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Apple is poised to take another swing at news subscriptions and this time it might work

A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is poised to launch a new premium news service based on its acquisition of the Texture app. Here's why it might work this time around.

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Android P's flagrant iPhone X imitation shows how little Google is innovating

We already now that Android P will be bringing iPhone X-style notch support, but now Google has inadvertently outed a new gesture-based navigation system as well. What happened to Android's innovation?

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Sony makes May’s Xperia XZ2 launch irrelevant with the announcement of the 4K XZ2 Premium

Sony has unveiled the Xperia XZ2 Premium with a better display, camera, and battery than the XZ2 that hasn't even gone on sale yet.

App dev trends going hot -- and cold

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what’s in and what’s out in app dev

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Node.js tips and tricks

In this explainer video, learn several techniques that can improve your Node development experience.

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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to Oreo.

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The best Android file manager apps

From optimizing your phone’s storage to integrating your device with the cloud, these standout Android apps will let you juggle files like a pro.

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PCWorld's April Digital Magazine: Samsung Galaxy S9 reviewed

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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Samsung Galaxy S9: The best tips and tricks

Make your new Galaxy S9 as useful as possible by exercising these software features and options.

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OnePlus 6 specs revealed: Snapdragon 845, 256GB of storage, and a disappearing notch

The upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship phone will have a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a notch.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Everything you need to know, all in one place

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones look like the S8 they replace, but they're all new inside.

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.1

Google’s development suite for mobile apps adds improvements for C++ and Kotlin coders and for SQLite database users

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Best Buy dumps Huawei phones, another major blow to the company's U.S. aspirations

A report says Best Buy will stop selling Huawei phones in its stores and on its website, dealing another blow to the Chinese phone maker.

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How to set up Android Auto in any car

Set up Android Auto in any older car with these steps: Buy a car phone mount and a Bluetooth receiver, and use a few handy apps and settings to make the experience seamless.

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How Apple can use Google’s simple strategy with Android P to make a better iOS 12

Google's Android P update is a typical release, focusing on system-level enhancements rather than innovative features. What if Apple adopted a similar strategy for iOS 12?

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Charge your new iPhone X or Galaxy S9 without plugging it in for just $11

The JETech wireless charging pad is down to $11 on Amazon today.

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Android Oreo: 18 advanced tips and tricks

Turn your productivity up a notch with these next-level tips for Google's Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1) software.

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How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

Forget Windows Phone: With the right set of software, you can turn any Android device into a Microsoft-centric, PC-syncing machine.

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