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Flashback Friday: Smart, but not THAT smart

Not to mention those tiny keyboards …

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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,...

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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.

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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.

Foldable Phone

I've finally figured out why foldable phones actually exist

If you think foldable phones are designed to make your life easier, you're probably missing the point.

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What is Project Treble? The Android upgrade fix explained

Google's Project Treble promised to pave the way for faster Android upgrades — so what exactly is it? Two years in, how well is it working?

Google Pixel 5 Phone

Why the Pixel 5 just got interesting

A recent discovery about this year's Pixel 5 phone could completely change the conversation about the device — and that might be a very good thing.

Android Upgrades

Are Android upgrades actually improving? It's complicated

When it comes to Android upgrades, you shouldn't believe everything you read. Time for a data-backed reality check.

New Pixel Features

How to make the most of your Pixel's new features

Google's sending a bunch of virtual gifts to Pixel owners this week. Here's how to put the best of the goodies to good use.

Android 10 Upgrade Report Card

Android 10 Upgrade Report Card: Progress is relative

Six months after Android 10's release, how have device-makers done at getting the software into users' hands? The grades are in — and they hold a few surprises.

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Apple, the FIDO Alliance and the future of passwords

Apple is the latest firm to join the FIDO Alliance, an industry standards group developing more secure ways to log in to online accounts and apps using multi-factor authentication (MFA), biometric authentication and physical security...

Phone Billboards

Attention, phone-makers: Our devices aren't your billboards

Manufacturers are testing our limits more than ever right now — and it's up to us to decide if we want to accept or reject what they're doing.

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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 11

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2020's Android 11 release.

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Apple joins industry effort to eliminate passwords

Apple has joined a veritable who's who of tech vendors in the FIDO Alliance who see standardized, two-factor authentication as the way forward for device log-in.

Android 11

The 11 most interesting takeaways from Android 11 (so far)

From big behavioral changes to small interface enhancements, our first look at Android 11 reveals some promising new shifts.

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