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Chrome for Android is getting a shortcut to close all tabs

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

If you rack up a bunch of tabs in Chrome's Android app, closing them is — well, it's not hard, but it's mildly less convenient than it could be. But not for long! Chrome Story has spotted evidence that the browser's tab overview screen will soon have a button to close all your open tabs.

Right now, to close all your tabs, you either have to swipe them all away individually or open the overflow menu and tap Close all tabs.

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Chrome for Android is getting a shortcut to close all tabs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Latest Philips Hue app update finally adds power-on behavior

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

The Philips Hue is the largest and most well-known smart light ecosystem. If someone has connected light bulbs, there's a good chance they're Hue. However, those lights would always flip to full brightness when powered. Now, you've got options. The latest app update finally adds power-on behavior settings.

There are some other features in the new app, but nothing as important as the power-on behavior. Here's the changelog.

  • Affected products (Hue Bulbs (E26/E27/E12/E14/BR30/GU10), Hue Lightstrips, Hue Lamps);
  • Reliability, behavioural and security improvements;
  • Smoothening of light transitions in entertainment mode;
  • Enabling power-on behavior feature.
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Latest Philips Hue app update finally adds power-on behavior was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: APK Download] Google Fit gets a home screen widget and improved activity tracking in latest update

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Google says it has been paying attention to your feature requests since the redesigned Fit app was launched in the summer and it has a new update just in time for the holidays — ready for you to watch the pounds pile on thanks to yet another leftover-turkey sandwich your body didn't ask for.

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[Update: APK Download] Google Fit gets a home screen widget and improved activity tracking in latest update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pandora has added a podcast discovery feature to its Android app

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The latest update to the music discovery app Pandora finally adds a much-requested feature — podcasts. More than 100,000 episodes across a wide range of genres are available through Pandora as of the latest version, so if you're a heavy user of the app who's been going elsewhere for your pods, you no longer need to.

As is the Pandora way, podcasts will have up and down thumbs for you to vote with, and it'll personalize recommendations based on your preferences.

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Pandora has added a podcast discovery feature to its Android app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Fit gets a home screen widget and improved activity tracking in latest update

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Google says it has been paying attention to your feature requests since the redesigned Fit app was launched in the summer and it has a new update just in time for the holidays — ready for you to watch the pounds pile on thanks to yet another leftover-turkey sandwich your body didn't ask for.

The most popular addition for Android loyalists is likely to be the new widgets, showing your goal progress in a neat little octagon or your step count, calories burned, and miles traveled.

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Google Fit gets a home screen widget and improved activity tracking in latest update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Telegram hits v5.0 with streamlined settings, redesigned profiles, and more

Monday, December 10th, 2018

With the current (and likely eternal) mess that is Google's approach to messaging, you might be looking for a better way to keep in touch with friends and family. Well, there's always Telegram. The app just got an update to v5.0 with a raft of changes like easier-to-use settings and redesigned profiles. You can even view more web pages from the chat with Instant View 2.0.

Here's the full changelog for Telegram v5.0.

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Telegram hits v5.0 with streamlined settings, redesigned profiles, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facer v5.0 adds new watch face partners, a premium subscription, and more

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

What good is a smartwatch without some fancy custom watch faces to go with it? Facer has been one of the best sources for cusotmizable watch faces since the days before Google supported third-party watch faces. The app is forging ahead, even as interest in smartwatches has waned. The big v5.0 update adds more designers, including some traditional watchmakers. There's also a new premium subscription option that includes the full catalog of watch faces.

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Facer v5.0 adds new watch face partners, a premium subscription, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Amazon Kindle app now lets you download books to your SD card

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

E-books aren't very large; Amazon says its new 32-gigabyte Kindle Paperwhite can hold thousands at a time. But certain books available on Kindle — comics, for example — can take up more, and if your device's internal storage is already bursting, you may have trouble fitting your library onto it. But there's good news! The Kindle app now allows users to save books to external storage.

 

Here's the latest version's changelog on the Play Store:

WHAT'S NEW
In the coming weeks, you will see the following:
* Download books to your SD card to save storage space on your device.
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The Amazon Kindle app now lets you download books to your SD card was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo is making it easier to send video messages

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

You've been able to send video messages on Google Duo since March. The current implementation isn't particularly elegant, though; it's more like leaving a voicemail than intentionally sending a message. The app will receive an update this week that simplifies messaging, eliminating the need to call your recipient before sending.

To leave a video message on Duo now, you have to first call one of your contacts, then tap the Leave video message button that appears on the call screen.

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Google Duo is making it easier to send video messages was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now in stable] Feedly’s long-awaited redesign arrives in latest beta, with bottom tabs and cleaner interface [APK Download]

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

It's important to be kept abreast of the latest news, and the best way to do that is with an app that compiles it for you and makes it easier to digest. Feedly is one such app, and a favorite of many here at AP.

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[Update: Now in stable] Feedly's long-awaited redesign arrives in latest beta, with bottom tabs and cleaner interface [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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