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Google launches Playbook, a guide and news app just for Android developers

Google is out with a new app, but this one is geared toward developers. Playbook is your one-stop guide and newsstand for all things Android. Stay up to date on all the latest and greatest features on Android, and learn how to expand your…
Gaming

SmartBoy turns your Android phone into a GameBoy, buttons and all

Last year's April Fool's Day joke turned into reality, Hyperkin Lab's Smart Boy runs Game Boy cartridges on directly on your smartphone. The software is open source and the company has started taking pre-orders.
Mobile

Google marks concrete dates for Nexus device update life cycle

Google added concrete dates to when Nexus devices will stop receiving Android version updates. For example, the Nexus 5X and 6P are slated to no longer receive Android version updates after September 2017.
Mobile

BlackBerry's NYC pop-up store offers giveaways with every smartphone purchase

Itching to play around with a BlackBerry device? The company is opening a pop-up store in New York, where you can purchase devices like the Priv, Passport, and Leap. You'll also get a free sync pod and case with every smartphone purchase.
Web

Google’s symptom checker is a new way to incorrectly self-diagnose your ailments

Google's launched a new feature on mobile, symptom checker, that helps searchers find useful information about medical maladies and ailments. It's available in the U.S. in English, with additional language support planned.
Gaming

It’s a numbers game! How analytics are turning games into distraction machines

Gaming analytics allow developers to hack your feeble human brain like never before, and highly refined games they’re cranking out with it are more like crack than art.
Mobile

Best cooking apps for iPhone and Android

Consider yourself lost in the kitchen, or fancy yourself a capable chef? Check out our notable selection of the best cooking apps, whether you're need need of a killer recipe or a simple video tutorial.
Gaming

Want to play a mobile game with 500 of your best friends? Slither.io lets you do just that

Would you like to play an addictive mobile game with 500 of your best friends? So would 68 million mobile and 67 million browser users, and the success of Slither.io proves it at $100K per day.
Photography

Be the designer: Create your own Orlebar Brown swim trunks with Instagram

Orlebar Brown's updated app, #SnapShorts, will let users create their own swim trunks using their Instagram pictures — for a price.
Mobile

Google is paying up to 50 percent more to hackers who find Android bugs

Google has made hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who find bugs in Android, but the company has announced that it will now be offering as much as 50 percent more that the firm has previously.
Mobile

How to kill Android apps and tasks running in the background

Are you having issues with your Android smartphone or tablet? Do you suspect there’s a rogue Android app running in the background? This guide will show you how to check and what you can do about it.
Mobile

How to download and install the June security OTA update on Nexus devices

The Android Marshmallow update is rolling out to Nexus devices, but waiting for it over-the-air can be a drag. That's why we put together this complete guide on how to download and install the update right now.