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Android O makes my notification wish come true

An easily overlooked option in Google's Android O software may end up being one of the release's most useful new features.

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'Artificial intelligence' has become meaningless marketing jargon

Watch out, Android users: A new empty buzzword is in town, and it goes by the initials A.I.

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Samsung Bixby -- what the virtual assistant can do

Samsung has officially announced Bixby, its own take on a voice assistant. Here is what it can do

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Samsung unveils Bixby voice assistant for upcoming Galaxy S8

Samsung revealed Monday that Bixby, an intelligent voice assistant, will run on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone being unveiled next week.

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BlackBerry preps a more secure Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics' Knox platform later this year.

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Google's 'taimen' smartphone -- what (little) we know so far

Google is reportedly coming out with not one, not two, but three new smartphones in 2017.

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7 handy hidden features for Google Play Music

Crank up the volume on your music-listening experience with these seven out-of-sight options.

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Google's Family Link helps parents manage kids' phone use

Google has introduced Family Link, which allows parents to monitor and approve what their child is doing on their own device.

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Your smartphone: The mechanic in your pocket

You can use your Android or iOS device to gain access to a wealth of information about your vehicle’s operation. A few dollars spent on an OBD adapter and app can save you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary auto repairs.

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This iPhone case is actually an Android phone

This iPhone case, which is also an Android phone, may finally put the Apple/Android rivalry to rest.

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Hands on: TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch

The cheapest models start at $1,650, but the Modular 45 is currently the best-looking, finest crafted Android Wear 2.0 watch around.

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16 months later, YouTube Music is still a missed opportunity

Google's vast library of rare and live music could be a major selling point for the company's streaming music service. Instead, it's a barely-connected footnote.

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Android devices coming with preinstalled malware

Android devices were infected with malware at some point after leaving the manufacturers, but before landing in the hands of companies' employees.

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Mingis on Tech: A Madcap Mobile World Congress recap

Computerworld's Matt Hamblen, just back from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, details the big announcements from the show. Hint: It's about more than just smartphones.

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How to create a mobile hotspot with your Android smartphone

On the road and need to connect for work? No worries, because CIO.com senior writer Sarah White, has you covered. In this video she demonstrates what it takes to turn your 4G enabled Android device into a a mobile wireless hotspot.

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7 new tricks to try with Google Assistant on Android

Google's next-gen A.I. Assistant is landing on Android phones left and right this week. Here's how to make the most of its new-to-you features.

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CIA-made malware? Now antivirus vendors can find out

Thanks to WikiLeaks, antivirus vendors will soon be able to figure out if you have been hacked by the CIA.

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Android 8.0 'O' -- what we know so far

Android 8.0 O is reportedly arriving at Google I/O this year -- here is what we expect it to bring to the operating system.

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