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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?

Brain Buster

5 Reasons to Play The Witness on NVIDIA SHIELD TV

The Witness is the newest puzzle-heavy hit on the Google Play Store, offering a compelling distraction for those who enjoy exploring rich environments while putting their brains to work

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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.

Hot Deal

Deal: Daydream View VR headset for $49

Google has a great deal for the Daydream View today! It can be yours for just $49, which is a cool $30 off its usual $79 price tag.

OTA Updates

Xperia Z5 family starts getting Nougat

Nougat spreads to a new group of Sony users today. Those still rocking with the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium will be able to download Nougat starting today.

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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.