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Play Store 'Designed for Families' program will feature kid-friendly Android apps

A “Designed for Families” version of the Google Play Store will launch in the next several weeks.

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Microsoft Office Remote comes to Android, lets you control presentations from your phone

The move to offer Office Remote on Android is another step toward Satya Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" ideal.

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AT&T's data breach settlement called a 'slap on the wrist'

Some cybersecurity experts question whether the FCC's settlement will help change behaviors

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Report: Google is working on making Android Wear compatible with iOS

If it's true, iPhone users won't be stuck with the Apple Watch—they'll be able to pick from the wide selection of Android Wear devices, too.

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Android Lollipop 5.1 debuts in latest platform distribution numbers

Lollipop 5.0 is creeping ahead, but it still lags behind the now-ancient Jelly Bean.

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LG wants your help testing and talking up the G4

LG is recruiting 4,000 social media users in 15 countries to test the G4 and talk about it

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Samsung expects big drop in first-quarter profits

The company is battling fierce competition at both ends of the smartphone business

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OnePlus launches OxygenOS, a custom version of Android Lollipop for the OnePlus One

The new ROM brings a near-stock Lollipop experience to the much-beleaguered phone.

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Sharp mulls overhaul of LCD business amid fierce competition

A Japanese state-backed investment fund is said to be in talks over Sharp's panel business

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Here's how to run Android apps on Chrome with Google's new tool

Google's ARC Welder is a developer app for porting Android apps to Chrome and Chrome OS. But there's nothing stopping you from using it to run your favorite Android apps on your Chromebook.

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Don't panic! Under 1 percent of Android users hit by potential malware in 2014

Devices configured for the Russian or Chinese languages had higher rates of infection, however.

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10 ways your Android phone is smarter than you

If our phones get any smarter, they’ll have no more use for us.

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Everything you need to know about Device Protection in Android 5.1

It can make your phone useless to a thief, but it can also get in the way of a legitimate sale

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Infinit speeds up video, photo sharing via smartphones

The company doesn't put a limit on file size, which is good for users who want to share HD movies

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Google's App Runtime for Chrome to bring native Android apps to Chromebooks

Think of App Runtime for Chrome as a powered-up version of Google's packaged apps for Chrome OS. First up: the awesome VLC video app.