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10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

With Chromebooks gaining access to Android apps, these should be the first you grab from the Play Store.

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Google is asking about your interests to better populate Google Now

Some Android users have a better mechanism to tell Google their favorite bands, sports teams, movies, people, and more.

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HTC Desire 530 review: An affordable phone you should pass on

Sluggish performance and screen that fails to impress make this a bad deal at any price.

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Google Maps strengthens offline and ride-sharing features

You can now save map data to an SD card and choose from an expanded batch of driving services.

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Pokemon Go update now warns you not to play and drive, debuts 'Nearby Pokemon' test

You can finally change up your username, while iOS players again get to use battery saver mode.

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Galaxy Note 7 takes 'best smartphone display' crown, says DisplayMate

Samsung again shows it's the leader in making a great screen, as it even surpasses the S7 and S7 Edge.

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How to set up Google Family Sharing to share apps, books, movies, and more

Here's what you need to know about Google Play's new scheme to make all of its content easier to share.

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Google is killing off the 'Together' feature as it gears up Android Wear 2.0

You'll spot a notice in an update to the Android Wear app, which teases how watch faces will soon get a big boost.

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Qualcomm-powered Android devices plagued by four rooting flaws

Hundreds of millions of Android devices based on Qualcomm chipsets are likely exposed to at least one of four critical vulnerabilities that allow non-privileged apps to take them over.

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How to check transit times in Google Maps

Use your smartphone to find out exactly when the next train or bus is coming with this handy feature that's built in to Google Maps.

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Best Pokemon Go phone ever? We think we just created it

It's just a design exercise, but we think we've landed on the best possible hardware experience for Pokémon Go.

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Android device updates: August security patches are on their way for Nexus devices

Lollipop is still king, with Marshmallow only making an incremental leap forward with the latest release of Android distribution numbers.

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Five to Try: Rio 2016 keeps you immersed in the Olympics, and Mobius: Final Fantasy arrives

Looking for fresh new Android apps and games? We've got you covered.

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Google's beta app is bringing Google Now cards and other tricks to Now on Tap

The predictive service is always a work in progress, and the latest tweaks might make it a more useful aide for your day.

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Facebook starts testing a Snapchat-style camera with MSQRD selfie filters

After Instagram introduced Stories, Facebook begins testing more familiar features in its all-out attack against Snapchat.