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Android 8.0 Oreo Upgrade

How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release is officially here — and if you have a Pixel or Nexus phone, you can force the update to arrive on your phone this very minute.

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How to switch from Android to iPhone

Our step-by-step tutorial will get all your Android content onto your new iPhone easily.

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The Essential Phone that’s not that essential

The new Essential Phone is not so essential. Heck, it's not even that interesting.

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Find My Device: How Android's security service can manage your missing phone

Android's Find My Device feature makes it easy to track down and deal with a missing phone. Here's everything you need to know.

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20 great uses for an old Android device

We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.

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24% off Taotronics Universal Smartphone Bike Mount - Deal Alert

The Taotronics phone mount is easy to install and features a fully adjustable viewing angle, non-slip rubber grips and a one-button phone release mechanism. It's highly rated and currently discounted on Amazon.

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Smartphones make people distracted and unproductive

A smartphone can sap attention even when it's not in use or turned off and in your pocket. That doesn't bode well for productivity.

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When will your phone get Android O? A data-driven guide

Wondering when Android O will make its way to your device? Let data guide your guess.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs iOS – for mobile security, which one's better?

Apple's iOS has long been seen as a more secure mobile operating system than Android. Here's how to evaluate each side's claims about mobile security.

How to Hack a Smartphone, Part 2
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How to Hack a Smartphone, Part 2

In the second of two parts, Meir Machlin of Trust Digital continues his demonstration of a smartphone hack. In this demonstration, Machlin turns of security settings remotely and wipes the device.

How to Hack a Smartphone, Part 2
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How to Hack a Smartphone, Part 1

Meir Machlin of Trust Digital demonstrates how to hack a smartphone using SMS.

iPhone Vs. Android: 12 key ways they differ
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iPhone vs. Android: 12 key ways they differ

From customization to voice assistants to battery life -- a quick look at the key differences between Apple's iPhone devices and Android phones.

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The Android startup-smartphone gamble

Scrappy young companies are making some interesting Android devices — but buying into the startup-smartphone bandwagon doesn't always pay off.

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60% off Amir 3 in 1 Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit - Deal Alert

The kit fits most cell phone models and includes fisheye, macro and super wide angle lenses. High quality and professional looking pictures from your cell phone's camera, for just $11.99 with this 60% off deal.

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse
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8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

Follow these eight steps, and your Android phone will be primed for productivity and ready for business.

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iPhone vs. Android: Which is better for you?

Choosing between the two main players in mobile depends on what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make the right decision.

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The 50+ best features in iOS 11

With new apps like Files, a desktop-like Dock and countless smaller tweaks and advances, Apple's new mobile OS offers plenty of enhancements.

Mingis on Tech: The future of Enterprise devices
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Mingis on Tech: Why companies are turning to 2-in-1s

Your next corporate computer may not be a traditional computer at all: it may well be a tablet or a hybrid laptop/tablet combo. Here's why.

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