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Google Play Protect now widely available, keeping your phone safe from bad apps

There’s a new interface to the app security on your phone. Google’s new (and now properly branded) security system, Google Play Protect, is now widely available and should at this point be active on any phone with the latest version of Google Play Services. After a slow rollout with varied reports that Play Protect was available, as we look at our own devices here every one of them has it. Google announced Play Protect back at Google I/O as a revamped and more consumer-friendly version of the old “verify apps”…

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Android Wear 2.0 SDK finalized and available, developers encouraged publish before tomorrow's launch

Android Android Wear 2.0 is official, and developers can get ready now. Google has the final version of the Android Wear 2.0 SDK ready, and it’s available for download. Support for new hardware features and stand-alone watch apps is included in the release, and all the existing documentation from the developer preview version of the SDK has been merged into the main Wear Developer site and everything needed to produce and publish applications for the new platform version is up and running. You’ll find the new SDK and all the…

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