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An update on the Android Police Podcast and our Twitch channel

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The Android Police Podcast has been running semi-regularly since 2012, but earlier this year we implemented some changes. Previously, the live streams were only available on the AP Podcast YouTube channel, with audio versions hosted on SoundCloud (and available through Play Music/iTunes/Pocket Casts/etc.).

We launched a Twitch channel in May, where we stream the AP Podcast every Thursday at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (8:30 PM Eastern). We now have almost 3K followers - thank you for that!

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An update on the Android Police Podcast and our Twitch channel was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple has become America’s first trillion-dollar company

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

We're pretty keen on Android news here, but some things outside our immediate purview are significant enough to be worth mentioning. Here's one: today, Apple became the first US company to surpass a total market capitalization of $1 trillion (trillion as in a thousand billions).

Market capitalization, or market cap, is the total combined value of all of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. Apple's stock price climbed to a new high of $208.38 around 2 p.m., Eastern time today, pushing its market cap past that $1 trillion mark.

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Jenny McCarthy doesn’t know what her Google Home sounds like, assumes it’s a ghost

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Actress Jenny McCarthy had a bit of a supernatural encounter this week, sort of. After checking herself out in the mirror in a room she believed to be otherwise unoccupied, she heard a little ditty play. Noting there was nobody sitting at the nearby piano, the renowned science skeptic proceeded to freak out, calling for her husband to let him know what was going on. Thankfully, she had a Nest Cam set up in the room, from which she promptly pulled the footage to post online as proof that her house is "HAUNTED!"

The majority of Facebook commenters seem to agree with Jenny's assessment that the spirit of a dead person was possessing her piano, with at least one viewer claiming to have actually seen a ghost in the video.

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Jenny McCarthy doesn't know what her Google Home sounds like, assumes it's a ghost was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Police is now on Twitch

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

The Android Police Podcast has been running semi-regularly since 2012, with most of those episodes being recorded live on the AP Podcast YouTube channel. However, as some of you may know, Twitch is becoming an increasingly popular platform for talk shows and podcasts. As such, we have set up a channel at twitch.tv/androidpolice!

Twitch is the new home of the Android Police Podcast, but we will continue to stream to YouTube as well.

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Android Police is now on Twitch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Toolbox for Play Store v2.3 improves Google’s awful new screenshot gallery

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The desktop Play Store site was updated in March, and perhaps the most annoying aspect of the new design was the screenshot gallery. Even though the full-screen lightbox is nice, the embedded gallery requires constantly clicking the left/right arrows to scroll. We updated our Toolbox browser extension to support the new Play Store site last month, and a new update vastly improves the screenshot gallery.

Version 2.3 of our browser extension is now rolling out, and it has a new optional feature called 'Better screenshot gallery'.

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Toolbox for Play Store v2.3 improves Google's awful new screenshot gallery was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

FCC fines robocaller $120 million for massive neighbor spoofing operation

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Ever got one of those annoying robocalls, but the number looked local or even familiar? Well, those of us that have might have some modicum of vindication. Yesterday, the FCC issued a $120 million fine to Adrian Abramovich, who was found to have made almost 100 million spoofed phone callsabout a timeshare or other travel-related things.

Proposed in the summer of 2017, this is the largest forfeiture ever imposed by the Commission.

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FCC fines robocaller $120 million for massive neighbor spoofing operation was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Police is now on Twitch

Monday, May 7th, 2018

The Android Police Podcast has been running semi-regularly since 2012, with most of those episodes being recorded live on the AP Podcast YouTube channel. However, as I'm sure many of you know, Twitch is where all the cool kids are streaming these days. As such, we have set up a channel at twitch.tv/androidpolice.

Twitch is the new home of the Android Police Podcast, but we will continue to stream to YouTube as well (we just won't be checking the YT chat).

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Android Police is now on Twitch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Our browser extension, ‘Toolbox for Google Play Store,’ now works with the new Play Store site

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

We released our browser extension, 'Toolbox for Google Play Store,' near the end of 2016. It was designed to make the Play Store website much better, with direct links to APKMirror/AP/AppBrain for each app and the ability to sign up for beta programs with one click. The first major update was released in October of last year, adding Firefox for Android support and improved APKMirror integration.

We're happy to announce that Toolbox v2.2 is now rolling out to Chrome and Firefox users (Opera should approve it soon).

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Our browser extension, 'Toolbox for Google Play Store,' now works with the new Play Store site was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[The Android Police Files #16] Please stop following me i do not do anything wrong to your devices or stalk and harrass unsuspecting people

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Seven months have passed since we published the last installment of the AP Files. In that time, the Android world has seen some pretty interesting additions. Way too many flagships, including the latest from ASUS, Huawei, LG, and OnePlus, are being leaked/revealed with notches (thanks, Apple). Android P made its debut in developer preview form, and it looks like Google may be adding gesture navigation as well.

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[The Android Police Files #16] Please stop following me i do not do anything wrong to your devices or stalk and harrass unsuspecting people was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Police has a new and improved image gallery

Monday, April 9th, 2018

You probably already know that clicking any image in a post will open the gallery view. But the feature had a few problems - you couldn't zoom in, and it didn't fill the entire screen. We have now updated the gallery to fix these issues, and added a few new features!

Firstly, the UI now takes up all available screen space, so the images will be as large as possible. You can also click anywhere on a picture to zoom in, and click again to zoom out.

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Android Police has a new and improved image gallery was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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