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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Summer 2019)

The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Summer 2019)

Update 1: 2019/07/12 7:14am PDT Summer 2019 Update This post was first published at the end of 2018 and has now been updated to add several new products we think are worth buying as of
Google Voice v2019.28 prepares Driving Mode support, updates account switcher [APK Teardown]

Google Voice v2019.28 prepares Driving Mode support, updates account switcher [APK Teardown]

The latest version of Google Voice is available and it's bringing both cosmetic changes and making preparations for new features. For those that use Voice with multiple accounts, the account switcher
[Update: Fix rolling out] The first Google Messages beta (v4.7) instantly crashes on start

[Update: Fix rolling out] The first Google Messages beta (v4.7) instantly crashes on start

Update 1: 2019/07/12 8:36am PDT A fixed version of the Messages 4.7.052 beta (with seemingly the same build number as before) is rolling out now, and we have tested and can confirm that it
AMD Link now lets you stream your PC games to Android TV and Apple TV

AMD Link now lets you stream your PC games to Android TV and Apple TV

When the AMD Link app launched way back in 2017, it was a pretty limited experience, merely allowing you to monitor your PC's resource utilization and other statistics remotely. Once it picked up the
YouTube Premium lets you save recent channel and topic videos for offline viewing

YouTube Premium lets you save recent channel and topic videos for offline viewing

Offline use is an important aspect of many streaming apps. Whether you're traveling, stuck in an area with a spotty reception, or you've maxed out your monthly data usage, you should be able to enjoy
36 temporarily free and 51 on-sale apps and games for Friday

36 temporarily free and 51 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Now that the weekend is almost here, it's time again to pore through a new collection of apps and games that are currently on sale on the Play Store. I've highlighted the
AT&T picks up the obscure Galaxy A10e — a $210 Samsung budget phone

AT&T picks up the obscure Galaxy A10e — a $210 Samsung budget phone

Last month, Samsung promised that more of its recent A-series phones would arrive in the US over the coming weeks. Following Verizon picking up the A50, another one is here: The Galaxy A10e has
Google makes exiting fullscreen mode way less annoying in Android Q Beta 5

Google makes exiting fullscreen mode way less annoying in Android Q Beta 5

Picture this. You're watching a video or playing a game in fullscreen, and you want to exit it. You think to yourself, no problemo, I'll just swipe from the side of the screen to trigger the
Revamped Google Voice web interface offers quick access to calls and settings

Revamped Google Voice web interface offers quick access to calls and settings

In addition to voicemail transcription, Google Voice's strong suit is the ability to send and receive messages, check your voicemail, and even place calls from your phone or the web. The latter is
[Update: New beta footage] Minecraft Earth is bringing its AR world-building to Android this summer as closed beta

[Update: New beta footage] Minecraft Earth is bringing its AR world-building to Android this summer as closed beta

Update 1: 2019/07/12 6:37am PDT Mojang released a new trailer that details the upcoming closed beta experience for Minecraft Earth Last week we learned that Microsoft would be releasing an
YouTube adds Patreon-like membership tiers and paid stickers for live chats

YouTube adds Patreon-like membership tiers and paid stickers for live chats

Even though YouTube has long become a multi-million-dollar business, individual creators can sometimes still end up struggling when they rely only on the built-in ad revenue (SnazzyLab's Quinn Nelson
Google Sounds for Pixels gets a dark mode, lets you manually add ringtones [APK Download]

Google Sounds for Pixels gets a dark mode, lets you manually add ringtones [APK Download]

Launched in December of 2018, Google Sounds is the company's replacement for the default ringtone picker on Android. It's like Google Wallpapers, but for sounds. The app has now received an update to
Heads up: Android Q Beta 5 grants apps unlimited location access, but new notification helps catch that

Heads up: Android Q Beta 5 grants apps unlimited location access, but new notification helps catch that

With Android Q, Google is focusing on privacy and battery optimizations. The new OS version makes location permissions more granular and allows us to grant them only when interested apps are in use.
[Update: New render] Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 leaks in two sizes, still no rotating bezel in sight

[Update: New render] Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 leaks in two sizes, still no rotating bezel in sight

Update 1: 2019/07/04 2:14am PDT It looks like the Watch Active 2 will be taking a few pages from the Apple Watch Series 4 and including an ECG and fall detection. SamMobile reports that Update 2:
Google Fit adds a dark mode [APK Download]

Google Fit adds a dark mode [APK Download]

The invasion of the dark mode continues with Google Fit being one of the latest apps to get its own today. Thanks to an update to version 2.16.22, the app received the coveted battery and
The Android Police Podcast is live on Twitch

The Android Police Podcast is live on Twitch

This past week was something of a break from the usual slow summer news cycle. We got a new look at the Pixel 4, Android Q Beta 5 was released, Google and Amazon made up, and much more. We're
Heads up: The first Google Messages beta (v4.7) instantly crashes on start

Heads up: The first Google Messages beta (v4.7) instantly crashes on start

Earlier this week, Google opened a public beta program for its Messages app. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised since this is Google we're talking about here, but the very first Messages beta

[Update: Rolling out again] Get your Pixels ready: Android Q Beta 5 is landing today

Update 1: 2019/07/10 10:31am PDT Google's getting quick. The OTA is now rolling out for those in the Android Q Beta Program. Update 2: 2019/07/10 4:53pm PDT According to Google's official reddit
Claims Google is 'eavesdropping' on your Google Home are a lot less exciting than they sound

Claims Google is 'eavesdropping' on your Google Home are a lot less exciting than they sound

Smart speakers add a layer of convenience to a household, but have you ever thought of them as planting a mole into your own living room? Back in April, Amazon admitted its employees reviewed
Google announces redesign for News tab in desktop Search

Google announces redesign for News tab in desktop Search

Google has been working quite a bit on its news offerings over the past year. An overhauled Google News app launched a year ago, and has continued to get updates since, but the News tab in desktop