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Google pushed developers to fix security flaws in 275,000 Android apps

Over the past two years, Google has convinced developers to patch security issues in over 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store.

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Google reveals its stealthy moves to keep Android phones free from malware

Google explains how it has used its Verify Apps to flag some 25,000 apps as potentially dangerous.

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Should you buy the new Nvidia Shield TV?

The new TV brings Google Assistant and Amazon Videos to the platform.

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Google's low-cost Android One program may expand to the U.S.

Android One has brought a set of hardware and software standards to budget phones in developing countries, and Google may be looking to bring it to the U.S. next.

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A beginner's guide to IFTTT on Android

If you truly want to work smarter instead of harder, mastering the ins and outs of IFTTT is the way to do it.

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Free Software Foundation shakes up its list of priority projects

The Free Software Foundation Tuesday announced a major rethinking of the software projects that it supports, putting top priority on a free mobile operating system, accessibility, and driver development, among other areas.

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New report says Google watches made by LG, to be released Feb. 9

Sources spill the beans to VentureBeat, detailing two sizes, a digital crown, and LTE for Google first wearables.

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Android Wear 2.0's long-awaited release could happen February 9

Connected leaker Evan Blass has seemingly outed Google's target date for the next version of Android Wear.

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Pornhub: iOS lagged slightly behind Android in 2016

Pornhub has released its year in review stats for 2016, and iOS users are lagging slightly behind Android users in porn use.

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Report: Samsung probe blames Galaxy Note7 fires on faulty batteries

Samsung will reportedly release the results of its investigation into the exploding Galaxy Note7 handsets next week.

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Snapchat just got way easier to use thanks to a new search bar

Confused by Snapchat? This app update is designed to simplify snapping.

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Android device updates: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally getting Nougat

This should give a needed boost to Google's Nougat numbers, which still show a pitifully small dent in the overall ecosystem.

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Now you can summon an Uber ride without leaving Google Maps

A new update to Google Maps tightens the integration with Uber by letting you book and track rides right in the app.

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You won't have to hear about the Galaxy Note7 on flights anymore

The FAA has lifted the requirement for airlines to notify passengers of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 ban as nearly all units are returned.

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Nokia returns to smartphones at long last, but you can't buy it (and probably don't want to)

The first new Nokia handset created under the HMD Global umbrella will be a budget phone only available in China.

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10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

Instead of just sticking your old phone in a drawer or selling it for a pittance, give it a new role.

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iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel: Why I'm switching to Pixel

iPhone may have the retina display, but Google's phone is Pixel perfect. 

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Asus, ZTE, and Huawei phones are deemed Daydream-ready

Four new handsets are living the 'Dream, as Google looks to expand its VR platform.

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