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Here's your first Android M changelog

New app permissions, Android Pay, a floating clipboard toolbar, and a bunch of new dev tools are under the hood in the newest build of Android.

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Android M to overhaul the way app permissions work

You'll get prompted to approve permissions when a feature is first used, instead of on installation, which is closer to how iOS works.

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SwiftKey update brings Dashlane integration, revamped settings hub

There is a new default theme and several drops of Material Design sprinkled throughout the new interface.

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Shazam's expansion to visual scanning is all about marketing

Shazam will be the next contestant in the attempt to popularize QR-like codes embedded in posters, print ads, and postcards.

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Five free mobile apps every IT professional needs

Embracing the shift to apps can help your IT team stay up to date with any issue.

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Microsoft cracks down on spammy Windows Store apps ahead of Windows 10 launch

Microsoft's Windows Store tweaks aim to make it easier to find quality apps.

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Android apps can track your Wi-Fi connections to puzzle out your location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking.

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Microsoft Office apps to come preloaded on Android tablets from LG, Sony, 18 others

The move continues Satya Nadella's 'mobile-first, cloud-first' strategy.

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Report: Google targeting battery life and RAM usage in Android M

Some of the focus may turn to Google Play Services, which usually is one of the top drains on battery life.

Optimize Your Tablet For Movies on The Go

Your tablet is a portable portal for watching movies anywhere you want. Here's how to get the most out of every one of them.

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Leaked Google Photos app appears, showing off automatic image sorting capabilities

The app will make a clean break from Google+ and give you a ton more editing, sharing, and privacy controls.

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Adobe killing off Photoshop Touch, teases more powerful capabilities with Project Rigel

If you still want Photoshop Touch, you'll need to download it before it disappears for good on May 28.

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Identify songs and get lyrics on your watch with Shazam for Android Wear

The newest version of Shazam also lets you launch the app on your phone with voice commands.

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Mileage trackers made easy

Tracking mileage can be tedious, but it’s also necessary, whether you need to report it to the IRS or file for reimbursement from your employer. Here are three apps that make it quick and painless.

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Report: Google close to launching new photo service that breaks off from Google+

Details are still sparse, but we should soon see how Google plans to woo your photos over to its cloud.