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The best privacy and security apps for Android

Forget malware scanners or over-the-top security suites: These are the apps that'll actually improve your security and protect your privacy on Android.

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Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Android security

Google's Android OS sometimes gets unfairly maligned as being weak on security. Computerworld blogger JR Raphael explains why that's a misconception and how users can keep their devices safe.

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Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Home Assistant Pack review: A middling tablet is a poor Alexa speaker

The Lenovo's Tab 4 8 Plus is an OK Android tablet on its own, but the Home Assistant Pack accessory doesn't do Alexa justice.

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Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases: Top picks in every style

If you want a case for your new Galaxy S9, check out our list to find the one that's right for you.

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I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now

Google has announced that a new messaging protocol called chat is on the way, bringing RCS support and unifying the scattershot messaging experience on Android. It's about time.

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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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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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USB-C explained: How to get the most from it (and why it's great)

The era of USB-C computing is here. We’ve got tips on how to take advantage of those new ports on your laptop, phone or tablet.

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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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