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Microsoft's Surface Duo is a big-picture product

Microsoft's first Android phone could be hugely significant, but plenty of people are bound to write it off quickly and miss the point.

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Google delays Chrome web apps drop-dead date until mid-2022

The Chrome-specific apps let developers write one app that would run on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, and were to have been retired the summer.

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The maddeningly familiar march of Google's Gmail-Meet marriage

Google's effort to make Meet unavoidable brings to mind another moment in the company's past — and it isn't exactly a good comparison.

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Why Windows is Microsoft’s shield against a federal onslaught

With Congress up in arms about how Big Tech is dominating so much of the digital world, Microsoft has managed to avoid the fray.

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The perfect contrast of the Pixel 4a and the Galaxy Note 20

This week's pair of Android phone launches reveals a lot more than what you see on the surface.

Chrome OS

The inherent irony of Chrome OS

Google's Chromebooks have come a long way, but one specific part of their evolution is amusingly at odds with itself.

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At Microsoft Inspire, the new Edge browser took center stage

Just as Azure has overtaken Microsoft's Windows Server platform, the new Chromium-based Edge Browser has taken center stage from Windows.

Android Security

How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

Securely wiping an Android device isn't difficult, but there are some critical steps you don't want to overlook.

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Gmail tips: Snoozing, shortcuts, and other time-savers

Save time and handle email more efficiently with these next-level Gmail tips.

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Google re-positions Gmail as collaboration hub for video, chat and doc access

A revamped Gmail could bolster interest in G Suite as it looks to take on rivals like Microsoft, Slack and others.

Android Enterprise Recommended

The troubling truth about Android's Enterprise Recommended devices

Google's highest-level hardware recommendations aren't what they appear to be — and the situation may only get worse from here.

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The Microsoft-Android transformation is about to affect us all

Blink and you might miss it, but Microsoft is little by little reshaping Google's mobile ecosystem for the better — and all signs suggest it's only getting started.

Google Voice

Google Voice deserves your attention (again)

A once-abandoned Google service is finding new life — and deserves a second look.

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6 handy hidden features in Google Docs on Android

Boost your mobile productivity with these power-packed, time-saving features in the Docs Android app.

Android Messaging

This should be the future of Android messaging

Android 11 lays the groundwork for a clever new kind of streamlined messaging experience — but what we're seeing now is only half the story.

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The wild thing about Windows apps on Chrome OS

With Google working to bring Windows software onto Chromebooks, things are about to get seriously weird.

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UK will (at last) use Apple/Google contact tracing tech

The UK plans to abandon its own attempt to create a contact tracing app in favor of using technology developed by Apple and Google.

Android 11

Android 11's most important additions

Don't let the shiny new features fool you: The most consequential changes in Google's new Android 11 Beta are the ones most people probably won't even notice.

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Imagine an 'Android Pro' subscription

Google's missing a major opportunity to build its business while elevating the experience of its most enthusiastic users.

Android iOS Arguments

The key point most Android vs. iOS arguments miss

People (and, ahem, companies) comparing Android to iOS keep making the same silly mistake. Don't let yourself fall for it.

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