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Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

Flaw could make nearly half of Android devices vulnerable to an attack that modifies or replaces apps with malware that collects data


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Microsoft pursues Android users, preloading Office on Samsung, Dell tablets

The company's eager to extend its services beyond Windows, but some users may see this freebie as bloatware

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Mobile security: Samsung Knox 2.4 vs. Android for Work

Knox 2.4 is a much more capable security system than Google's Android for Work, but it's not good for BYOD scenarios

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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Google's Android for Work and Samsung's Knox promise serious security, but how do they stack up against Apple's iOS and the rest?

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IBM teams with BlackBerry and Samsung to offer governments a secure Android tablet

The SecuTablet is a modified Galaxy Tab S 10.5 bundled with security management software and a hardware encryption module

Google's Chromebook Pixel opens USB Type-C to Android, Chrome OS devices

Google adds horsepower to the Chromebook Pixel, and paves the way to faster charging Chrome OS and Android devices

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IBM discloses vulnerability in Dropbox's Android SDK

The flaw allegedly affects popular Android apps like Microsoft Office Mobile, but Dropbox maintains its scope is limited

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JavaScript goes native for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps

The NativeScript development tool uses JavaScript and Typescript to build native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

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Smartphones to watch for in 2015

From a shiny new Samsung Galaxy to a smartphone that scans your eyes, this year's Mobile World Congress delivered quite a diverse lineup

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10 cool tablets that are coming soon

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona showed a preview of what's to come in the realm of tablets

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Samsung's security twist: Protect yourself from IT

Walling off corporate data with from personal data via My Knox protects IT from you -- and vice versa

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Android tune-up: How to boost performance while you wait for Lollipop

Android battery and performance apps can give new pep to devices in Lollipop limbo

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Google will stop patching Chrome on Android 4.0 next month

Android devices running the 3-year-old Ice Cream Sandwich will stop getting Chrome updates in mid-April

Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

Google has relaxed a requirement for manufacturers to turn on encryption by default in Lollipop

Google confirms carrier plans, details coming soon

Google plans to offer connectivity directly to mobile users in the U.S., but says it doesn't intend to become a full-service carrier

Samsung to launch mobile payments in challenge to Google, Apple

The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the U.S. in mid 2015 to rival Google Wallet and Apple Pay

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Galaxy S6 first look: Inspired by the iPhone 6, but no mere clone

The new flagship Samsung Android smartphones are surprisingly elegant and thoughtfully designed

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Samsung Pay faces uphill climb against Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Samsung Pay's key potential advantage won't exist for much longer, as the United States moves to a new payment terminal standard

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Survey: iPhone 6 powers an increase in enterprise adoption of iOS

Android activations among Good Technology's mobile management customers fell after Apple's new iPhone debuted

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