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Google Drive on Android adds password-protected Office file support

Google Drive on Android adds password-protected Office file support

Google Drive, the Internet giant's cloud storage service, recently received an app update for Android. The update was a minor one in terms of changes, bringing only some bug fixes and a single new feature: support for password-protected Microsoft Office files. The new support expands the service's usefulness for businesses and schools, making it possible to view an encrypted Office file directly within the app.

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Samsung’s foldable phone may use some unexpected inspiration

Samsung’s foldable phone may use some unexpected inspiration

Samsung's folding smartphone, the flexible OLED Android handset generally known as the Galaxy X, will use an unusual asymmetric design, insiders claim. The device, which will use a cutting-edge folding OLED panel built by Samsung Display, will try to address demands both for bigger screens and more pocket-friendly phones. However, in the process it'll also address one big issue folding devices can struggle with.

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OPPO Find X teardown exposes its clever camera slider trick

OPPO Find X teardown exposes its clever camera slider trick

Smartphones with mechanized parts may well be a stopgap measure until we figure out better ways to hide the cameras, but there's no denying that OPPO's Find X is fairly hypnotic with its pop-out top. Announced last month, it's the second Android phone we've seen this year to take an unusual route to both accommodating the desire for minimal screen bezels and a general dislike of "notched" panels.

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Samsung Android Go phone leaks (and settles some arguments)

Samsung Android Go phone leaks (and settles some arguments)

Samsung's first Android Go smartphone has been spotted in the wild, confirming that just because a handset runs Google's pared-back OS, that doesn't mean device-makers can't customize it. Android Go - otherwise known as Android Oreo Go Edition - is Google's vision of a platform for more affordable phones, running more frugal versions of apps.

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Why HTC smartphones continue to fail [UPDATE]

Why HTC smartphones continue to fail [UPDATE]

HTC is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s true not just for its bottom line but its workforce as well. Every year it puts out smartphones that receive glowing reviews and high customer ratings. And every year it also fails to break even. Why has HTC, the first smartphone maker to believe in Android, have had such rotten luck in the market it once dominated? Sadly, there is no single answer but is, instead, a series of unfortunate events.

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Facebook says goodbye to Hello, tbh, Moves apps

Facebook says goodbye to Hello, tbh, Moves apps

Apps and services come and go so fast these days that it’s almost foolhardy to invest to much time, effort, and emotion in them. Even big, popular companies aren’t exempt from fast turnovers. Case in point is Facebook shutting down three web apps, namely Hello, tbh, and Moves, citing low usage. Considering the ordeal the social networking giant is going through, limiting its sources of personal data might, indeed, be for the best.

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Motorola One in white leaks out

Motorola One in white leaks out

There seem to be two “limited edition” colors en vogue these days. First is red, as seen by the recently announced OnePlus 6 not-Lava Red. And given how smartphones these days mostly come in anything but white, White is also becoming more of a special edition. That may be the case for the still unannounced Moto One, which brings Motorola’s Android One lineup to three models.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked renders show a familiar design

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked renders show a familiar design

The anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablet, the yet-to-launch sequel to the current Tab S3 model, has leaked in what are said to be official press renders. The slate is featured front and back with a design that looks both familiar and refreshed, taking what already worked and tweaking it to keep pace with modern design aesthetics and some hardware changes.

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Galaxy Note 9 S Pen: 4 new features Samsung could add

Galaxy Note 9 S Pen: 4 new features Samsung could add

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 needs to distinguish itself from the rest of the smartphone world, and it seems a new and boosted S Pen is how it will do that. Set to be unveiled in early August, the new Note 9 isn't expected to stray too far from other Android flagships - including, indeed, Samsung's own Galaxy S9+ - across much of its spec sheet. Its pop-out stylus, though, could make all the difference.

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Instagram now tells you when to stop scrolling

Instagram now tells you when to stop scrolling

Trying to keep up with friends on social media can be a stressful task, especially if you have a lot of people populating your feed. At the same time, it can be difficult to know that you're seeing the newest posts on sites like Facebook and Instagram because of the way their respective feeds are arranged. Beginning today, Instagram is launching a new tool to help with that very problem.

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Android P Beta 3 released: We’re getting closer

Android P Beta 3 released: We’re getting closer

Google has released Android P Beta 3, the latest preview of its upcoming update for Android smartphones. The new release "takes us very close to what you'll see in the final version of Android P," according to Google's Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, which is still on track to be pushed out later in the summer.

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HTC makes huge workforce cuts amid another bad year

HTC makes huge workforce cuts amid another bad year

For quite some time now, HTC has been struggling when it comes to making money. Its quest for profitability has seen some big shake-ups, from laying off workers to even selling off a large portion of its smartphone design team to Google. Today we're learning that the layoffs aren't over just yet, as HTC is preparing to make some big cuts at its Taiwanese manufacturing division.

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