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Google reportedly looking into stronger encryption for Gmail

The most sensitive part of your online Google existence is almost without question Gmail, and Google's working to make that more secure than ever. In …

Google prepping apps for Android 4.4.3 – so where is it?

Last week, it finally looked like we were going to see Google release Android 4.4.3. We’d been following work on the update as evidence of its …

Google Hangouts update delivering merged Hangouts/SMS conversations

We often look forward to Wednesdays for Google releasing updates to its library of Android apps, but it seems that this week we’re off to an early …

Which is more important: value or budget smartphones? (Poll)

Last year certainly helped change and shape the future of the wireless industry – more so than years past.<p>Android, for one, transgressed beyond the …

The first commercial drone test site is now operational

The first of six testing sites for commercial drones is officially operational. Today, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that a site in North Dakota has been certified to begin tests with the Draganflyer X4ES, a roughly 3-foot-wide, 5-pound quadcopter that comes equipped with a camera. …

Getting started with Flickr's overhauled mobile app

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Instagram must be blushing. Yahoo has rolled out version 3.0 of its Flickr app for iOS and for Android. I took the iPhone app for a spin and found it a big improvement over the previous version. It boasts a cleaner design that easier to navigate, …

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