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Android Wear v2.8 app update adds darker background and ‘improved notification glanceability’

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Gone are the days when OTA updates were necessary to add new features to your Android Wear watch. Now, Google can add new features via the Android Wear app. A new version of the Wear app is rolling out today with a few notable changes. The theme is darker, and notifications are getting some potentially interesting changes.

Google has provided a vague changelog of the v2.8 update. Here's what we've got.

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Android Wear v2.8 app update adds darker background and 'improved notification glanceability' was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now in stable] Authy adds fingerprint support for app protection in latest beta

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The internet is a dangerous place, and two-factor authentication (2FA) is one of the best ways to keep your accounts secure. It's a real pain to manage, though. Authy makes 2FA slightly less annoying, and it's getting a long-awaited feature today in the beta. You can now secure the app with a fingerprint.

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[Update: Now in stable] Authy adds fingerprint support for app protection in latest beta was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Action Launcher updated to v33 with ‘AdaptiveZoom’ app opening animation, return of the Accessibility API, and more

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Action Launcher embraced adaptive icons several versions ago, and the latest update makes use of this feature in an interesting way. The new AdaptiveZoom option is an alternative to the other app opening animations included in Action Launcher. It looks pretty fancy, but this update is about more than looking good.

Here's the full changelog for Action Launcher v33.

  • Introducing AdaptiveZoom!
  • 2018 Supporter pack (including 3 exclusive and awesome wallpapers)
  • Android 8.1 style “bounce” animation in All Apps drawer.
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Action Launcher updated to v33 with 'AdaptiveZoom' app opening animation, return of the Accessibility API, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook is changing the news feed to bring you closer to the people you actually know in real life

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Particularly for those who were around from the start, usage of Facebook might have waned in recent years. Considering it was originally intended to bring you closer to your friends and family, things are a bit different nowadays. Scroll through your news feed today and you'll likely find a mixture of memes, recipe videos, and adverts (in my case, anyway, but that will depend on what you like/follow), with just a smattering of posts from people you know IRL.

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Facebook is changing the news feed to bring you closer to the people you actually know in real life was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

CBS All Access app updated with support for continuous play, resume watching, and more

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Use of CBS All Access has probably ticked up a bit now that Star Trek: Discovery is back. Subscribers are getting a solid update today that adds some important (and surprisingly basic) features. In the latest version, you can binge watch more easily and pick up where you left off.

Here's the changelog for the new All Access update. Several items on the list appear to describe the same feature.

We now support continuous play!
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CBS All Access app updated with support for continuous play, resume watching, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Philips announces updated Hue app, outdoor lighting, and more for 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Smart lighting is almost commonplace now, but Hue is still one of the biggest names in this smart home category. At CES, the company has announced several initiatives for 2018. A new app is on the way for everyone, and it'll tie into some interesting synchronization options for those with color-changing lights. There are also new lights coming out that are specifically designed for outdoor environments.

The Hue app v3.0 is set to launch in early Q2 2018 on both Android and iOS.

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Philips announces updated Hue app, outdoor lighting, and more for 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Internet Beta v6.4 offers enhanced download management [APK Download]

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

OEM apps are pretty hit and miss – with emphasis on the miss – and web browsers often seem like a wasted effort given the competition out there, not least from Google's own Chrome browser. Samsung Internet succeeds where many others fail, however, and offers a compelling experience whether you own a Samsung device or not. It's fast and stable, and the devs have been on a roll adding useful new features since it was launched.

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Samsung Internet Beta v6.4 offers enhanced download management [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Internet Beta v6.4 offers enhanced download management [APK Download]

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

OEM apps are pretty hit and miss – with emphasis on the miss – and web browsers often seem like a wasted effort given the competition out there, not least from Google's own Chrome browser. Samsung Internet succeeds where many others fail, however, and offers a compelling experience whether you own a Samsung device or not. It's fast and stable, and the devs have been on a roll adding useful new features since it was launched.

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Samsung Internet Beta v6.4 offers enhanced download management [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Latest OneNote update adds app shortcuts and Office Lens integration [APK Download]

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

With the demise of the Windows Phone operating system, Microsoft has seemingly put extra focus on app development for other platforms. That's great for us Android users, who are able to make use of the company's excellent productivity apps. OneNote is Microsoft's attempt at a note-taking app, and it stands as a worthy competitor for Google Keep, Evernote, and the like.

OneNote got a design overhaul last summer and has continued to add useful new features – such as fingerprint security – in the months since.

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Latest OneNote update adds app shortcuts and Office Lens integration [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Shuttle Music Player updated to v2.0 with dynamic themes, album shuffle, and more

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

The age of streaming music services is upon us, but not everyone has moved to the cloud for their listening needs. Those who still rely on local music files might be interested to know that Shuttle Music Player just got a big, big update. In the v2.0 release, the developer has added a new theme engine, a myriad UI changes, album shuffle, and much more.

Here's the full changelog for Shuttle v2.0.

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Shuttle Music Player updated to v2.0 with dynamic themes, album shuffle, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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