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How to force Android apps to open web pages in Chrome

Android apps default to displaying tapped links in WebView. Although this works fine, it can be less than efficient. Find out how to change those apps to default to...

How to improve battery life in Android 10

If Android 10 battery life has got you down, maybe it’s time to start adding apps to the Battery Optimization feature. Image: Jason Cipriani/CNET The Android...

How to enable the Android Screen Attention feature on a Google Pixel phone

Tired of having to tap your Pixel screen to keep the display from turning off? Enable this handy feature and it’ll remain on as long as you’re staring at the...

How to share files via Bluetooth on Android 9 or 10

Learn how to share files between your Android 9 or 10 device and a Bluetooth-enabled desktop, laptop, or tablet. Android makes it possible to easily share files back and...

Android ransomware attack spoofs the FBI with accusation of pornography

The attack accuses victims of possessing pornography, encrypts all files on the device, and then instructs them to pay a fine to unlock the data, according to Check...

Google Duo battery drain: Is there anything you can do?

Is Google Duo draining your battery faster than you’d like? Although there isn’t a perfect solution, there are a couple of things you can do to help the...

How to use Google's PhotoScan to scan images

Learn how to use PhotoScan to scan photos, documents, and other paper files via your iPhone or Android phone. Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic You need a way to...

Android 11: The six best features

The Android 11 developer preview was recently released. Learn about the standout features in this upgrade to the Google platform. Image: Jack Wallen It seems like...

How to create a drop-down list in Google Sheets

Learn how to use data validation in Google Sheets to enter information faster, and with fewer errors. Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic Inconsistent data can create...

The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite

It’s Microsoft Ignite this week, the company’s premier event for IT professionals and decision-makers. But it’s not just about new tools for role-based access....

Senegal’s NIMA Codes to launch address app in 15 African countries

Senegalese startup NIMA Codes — a digital mapping service for locations without formal addresses — has upgraded its app and plans to go live in 15 African countries...

Poor smartphones sales drag LG to first quarterly loss in 2 years

We’ve written extensively about LG’s struggling mobile business, which has suffered at the hands of aggressive Chinese Android makers, and now that unit has dragged...