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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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The paranoid Android traveler’s data-protection checklist

When you’re going overseas with your Android hardware, make sure corporate data is secure when crossing the border.

Android Keyboard Shortcuts

4 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

Some handy tricks that can save you time when typing on your Android phone or tablet.

Scan Documents Android Phone

The simple way to scan documents with your Android phone

Two invaluable document scanning tools (and plenty of related tips) for the next time you encounter an important piece of paper.

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6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps

Don't waste time getting around in Android. These free tools save you time so you can get straight to work.

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Verifying and testing that Firefox is restricted to TLS 1.2

After having tweaked Firefox to only use TLS version 1.2, one website can verify that the tweak worked and another can test it.

Restricting Firefox to TLS version 1.2 makes browsing safer

Whats behind the curtain of HTTPS is TLS. There are three versions of the TLS protocol and there is no reason to still support the oldest two versions. A simple tweak of Firefox can insure it only uses the most secure version, TLS...

Google Pixel 2 Leak

The Google Pixel 2 leak highlights how ho-hum hardware has become

But believe it or not, that's not a bad thing -- because it lets us focus on the part of a smartphone that matters the most in 2017.

Android O Missing Fix

The mundane yet meaningful fix Android O is missing (as of now)

Another Android release, another missed opportunity? Lamenting the ongoing presence of a seemingly small issue with significant real-world impact.

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How to Back Up and Transfer your Stuff to a New Android Phone

Getting your data from an old Android phone to a new one isn't hard, but you'll want to follow these steps.

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The next logical step in Google's Android-Chrome OS 'merger'

Google's two primary platforms—Android and Chrome—are still coming together, and another significant step is in the works.

Google Docs Features

2 useful Google Docs features you probably aren't using

Ready to turn your efficiency up a notch? These clever Google Docs features can save you time and frustration, no matter what type of device you're working on.

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What ever happened to Google Docs' Android add-ons? [UPDATED]

An effort to expand Google's Android office suite appeared almost a year ago -- but then something strange happened.

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Are Android bug fixes worth $510 when buying a phone?

There is, financially, a high price to be paid, by anyone who wants Android bug fixes. What is someone who doesn't need high end hardware to do?

Chromebook Security Features

2 handy yet hidden Chromebook security features

Chromebook security gets simpler with these ultra-useful but off-the-beaten-path options.

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64% off Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact High Speed Portable Charger - Deal Alert

This inexpensive smartphone charger from Anker is the size of a candy bar, and has enough juice to recharge any smartphone at least 1-2 times over. It's discounted 64% to just $18.

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Q&A: How TiVo’s CIO manages disparate mobile platforms

Tivo CIO Steve Palmucci faces a disparate set of mobile platforms to secure and manage and, while he's managed that so far, he also has a wish list of features that could unite his mobile and desktop environments under one umbrella.

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Google's Pixel 'sales numbers' don't tell the whole story

Focusing on (purported) sales figures for Google's first fully holistic phone is missing the forest for the trees.

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