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What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects. Why not give it a try?

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The evolution of Samsung's Galaxy S

Get a look at how the key features of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone have evolved from its debut in 2010 to today's Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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Google releases SDK for augmented reality apps on Android

Similar to Apple’s ARKit for iOS, Android’s ARCore offers native APIs for motion tracking, environmental understanding, and light estimation

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NativeScript: Build native iOS and Android apps with JavaScript

NativeScript lets you use Angular, TypeScript, or JavaScript to build mobile apps with a truly native look and feel

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7 tips for the paranoid Android traveler

Watch how to safeguard corporate and personal data when traveling with recent Android-based phones and tablets, using the Chrome browser.

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Just $9.99 Right Now For a 3-Pack of 6-foot Lightning/Micro USB Combo Cables - Deal Alert

Sync and charge iOS & Android devices with this generous 6-foot lightning/micro USB combo cable. A 3-pack is discounted to $9.99 right now.

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Two simple ways to scan documents with Android

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to scan documents with an Android device.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs iOS – Which is more secure?

Apple's iOS has long had the reputation of being more secure than Android, but that may not necessarily be the case. Here's how to evaluate each side's claims about mobile security.

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Tips for prolonging your Galaxy S8's battery life

Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a power-saving mode to help the battery last longer. We’ll walk you through setup and some best practices for extending battery life.

iPhone Vs. Android: 12 key ways they differ
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iPhone vs. Android: 12 key ways they differ

From customization to voice assistants to battery life -- a quick look at the key differences between Apple's iPhone devices and Android phones.

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse
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8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

Follow these eight steps, and your Android phone will be primed for productivity and ready for business.

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How to Back Up and Transfer your Stuff to a New Android Phone

Getting your data from an old Android phone to a new one isn't hard, but you'll want to follow these steps.

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64% off Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact High Speed Portable Charger - Deal Alert

This inexpensive smartphone charger from Anker is the size of a candy bar, and has enough juice to recharge any smartphone at least 1-2 times over. It's discounted 64% to just $18.

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Google adds Recaptcha API to Android to block the bots

The revised method for distinguishing people from malware bots should make it easier for mobile users to prove they are human

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HTC U11 vs. LG G6 camera shootout

The LG G6 is our top smartphone camera, but the HTC U11 packs some serious punch. Check out our testing to see if the HTC U11 captures the top spot!

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HTC U11 Review

The HTC U11 is fast and powerful, and it isn't afraid to embrace its fun side.

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Kotlin’s a rising star in language popularity index

Other languages on the move include R, Hack, and Rust, while Python cements its position as the king of there dynamically typed languages

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Microsoft devs: How to create apps for alien platforms

The integration of Xamarin tools into Visual Studio, plus new tools for cross-platform testing, have transformed the Windows-only Microsoft IDE into a universal tool

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