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Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using

If you’re an Android newbie, we’re sure you’ve already figured out how to move around and set up icons on your homescreen to your liking. That’s the easy part. In this Android 101, we wanted to educate you on one of Android’s most underused features: shortcuts.

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Top 5 Android Apps of the Week (June 23, 2017)

Every week, hundreds of Android apps and games are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff.

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The OnePlus 5 in Gold could be coming soon

A new TENAA filing shows that the OnePlus 5 may be released with a new Gold color option, although there’s no timetable as to when this would happen.

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YouTube TV launches in 10 new markets

YouTube has announced that their TV service is now available in 10 new markets, including Dallas, Washington DC, Atlanta, and more.

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5 Best Email Apps for Android

Email is one piece of technology that almost everyone uses, and there are thousands of different ways to do it. Last week we asked you to share your favorite email app for Android, and now we have the results.

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OnePlus 5 only has 1.6x optical zoom, not the claimed 2x

According to a user on Reddit, the OnePlus 5’s 2x Optical Zoom is not quite what they said. Carl Pei clarified that the optical zoom is only 1.6x. The remaining 0.4x is from the SmartCapture software.

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Android 8.0 could be named Oatmeal Cookies

Android 8.0 Oreo has always been a longshot for the name of the next major version of Android. But what about Android 8.0: Oatmeal Cookie? It seems that could be Google’s plan.

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honor 5X review

If there’s anything history has taught us, it’s that it’s really hard for manufacturers to build a great smartphone for under $200. Somehow Huawei managed to do this with the honor 5X which on paper, appears to be the best budget Android device on the planet. But is it? Find out in our review.

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9 features the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 stole from Android

The cat is out of the bag: the iPhone 7 is here! Apple introduced some interesting changes, additions, and improvements on this milestone release, and they did everything they could to make it sound magical, revolutionary, and “new.” But how much of that “newness” is actually old news? Lets find out!