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How To Clean Your Android Phone

Dirt and grime are no match for your cleaning skills.

PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

The PCWorld Show Episode 1: Surfacegate, spec leaks and teeny-tiny phones

Welcome to the first installment of PCWorld's first long-form video show! Florence Ion, Gordon Mah Ung and Jon Phillips discuss, analyze and goof on the most interesting news of the week.

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Which streaming music service is best for your Android phone?

Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music: We put the top apps through their paces and pick the best on-the-go option.

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Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks stores to your Spotify account

A new feature in the Starbucks app lets customers find and save the music they hear in more than 7,500 stores via Spotify.

Touchjet Wave turns your TV into a giant Android tablet for only $200

A little arm above your TV tracks your fingers and uses that to approximate touch input.

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Asus Router app lets you manage your network from your pocket

Asus's Router app for Android and iOS is one network management utility you can actually get excited about.

Huawei's Honor 5X is made for millennials

The "perfect selfie" mode ensures that every photo of yourself you take is enhanced to make you look great.

Hands-on with the LeMax Pro, the first phone to ship with the Snapdragon 820

LeTV's new phone is the first to market with Qualcomm's new high-end chip, fingerprint sensor, and 802.11ad Wi-Fi.

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Google reveals new partnerships for Android TV, Google Cast platforms

New speakers and receivers from B&O Play, Harman Kardon, Onkyo, Philips, Pioneer, and Raumfeld will be ready to stream all your favorite tunes and video.

Huawei’s top 3 reveals from CES 2016

Huawei’s big CES reveals included a big high-end 10-inch tablet, a blinged-out smartwatch with Swarovski crystals, and the Mate 8 phone (which isn’t coming to the U.S. anytime soon).

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Google Play's holiday sale slashes prices on games and apps, offers three months of music streaming for $1

The sales include 75 percent off a movie rental, half off an album purchase, and deep discounts on several popular games and apps for Android.

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How to liven up Christmas with Google's Chromecast

The holidays are stressful enough. Use your Chromecast to bring a little Christmas cheer.

Google's most epic wins and fails of 2015

Self-driving cars. Google Photos. A brand new Alphabet. What’s a win and what’s a fail? Jon Phillips breaks down Google’s biggest happenings of 2015.

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Google makes Play Music Family Plan official - $15 per month for 6 members

In the U.S., this includes YouTube Red, making it a very compelling offer.

Google's Pixel C is a killer Android tablet on a productivity mission

The Pixel C has beautiful industrial design, a gorgeous screen, killer components, and a clever hardware keyboard that attaches with magnets. But Google’s pure Android tablet still has work ahead as a productivity machine.

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How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a security camera

Your unused Android device can be repurposed for checking up on the baby or making sure your house is safe while you're away.

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10 awesome gift ideas for Android users

Not sure what to get your Android lovin' pals for the holidays this year? We can help.

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8 nifty Chromecast tricks for Android and iOS users

Controlling your new Chromecast also goes beyond the Chromecast app itself. There are dozens of Android and iOS apps that'll work hand-in-hand with Chromecast. All you need to know is which button to tap. Learn how to find videos with your voice, "cast" your screen to your TV, share your Chromecast with guests, and more.

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The best free Android apps for going back to school

Sadly, it's time for fewer games and more productivity. Here's how to get your Android device ready for another school year.

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HBO Now cut loose from Apple exclusivity, is coming to Chromecast and Android devices

Let the binge watching begin, starting this summer.

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At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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GrandPad Senior Tablet review: This easy-to-use device can help families stay connected

The GrandPad is as much a service as it a product. And while its appeal is narrow, it serves its niche exceptionally well.