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Mingis on Tech: For Android phones, a 'notch' too far?

The all-screen design of Apple's iPhone X necessitated a 'notch' at the top of the display for various cameras and sensors. Now, Android phone makers are going with the same design. But why?

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Android Oreo tips: Learn what your software can do

Google's Android Oreo release is full of fresh flavor for your phone. But some of its most useful touches are all too easy to overlook. Whether you've had Oreo for months or are just now getting a taste, it's time to learn something...

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How to turn your Android phone into a powerful collaboration hub

With the right set of apps, you can turn your Android phone into a collaboration hub — and then stay connected and productive -- wherever you might be.

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How to find handy but hidden Android features

Android's practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful features along the way. Here are a few handy but hidden capabilities you probably forget to use.

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Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Android security

Google's Android OS sometimes gets unfairly maligned as being weak on security. Computerworld blogger JR Raphael explains why that's a misconception and how users can keep their devices safe.

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Node.js tips and tricks

In this explainer video, learn several techniques that can improve your Node development experience.

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Cops use Google to obtain data about mobile devices near crime scenes

North Carolina police are investigating crimes by using area-based search warrants to force Google to hand over data about all mobile devices near crime scenes.

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with Android P?

Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.

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Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

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Salted Hash Ep 18: Mobile security and privacy

Everyone, from activists, journalists, CEOs, and politicians, walk around with a computer in their pocket, sometimes calling it a phone. This week on Salted Hash, we talk about mobile privacy and security with the founder of The...

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Dark Caracal: Hacking group targets Android smartphones

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group named Dark Caracal used Android spyware to steal hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive data from more than 21 countries.

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OnePlus says up to 40,000 customers affected by credit card breach

OnePlus, the company behind a popular line of Android devices, said on Friday that up to 40,000 customers might be at risk after a malicious script compromised payment card data during the checkout process.

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Skygofree: Powerful Android spyware with advanced surveillance tools

Android spyware has advanced surveillance capabilities, including turning on the mic when the victim enters specific geolocations.

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The 6 best password managers

Look to these top password managers for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android to make your online life easier and more secure.

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Loapi malware capable of destroying Android phones

Kaspersky researchers discovered malware capable of cryptocurrency mining, launching DDoS attacks and so much more that it destroyed an Android phone after two days.

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How to move data between your Android phone and computer

A few simple swipes, and you're on your way to accessing the files and folders on your Android phone from your PC or Apple computer. JR Raphael walks you through these easy steps.

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Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) ... and Firefox is back

Our tech panel looks at how Uber (secretly) handled last year's hack and the controversy around Google's decision to track Android users' locations. Then it's time to discuss why AWS is selling off hardware in China and what Mozilla...

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How to use Google's Chrome Remote Desktop

Get your desktop at your fingertips with these easy, step-by-step instructions for setting up Google's Chrome Remote Desktop.

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