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Too much tapping? Create your own Android and iOS keyboard shortcuts

Speed up your touchscreen typing by setting up oft-repeated words and phrases in your phone's settings.

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Hands on with Office for Android Preview: The productivity magic's still there

Office for Android Preview looks a lot like the earlier Office for iPad, and that's a very good thing. After testing it for a few hours, we recommend you download it as soon as it's publicly available.

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Google Voice finally gets Verizon MMS support

It's been almost a month since Google announced MMS support for Voice on nearly all North American carriers, except Verizon. That changes this week.

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KitKat jumps up five percent in November Android platform report

Android 4.4 is now on 30 percent of devices, which is good leap forward for the ecosystem.

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Deal alert: HTC offers the Nexus 9 for $199, a 50 percent discount the day after launch

This deal is good for today only as part of HTC's Hot Deals, which occur every Tuesday leading up to Black Friday.

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Google Nexus 9 review: A powerful tablet made for everyone

The Nexus 9 may be geared towards developers, but its big screen, powerful 64-bit processor, and stereo sound are a joy for anyone willing to drop $400.

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Google 'Copresence' could be a cross-platform AirDrop rival

Google may be getting ready to put its Bump acquisition to good use with Copresence, a service for trading files between devices.

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Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard hands-on: Solid, but not quite universal

How can you call a keyboard universal if it doesn't work with Windows Phone? Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard can't quite answer that question.

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Slender, metal Samsung A3 and A5 bring iPhone-like glitz to Android ecosystem

The all-metal bodies whisper "quality." The 5-megapixel front-facing cameras scream "selfie." If Samsung sales were dampened by iPhone anticipation, the A3 and A5 provide an Android alternative to the trendy competition.

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Supremely svelte Oppo R5 claims 'world's thinnest smartphone' crown

But a package that tiny requires compromises, as it has paltry storage and no headset jack.