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BlackBerry unveils the DTEK60, pledges a secure Android experience for $499
Google Messenger gets a new icon, interface cleanup, and preps for RCS messaging
Beleaguered Samsung now fending off reports of Galaxy S7 Edge phones catching fire
It's unlikely that the phone has a major defect given how long it's been on the market, but these latest incidents compound what's already been a major headache for Samsung.
The best tips and tricks to get the most out of your Pixel phone
The first true Google phone has a lot of powerful features, but for some of them you'll need to know where to look.
Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in 2016
Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.
These are the new Emoji in the Android Nougat 7.1 update
Google has taken the time to really craft better emojis, including a much larger variety of professions, genders, and skin tones to support Unicode 9.
Physical RAM attack can root Android and possibly other devices
Researchers have devised a new way to fully compromise Android devices without exploiting any software vulnerability and instead taking advantage of a physical design weakness in RAM chips.
New Samsung loyalty program hints that the Note line may not be dead after all
The company is offering Note7 buyers in Korea discounts on the S7 line and a cheaper upgrade to an S8 or Note8.
Google's Pixel XL is much easier to repair than the Nexus 6P
When it comes to ease of repair, Google's first in-house smartphone is much easier to deal with than its predecessor.
10 must-have Android apps for Halloween
From creepy games to costume aides, it's time again to summon the spirits to your phone for a fun and festive Halloween.
Android device updates: Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL get a bug fix update right out of the box
Google also posted the factory images for Android 7.1, which is available in preview form for Nexus devices and the Pixel C.
Chrome for Android keeps the music going with background media playback
The app's start page also got touched up, now offering you a series of articles to check out.
Google Keep adds app shortcuts, pinned messages in update
Keep continues to grow into a more comprehensive service for keeping track of all those random thoughts and ideas.
The Android 7.1 developer preview is now available
You won't get the Google Assistant, but you'll be able to try out app shortcuts and that round icon design.
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The first things to do with your new Pixel phone
Before you do anything else with your new Pixel or Pixel XL, do these.
Apple Pay at two years: Not much to celebrate (yet)
While Apple Pay supposedly helped spark a revolution for in-store mobile payments, there's not much celebrating by Apple or its rivals.
Google proclaims the winners of the 2016 Material Design Awards
Airbnb, Kitchen Stories, and productivity app Asana are among the group lauded for the best use of Google's design guidelines.
Google's official Wallpapers app is now in the Play Store
The app works on any Android device running 4.1 or higher, giving you a chance to explore some Googly wallpaper options.
T-Mobile to pay $48 million in settlement over throttling customers with heavy data usage
At issue is how the carrier slowed down connections for those on unlimited plans without any type of notification.
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