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Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 About to Become the Coolest Android Phone Ever?

Rumors have started to coalesce, and the picture of what might be Samsung’s next flagship has started to look pretty exciting.

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9 Typing Tips Every Android and iOS User Should Know

Wish it were a little easier to type in ALL CAPS on your Android or iPhone, or ever get stumped while looking for the em dash? What about typing letters with accent marks, or dealing with cumbersome URLs? Or maybe you’re just...

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Android Apostates Account for 1-in-5 U.S. iPhone Sales

Apple CEO Tim Cook may have tapped Android "switchers" as part of the reason for the boffo iPhone sales last quarter, but a survey implied that most of those defectors lived outside the U.S.

Rooting Your Android Device: A Guide for the Accident-Prone

Want to get rid of bloatware, install a custom operating system and be the coolest Android user in your immediate circle? Read on.

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Hands-On With Boston's New Pay-by-Phone Parking App

Boston is piloting a new pay-by-phone parking system, and though it could translate into more work for parking officials, CIO.com's Al Sacco says it's easy to use, works well and eliminates an over-reliance on quarters.

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16 Android Widgets to Make Your Smartphone and Tablet Better

If you're not using widgets, you're simply not realizing the true value of your Android smartphone or tablet. CIO.com's Al Sacco shares a collection of his favorite widgets, all free and all very much worth a download.

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Leading App Stores See Dramatic Increase in Business Apps

Business apps were among the most popular apps in 2014 in both Google Play and the Apple App Store, according to a new report on app store growth. And 2015 promises even more apps aimed at business users.

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Google Stops Patching Core Android Component in 60% of Devices

Google has stopped patching a core component of Android in versions older than "KitKat," a security researcher said today, as he urged the company to reconsider the policy that could leave more than 60% of all Android users vulnerable...

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Kyocera DuraForce is the Android Phone Designed for The Hulk

If you work in punishing environments, here's a phone that will withstand some of the abuse

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7 Android Gizmos We’re Looking for at CES 2015

CES is the place to be this week for all your gadgety goodness.

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Top 10 Mobile Stories of 2014

CIO.com's Al Sacco rounds up 10 of his most popular mobile stories published in 2014, including an article that compares and contrasts the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a showcase of quirky-yet-valuable wearable devices and a couple...

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Lollipops, Cardboard, and Barges: Google's 14 Biggest Hits and Misses of 2014

A tech company as big as Google is bound to do some amazing things every year, but it's also not immune to failure. Let's look back at where the search giant went right and wrong in 2014.

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Organized Criminals Targeting Individual iPhone, Android Users

A well organized criminal group is targeting both iOS and Android users with highly targeted man-in-the-middle attacks, according to a new threat advisory from Akamai Technologies

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Chinese Android Phone Maker Hides Secret Backdoor on its Devices

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has built an extensive "backdoor" into its Android devices that can track users, serve them unwanted advertisements and install unauthorized apps, a U.S. security firm alleged today

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Phablet Deathmatch: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Note 4

Whether you think of them as superphones or microtablets, the two main contenders are closely matched

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The Linux Holiday Shopping Guide

Some gift recommendations for those shopping for Linux nerds...or maybe even themselves.

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Cortana Could Appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem to be set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now.

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Nexus 6 Deep-Dive Review: A Supersized Smartphone That Shines

Google's new Nexus 6 packs pure Android Lollipop software into a plus-sized package that's pleasant to use. Could this be the phone for you?

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