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Google patches critical media processing flaws in Android

New security patches for Google's Nexus devices address seven vulnerabilities, two of which are critical and could allow for remote code execution when processing media files.

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Baidu app component puts 100 million Android devices at risk

A software development kit created by Chinese Internet services company Baidu and used by thousands of Android applications contains a feature that gives attackers backdoor-like access to users' devices.

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Redesigned Google Play Store for Android TV enables easier discovery of apps and games

If you have an Nvidia Shield, Razer Forge TV, Nexus Player, or another Android TV setup, you'll spot a lot less clutter when looking for new content.

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Five to Try: YouTube Red kills the ads, and The Walking Dead tries strategic slaying

Get the spooky weekend started early with the Play Store's top new apps and games.


Google didn't just kill Chrome OS, but an Android merger seems likely

The reports and rumors point to a future where Chrome's better security and Android's beefier app ecosystem will play together well.

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11 movies that will make you afraid of your phone

Pick up that ‘wrong’ number…and you could die.


When two become one: Google to fold Chrome OS into Android

The two operating systems will no longer exist as separate entities.

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Ten spooky and fun Halloween watch faces for Android Wear

Dress up your watch with everything from cute pumpkins to dark, netherworld creepiness.


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Iranian hackers show strong interest in Android spying tools

Iranian hackers are showing a strong interest in malware that can secretly pull data from Android devices, which are popular in the Middle East.

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15 spooky, scary Halloween games for your Android phone

Looking for scares you can take anywhere? Grab these games and get ready.


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EU Competition Commissioner spells out priorities: Google as Alphabet is still under investigation

Spinning off some of its activities into separate companies under the Alphabet umbrella isn't going to make Google's problems with Europe's top antitrust authority go away: European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager still has the company in her sights.

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Take control of notifications with Android Marshmallow's Do Not Disturb feature

Marshmallow further bolsters Android's existing notification muting features thanks to an enhanced Do Not Disturb feature.

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6 Google Docs tips for Android & iOS

If editing or even creating a Google Docs file on a five-inch touchscreen sounds nuts to you, listen up: it's totally doable, once you've mastered a few tricks.

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Leaked screenshots purportedly show Apple Music app for Android

The leaked screens show various parts of the app, such as the For You screen and Beats One.

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Five to Try: Instagram's Boomerang tosses out loopy clips, and Prune is a peaceful puzzler

Grab the latest and greatest apps and games from the Play Store.