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10 awesome gift ideas for Android users

Not sure what to get your Android lovin' pals for the holidays this year? We can help.

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Dragon Anywhere app gets advanced dictation, formatting features

Devoted Dragon desktop software users will appreciate the new $15-per-month, cloud-based Anywhere service, which provides on-the-go text dictation and document formatting (on Android), but the premium features are overkill for most...


Awesome gift ideas for Android users

Can't figure out what to ask for, or what to get your buddy? We can help.

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Pull off an amazing Thanksgiving feast with these 12 Android apps

From finding recipes to shopping, cooking, and planning d├ęcor, we've got you covered.

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Samsung Pay support expands to Chase Visa, multiple Credit Unions

Samsung is also offering a $100 gift card to its online store for those who give the service a trial run.

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Manhattan DA report details how Google can remotely reset most Android passcodes

Here's a deeper look at what the report actually means, and what you can do about it.

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Android Studio 2.0 zeroes in on improved workflow

A preview version of the IDE also highlights emulation and GPU profiling


5 mobile apps to help you survive (and thrive) this Thanksgiving

These five free mobile apps for Android and iOS devices can help you shop for holiday groceries and gifts, find the best routes to wherever you're going, work off desserts and, if you must, count calories.


How to buy a productivity tablet

Whether you're opting for an iPad or a Surface, here are five things to consider before you buy a tablet.

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More Black Friday 2015: Verizon data freebie, Amazon starts early, Newegg boasts of 5,000 deals

Verizon, Amazon and Newegg get in on Black Friday 2015 tech deal bonanza with free wireless data, cut-rate Kindles and Windows 10 discounts among the bargains.

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Android Studio upgrade improves memory profiler

Android Studio 1.5 also fixes bugs and improves lint checks for static code analysis.

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Feds fund encryption apps that some officials say could cloak terrorists

U.S. government funds have recently been used to support the creation and maintenance of commercially available smartphone encryption apps -- the same kinds of apps thought to be used by terrorists.

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Best Black Friday 2015 deals on Android tablets, phones and more

Dell, Samsung, ZTE Android products among Black Friday 2015 sale items from likes of Target and Best Buy.

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Paris attacks demand 'wake-up call' on smartphone encryption

Deadly terrorist attacks on Friday in Paris, apparently planned by ISIS, have ignited a new round of concerns over smartphone encryption.

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What Android users are saying about the Apple Music app

Many Android users have a surprisingly positive reaction to the Apple Music app.

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IT execs excited (but cautious) about merger of mobile, desktop OSes

Apple, Google and Microsoft each take a different approach to mobile- and desktop-platform convergence, but the eventual mergers seem inevitable, and some CIOs say the changes represent an opportunity for IT.

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Google engineers craft a Dart framework for iOS and Android

The UI framework uses its own rendering engine to draw widgets

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LG Android Wear smartwatch makes calls even if users leave their phones behind

Google has brought cellular connectivity between mobile phones and smartwatches running the Android Wear operating system, thus making it possible for people to make and pick up calls at say a shopping mall even when the phone is at...

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