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Samsung Android Security Updates

Two big buts about Samsung's Android security update announcement

Samsung's plan to provide security patches to its Android phones for a full four years is fantastic news, but there's more to the story than meets the eye.

Android Keyboard

Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

A moment of gratitude for a quietly important area where Android excels — and where it absolutely trounces that other smartphone operating system.

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When cryptographers looked at iOS and Android security, they weren’t happy

In recent years, the feds have stopped asking for a workaround to get past Apple security. Why? It turns out that iOS, along with Android, is simply not as secure as those companies suggested.

Gmail Reorder Messages

The secret to shuffling around emails in Gmail

Changing the order of messages in your Gmail inbox may seem impossible, but it absolutely isn't. In fact, it's actually quite easy — if you know the trick.

Android Consistency

Android's consistency crisis

The sense of cohesiveness Google fought to achieve in Android is fading fast, but it isn't too late to save it — if Google actually wants to.

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What's in the latest Chrome update? Password inspections, less annoying site permission requests

Chrome 87 boasts a big speed boost and a revamped UI for the browser's PDF viewer and a native version for new M1-powered Macs.

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Google to cut off other Chromium-based browsers from access to services such as Sync

Access to what the company called "our private Chrome APIs" will be blocked starting March 15.

Google Docs

Give Google Docs some powerful new shortcuts

If you use Google Docs and care about productivity, this time-saving upgrade is something you won't want to miss.

Chrome OS Features

5 new Chrome OS features you should find right now

Got a Chromebook? These advanced, mostly out-of-sight options will grant your computer new powers and change the way you work (for real!).

Google Trends 2021

The game-changing Google trend to watch in 2021

A whole new side of Google is taking shape right in front of our eyes, but you really have to step back and look carefully to see it.

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6 fast fixes for common Google Drive problems

Eliminate annoyances and say sayonara to storage struggles with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

Chrome OS Plan

Google just quietly set the stage for a Chrome OS explosion

A subtle-seeming Google purchase paves the way for a dramatic expansion of Chrome OS's reach — and a dramatic reimagining of what a Chromebook even is.

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The best Android apps for business in 2021

Our Android expert highlights the standout apps in the categories that matter most to busy professionals.

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The bit of Googley brilliance Android needs to borrow from Chrome OS

One of Android's worst lingering pain points could be improved immensely with a little help from a familiar Google cousin.

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Google services, apps hit by global outage

The company’s popular business apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Workspace, Sheets and Meet were knocked offline for more than a half hour Monday morning.

Google Shift

The (subtle) second coming of Google+

Google may have given up on its official social service, but it never really left the underlying ambitions behind.

Chrome Address Bar Actions

How to create your own custom Chrome address bar actions

Save time and zip around your browser like a pro with this massively improved (and immediately available!) take on Google's new Chrome Actions system.

Microsoft-Android

Why Android apps on Windows will be an uphill battle

Microsoft supposedly has a plan for a new kind of Android-Windows marriage — but it isn't quite as simple as it seems on the surface.

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