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How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

Here's how to replace all of those data-hungry apps and services with ones that don't need to know so much about you

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Why a MacOS user switched to Ubuntu Linux

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ultimate Edition 5.0 Gamers distro released, and Android versus iOS for business

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Why do you use Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: The 5 best Android features you should be using, and Android malware disguised as Super Mario Run.

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Android won't fix the Chromebook conundrum

High-quality Chrome OS laptops are coming to run Android apps, but there's no real reason to choose them over today's laptops or tablets

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Android: Pre-register for Super Mario Run

Pre-register for Super Mario Run. Also in today’s open source roundup: 6 Linux distros to be excited about in 2017, and North Korea’s Android tablet

Your stupidest mistake when running Linux?

Your stupidest mistake when running Linux? Also in today’s open source roundup: A roundup of the smallest Linux distributions, and have we hit peak screen size for smartphones?

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42% off 17-Piece Precision Smartphone Repair Kit For iPhone, Android, Samsung and Others - Deal Alert

Save money by repairing your own device. This 17-piece tool set is heavy duty, lightly magnetic, and highly rated from over 450 people on Amazon. Currently listed at 42% off its typical list price.

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14 eyebrow-raising things Google knows about you

Some are fascinating, others are frightening, but here's how to find out what Google has on you

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Outlook vs. native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients

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Asus, T-Mobile have CES surprises in store for Android users

With the big CES 2017 event just around the corner, companies are beginning to tease their latest announcements

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Android: Beware Super Mario Run malware

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Bodhi Linux 4.0.0, and Doom 2016 runs in Wine with full Vulkan support.

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Report: Android phones by Lenovo and others may be running spyware

The security hole that previously affected Blu R1 HD phones has been linked to more than 40 other manufacturers

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Celebrate 2016’s mobile gems

Cool, useful innovations were few and far between last year, so these five mobile breakthroughs deserve extra credit

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There's Still Time! Go Here For Last Minute Deals That Will Ship Fast - Deal Alert

Amazon ships fast, so head to their "last minute deals" page and pick yourself some winners right now, before the 2-day shipping window closes for good.

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Build your own secure Pine 64 Android TV for less than $50

Don't buy those insecure IoT devices, when you can easily build your own. Here's how to do it

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Mobile banking trojans adopt ransomware features

Two Android trojans that steal financial information and login credentials now double as file-encrypting ransomware programs

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Review: 7 Android apps that track your expenses

If you do any business travel, you know how important—and annoying—it is to track your spending. These apps can help

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Android chief squashes rumors of Android merging with Chrome OS

Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer says the two platforms will 'cross-pollinate,' but doesn't see them coming together

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