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Google Maps web app gets Material Design-inspired makeover

The tweaks will feel pretty familiar if you're a regular user of Google Maps on Android.


Android 6.0 review: A small but significant bump for the world's dominant OS

All the big changes happened in Lollipop. Now it's Marshmallow's turn is to show the world how useful and personal Android can be.


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8 nifty Chromecast tricks for Android and iOS users

Controlling your new Chromecast also goes beyond the Chromecast app itself. There are dozens of Android and iOS apps that'll work hand-in-hand with Chromecast. All you need to know is which button to tap. Learn how to find videos with your voice, "cast" your screen to your TV, share your Chromecast with guests, and more.

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Pick up some cool games for 10 cents each in the latest Play Store fire sale

EA Sports and Chillingo discounted some of their more popular titles, like Dead Space, Contre Jour, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

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Five to Try: SwiftKey's brainy new keyboard, and Psych! might power your next party

Here's another selection of useful apps and amusing games to check out.


BlackBerry CEO may kill off BlackBerry phones if they don't make money next year

Will we see the end of BlackBerry phones before 2016 is out? Maybe, but the company could try its hand at Android handsets first.

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SwiftKey's Neural Alpha keyboard uses its own brain to build better predictions

The newest Android keyboard taps into neural network technology, which tries to work similarly to a human brain.

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Samsung Galaxy View is a behemoth, 18.4-inch tablet with AT&T LTE support

The enormous device just passed through FCC certification, which means it could be on a (very large) shelf soon.

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Android Marshmallow: All the little things

Android Marshmallow isn't the massive, top-to-bottom overhaul that Lollipop was, but it has plenty of features and enhancements. Here are 27 you may not know about.


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Android malware hammers phones with unwanted ads

Android users in more than 20 countries have been infected with a particularly aggressive malware program that bombards devices with unwanted advertisements.

Android devices will soon run Windows software thanks to CrossOver and Wine

CrossOver and Wine have long been famous for helping Windows software run on Linux, and now they're coming to Android.

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Get inside the world of Street View, thanks to new support for Google Cardboard

Street View 2.0 lets you examine 360-degree imagery through the immersive world of Virtual Reality.

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Synaptics' Clearforce technology to bring 3D Touch-style screens to Android

A pressure-sensitive display will open up another layer of interaction beyond the usual staple of touches and swipes.

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Verizon finally backs Samsung Pay, promises support will come in future update

Big Red was the lone carrier that didn't jump on board Samsung's quest to push its way into the mobile payments space.


A week with Samsung Pay, and why Android Pay might still be better

Despite a successful week of using Samsung Pay and Android Pay, I'm still a little wary about leaving my wallet at home.