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12 fast fixes for common Android problems

Solve annoying issues and get any phone in tip-top shape with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

Microsoft Surface Duo Android

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.

Google Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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.

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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How to use a smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Here’s everything you need to know about Wi-Fi tethering from your phone.

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.

video conferencing / remote work

Amid the new COVID-19 ‘normal,’ the laptop and smartphone need to merge

Smartphones and laptops may be good at what they do, but combining some of their features would be more helpful for remote employees stuck at home.

Google Voice

Google Voice deserves your attention (again)

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

google android pro subscription

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.

Pixel Features

5 more hidden Pixel features worth finding

Time for a fresh set of easily overlooked, next-level options for your favorite Pixel phone.

Google Pixel Phone

The Pixel phone's Motion Sense mystery

Google's latest Pixel phone had what should have been a killer new kind of mobile technology. But we may never get to experience its full potential.

5G Android Flagship

Could 5G spell trouble for Android flagships?

5G is shaping up to be the Achilles' heel of Android's top 2020 phones — and no, not because of the conspiracy theories. (Come on...)

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Flashback Friday: Smart, but not THAT smart

Not to mention those tiny keyboards …

android question

The most interesting Android question of the year

Hint: It has nothing to do with Google — not directly, anyway.

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Rethinking PCs and smartphones in a post-COVID-19 world

We are still early into the COVID-19 disruption, but I have little doubt the world will be dramatically changed as a result. The tech hardware world that will exist post-pandemic will have a lot to do with what emerges at Blackberry,...

Motorola Edge Kaunch

The two words Motorola doesn't want you to read

Motorola's getting tons of positive press for its new Android phone launch this week, but two critical words are curiously missing from the conversation.

iPhone SE, Pixel 4a

The problem with the 'iPhone SE killed the Pixel 4a' argument

Don't start the funeral for Google's latest midranger yet.

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Apple Design Award winner launches iPhone app to improve COVID-19 testing

An iPhone-based testing solution could seriously reduce the exposure to risk at testing centers and make the overall process much faster.

Apple iPhone SE

Apple announces 4.7-in. $399 iPhone SE

The second-generation iPhone SE is available in black, white, and red. Pre-orders begin at 8 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 17.

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