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Google Keep adds app shortcuts, pinned messages in update

Keep continues to grow into a more comprehensive service for keeping track of all those random thoughts and ideas.

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The Android 7.1 developer preview is now available

You won't get the Google Assistant, but you'll be able to try out app shortcuts and that round icon design.

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42% off 17-Piece Precision Smartphone Repair Kit For iPhone, Android, Samsung and Others - Deal Alert

Save money by repairing your own device. This 17-piece tool set is heavy duty, lightly magnetic, and highly rated from over 450 people on Amazon. Currently listed at 42% off its typical list price.

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The first things to do with your new Pixel phone

Before you do anything else with your new Pixel or Pixel XL, do these.


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Google proclaims the winners of the 2016 Material Design Awards

Airbnb, Kitchen Stories, and productivity app Asana are among the group lauded for the best use of Google's design guidelines.

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Google's official Wallpapers app is now in the Play Store

The app works on any Android device running 4.1 or higher, giving you a chance to explore some Googly wallpaper options.

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T-Mobile to pay $48 million in settlement over throttling customers with heavy data usage

At issue is how the carrier slowed down connections for those on unlimited plans without any type of notification.

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Pixel XL camera test: How it compares to Apple, LG, and Samsung phones in the studio

We took four phones with the best cameras available into the studio to figure out which one delivers the best image quality.

Google Pixel Camera Shootout

We take the Pixel XL into the lab and square it off against the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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The best programs to run Android apps on your Windows PC

There are several good options for taking your Android experience to the desktop.

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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A new widget gives you a quick view of traffic conditions in Google Maps beta

Find out if the coast is clear or if you need to take a different route as you're about to head out the door.

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How to navigate the memory manager in Android Nougat

If some apps are being naughty and sucking up too many resources, here's how the tools in Android can lend you a hand.

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Unboxing the Pixel phone: A 22-minute journey through first impressions

Jon Phillips (Android user), Blair Hanley Frank (iPhone user) and Gordon Mah Ung (curmudgeon) unbox the Google Pixel XL, and riff it out.

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Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Google's first in-house phone is a delightful holistic experience that might make you think twice about Apple or Samsung.

Google Pixel XL Top 5 features

The Pixel XL is the first Android phone to deliver an emphatic, cohesive, surprise-and-delight experience. Let's investigate exactly how.

Google Pixel XL Unboxing

An Android user, an iPhone user, and an all-around mobile curmudgeon unwrap and boot up Google's new superphone.