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Dec
15
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Honesty time: I have some friends on Facebook whose posts sometimes greatly annoy me. I can unfriend them, which would be the easiest way to rid myself of those posts, or I can “snooze” them, a new feature that Facebook is rolling out today.

Originally spotted by TechCrunch back in September, the social media juggernaut’s “Snooze” button allows users to mute people, Pages, and Groups for 30 days. This is beneficial if you find someone’s posts very annoying, but...
Dec
15
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by Android Authority at 23:15
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  • Zooper Widget and Zooper Widget Pro have both been removed from the Play Store
  • The developer still has other apps live in the Play Store
  • There has been no response yet from the developers

One of Android’s strengths has always been customization. You can download any number of third-party launchers, icon packs, and...
Dec
15
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by Android Authority at 22:43
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What’s the best smartphone of 2017? Which one beat out all the competition to rule them all? Which ones are the best of the rest? On Monday, we set out to answer this with Best of Android 2017, and across 7 features, we’ve dissected ten of the best phones this year.

Now it’s time to reveal the winner, but before we do that, let’s recap Best of Android 2017 as a whole.

Best of Android 2017 revisited

This year’s series was our biggest ever. We put each phone through 40+ grueling tests, looking at over 100 individual criteria, all to objectively find out which smartphone was the best. Some areas weren’t so simple.

The biggest of challenge was the camera. As we all...
Dec
15
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A few weeks ago, Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2017. They were, in a word, bad. Snap admitted it had signed up just 4.5 million new Snapchat users for that quarter, well below its estimates.

During its financial report, Snap announced plans to launch a major user interface overhaul of the Snapchat app, in order to make it easier to use and hopefully get more people to download and try its social network. That UI revamp started...
Dec
15
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by Android Authority at 22:05
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Everyone’s got their own pick for Smartphone Brand of the Year. This year we saw smartphone manufacturers bring their best devices to market, but so many were so similar. How can we choose one that did better than the rest?

Each year, we give this award to a brand who we think was most impressive, and moved their smartphone portfolio forward. This year, the same incumbents from last year pushed on to new heights, joined by new-to-market companies such as HMD (under the Nokia Phones banner) and Razer (after their...
Dec
15
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by Android Authority at 21:03
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Pretty short and sweet with this hot offer. For the next 48 hours, Trelab is offering their X11 wireless earbuds for $36.99. These no-nonsense, high end tune jockeys normally go for $200, so the savings here are a no-brainer.

SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT

The Trelab X11 is a pretty straightforward offering. What you’re paying for with these earbuds is quality rather than any sort of bells and whistles. These Bluetooth babies have sophisticated passive noise cancellation, multiple device pairing, and of course a microphone....
Dec
15
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by Android Authority at 19:23
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In a press event in New Delhi, Motorola announced three new Moto Mods for its premium flagship Moto Z franchise in India.

The three new Mods are the JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker Mod, Moto TurboPower Pack battery Mod, and the GamePad Mod. Moto Mods snap on magnetically to the back of the handset allowing users to transform their Moto Z series smartphones to add advanced functionality

Priced at ₹6,999 ($109), the GamePad Mod allows you to transform your Moto Z into a handheld gaming console with a simple...
Dec
15
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by Android Authority at 18:46
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Google

  • Alphabet is using a new technology to bring the internet to Andhra Pradesh in India.
  • The new technology uses laser beams to create a network without cables.
  • The local government wants to connect 12 million households by 2019.

Alphabet is on a mission to bring internet to parts of the world where it has thus far been impossible to get connected. It started Project Loon, its balloon-based...
Dec
15
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by Android Authority at 18:14
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From time to time, Google likes to test design changes to its apps before either pushing those changes out to the masses or nixing them for something else. The Pixel Launcher is no exception, though the change the search giant made to it has been polarizing, to say the least.

Spotted by a few readers over at Android Police, it looks like Google is playing around with...
Dec
15
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by Android Authority at 17:42
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  • OnePlus has made OxygenOS Open Beta 2 available for download
  • The update adds bug fixes, UI improvements, and minor feature tweaks
  • November’s security patch is also included in the 1.58 GB update

OnePlus is going full speed ahead with its Open Beta Program for the OnePlus 5 by rolling out the second Oreo Beta build in less than a month. The latest version of OxygenOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo weighs in at 1.58 GB and brings with it bug fixes, system, and camera improvements.

On the feature front, OnePlus lists tweaks to Reading Mode, vibration, and Bluetooth audio, as well as overall UI...
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