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Search in the Google Play Store is terrible [OPINION]

Google Search outside of the Play Store is very forgiving. You can miss a few letters or write something completely incomprehensible, but a lot of the time Google knows what you mean. That’s not the case in the Play Store

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Alcatel Idol 4S review

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a mid-range device with the ambition of playing with the big boys. It has a QHD display, 32GB of RAM and a near-stock version of Android. But is that enough when there are a handful of Chinese flagship smartphone selling for $400 these days?

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How to hide apps, photos, and text messages on your Android Phone

We all get that uncomfortable feeling when someone else is using your phone. Something embarrassing or confidential is just a few errant swipes away. We’ve created three new guides to help you lock down personal photos, messages, and apps.

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Samsung officially details the new Exynos 8895 processor

Samsung’s latest processor, which is expected to be in one variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8, has entered mass production. The Exynos 8895 is an octa-core chip and the first to take advantage of 10-nanometer FinFET technology.

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The Best Smartwatch for Android [August 2016]

This month we see the addition of a new list to our Best of Android Phones series — smartwatches! Smartwatches are quickly becoming a phone’s best companion, so it’s important to make sure you’re finding the right fit for yours before throwing your dollars around.

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7 sneaky ways pickpockets steal your phone (and what you can do about it)

Even the most complicated lockscreen pattern, pass code, or even Face Unlock, can’t protect against someone physically stealing your phone. We’ve written about what to do about lost or stolen phones in the past, but sometimes even the best anti-theft software is no use.