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Watch makers will get to tweak Android Wear... eventually

Google takes a slightly softer stance toward OEM customizations in its newest products

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New attack hides stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said

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Google Play Games' new nearby multiplayer capabilities make it easier to play with pals

The new Google Play Games lets players challenge one another if they're in the same room.

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Kill switch semi-engaged: Android Lollipop gets factory reset password protection

To discourage thievery, users will need to log in before wiping their smartphones

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Google makes Android Lollipop official, details Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet

Version 5.0 of Android gets it sweet treat name and a couple of new devices to show it off. Pre-orders start soon.

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How to take a screenshot on your Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones.

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Nearly half of all Android devices are still vulnerable to two serious browser exploits

The percentage is much higher in some countries and lower in the U.S, security firm Lookout estimates

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How to change settings for emergency alerts on your Android phone

Android gives you lots of flexibility for controlling the emergency alerts you receive, though the settings are tucked away.

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Hands-on with Places, Waze’s latest feature

Leave tips and photos about different locations to help other Waze users discover new spots.

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10 Android features that still make it better than iOS 8

Your friends are still waiting in line to buy a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, while you're inside your cozy house customizing the heck out of your Android device.

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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Swarm updates leaderboards to rank check-ins by location type

Check-in to more coffee shops than your friends, earn a golden sticker.

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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7 dictionary and reference apps that are not just for students

These wiki-tools, thesauruses, and word games make awesome tools for use inside and out of the classroom.