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Android Security

A 20-second tweak for smarter, simpler Android security

This tiny-seeming change will make a gigantic difference in your day-to-day Android experience.

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A handy hack for the Pixel's new shortcut system

Google's latest Pixel time-saver is packed with potential, but its most practical possibility requires a touch of tinkering to accomplish.

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11 advanced Assistant tricks you should really remember on Android

Google Assistant can do more than you'd realize. Ready to teach your phone a few new tricks?

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Podcast: How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12

By rolling out some Android 12 features exclusively to Pixel users, Google gave itself an opportunity to further differentiate its own devices from the rest of the Android pack. New updates, like the Material You interface, give Pixel...

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How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12

By rolling out some Android 12 features exclusively to Pixel users, Google can separate its own devices from the rest of the Android pack. Plus, Android 12 and the new Pixel 6 both purport to have privacy-centric changes....

Android 12 Features

5 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

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7 new hidden Pixel treasures to find in Android 12

Hey, Pixel owners: Think you've found all that Android 12 has to offer on your Google-made phone? Think again.

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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 12

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2021's Android 12 release.

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Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro? Some real-world guidance that might surprise you

If you're thinking about picking up one of Google's new Pixel phones, you'll definitely want to read this first.

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Got a Pixel? Don't miss these 8 buried Android 12 treasures

Pixel owners, prepare for productivity: Google's Android 12 update is officially en route, and the software holds some spectacular new possibilities for your phone.

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The two Pixel 6 numbers that could change everything

These are the most important digits to think about with Google's new Pixel 6 phones — whether you plan to pick one up for yourself or not.

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13 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android

Take advantage of all Maps has to offer by tapping into these easily overlooked features and options.

Google Pixel 6 Phone Features

The most important Pixel 6 feature might be invisible

Google's Pixel 6 is almost upon us, but the phone's most significant element has barely started to come into focus.

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Android vs. iOS in the enterprise: IT now has a real choice

It used to be that Android couldn't get a second look in the enterprise. Now Apple's iOS has real competition.

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Despite 'do not track,' iOS apps collect data; Android makes its own privacy move

Despite app-tracking transparency, iPhone apps continue to track users, according to the Washington Post. It found that the type of data gathered about a user's device could be used to ID individual iPhones — even after users...

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On app tracking, both Android and iOS have to do better

While Google has announced plans to reset permissions for older, rarely used Android apps, Apple’s app-tracking-transparency efforts in iOS have fallen short of the company’s grand vision.

Android Upgrades

Android's underappreciated upgrade advantage

Yup, you read that right. And it's as true as can be, even if Apple does everything in its power to make you forget.

Chrome Android Settings: Better browsing

A handy hidden shortcut for taking control in Chrome on Android

Once you know this option exists, you'll never look at the web the same way again.

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