the-go efficiency soar.

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Google slowly follows Apple in app-tracking lockdown

Like Apple, Google now says it will also block website trackers, but it will take two years and is a little vague about how it will work.

Chrome OS Secret Weapon

Meet Chrome OS Flex, Google's new weapon for desktop domination

Is that an old Windows system or a current Chrome OS computer? Google's getting ready to blur the lines of desktop computing in some seriously shape-shifting ways.

Google Pixel Phone

Pixel power! 42 advanced Assistant actions for any Pixel phone

Pixel owners, listen up: You've got exclusive access to some of Android's most advanced Assistant time-savers — but it's up to you to figure out how to use 'em.

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Start-up emerges with an ‘enterprise browser'

The Island browser is based on Chrome and can limit site access and stop employees from uploading and downloading data, copying and pasting information, and even taking screenshots.

Android Advanced Voice Commands

Fly around your phone with Android's hidden voice command center

Save yourself all sorts of valuable time by tapping into one of Android's best buried treasures.

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Google Meet cheat sheet: How to get started

Need to get up and running with Google Meet quickly? We’ve got you covered.

Google Assistant

42 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient on Android

Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals — and it's up to you to learn how to use them.

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Test your outrage over Google's new Topics advertising system

Is Google's latest plan for balancing privacy with advertising actually a problem? These four revealing questions will help you find out.

Android Tablet Interface

The ambitious Android tablet option Google tossed away

This wild Android tablet concept could have completely changed the way we interact with our devices. Ready to pop the red pill?

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Can Google be trusted?

The surprising answer is yes — as long as you’re not a competitor, advertiser, or consumer.

Android iOS Messaging

The cold, bitter truth about the Android-iOS messaging mess

Google's getting all worked over the way Apple handles messages from Android users, but the reality of the situation isn't quite as black and white as it seems.

Chrome OS Features

5 new Chrome OS features you should find right now

Got a Chromebook? These advanced, mostly out-of-sight options will grant your computer new powers and change the way you work (for real!).

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