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How to back up Android devices: The complete guide

Make sure all your important data is always synced and protected with this easy-to-follow Android backup guide.

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20 great uses for an old Android device

We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.

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When will your phone get Android O? A data-driven guide

Wondering when Android O will make its way to your device? Let data guide your guess.

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The best Google Chrome extensions of 2017

From productivity-boosting timers to ad blockers and Android messengers on your desktop, these 25 Chrome extensions make the most popular web browser even more powerful and useful.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs iOS – for mobile security, which one's better?

Apple's iOS has long been seen as a more secure mobile operating system than Android. Here's how to evaluate each side's claims about mobile security.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs iOS – Which is more secure?

Apple's iOS has long had the reputation of being more secure than Android, but that may not necessarily be the case. Here's how to evaluate each side's claims about mobile security.

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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult -- or dependent on any cloud services.

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Google's turning up the gas on its Android-Chrome OS alignment

The tales of two platforms are about to intersect like never before.

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iPhone vs. Android: 12 key ways they differ

From customization to voice assistants to battery life -- a quick look at the key differences between Apple's iPhone devices and Android phones.

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Android vs iOS: Which is more secure?

While all mobile devices have inherent security risks, Android has more vulnerabilities because of its inherent open-source nature, the slow pace with which users update the OS and a lack of proper app vetting.

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The Android startup-smartphone gamble

Scrappy young companies are making some interesting Android devices — but buying into the startup-smartphone bandwagon doesn't always pay off.

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse
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8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

Follow these eight steps, and your Android phone will be primed for productivity and ready for business.

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How to stop annoying spam calls to your Android smartphone

Spam calls to cell phones are a growing problem, but you can take steps to stop them.

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8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

With just a handful of easy adjustments, your Android phone can become a lean, mean productivity machine.

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Android O has one curiously counterproductive new feature

Google's upcoming Android O release has plenty of useful additions for the business-minded user, but it also has one feature you might not want on your mobile device.

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iPhone vs. Android: Which is better for you?

Choosing between the two main players in mobile depends on what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make the right decision.

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How I Use Android: Google Photos manager Indy Khare

The leader of one of Google's most useful Android apps shows us his personal blueprint for maximum mobile productivity.

Google Play Protect: Android Security

The big secret behind Google Play Protect on Android

There's one detail rarely mentioned about Google's splashy new Android security effort—and it's a critical point for everyone to understand.

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