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Android Influencer: Virginia Poltrack is a prolific Android Wear watch face designer

Poltrack is also an active member of Google's Women Techmakers, and sometimes she busts out Google Glass to help her design.

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PCWorld Show Episode 15: Phone-cam shoot-out, laptop fight, and Burning Man for the 1 percent

Jon, Flo, and Gordon talk iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S7 cameras, MacBook Pro vs. XPS 15, and if it's right to have a fully catered Burning Man without dirty hippies.

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Galaxy Note 6 rumors hint at IR autofocus, USB-C connectivity, new Snapdragon SoC

A strong camera upgrade and support for the latest charging standard could help Samsung's next phablet stand out.

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LG shows off a fingerprint reader that integrates into your phone's front glass

Future smartphones may no longer need a dedicated button for unlocking the device or performing other actions with a fingerprint.

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Android at work: 38 business-ready apps that help you get stuff done on the run

For Android to win over the enterprise, it needs the right apps -- and these offerings definitely mean business

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The best customizable Android Wear watch faces

If you want complete control over every detail of your watch face, then these are the ones to get.

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7 ways to keep your dying Android phone or iPhone alive

So there you are, running from meeting to meeting on a particularly busy day when you suddenly notice your iPhone or Android phone’s battery gauge is deep in the red. These tips will help staunch the bleeding.

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Five to Try: Angry Birds launches into Action, and Radon serves up ultrasonic link swaps

Grab some fresh Android apps and games for your phone this weekend.

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Google Maps update ties your photos, contacts, and destinations closer together

You can now batch upload photos, add contact addresses to your places, and get more suggestions for things to do.

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Android device updates: BlackBerry Priv, Verizon Droid Turbo 2 begin Marshmallow rollout

A couple of AT&T-branded LG phones are also in on the action, while the Nextbit Robin gets plenty of improvements to the camera and battery.

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Google begins beta test of Trips, a new travel companion app

The app is in a limited trial with Local Guides participants, but screenshots give us hints about what Google is working on.

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Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

Researchers from security firm PhishLabs found 11 phishing applications hosted on Google Play this year, targeting users of popular online payment services.

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Uber might charge you extra for making your driver wait

Uber's pilot program will charge passengers a per-minute waiting fee after 2 minutes, or a $10 no-show fee after 5 minutes.

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors.

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Google Photos for Android promises you'll find pictures faster with new search bar

The update also allows you to customize automatically generated movies with your own music, photos, and videos.