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LG G5 to debut on February 21st, going head-to-head with Galaxy S7

Thanks to some wacky invites we know it's going to be a big day for new phones in just a couple of weeks.

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PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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What works where: Outlook vs. Outlook vs. native apps

Office 2016 starts to unify the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps do better on mobile clients

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android and iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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Google fixes critical Wi-Fi and media-processing flaws in Android

Google has patched thirteen new vulnerabilities in Android, two of which could allow attackers to take control of Android devices located on the same wireless network, if they have Broadcom Wi-Fi chips.

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How to watch the Super Bowl on your Android device

If you want to stream the big game to your Android phone, tablet, TV, or Chromecast, here's what you need to do.

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Trojanized Android games hide malicious code inside images

Over 60 Android games hosted on Google Play had Trojan-like functionality that allowed them to download and execute malicious code hidden inside images.

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We've officially reached peak smartphone, but real innovation is still within reach

As the pace of hardware innovation slows to a crawl, manufacturers must turn to real-world problem-solving to get consumers excited again.

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Down and dirty Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers for Android users

In this review, we look at eight Android-based Wi-Fi stumbler and analyzer apps sold for under $10 on the official Google Play store.

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LG patches data theft bug affecting millions of Android phones

LG has patched a security flaw in an application preinstalled on millions of its Android G3 smartphones that researchers found could be used to steal a variety of data.

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The PCWorld Show Episode 1: Surfacegate, spec leaks and teeny-tiny phones

Welcome to the first installment of PCWorld's first long-form video show! Florence Ion, Gordon Mah Ung and Jon Phillips discuss, analyze and goof on the most interesting news of the week.

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Why I'm replacing my son’s Nexus 6 with iPad Mini

The answer lies in sharing.

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New Android ransomware uses clickjacking to gain admin privileges

A new Android ransomware app called Lockdroid.E is abusing system dialogs to hijack user clicks and grant itself administrator privileges.

BlackBerry debuts EMM fruits of Good deal

Three months after a $425 million acquisition of Good Technology, BlackBerry this week announced the integration of its mobile management services with Good's EMM offerings. The move is a clear attempt to lure Citrix and AirWatch...

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Amazon is planning another go at making an Android smartphone

The company is reportedly chatting with its OEM friends about making a phone that more "deeply" integrates its apps and services into Google's open source operating system.

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Google paid Apple $1B to be default iPhone search engine; Android profits revealed, too

Court documents show that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 in order to remain the default search engine on the iPhone, a report from Bloomberg noted yesterday.

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The best Google Cardboard VR apps

Games, concerts, and other immersive virtual reality experiences—and many are available for free.

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