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Daydream View review: Sparse content is all that stands between Google and VR greatness

With a comfortable, affordable headset and a motion-sensitive controller, Daydream View gets the hardware right. Now it just needs apps.

Google Daydream View unboxing: A first look at Google's VR headset

How does Daydream View compare to Gear VR and other virtual-reality headsets? Jon Phillips and Adam Patrick Murray go hands on.

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PCWorld's November Digital Edition: Phonetastic!

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.

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Google Maps beta adds satellite startup option, smarter lists, and several other tweaks

There are improvements to adding a stop along your road trip and hints that hotel deals may get a more prominent spot inside of the app.

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Latest CyanogenMod build supports Android 7.1 on the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3, and other phones

The team behind the Android fork has been moving swiftly to push out Nougat support, giving more options for those tired of waiting for an manufacturer update.

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The future of Android: New compatibility requirements push for a more unified Android experience

Eliminating proprietary fast charging, more consistent multi-window support, and a new update scheme are some of the new rules for hardware makers.

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The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption

If you want to keep prying eyes away from your conversations, then these are the apps that you need to get.

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The best cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Google has built one of the best, and most expensive, phones ever. Better slap some protection on it.

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Samsung is launching a Nougat beta test for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

If you don't mind a few hiccups, you'll be able to join in on a limited beta test of Android 7.0 on Nov. 9.

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Samsung apologizes for the exploding Note7 with a full-page ad

The mea culpa pledges that the company will learn from the incident and get to the very bottom of why it happened.

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Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but leave the Dirty Cow exploit to roam

Google released a new monthly batch of security patches for Android Monday, fixing a dozen critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise devices.

LG V20 camera shootout: Audio recording in the video app

Which phone's camera has the best audio quality and recording controls? We pit the V20 against handsets from Google, Apple and Samsung.

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LG V20 review: The Android phone for hardcore enthusiasts

It's not the best phone for photos or video, but the V20 is still a great all-around phone for Android fans who want a kitchen sink full of features.

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68% off Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact High Speed Portable Charger - Deal Alert

This inexpensive smartphone charger from Anker is the size of a candy bar, and has enough juice to recharge any smartphone at least 1-2 times over. It's discounted 68% to just $16, making it an attractive stocking-stuffer idea.

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Report: Google is again tweaking the Play Store app's design

A few subtle minor are making their way out into the wild, bringing a little more focus and clarity to Google's app marketplace.

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Samsung is launching its own digital assistant for the Galaxy S8

Not content to cede the artificial intelligence market to Google, the AI effort will be a key part of a comeback after the Note7 fiasco.

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Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirement

With the latest update, you can use the driver-optimized interface right on your phone or tablet, with no special car hardware necessary.