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Snap reportedly laid off two dozen people, mostly on its content team

Friday, January 19th, 2018

According to a report from The Information, Snap (of Snapchat fame) has recently laid off about two dozen people, most of which were in the content team. These firings seem to fit in line with the company's financial difficulties and overall attempts at consolidation, as well as the recent setbacks for the platform's original content. 

For a bit of perspective, The Information pegs Snap as having around 3,000 employees (though an SEC filing from 2016 states closer to 1,800).

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Snap reportedly laid off two dozen people, mostly on its content team was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gboard v6.9 prepares Smart Replies to messenger notifications, deeper Bitmoji integration, and more [APK Teardown]

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Yesterday brought us a new version of Gboard, bumping the version number up to 6.9. There's not much in the way of changes that you'll see right away, but there is now a semi-hidden feature that will tell you about changes when they happen. However, a deeper look into the APK does reveal plans to add a feature that provides suggested responses to go with messaging apps that implement Direct Replies.

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Gboard v6.9 prepares Smart Replies to messenger notifications, deeper Bitmoji integration, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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.

WhatsApp Business launches officially for Android in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the UK, and the USA [APK Download]

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

WhatsApp Business was officially announced in September of 2016 but back then you had to sign up for a beta, register your interest, and hope to be picked to give it a try. Now the app is made official and it's launching for Android in 5 countries to begin with, with a roll out "around the world" in the coming weeks. The lucky five are: Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the UK, and the US.

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WhatsApp Business launches officially for Android in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the UK, and the USA [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Instagram starts showing activity status in direct messages

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

In its quest to become the only app where you share photos, moments, and messages, Instagram is adding one new feature to its direct messages: activity status. Just like you'd see when a person was last active on WhatsApp or Telegram or plenty of other messaging services, now you can do the same on Instagram and chide them for not replying with "oohs" and "aahs" to the preettay pic of a sunset that you just posted or the kissy face you messaged directly to them.

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Instagram starts showing activity status in direct messages was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

It’s Wednesday, so here are 29 temporarily free and 22 on-sale apps

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Wednesday is here, and the week is more than half over. It's a slim list today, about the same as Monday's, but that's okay. Dig through and see if you find something you like, and I'll see you all Friday.

Free

Apps

  1. Braintoss $1.99 -> Free; 2 days left
  2. Alarm Clock Pro - Music Alarm (No Ads) $0.99 -> Free; 5 days left
  3. Ner - Photo Editor, Pip, Square, Filters, Pro $0.99 -> Free; 5 days left
  4. 80s Music Radio Pro $1.99 -> Free; 6 days left
  5. Pocket Spy Sound Recorder $3.99 -> Free; 6 days left
  6. Trueshot Swing Tempo $0.99 -> Free; 6 days left
  7. BMI Calculator $0.99 -> Free; 7 days left
  8. Metapod - Podcast Manager $0.99 -> Free; 7 days left

Games

  1. Comomola Far West Train - Railroad Game for kids!
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It's Wednesday, so here are 29 temporarily free and 22 on-sale apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Photos v3.12 prepares to redeem free storage codes, better support SD cards, and lets us know Austin is up to his most mystery-er feature yet [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

With that other major news event out of the way, it's time to move on to more interesting news – Google app updates. Late last night brought us a version bump to Google Photos. While there haven't been any notable changes popping into view yet, a teardown does present some pretty interesting revelations for the future. Fans of the free original storage promotion might soon have some options to enjoy that with other phones.

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Google Photos v3.12 prepares to redeem free storage codes, better support SD cards, and lets us know Austin is up to his most mystery-er feature yet [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Discogs adds in-app purchasing to its latest beta

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

If you're big into vinyl (records), then you probably recognize the name Discogs. If you aren't, it's a music marketplace for cataloging your collection and buying new albums. And, today, Discogs has released a beta that allows you to make purchases from inside the Android app itself. 

The full changelog for v1.17 (this latest beta) is just below.

WHAT'S NEW
Many Marketplace improvements!
- Create purchases inside the app.
- View and manage your cart.

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Discogs adds in-app purchasing to its latest beta was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: APK Download] Google Maps Go shows up on the Play Store for Go phones, but you can give it a try anyway

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Android Go, the lightweight edition of Android made for low-end hardware, officially launched about a week ago, and promised to come with several optimized versions of apps to make better use of the limited resources.

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[Update: APK Download] Google Maps Go shows up on the Play Store for Go phones, but you can give it a try anyway 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.

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