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Walgreens is the first retailer to fully integrate its loyalty program with Android Pay

The new feature should speed up the check-out process since the payment and loyalty points will all be handled in one transaction.

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Microsoft bloatware is coming to Motorola phones

Microsoft's patent cross-licensing juggernaut continues with a new agreement with Lenovo.

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Google Allo leaks reveal incognito chats, messaging search, and weird stickers

With Allo's video chat sibling Duo already in the wild, w expect to see Google's rethink of messaging launch very soon.

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Android 7.0 Nougat: 6 helpful new features to try first

Don't really know where to begin with Google's latest mobile operating system? We can help.

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Android 7.0 Nougat rollout begins for Nexus devices with LG's V20 on deck

Nexus hardware and the Pixel C tablet will begin getting over-the-air updates for Nougat over the next few weeks, while LG's V20 will ship with the OS built right in.

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The best Android games for your Chromebook

Now that Chromebooks can run Android apps, its time to load up on some games. But which ones play best on a laptop?

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6 features to try first in Android N

Android 7.0—aka, Android Nougat or just Android N—is rolling out to Nexus devices in the coming weeks. There are more than 250 improvements, but try these ones first.

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Note7 iris scanner not quite ready for prime time (video)

The iris scanner in Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone is a breakthrough in mobile biometric authentication. Unfortunately, it's also not reliable.

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9 reasons your next PC should be a Chromebook

An affordable price and access to millions of Android apps is just the start.

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Hands-on with the Honor 8

The smartphone meant for Millennials packs quite a few features in a $399 package.

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Smartphone sales jump 4% in Q2, Gartner says

Global smartphone sales jumped 4.3% in the second quarter compared to a year ago, but iPhone sales declined for the third straight quarter, market research firm Gartner said.

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Honor 8 is a high-end Android phone at a mid-range price

The new Honor 8 smartphone from Huawei packs a number of valuable features, including a dual-lens camera, and it costs just $400 unlocked.

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20 great new features in Android 7.0 Nougat

Google's operating system is everywhere, and it just keeps getting better. Here's what's new in this year's big release.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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Report: New Nokia smartphones and tablets are coming in late 2016

The reboot comes from HMD, a Finnish company composed of ex-Nokia and Microsoft employees.

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Forget desktop Linux, build your own $40 Android PC

You will still be running Linux. Android is Linux.

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Google details security features in Android 7.0 'Nougat'

Google shared information on the best new security features in its next major mobile OS update, Android 7.0 'Nougat,' including a faster direct boot, streamlined software updates and enhanced integration with corporate directories.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7: An excellent phone for the high-price market

Samsung's new Galaxy Note7 Android smartphone offers a superb display, well-thought-out design, a fine stylus and strong security features -- for a price.

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