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Chromebook Security Features

2 handy yet hidden Chromebook security features

Chromebook security gets simpler with these ultra-useful but off-the-beaten-path options.

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64% off Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact High Speed Portable Charger - Deal Alert

This inexpensive smartphone charger from Anker is the size of a candy bar, and has enough juice to recharge any smartphone at least 1-2 times over. It's discounted 64% to just $18.

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Q&A: How TiVo’s CIO manages disparate mobile platforms

Tivo CIO Steve Palmucci faces a disparate set of mobile platforms to secure and manage and, while he's managed that so far, he also has a wish list of features that could unite his mobile and desktop environments under one umbrella.

Google Pixel Sales

Google's Pixel 'sales numbers' don't tell the whole story

Focusing on (purported) sales figures for Google's first fully holistic phone is missing the forest for the trees.

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4 hidden settings to make Chrome for Android even better

Supercharge your Android phone's Chrome browser with these powerful yet out-of-sight options.

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8 business card apps for smartphones: Scan 'em and store 'em

If you can't keep track of your business cards, one of these 8 smartphone apps will help you scan and store all those new contacts.

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HTC U11 vs. LG G6 camera shootout

The LG G6 is our top smartphone camera, but the HTC U11 packs some serious punch. Check out our testing to see if the HTC U11 captures the top spot!

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How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.

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HTC U11 Review

The HTC U11 is fast and powerful, and it isn't afraid to embrace its fun side.

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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

Apple Android Upgrade Comparisons

Apple's Android upgrade jabs come with a critical caveat

A friendly reminder about Apple's annual Android put-down -- and why you may want to take those pretty pie charts with a hefty grain of salt.

Android O Enhancements

6 small ways Android O will make your phone smarter

When it comes to modern mobile software, little touches can make a big difference. An up-close look at some of Android O's small but significant enhancements.

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5 essential questions about the Essential Phone

Before you get too excited over the new phone from Android's founder, consider these pressing questions.

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How I Use Android: Droid Life founder Kellen Barranger

One of the pioneering forces in Android blogging offers up some insight on how Google's mobile technology keeps him organized and efficient.

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35% off Anker Phone Camera Lens Kit With Fisheye, 0.65x Wide Angle, 10x Macro - Deal Alert

This multi-functional camera lens kit works on most standard sized smartphones, and brings even more life to your photos with 180-degree fisheye, 0.65x wide angle and 10x macro lenses.

Android O

Hands on: Android O's most useful features (so far)

After a week with Android O's first beta release, two new features stand out above the rest when it comes to productivity-boosting potential.

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Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?

Google introduced many neat new Android features at the conference. Moving forward with Android on Chrome OS wasn’t one of them.

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iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ | Camera Shootout

The iPhone 7 Plus is the best iPhone camera on the market, but how does it compare against the latest Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S8? We put both cameras to the test.

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