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Best Android antivirus? The top 13 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 13 measure up in protection, usability and features.

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Why Android updates are so late | TECH(talk)

The yearly release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. But most of them have to wait months, or even longer, to get the update on their devices.

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Android phones can be hacked remotely by viewing malicious PNG image

Android users are being told to patch their Android OS Nougat (7.0), Oreo (8.0) and Pie (9.0) as soon as updates are available after a bug related to PNG images was found.

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The sad state of the smartphone market | TECH(talk)

With smartphone sales slowing – even for the iconic iPhone – have we reached 'peak smartphone'? And if so, how does the industry innovate its way out of the funk?

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Cyber security relics: 4 older technologies still plaguing the infosec world

Understanding the issues of the past can help us be better equipped to deal with seemingly new issues in the present.

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Mingis on Tech: All about the Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 (and the larger Pixel 3 XL) arrive this week, and after a few days of hands-on time with the new device, Computerworld's Dan Rosenbaum has some thoughts. He joins Executive Editor Ken Mingis and IDGE video producer Chris...

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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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Google discloses man-in-the-disk attack flaw in Fortnite Android app

Epic Games hit back after Google publicly disclosed the security vulnerability in the Fortnite Android app installer earlier than the 90-day request.

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Android 'Triout' spyware records calls, sends photos and text messages to attackers

Researchers identified new Android spyware with extensive surveillance capabilities being bundled into legitimate apps.

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Mingis on Tech: 3 big slices of Android Pie

The newest version of Android is rolling out for Pixel devices already and – eventually – it'll arrive on other Android phones. Computerworld's JR Raphael details what users can look forward to, and why it matters.

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Mingis on Tech: Why BlackBerry's Key2 phone is for 'masters of the universe'

BlackBerry's latest smartphone has a full-featured physical keyboard – no surprise there – and is aimed at users who want to really want to get work done, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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Android data tips that will save you money

Cutting back on your Android data use can make your phone bill plummet, and it's easy to do with a few key tweaks. Ready to start saving?

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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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