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Florence is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She covers Android smartphones and tablets and its various forks. She's also written about a variety of other tech-related things for Ars Technica, Maximum PC, Mac|Life, PCGamer, PCWorld, and Nintendo Power.

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Google Now is about to get even more powerful with third-party app data

All those apps you have installed on your phone or tablet? They'll be able to route information directly through Google Now.

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These are the 3 smartphone strategies Samsung should borrow from Apple

Samsung's mobile business isn't doing so hot, so now is the time to borrow tactics from rivals—again.

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Android Influencer: Alexis Crowell talks about Intel's journey back to Android

Intel's director of open source software and marketing, Alexis Crowell, offers a bit of insight on how Intel sees itself as a player in the Android space.

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Qualcomm cuts back on financial outlook as it loses a major customer for the Snapdragon 810

Is this the year that Qualcomm is dethroned as one of the mobile industry's top chip makers?

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How to upload PDF and EPUB files into Google Play Books

Upload digital books you've purchased elsewhere to have 'em available wherever you go.

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Dell Venue 8 7000 review: A thin, light tablet with a weird depth-sensing camera

A stunning tablet only slightly marred by the inclusion of Intel's first-generation RealSense depth camera.

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Unclouded review: Quickly manage all of your cloud stuff, for a price

Whether you use Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive, you can manage all of them through one easy app.

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Samsung hires the former co-president of Jony Ive's design firm

Lee Don-tae may be a man with credentials, but whether he can do wonderful things for Samsung's product design is another thing entirely.

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A closer look at Project Ara: Google's modular smartphone heads to Puerto Rico

It's still just a prototype, but Google has lofty plans for its latest experiment—and it's giving Puerto Rico the first go at it.

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Don't panic! It's not that big a deal if you aren't yet running Android Lollipop

Some in the press say the sky is falling, after the latest Google chart shows Lollipop has a low adoption rate.

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Tile review: Would you pay $25 a year to find your keys (maybe)?

Tile's pretty neat, until the battery dies and you have to buy a replacement.

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Google Now update introduces new Now Cards settings and a slightly refreshed look

The app update also lets you peruse through your Card history and control how loud urgent alerts are.

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Motorola will re-enter the Chinese market with a new smartphone, the Moto X Pro

Lenovo and Motorola won't have a joint device out for some time, but both companies are already benefitting off of one another.

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Microsoft makes its Office for Android tablet preview apps available to all

The Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint previews for your Android tablet are now available to download from the Google Play store, even if you don't have an invite.

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Sony revs up its wearables game with redesigned Smartwatch 3 and Smarteyeglass SDK

It's a party for developers at Sony's CES 2015 keynote and Sony isn't holding anything back.