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From donkeys to dongles: Google's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Oh, there were a lot of new hardware products and services, too.

Touchless Control update for Moto X lets you shout your PIN to unlock the phone

Just make sure that the PIN numbers don't match the ones to your bank account.

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KitKat Android Upgrades Arrive: Is Your Device Included?

The KitKat rollouts have begun. Is your device on that list?

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Samsung merges its smartphone and camera divisions

The two groups will band together to form a super hybrid division that makes smartphone cameras, camera smartphones, and everything in between.

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EFF criticizes Google for removing 'vital privacy feature' with Android 4.4.2

The new Android update disables a feature that allowed users to revoke permissions for installed apps.

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Google quietly updates Gmail for Android to help you with your holiday travels

The app now lets you set up an away message or send off an attachment.

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Haswell, Surface Pro 2, and Kindle Fire HDX top PCWorld's 'Best of 2013' list

It's that time of year again, when the editors of PCWorld and TechHive name the absolute best new hardware, gadgets, software, and services

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Revealed! The 50 best tech products of 2013

PCWorld's editors name the top tech products of 2013, ranging from PCs to productivity software.

Encrypted text messages may soon be on the way to some Android phones

CyanogenMod wants to roll out a encrypted text-message feature for Android phones to ensure that no one's peeking in on conversations.

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Don't pay more for holiday shipping than you did for the presents

Here are holiday shipping deadlines that you need to meet -- to save money or to save your neck when you wait too long to get a present on the move.

Fleksy's Android Keyboard App Arrives on Google Play

Typing on your smartphone can be tough, but what if your keyboard was so intuitive that you could type without looking at your screen? Fleksy’s Android keyboard does just that.

Google adds in-app search so you'll never need the web ever again

The humble web page's days may be numbered as Google opens search across mobile apps.

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Twitter, Deutsche Telekom team on Android

The result will be available for Android-based smartphones across Europe next year.

Android, Bluetooth, and your car will all play nicer with new Broadcom software

Broadcom's new software stack promises to smooth over issues with flaky pairing and subpar streaming, and sync better with wearable devices.

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Assassin's Creed series comes to Android with "Pirates"

Ubisoft brings one of the most popular gaming series to Android in a new game called Assassin's Creed Pirates.