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25% off Nextbit Robin Unlocked Android Phone - Deal Alert

Born on Kickstarter, Robin is the first Android phone that makes running out of space history. With the cloud integrated into Android OS, your onboard storage is merged with the cloud, so you always have the space you need.

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Opera pulls trigger on baked-in ad blocker

Opera becomes the first of the Top 5 browsers to integrate an ad blocker

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.

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Trend Micro: 6 most popular homebrewed terrorist tools

Terrorist are developing apps that include pre-packaged encryption, DDoS, and a news feed for tech-light jihadists

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Could Android eventually reach 100 percent market share?

Also in today's open source roundup: The best customizable Android Wear watch faces, and what's new in Lubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Google renews focus on Mediaserver flaws in latest Android Security Bulletin

Google renamed its monthly security update, but the contents remain the same: remote execution and elevation of privilege bugs in Mediaserver

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PCWorld Show Episode 15: Phone-cam shoot-out, laptop fight, and Burning Man for the 1 percent

Jon, Flo, and Gordon talk iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S7 cameras, MacBook Pro vs. XPS 15, and if it's right to have a fully catered Burning Man without dirty hippies.

38 productivity-enhancing Android apps for the enterprise

Android at work: 38 business-worthy apps

For Android to win over the enterprise, it needs the right apps -- and these offerings definitely mean business

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Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

Researchers from security firm PhishLabs say they've found 11 phishing applications hosted on Google Play this year

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass

38 productivity-enhancing Android apps for the enterprise

Android Studio 2.1 eases path to Android N development

Google's Android IDE allows developers to sample APIs and features of the Android N Developer Preview

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10 Android apps developers will love

From full-blown IDEs to essential resource utilities, these Android apps bring powerful programming features to smartphones and tablets

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iPhone sales drop in Q1 reflect a market that remains flat

Apple iPhone sales declined 16% in the first quarter, but it's important to remember that the overall smartphone market has also flatlined

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Xamarin starts to connect Mac devs with Visual Studio

Android and iOS are focal points in latest technology rollouts from Microsoft's recent acquisition

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The year of the Linux desktop may never arrive

Also in today's open source roundup: Android apps might soon appear on Chromebooks, and what’s new in Xubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Drone deliveries are arriving at a golf course in Japan

Online retailer Rakuten will start a drone delivery service at a golf course in Japan

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Malvertising attack silently infects old Android devices with ransomware

The Web-based malware attack uses Towelroot and a Hacking Team exploit to compromise devices running old versions of Android

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Google I/O to shine a spotlight on Android

Android's newest features will get plenty of attention at the Google's developers conference next month

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