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Add trusted places to Smart Lock on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Instead of relying on Bluetooth or NFC, you can set Smart Lock to monitor your location and lock or unlock your device as needed.<p>Shortly after Google released the Nexus 6 and Android 5.0 Lollipop, a small update was pushed to Google Play Services. Instead of relying on a Bluetooth connection or NFC …

Use HeadsOff to disable Lollipop pop-up notifications

Want to avoid seeing pop-ups for each notification on your Android Lollipop device? With this app, you can return to the original notification delivery style.<p>Lollipop brought many new style adjustments to the Android platform. Among these changes was the new style for notification delivery. Instead …

Android News

Set up 'Priority' mode on Android 5.0 Lollipop

A new do not disturb mode is part of the latest version of Android. Here's what you need to know.<p>After updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the first time you change the alert volume on your device you're likely to notice a few new options just below the volume slider.<p>The options are part of a new …

Android News

Use Samsung's Smart Switch to quickly set up your Galaxy S7

The free app makes it almost too easy to ensure you don't lose anything when switching to the new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.<p>Getting a new phone is always an exciting time. Then the realization sets in that you have to figure out how to get information from your old phone to the new one.<p>For the most …

Gear & Gadgets

The Five Online Security Measures You're Probably Doing Wrong

After surveying security experts and non-experts alike, three Google researchers identified some distinct discrepancies between the practices and recommendations of experts (defined as having studied or worked in computer security for at least five years) and non-experts, recruited from Amazon’s …

Information Systems

How to speed up charging on any Android device

You wake up in the morning to get ready for work, only to realize that you forgot to plug your smartphone in the charger before bed last night. You …

Robust Android ransomware spreading across American devices

Malware developers have been forced to code more advanced software as security measures evolve and people become more educated. They need to be a little more tricky now, and the bad news is these attackers are not really falling behind the big corporations that try to protect us. Ransomware has …

Google Play

How to stay safe online: CNET's security checklist

Safeguard your personal information against the most common Internet perils by taking these security measures.<p>It's always better to be safe than sorry. Especially when it comes to your personal information. Keeping your info secure online requires you take more time and care, but what you lose in …

Information Systems

​Google on Android Lollipop security: Set it and forget it

Google's lead security engineer on Android thinks you shouldn't have to be a tech whiz to keep your phone secure.<p>The head of Google's Android mobile software security team has a little secret: Although he lives in urban San Francisco, "most days" he doesn't lock the front door to his house.<p>And he's …

Android News

How to move anything between Android and iPhone

If you're an Android user thinking about switching to iPhone (or if you've already made the switch from Android to iPhone), you may be concerned …

Here's what a $150, big-screen Android phone looks like (hands-on)

For the 5.5-inch Blu Vivo XL, low cost is the name of the game.<p>If you absolutely must have a large-screen, low-cost phone, the Blu Vivo XL announced here at CES in Las Vegas is throwing its hat in the ring. Its $150 price tag (or about £100 or AU$210) is ridiculously low for a 5.5-inch screen, and …

How to transfer music to your Android phone or tablet

If you were a very good boy, girl or other this Christmas, there’s a chance you landed yourself a shiny new Android-powered smartphone or tablet. …

Android Phones

Malware tricks that you may not know about

There is a constant cat and mouse game between malware, security software companies and computer users, and the chance of one side winning the battle …

Cybersecurity

New Firefox browser offers security and privacy greater than Google's Incognito mode

Before Google Chrome, Firefox was the gold standard in web browsing. Safari was slow and unwieldy, Internet Explorer was a joke, and Netscape was …

Common Lollipop problems and how to fix them

Even though Marshmallow is well on its way, Android 5.0 “Lollipop” updates are still just rolling out for many devices. For most, Lollipop has been a spectacular version of Android with a lot to love including Material Design and plenty of other new features. However, there are a few problems that …

Android News

Latest Google Maps update lets you easily see your location history in a new Timeline view

Google Maps for Android is getting quite the significant update today, bringing a handy new feature to the app that allows users to easily see their location history for any given day. The update which is rolling out now in the Google Play Store, will bring the app’s version number up to 9.12.<p>The …

Apps

The Oppo R7 is now available to pre-order in the UK

Following its unveiling in Beijing last week, the brand new Oppo R7 is now up for pre-order in the UK from Amazon for £259 ($396) and is due to start …

Android browser tips and tricks

Mobile browsing is a mixed bag. You get some sites that offer a mobile version with no way to get to the real homepage, desktop-focused sites that …

Google

Android customization - how to regain storage space by cleaning the cache on your Android device

Last week on our Android customization post, you got to play with image files and change up your wallpaper on your Android device. After messing with all those image files, you may be finding that your internal storage space is strangely low, so we should try to fix that.<p>There are many things you …

Operating Systems

Android 5.0 Lollipop: find out everything you need to know about Android 5.0 here

Android 5.0 Lollipop: system performance and battery life<p>There are really big changes under the hood of Android Lollipop. The trusty Dalvik runtime, …

10-minute video takes an in-depth look at Android 5.0 on the world’s best Android phone

There’s no reason to beat around the bush: Android 5.0 Lollipop is the best thing to happen to Google’s mobile platform in years. In fact, it might …

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

At this point, we’ve already talked about the major features that Google added to Android with its new Lollipop release — the new Material Design …