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Google makes secure boot, full-disk encryption mandatory for some Android 6.0 devices

Google will require Android devices capable of decent cryptographic performance to enable full-disk encryption by default in order to be declared compatible with Android 6.0.

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10 great messaging apps for your Android Wear watch

These apps make messaging from your wrist something you might actually enjoy.


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How to change your default browser and phone apps in Android Marshmallow

Android M makes it simpler to change your default browser, phone, and SMS apps.

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Google releases public beta version of the Google app

You can sign up now to replace your version of the Google app with the beta edition.

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Moto X Pure Edition review: Motorola's finally found its winning formula

The Moto X is sold unlocked with high-end specs and you can customize it to your liking. That's a pretty good deal for $400.


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How to turn off heads-up notifications in Android Marshmallow

Not a fan of Lollipop's heads-up notifications? Android Marshmallow lets you turn them off for individual apps.

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Tip: Delete apps on Android Marshmallow without leaving the homescreen

No more digging through the Settings to delete an app—now you can remove it with a quick drag and drop.

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Get the Android Marshmallow Quick Start Guide free from the Play Store

Do some quality reading to get ready for your new Nexus phone or a Marshmallow update.

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Five to Try: Minecraft: Story Mode begins, and Perch turns old phones into smart cameras

Here's a handful of hot new Android apps and games worth checking out this week.


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Catch a sneak peek of the new Google Play Store redesign

The biggest changes aren't here yet, but you can get your hands on an APK that brings copy and paste for changelogs and app descriptions.

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How to turn off doze mode for specific apps in Android Marshmallow

Doze mode will help save your phone's battery, but you can easily switch it off if you want.

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YouTube Gaming update brings live screencasting for games and other apps

Use your selfie cam to proclaim your greatness while blasting your way to victory.

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How to get everything off your old Android phone and onto your new one

No one wants to spend forever moving all their stuff to a new phone. Here's a quick and painless guide to get you up and running fast.

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Cambridge University study finds 87 percent of Android devices vulnerable to attack

The new research uncovers how far behind the Android ecosystem is with tackling security, despite all those recent pledges about monthly patches.

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How to customize Android Marshmallow’s Quick Settings tray

A hidden feature in Android Marshmallow lets you add, remove, and rearrange shortcuts in the Quick Settings tray. Here's how to use it.