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Android's full disk encryption can be brute-forced on devices with Qualcomm chips

Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in Android devices with Qualcomm chipsets in order to extract the encrypted keys that protect users' data and run brute-force attacks against them.

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How to tell if your Android phone has spyware

You know that Google, your service provider, and Facebook follow what you do on your phone. But what about your employer, your spouse, or a criminal? Find out if you have spyware on your Android phone and what to do about it.

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Five to Try: Her Story commands attention, and Google launches VR Expeditions

Enjoy the holiday weekend by checking out some new Android apps and games.

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Report: Specs leak out for HTC-built 'Marlin' Nexus phone

This flagship offers a bigger screen, higher resolution, and larger battery capacity in comparison to the smaller "Sailfish" model.

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Android device updates: Shield Android TV gains Plex server support, HTC pledges Nougat updates

There's a lot packed into the Shield Android TV update, including support for Netflix HDR streaming, Vudu 4k videos, and other performance improvements.

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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.