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Google Now feed gets split into two with latest update

Google is cleaning up the flow of information in the Google app. Instead of all your news, updates, personal information, etc sitting in a long list of cards, they are now split off into 2 lists.

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HTC One M9 gets Nougat update today

Christmas is a bit early for HTC One M9 owners. The handset is getting Android 7.0 Nougat today, with HTC’s USA Twitter account signaling the start of the rollout

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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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Samsung Gear S3 update improves GPS performance

The Samsung Gear S3 is getting a new upgrade today. A 14MB file is headed for the smartwatch, with its main benefit being directed toward those who use the watch’s GPS.

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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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Huawei Mate 9 video review

Our video review of the Huawei Mate 9 is here! It may not be as appealing as the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, but it’s still one of the best smartphones of 2016.

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GIVEAWAY: Best Smart TVs of 2016

In the market for a new TV this holiday season? Here’s a quick look at some of the best TVs released in 2016 covering the spectrum from the best money can buy to more budget-conscious options.

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Android 7.1.1 arrives today for Pixel and Nexus phones

The early days of each month have become exciting thanks to Google. We’re always guaranteed a security patch for Nexus and Pixel phones, and sometimes there may be minor goodies on the way, as well. Such is the case today, with Android 7.1.1 now rolling out alongside December patches.

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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.

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From the Forums: How does a longtime iPhone owner transition to Android?

Let’s talk about making “the switch.” Everyone does it, whether it’s from Android back to iPhone or vice versa, or when you first dropped your silly dumb phone for something smart. It can be difficult to adjust to a new digital world even if the fundamentals of these devices remain similar, soo here are a few helpful reminders to help you along.