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The 15 best Android widgets

These useful widgets should be on your Android home screen.


Barnes & Noble's Nook HD adds Google Play store

Barnes & Noble is adding the Google Play store to HD versions of its Nook tablet, in a bid to counter slowing sales of its devices.


Money can't buy privacy in Google Play store, study shows

Both paid and free apps in the Google Play store harvest the same amount of private information from Android phones, a security researcher has discovered.

Google removes ad-blocking software from Play store

Google has removed some programs from its Play store that block web advertisements, contending the applications violate its rules by interfering with other services.


Opera debuts beta WebKit-based browser for Android phones

By moving to open-source WebKit, Opera says it managed to make its browser faster, on par with Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android.

The Android apps of 2012 worth paying for: A favorites list

These 20 Android apps that debuted in this past year, made our favorites list for 2012.

Last-minute online gifting for apps, movies, music, and books

Stuck without a gift close to Christmas? Never fear: If your relatives like apps, books, movies, musics, or TV shows, there's a very simple solution to this dilemma -- electronic gift certificates.


FTC tightens privacy rules for kids’ apps

App platforms such as Apple’s App Store are exempt from new FTC regulations that require apps to obtain parental consent before following children’s online behavior.


Survey: Google Play gains on Apple App Store

iOS app sales still outpace Android app sales four to one.


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Hurricane Sandy shuts down Google's Android event

Google has canceled its Android event scheduled for Monday morning in New York because its venue is in the evacuation zone for the approaching Hurricane Sandy.