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150+ Google and Android tips and tricks

Google has posted a master list of over 150 tips and tricks in an effort to get folks acclimated to their various products and services. That’s no small list, and it covers a wide range of things going from Gmail and Chrome to Android and YouTube.

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Watch: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs the competition in size comparison video

The Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be a device like no other. The phone’s tiny bezels give the phone a unique aspect ratio and if you were curious to see how the phone would compare in size against the competition, a new video is giving us a look.

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Google Talk is officially being shut down today

When Hangouts first launched, Google had given users the option of sticking with Google Talk for their instant messaging needs, but starting today — Google Talk is officially being shut down.

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10 Hottest Android Stories This Week (March 24th)

EarlyBird – News for Android brings you ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters. Here are the 10 Top Android Stories for the week of March 24th.

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T-Mobile now automatically blocks scam callers

You’re sure to be a fan of T-Mobile’s latest network feature if you hate those shady scammers who manage to find your number and attempt to sell you fake services and goods.

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10 Best Android launchers for your home screen

One of the unique features of Android is the ability to change the home screen launcher. As a result, there are tons of different launchers to choose from.

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Google Hangouts is killing SMS support on May 22nd

Google is sending out emails to G Suite admins letting them know that they’ll be ending SMS support in Hangouts on May 22nd. The changes wont affect Google Voice users, but Google will be urging everyone else to use a different app to handle SMS on their device.

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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.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

For this year’s Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung is not only gunning for new customers with one of the most compelling handsets on the market, but trying to win back old users or perhaps those that were holding off on upgrading their S5s. With a bag full of tricks at its disposal, is the Galaxy S7 not only a worthy successor to the S6 but the S5 as well? Read on for more.