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Android apps can track your Wi-Fi connections to puzzle out your location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking.

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Sling TV blocks Android dongles and Fire TV sideloading

Crafty users can still install an older version to get around Dish's arbitrary restrictions.

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Tekoia’s SureMote turns your smartphone into a remote for controlling your smart home

The clever app utilizes both your Android phone’s infrared emitter and its Wi-Fi radio to control everything from your TV to your robot vacuum cleaner.

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'Microsoft Garage' embraces cross-platform spirit with new Android apps

An initiative called 'Microsoft Garage' unleashes small-scale apps on rival platforms.

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Face for Wear exits beta, promises to pretty up your smartwatch

Face for Wear is becoming a go-to source for customized Android Wear faces.

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Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video finally arrive on Android phones

Prime subscribers can now tap into Amazon's video library, but only on smartphones for now.

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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.

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Six mathematical apps for Adventure Time fans

Cartoon Network's hit series has spawned numerous iOS and Android games and apps. Here are the essentials.

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You Should Play: Hazumino

An endless runner where you make your own path. What's not to like?

Perfect party games to break the ice at any gathering

What's a party without a good game? Heads Up! and SnapDare are sure to bring big laughs.