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Android N name revealed: It's Nougat

After many months of simply calling it 'Android N,' Google has revealed the name of its latest sweet treat.

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First hints of the new Google Assistant appear in update to the Google app beta

You can now turn off the local trending searches if you'd rather not have your search experience cluttered up with headlines.

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8 ways history would have been ruined by technology

But there are plenty of world leaders who could have benefited from Snapchat.

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Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

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This mobile Trojan from China fills your phone with porn apps

Malware that secretly installs porn apps on your phone is infecting devices by the millions, becoming the world’s largest mobile Trojan.

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Dell stops selling Android devices to focus on Windows

Dell has stopped selling its last Android devices as it washes its hand of pure tablets and focuses more on Windows 2-in-1 devices.

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Google Keep gets improved search, Docs gains comment notifications in round of updates

Keep will automatically sort your notes, while Docs gets better notifications on both Android and the web.

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Google Play's new 'Early Access' section offers a sneak peek at unreleased apps

You can check out which beta programs you've joined with a new tab that lists them all in one place.

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Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones

Mobile ransomware is on the rise, with the infection rate skyrocketing, according to new research.

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10 must-have apps for your Android Wear watch

Your smartwatch isn't complete until you've got these apps.

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Galaxy S7 vs. GS7 Active: 4 reasons to go rugged

CIO.com's Al Sacco compares Samsung's popular Galaxy S7 smartphone to the new ruggedized GS7 Active and points out ways the rugged version outperforms its more delicate counterpart.

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Multi-waypoint directions feature is finally coming to Google Maps

It appears to be a server-side switch, though it's a helpful one for simplifying the trip-planning process.

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Amazon is slashing $50 off the Moto G4 and Blu R1 HD in exchange for lockscreen ads

The arrangement is similar to the special offers that grace the Kindle, though for now the deal is only for Prime members.

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

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Hands-on with Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs

Now you can grab cash from the bank with just your smartphone.

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Google Fit is getting a visual overhaul with new widget and Android Wear faces

You'll find more options for setting up fitness goals with additional metrics available to track throughout the day.

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Android's new Awareness APIs can give apps amazing context-aware powers

App developers can perform functions and send alerts based on the state of your phone, its location, the weather, and more.

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Office for Android gets home-screen shortcuts, other key features in update

You can now view plain text files, documents protected with information rights management, and quickly edit a file directly from Outlook.