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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

Shades of "The Wire": The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says.

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10 Android features that still make it better than iOS 8

Your friends are still waiting in line to buy a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, while you're inside your cozy house customizing the heck out of your Android device.

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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How to get (mostly) stock Android on your phone easily with CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod has an almost one-click installer to install the community-driving ROM onto your Android device.

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Get started making Android apps with these online courses

Have a brilliant idea for the next big app, but don't know how to make it happen? These classes are the best way to start.

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ZTE brings affordable 5.7-inch phablet to T-Mobile

The ZMAX phablet will be avaliable on Sept. 24

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Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

The company has already had interest from Apple, Samsung, Sony and others

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Intel teams with Indian firm to launch 'Eddy' tablet for children

Eddy holds out the promise of keeping children away from TVs and smartphones

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Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

The India launch was the first worldwide for the low-cost phones built around Google's reference design

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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

We take a look back at the futuristic cellphone ideas of a decade ago. Have phones become duller and less interesting? We'd say so.

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Microsoft urges African authorities to combat counterfeit phone imports

Fake handsets have a significant impact on legitimate manufacturers, official says

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How to set up two-factor authentication on your Google account

Keep your photos and other Google account data safe with this essential security feature.

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What web? Chromebooks get their first Android apps

Google takes another stab at bringing desktop-style apps to Chromebooks.

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Amazon's Fire Phone won't have an easier time in Europe

The smartphone will struggle to compete with other new devices from Apple and Samsung