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The Guardian Project brings ultra-secure Tor browser to Android

The Guardian Project's alpha release is now available for anyone to test out.

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Yahoo's custom launcher Aviate adds Google Now-style 'Smart Stream'

If you want a whole bunch of Yahoo one swipe away from your home page, then here's the way to do it.

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Pushbullet overhauls its mobile and desktop apps, debuts messenger feature

The update should delight Pushbullet fans who use the service to share files, links, and more between devices.

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Which songs stumped Shakira? Shazam will now show you

An updated version of the app will show artists' searches to users.

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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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Google is preparing a virtual, online Pride parade with Androidify app update

There is a ton of new clothing and other add-ons to customize your robot or get it ready for Pride weekend.

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Amazon's latest freebie fest gives away $50 in Android apps and games

The excellent Monument Valley and smart forecast app Weather Live are yours for the taking from Amazon's grab bag.

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IFTTT's new Android battery channel gives you more control over charging and power usage

New battery-saving features include the ability to disable Bluetooth or Wi-Fi automatically when you're low on juice.

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Google Play Music adds free, ad-supported radio in effort to lure subscribers

Human-curated playlists, the fruit of Google's acquisition of Songza, are part of the free offering that anyone can try.

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Dropbox finally gets full Material Design makeover in version 3.0 update

A floating action button and colored design bar bring the app more fully in line with Google's design aesthetic.

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Only on Android: The best apps you'll only find on Google's OS

Enough about all those iOS exclusives. It's time to celebrate apps that show off the type of features only possible on Android.

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See all 17 of the Android Wear watch faces Google unveiled today

Look out Apple Watch: From Hello Kitty and Moomin, to Lulu Frost and Cynthia Rowley, Android Wear's watch face variety just keeps growing.

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Intel's free remote app lets you control your PC with your Android phone

The new Remote Keyboard app is designed for Intel's NUC and Compute Stick miniature PCs, but should work with any machine running Windows 7 and higher.

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Spotify's new running feature, Now page, and video go live in Android beta update

Version 3.1 reworks the interface and brings you closer to parity with the iOS version.