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Google tinkers with Android O to foil ransomware

Android O has specific elements to make it harder for ransomware to get a foothold on the device

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The 10 best features in Android O (so far)

We've explored the developer's preview of Android O, the next version of Google's operating system, and found some exciting new things

Android gotchas: Fast fixes for 6 common issues

Android gotchas: Fast fixes for 6 common problems

Solve some of the most common Android issues with this easy-to-follow troubleshooting guide

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Anbox: Run Android apps in Linux

Also in today’s open source roundup: Yes, you can install Snap packages in Fedora, and System76 isn’t giving up on Ubuntu.

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7 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more – if you have the right apps. We’ll tell you how to make it work.

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35% off Universal Waterproof Dry Phone Bag for Devices, 3-Pack - Deal Alert

Waterproof bag securely protects all smartphones from water, dust and dirt. Great for using during outdoor activities including boating boating and swimming.

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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Android Gboard smartens up with federated machine learning

Google's Federated Learning lets smartphones collaboratively learn a shared prediction model while keeping training data on the device

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Samsung profits soar after recovery from Note 7 debacle

Samsung forecasts a 48 percent growth in profit for Q1, coming mainly from its components business

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Microsoft’s new love for Android is no betrayal

Windows Mobile fans have cried foul, but the truth is that Microsoft has brought that desirable Microsoft experience to the mobile platform most people prefer

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Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

The Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, spy from a phone’s camera or microphone, and self-destruct

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Great Google apps you didn't know you needed

All Android phones come with a bunch of preloaded Google apps, but these you'll have to download from Google Play

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5 Samsung Galaxy S8 features Apple should steal for iPhone 8

Samsung has long been inspired by Apple's hardware design, now Apple should 'borrow' these Galaxy S8 features in return

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Hands on with Dex, Samsung's bid to make your Galaxy S8 a desktop computer

The docking station will connect to a big screen using HDMI and let you use your Android apps in a full desktop environment

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Hands on with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the phones that do everything

I never thought I would love holding a 6.2-inch phone, but here we are

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Samsung plans to refurbish, resell some Note 7 phones that didn't explode

Samsung will be refurbishing some recalled Note 7s for re-use, as well as removing components and extracting metals from the ill-fated phone

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Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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Google reports mixed progress on Android security

Is the glass half full or half empty? The real issue is that it’s at the halfway mark and there's still a significant security road that Android must travel

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First look: Android O developer preview

With a scattershot set of improvements, the new Android version is a fairly minor affair, but there’s nothing that does harm

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Samsung unveils Bixby voice assistant for upcoming Galaxy S8

Feature will work using a special physical button on the side of the smartphone, set to be announced March 29

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