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WhatsApp update brings rich link previews, starred messages, and other goodies

The messaging app also plays nicely with Marshmallow's new sharing feature.

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Fossil's new Android Wear watch is ready for holiday shoppers with $295 price tag

The stainless steel Fossil Q Founder is leading the watch maker's push into the connected device era.

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10 awesome gift ideas for Android users

Not sure what to get your Android lovin' pals for the holidays this year? We can help.

Awesome gift ideas for Android users

Can't figure out what to ask for, or what to get your buddy? We can help.

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Google unveils Android Studio 2.0, with new Instant Run feature and speedier performance

The new build is in the Canary channel, so it will take several rounds of bug fixes before a stable release is ready.

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Samsung Pay support expands to Chase Visa, multiple Credit Unions

Samsung is also offering a $100 gift card to its online store for those who give the service a trial run.

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Manhattan DA report details how Google can remotely reset most Android passcodes

Here's a deeper look at what the report actually means, and what you can do about it.

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Pull off an amazing Thanksgiving feast with these 12 Android apps

From finding recipes to shopping, cooking, and planning d├ęcor, we've got you covered.


How to buy a productivity tablet

Whether you're opting for an iPad or a Surface, here are five things to consider before you buy a tablet.

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Five to Try: Horizon Chase is a rad retro racer, and Dragon Anywhere delivers pro-level dictation

Load up with the latest Android apps and games before Thanksgiving rolls around.


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Google Fit update adds more workout tools, improved Android Wear integration

Instead of hiring a personal trainer to yell at you, Google Fit can push you along to perform more squats, sit-ups, and other acts of fitness.

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When will your phone get Android Marshmallow? Here's what we know so far

Whether you have a Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, or Nexus, here's a rundown of all the latest news and rumors about when Marshmallow is coming your way.


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Google Play Services 8.4 update details family groups, app invites, and other new tweaks

We're finally close to a launch for Google's take on sharing Play Store content with family members.

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Here's what Marshmallow brings to Android Wear

The latest APIs bring Marshmallow's new permissions model, optimizations for round and square watches, and new wrist gestures.

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Android Marshmallow vs. iOS 9: Which has the better app permissions system?

Knowing what your apps are up to is more important than ever. How do the two leading mobile OSes stack up?


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Android Influencer: Joaquim Verges on making the official Twitter app better for Android

Twitter's newest Android engineer discusses his adventurous journey as an Android developer.

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Popular automation app Tasker kicked out of Google Play Store

The developer says it's a mix up, as an offending permission targeted by Google isn't even running in the latest version of the app.