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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.

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Amazon is slashing $50 off the Moto G4 and Blu R1 HD in exchange for lockscreen ads

The arrangement is similar to the special offers that grace the Kindle, though for now the deal is only for Prime members.

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

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Hands-on with Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs

Now you can grab cash from the bank with just your smartphone.

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Google Fit is getting a visual overhaul with new widget and Android Wear faces

You'll find more options for setting up fitness goals with additional metrics available to track throughout the day.

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Android's new Awareness APIs can give apps amazing context-aware powers

App developers can perform functions and send alerts based on the state of your phone, its location, the weather, and more.

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Office for Android gets home-screen shortcuts, other key features in update

You can now view plain text files, documents protected with information rights management, and quickly edit a file directly from Outlook.

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Five tips to help you get the most out of Google Play Music

Google has built a top-notch music service, though you have to know how everything works to get the best experience.

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54% off Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Deal Alert

The Toshiba Canvio Connect II is your all-in-one portable storage solution. The 1TB model is currently discounted dramatically from $119 down to just $55.

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Report: Live support app with screen sharing is coming to Nexus devices

The leak coincides with a possible tweak to the on-screen navigation buttons for Android N.

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HP's low-cost $189 Chromebook 11 G5 will let you use Android apps

If you're looking for a Windows alternative laptop, there's a new incentive to pick up a Chromebook: it may be able to run Android apps.

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Google is building its own smartphone, report says

Just as it's done with the Pixel line, Google may eschew partnering with a third-party hardware maker for a high-end device.

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The best wallpaper apps for your Android phone

Bored with your home screen? It’s time to spruce things with these smart apps that will give you live and immersive gallery options.

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