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20+ Best Android Games [August 2016]

When the heat gets unbearable you will need to seek refuge in the air conditioning. You’ll also need some new games to keep you entertained. Luckily, July brought us a plethora of awesome new Android titles.

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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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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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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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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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How to play Pokemon Go for beginners

Starting Pokemon Go as a beginner can be a bit daunting. We’ll explain the basics and get you started on your way toward a Pokemon Master.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review

Samsung has once again released an Edge variant to go with the regular model, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has some real benefits that make it a much more compelling device. Is the Edge truly worth $100 more than the regular Galaxy S7.