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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio

Google’s beta development suite for mobile apps supports the Android App Bundle format to reduce app size

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What’s new in Google’s Flutter mobile dev framework

The first beta release is now available for Android and iOS developers

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New voices, intelligence coming to Google Assistant

At Google's annual developer conference on May 8, the company showed off new features coming to Google Assistant. They include new voices and support for more complex commands.

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What’s new for developers in Android P

Kotlin, machine learning, and greater app compatibility get attention in the latest Google developer tools

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Best Android antivirus? The top 11 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 11 measure up in protection, usability and features.

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iPhone vs. Android: Why the iPhone X notch is showing up on Androids

Apple’s iPhone X, with its all-new design and — dare we say it? — 'top-notch' display, is a clear example of form following function. So why are Android smartphone makers jumping on the notch bandwagon?

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Mingis on Tech: When it comes to Android phones, a notch too far?

The all-screen design of Apple's iPhone X necessitated a 'notch' at the top of the display for various cameras and sensors. So Android phone makers naturally (notchurally?) did the same thing.

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Mingis on Tech: For Android phones, a 'notch' too far?

The all-screen design of Apple's iPhone X necessitated a 'notch' at the top of the display for various cameras and sensors. Now, Android phone makers are going with the same design. But why?

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Android Oreo tips: Learn what your software can do

Google's Android Oreo release is full of fresh flavor for your phone. But some of its most useful touches are all too easy to overlook. Whether you've had Oreo for months or are just now getting a taste, it's time to learn something...

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How to turn your Android phone into a powerful collaboration hub

With the right set of apps, you can turn your Android phone into a collaboration hub — and then stay connected and productive -- wherever you might be.

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How to find handy but hidden Android features

Android's practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful features along the way. Here are a few handy but hidden capabilities you probably forget to use.

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Mingis on Tech: All about Android security

Google's Android operating system sometimes gets unfairly maligned as being weak on security. Computerworld blogger JR Raphael explains why that's a misconception.

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The best privacy and security apps for Android

Forget malware scanners or over-the-top security suites: These are the apps that'll actually improve your security and protect your privacy on Android.

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Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Android security

Google's Android OS sometimes gets unfairly maligned as being weak on security. Computerworld blogger JR Raphael explains why that's a misconception and how users can keep their devices safe.

App dev trends going hot -- and cold

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what’s in and what’s out in app dev

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Node.js tips and tricks

In this explainer video, learn several techniques that can improve your Node development experience.

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The best Android file manager apps

From optimizing your phone’s storage to integrating your device with the cloud, these standout Android apps will let you juggle files like a pro.

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Android Oreo: 18 advanced tips and tricks

Turn your productivity up a notch with these next-level tips for Google's Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1) software.

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