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The best email and texting apps for Android

Give yourself an edge in business communication with these exceptional Android messaging apps.

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Why Android apps on Windows will be an uphill battle

Microsoft supposedly has a plan for a new kind of Android-Windows marriage — but it isn't quite as simple as it seems on the surface.

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Gmail encryption: Everything you need to know

This easy-to-follow guide will help you understand what's going on with Gmail encryption and what you can do to maximize your messaging privacy.

Android App Sanity

The Android app that's single-handedly saving my sanity

Bring some much-needed nuance into your phone's notification management and take back a healthy slice of your life.

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How Apple (yes, Apple!) could revive Android's missed opportunity

Android widgets seemed to be on the brink of extinction — but in a crazy twist, Apple's late adoption of the concept could end up bringing them back to life.

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What's next for 5G now that Apple supports it in the iPhone 12?

The iPhone 12 supports 5G, but problems remain and all parties should avoid setting unrealistic expectations.

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How IT can use COVID-19 mobile crowdsourcing data to safeguard workers

Mobile apps galore have used crowdsourcing techniques this year to fight COVID-19. Now, a new app wants to build on those efforts by identifying communities (often down to the Zip Code) that are being aggressive or lenient in...

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The best Android file manager apps

From optimizing your phone’s storage to integrating your device with the cloud, these standout Android apps will let you juggle files like a pro.

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Q&A: NearForm CCO Larry Breen on contacting-tracing apps

Contact-tracing apps have long been touted as the key to getting coronavirus infection rates under control – and remote workers safely back to the office. But few of the apps have been successful so far. NearForm's Larry Breen...

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Edge computing and 5G give business apps a boost

It’s not just cutting-edge apps that can benefit from edge computing and 5G networks.

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12 ways Google Lens can make you more productive on Android

Google Lens can turn you into a mobile-tech magician, but it's up to you to find it — and figure out how to put it to use.

Android Awkward Timing

Android and the art of awkward timing

"Hello! Here's an interesting new feature you'd almost certainly like to use. There's just one thing..."

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Time to think different on Apple’s Stocks app

What does Apple’s Stocks app actually do, and why has it been part of iOS since the beginning?

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Epic vs. Apple is not about 'freedom'

While Epic claims its fight with Apple is all about freedom, it it's hard not to think it's just about money.

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The maddeningly familiar march of Google's Gmail-Meet marriage

Google's effort to make Meet unavoidable brings to mind another moment in the company's past — and it isn't exactly a good comparison.

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25 top tips for Google Keep on Android

Turn Google's note-taking app into a powerful mobile productivity tool with these easy-to-follow tips.

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The inherent irony of Chrome OS

Google's Chromebooks have come a long way, but one specific part of their evolution is amusingly at odds with itself.

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The best office apps for Android

Create an optimal Android office app power-pack with these thoroughly researched recommendations.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook defends the App Store business

Cook appears with leaders from Google, Amazon and Facebook today for a Congressional anti-trust hearing.

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How to get one of iOS's best new privacy features on Android

With 60 seconds of setup, you can give your Android phone an extra dash of privacy protection (and no one even has to know the idea came from Apple).

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