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The best fitness and health tracking apps for Android

There’s never been a better time to get healthy, as there are plenty of apps that can serve as your workout and fitness companion.


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Google partners with Movidius to bring machine learning to future mobile devices

Google will buy low-power machine learning chips and software from Movidius, and contribute to the company's research.

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New Android ransomware uses clickjacking to gain admin privileges

A new Android ransomware app called Lockdroid.E is abusing system dialogs to hijack user clicks and grant itself administrator privileges.

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Google Play Store comments section adds spam button, thumbs up to better flag comments

Google has been doing a lot of new experiments with the Play Store lately, though this change appears to be rolling out widely.

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Hangouts 7.0 adds quick reply for more rapid responses

The update also nudges you to switch to Google's Messenger app for your SMS and MMS conversations.

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LG pledges to fix G4 bootloop issue

The company has acknowledged a hardware problem is to blame and will offer a fix for the impacted phones.

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New job listings hint at Google building its own VR hardware

Google Cardboard may have been just the beginning of the company's foray into virtual reality.

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The best Google Cardboard VR apps

Games, concerts, and other immersive virtual reality experiences—and many are available for free.


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Amazon is planning another go at making an Android smartphone

The company is reportedly chatting with its OEM friends about making a phone that more "deeply" integrates its apps and services into Google's open source operating system.

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Google Play Games to simplify the sign-in process, drop Google+ requirement

With a change to some of the service's APIs, you won't be prompted to connect your account every time you launch a new game.

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Samsung's gold-plated Gear S2 set to launch with $520 price tag

It's thousands less than the high-end Apple Watch, though the S2 body is stainless steel instead of solid gold.

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Five to Try: Kickstarter finally hits Android, and Mimicker Alarm wakes with games

Here's a look at the week's biggest new Android apps and games.


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Gmail 5.10 update fixes Hotmail sync issue, other bugs

Google is still investigating other Gmail issues with Nexus devices, so you may have to try some workarounds until a fix arrives.

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Nextbit apologizes for the delay on the CDMA variant of its Robin smartphone

Verizon and Sprint users, you’ll have to wait an extra two months for Nextbit’s cloud-based Android phone.

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How to change Android auto-rotate settings

You can direct Android to switch between portrait and landscape orientations whenever you rotate your phone or tablet.