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Android Messages gets dark mode: here’s how to enable it

A highly requested feature, dark mode, is now available in Android Messages. As with the new YouTube dark mode, Android Messages users can eliminate the bright white background, instead switching to a darker interface that is easier on the eyes over longer periods of time. The new mode is available in Android Messages version 3.5, which brings the same Material … Continue reading

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Discord challenges Steam with its own digital game store

Discord, the gaming-focused VoIP and messaging app, is preparing to launch its own digital marketplace for games, directly entering the territory dominated by Steam. Discord is starting small, however, rather than aiming to offer every PC game available like Valve’s immense storefront

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Fortnite on Android: Even Google announces it’s not on Play Store

By now, anyone who has even the slightest interest in Fortnite knows that it’s finally coming to Android. The latest news has been about how Epic Games is taking the unique stance of keeping it off the Google Play Store and instead requiring users to download the game’s APK directly off their website. But what’s really interesting is that now … Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 9 tops YouTube’s recommended devices list

YouTube has released a list of smartphones its recommends for the best streaming experience. These “Signature Devices,” the term used by the company, are said to offer best-in-class YouTube experiences across multiple aspects, including reliability and performance, and when viewing 360-degree content in addition to regular videos. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes in at the top of the … Continue reading

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Google to let more app developers offer ‘Instant’ trials this year

Google's just released Android 9.0 -- aka Pie -- so it seems like as good a time as any for the company to reflect on some of the platforms achievements in recent times, and to consider what's on the horizon.

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Snapchat iOS source code leaked on GitHub after May update

Snap accidentally revealed some of its Snapchat for iOS source code, the company has confirmed. The exposure resulted from an app update issued this past May; though Snap moved quickly to fix it, someone had already grabbed a copy and shared it on GitHub.

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This genius Google Maps location sharing feature just went live

Google has quietly updated its location sharing feature in Google Maps, including details that might calm your friends and family’s fears if you suddenly disappear from the map. Location sharing has been a feature of Google Maps since last year, allowing users to selectively share their current position with their contacts.

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Tesla hit major Model 3 production milestone in Q2 2018

Tesla has revealed its second fiscal quarter 2018 financial results, stating that it ended the quarter with $2.2 billion in cash, as well as seeing “slightly positive” Model 3 gross margins.

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Turing HubblePhone takes another shot at not being ridiculed

The Turing Phone was probably ill-named and ill-fated. Its connection to the English computer scientist can mostly be traced back to the company’s own name and its slight focus on encryption. The Turing Phone, however, focused a lot on its liquidmorphium material and was easily ignored because of its price tag

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LG Stylo 4 6.2″ phablet with stylus launches as Prime Exclusive

Amazon has expanded its Prime Exclusive smartphone lineup with the LG Stylo 4, a 6.2-inch Android smartphone with its own stylus. As with other Prime Exclusives, Amazon’s offering is discounted over the regular price, dropping the rate by fifty bucks to $250 USD.

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