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Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) ... and Firefox is back

Our tech panel looks at how Uber (secretly) handled last year's hack and the controversy around Google's decision to track Android users' locations. Then it's time to discuss why AWS is selling off hardware in China and what Mozilla...

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How to use Google's Chrome Remote Desktop

Get your desktop at your fingertips with these easy, step-by-step instructions for setting up Google's Chrome Remote Desktop.

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5 clever uses for old Android phones

Put your old Android device to work -- as a universal smart remote or remote camera, for example -- with these easy step-by-step instructions from Computerworld blogger JR Raphael.

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How to get Oreo-like features on any Android phone

Don't have an Android device? With the right set of apps, you can get Oreo-like features on just about any device with this step-by-step advice from Computerworld blogger JR Raphael.

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9 hidden Android shortcuts that will save you time

Speed up your interactions with your Android phone using these easy slides and swipes, courtesy of Computerworld blogger and Android expert JR Raphael.

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Learn the coolest new features of Android's Oreo

From notifications to picture-in-picture mode, walk step by step through the new features of Android's latest update with Computerworld blogger and Android expert JR Raphael.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs. iOS – How they stack up

Android blogger JR Raphael and Apple expert Michael deAgonia get ... animated, shall we say ... as they tackle the basics of which mobile OS is better when it comes to security, updates, app stores, customization and innovation. Can...

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Mingis on Tech: What makes Android 8.0 'Oreo' special?

Android blogger JR Raphael gives us a rundown on the cool and useful new features in Android 8.0, better known as Oreo.

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The evolution of Samsung's Galaxy S

Get a look at how the key features of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone have evolved from its debut in 2010 to today's Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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7 tips for the paranoid Android traveler

Watch how to safeguard corporate and personal data when traveling with recent Android-based phones and tablets, using the Chrome browser.

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Just $9.99 Right Now For a 3-Pack of 6-foot Lightning/Micro USB Combo Cables - Deal Alert

Sync and charge iOS & Android devices with this generous 6-foot lightning/micro USB combo cable. A 3-pack is discounted to $9.99 right now.

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Two simple ways to scan documents with Android

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to scan documents with an Android device.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs iOS – Which is more secure?

Apple's iOS has long had the reputation of being more secure than Android, but that may not necessarily be the case. Here's how to evaluate each side's claims about mobile security.

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iPhone vs. Android: 12 key ways they differ

From customization to voice assistants to battery life -- a quick look at the key differences between Apple's iPhone devices and Android phones.

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8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

Follow these eight steps, and your Android phone will be primed for productivity and ready for business.

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How to Back Up and Transfer your Stuff to a New Android Phone

Getting your data from an old Android phone to a new one isn't hard, but you'll want to follow these steps.

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64% off Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact High Speed Portable Charger - Deal Alert

This inexpensive smartphone charger from Anker is the size of a candy bar, and has enough juice to recharge any smartphone at least 1-2 times over. It's discounted 64% to just $18.

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HTC U11 vs. LG G6 camera shootout

The LG G6 is our top smartphone camera, but the HTC U11 packs some serious punch. Check out our testing to see if the HTC U11 captures the top spot!

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