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Microsoft does Android again, ships Office apps

Microsoft today removed the preview label from its Office apps for Android, releasing the final versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word to Google Play.

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Microsoft's finalized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones exit beta

The preview period is over. The official versions of Microsoft's new Office apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones.

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Android on a BlackBerry slider smartphone idea gets mixed reviews

BlackBerry may run the Android operating system on a slider smartphone coming this fall, according to unnamed sources in a Reuters report.

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BlackBerry may finally make an Android device

A BlackBerry Android device would jibe with the company's play to be the go-to management solution for multi-platform environments.

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Really smart phones: Now they can predict your GPA

Researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an Android app that they say can predict students’ grade point averages. The technology could also have future applications for predicting employee...

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China, Android to be hardest hit in coming smartphone slump

Smartphone shipments will decline through 2019, hitting Android phones and the Chinese market especially hard, according to research firm IDC.

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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Google's Android for Work and Samsung's Knox promise serious security, but how do they stack up against Apple's iOS and the rest?

Microsoft wraps up alt platform Office run with app previews for Android smartphones

osoft today opened a public preview of the three core Office apps -- Excel, PowerPoint and Word -- for Android smartphones, following a similar sneak peak in January for Android-powered tablets.

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Tested: The LG G4 has dethroned the Samsung Galaxy S6 as the best camera phone

The devil is in the details: LG's flagship has the best rear-facing camera, though that doesn't mean that Samsung's latest phone is far behind.

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Galaxy S6 edge an impressive enterprise phone — with one big exception

This enterprise-oriented Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review looks at the strengths and shortcomings of the hottest new Android phone from a business perspective. Hint: It has a glaring Achilles heel.

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Imagine an Android/Microsoft Franken-phone

If someone built an Android phone running Microsoft apps, would you buy it?

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Florida (mad)man inserts NFC chip in hand for Android 'biohack'

A hacker reportedly embedded an NFC chip inside his hand to infect and control Android devices. The exploit seems relatively inane, but the concept of 'biohacking' could have far-reaching security implications.

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What's on the edge of the Galaxy S6 edge?

CIO.com's Al Sacco talks about what users can do with the edge display on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Answer: Not much at the moment.

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Samsung expects 70M Galaxy S6 and Edge phones to be sold

Samsung says the first week of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sales was "impressive" and predicted overall sales for both devices will pass 70 million globally.

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Where did I leave my Android phone? Google it

Wish there was a way to easily find your smartphone when you've dropped it under a sofa cushion or the dog ran off with it? If you have an Android-based phone, Google may be able to help.

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Some new Samsung Edge smartphone displays won’t auto-rotate

Some new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone displays won't auto-rotate properly, according to early customers on user forums.

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That old smartphone is worth more than you think

It's not difficult to find online buyers for your old smartphones, and these three sites can help you get the best prices.

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6 things Samsung Galaxy S6 does that iPhone 6 can't

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the GS6 outperforms the iPhone 6.

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