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Google's Inbox puts organizing skills to work with links, newsletters, and events

Along with the refreshed Android and iOS apps, there's a new Chrome extension to save links directly to Inbox.

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Europe charges Google over Android licensing conditions

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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Europe files antitrust charges against Google over Android's licensing requirements

The European Commission on Wednesday made new antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the company foisted its search application and the Chrome browser on Android smartphones makers as a condition to license its other apps and services.

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Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft pursue strong security, but differing notions of privacy

Giant corporations are now swinging their power in favor of users, but each approach doesn't yield the same outcome.

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Spotty Android encryption is the story behind the story of Apple’s battle with the FBI

Google has tried and largely failed so far to make encryption a standard on Android phones, an increasingly uncomfortable situation now that they're targets for law enforcement.

Camera Shootout: iPhone 6S vs. Galaxy S7

Which flagship smartphone has the best shooter? We set out onto the gritty streets of San Francisco to find out.

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New Google Calendar feature carves out time for personal goals

Whether it's working out more or taking up a new hobby, Google wants to be the service to help you reach those #lifegoals.

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9 gotta-know Instagram tips for newbies

Set your account to private, block random followers, see all your "liked" photos, get alerts when your favorite Instagrammers post new photos, and more.

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SoundCloud launches a music-subscription service for Android and iOS devices

The new SoundCloud Go is reminiscent of what Spotify and Tidal offer, though the company's music offerings are vastly limited in comparison.

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How to turn off Twitter's algorithmic feed and see tweets in chronological order

Here's how to turn off Twitter's new algorithmic feed that shows the "best tweets first."

Galaxy S7 features Apple should steal from Samsung

We'll admit it: the Galaxy S7 is an impressive smartphone. Here are our favorite features.

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Google's new Hands Free payment app lets you buy stuff with your face

Not content with Android Pay, Google is upping the stakes with a new payment system called Hands Free.

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Sprint brings back two-year contracts in effort to stand apart from other carriers

Several phones are now available at a subsidized price, as long as you're willing to pledge your loyalty for two years.

Behind the scenes at the Galaxy S7 keynote, Samsung’s biggest event of the year

Step into the journalist's seat and experience all the emotions that come with covering MWC's biggest press conference.

A head-to-head look at the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7

Having spent some time with these hot new Android phones, we’ve already formed a few preliminary opinions on how they stack up.

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Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages go live with promise of zippier browsing

Look for a green thunderbolt in Google search results to find out which sites are part of the new project.

Google's Project Tango museum tour

Google demonstrates how Project Tango's precise indoor location can change your museum-going experience forever.

Samsung's Gear 360 camera takes photos and videos that surround you

Samsung hopes to democratize VR content creation with an this affordable accessory.

Time out with Nextbit’s Tom Moss and Scott Croyle

Nextbit’s head honchos chat about the Robin’s design, why it eliminated the app drawer, and what’s next in the pipeline.

Hands on: LG 360 VR and 360 Cam

LG's obligatory new VR headset feels cut-rate.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge unveil in under 3 minutes

Samsung's new flagship smartphones, the S7 and S7 Edge were revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here's the highlights in under 3 minutes.

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Microsoft Translator adds AI-powered offline translation on Android, iOS text translation

Microsoft Translator is bringing optical character recognition and offline translation to iOS and Android, respectively.

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Android leads, Windows phones fade further in Gartner's smartphone sales report

The latest numbers remain grim for Windows phones. Among major brands, the report released by Gartner also finds that Huawei is inching closer to Apple as the world's #2 smartphone vendor.

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Twitter gets graphic with videos in direct messages and a GIF library for all

Twitter is getting serious about turning the direct messages feature into its own chat platform. Plus now it's easier to send animated GIFs!

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Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed with peer-to-peer connections

The change could alleviate some of the long-standing criticism of sluggishness and poor call quality with Google's communications platform.