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Three.do Is A New Reminder App That Does Things Differently

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In Short: Google's Play Store is home to many reminder applications, but if you still did not find the perfect one for your needs, well, an app called 'Three.do' may do the job. This is a brand new application that arrived in the Play Store, it's still in version 1.0, and after six reviews it sports a 5-star rating. Three.do is an extremely simple application, so if you're looking for something of the sort, to get out of your way, well, read on. First and foremost, this app's UI is extremely simple, though it works considerably different to basically every other reminder app out there. Luckily, the company does offer a tutorial as soon as you open this app, you can actually choose between a regular tutorial, and a short one, just to learn the basics.Now, once you finish the tutorial, or simply choose to skip it, you'll be presented with a number of options in form of tiles. These tiles let you choose who your reminder is in regards to, your family, home, bo…

UK Deal: Save up to 25% on Amazon devices for a limited time

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Amazon is offering some great discounts on a variety of its own hardware — but these deals won't last forever!Amazon has today dropped prices across a range of its own-brand hardware including devices in the Echo smart speaker and Fire tablet lineups. These are some of the best prices we have seen on these devices outside of major shopping holidays like Prime Day and Black Friday, so it's a great time to pick up whatever you need while supplies last.Standout deals include a £20 saving off the current-generation Amazon Echo, currently down to just £69.99, and the latest Amazon Echo Spot at £99.99 — also £20 off.Some of our other favourite deals in the promotion include:Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (1st Gen) - £34.99 (Was £40)Echo Dot (2nd Gen) - £34.99 (Was £50)Echo Plus (1st Gen + free Philips Hue bulb) - £99.99 (Was £140)Fire 7 Tablet - £39.99 (Was £50)Fire HD 8 Tablet - £59.99 (Was £80)Fire HD 10 Tablet - £119.99 (Was £150)2x Echo Show (2nd Gen) + 2x Philips Hue bul…

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S scores stable Android Pie update ahead of Mi Mix 3 announcement

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Although Google first unveiled Android P all the way back in March, releasing the new OS version as 9.0 Pie for Pixel phones in early August, the platform distribution dashboard continued to show no signs of adoption for the latest software build as of September 28.
But that's definitely about to change, as more and more devices are getting stable over-the-air Android Pie goodies. The latest handset to do just that is the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Not a moment too soon, if we may say so, as a vastly improved Mi Mix 3 is officially scheduled for a formal announcement next week.
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How to fix a Galaxy Note9 that can’t send to or receive text message from iPhones

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Is your Galaxy Note9 (#GalaxyNote9) having trouble sending or receiving SMS to or from an iPhone? Today's troubleshooting article will address this common issue. Before we proceed, be reminded that we provide answers to Android problems. If you are looking for solutions to your own #Android issue, you can contact us by using the link […] MoreThe post How to fix a Galaxy Note9 that can't send to or receive text message from iPhones appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Nokia X7 rolls out in China with Android 9 Pie, mid-range cost

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The Nokia 7.1 was shown off already while the Nokia 7.1 Plus followed. Essentially, the Nokia 7 phone will be known as the Nokia X7 in China. The particular model just appeared on Nokia's Chinese website and on an online retailer complete with pricing and some details. This Nokia X7 is the Nokia 7.1 Plus we earlier featured and we're looking forward to seeing this out in key markets soon. As HMD Global's latest mid-range phone offering, we'd like to take note of this Nokia X7 as the Chinese version.Nokia doesn't aim to rival the Pixel and new mate 20 phones but there are many mid-range smartphones to challenge. This one comes with a notched display and the latest Snapdragon 710 chipset.The Nokia X7 comes equipped with a 6.18-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution, 64GB or 128GB onboard storage, 4GB or 6GB RAM, and a 3500 mAh battery. When it comes to cameras, there is a dual-camera setup that consists of a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and EIS plu…

Chrome 70 released with Windows web app support and option to disable controversial login

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Chrome 70, the latest version of Google's browser, is rolling out now on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. The update sees Google reverse some of the controversial changes it made with the last version, by allowing users to stop the browser from automatically signing into their Google account after logging into one of the search giant's apps. Chrome 70 also brings support for Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, on Windows. It's rare to see a controversial version of a web browser, but Chrome 69 was exactly that. Shortly after release, people started to notice that the browser was unexpectedly signing into their Google accounts. This functionality, which stores your browser history, bookmarks, and passwords on Google's servers when the Sync feature is turned on (which Google prompts users to do) is a big privacy concern for many. Chrome prompts users to turn on Sync after adding a new user.Image: Google Buried within the settings menu of Chrome's latest version is an opt…

YouTube Android app gets an official beta program, YouTube Go reaches 100 million downloads

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Of all the apps we keep an eye on here at Android Police, YouTube annoys us the most because of its endless stream of server-side tests. We've always wished the app had a beta channel on the Play Store and that those tests would be accomplished through it. Well, at least the first part of that equation is now coming true.YouTube has rolled out an official Play Store beta program for its Android app. You can join in by browsing the listing on your phone and scrolling down to find the beta section, or you can simply go to the beta page and join there. Although I've done that an hour ago, I still don't see any updates available to me, so there may not be any new beta version out yet.While we're hoping (against all hope) that the YouTube team will actually use this version to test out new features, like the Gboard and Chrome teams do (more or less), we're afraid this may end up like the Google app, Maps, Facebook, or Instagram story — a "beta" on paper, but s…

Android Confidential: Drool all you want over the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, but don't buy one

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We can't talk about Huawei's new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro without looking back at everything that has happened to Huawei in the past year. When the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro landed last October, Huawei's future in the United States seemed bright. Huawei was promising a dedicated version of the handset for the American market. Rumors were flying that it had struck a deal with AT&T to be its first official carrier.Unfortunately, that never happened. Just days before Huawei was set to announce the handset here, Congress put the kibosh on any chance of a carrier partnership by sanctioning Huawei and warning citizens against buying the phone, due to the potential for data spying by the Chinese government. Huawei denies the accusation, of course, but it's also given up on trying to crack the government blockade. It's going to be a long time before we ever see a Huawei handset stateside, and not surprisingly, Huawei is not releasing a country-specific version of its new …

Best alternative USB-C headphones for Google Pixel 3

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Google bundles a pair of USB-C earbuds in the box with every Pixel 3 and 3 XL purchase, and the sound quality on offer is pretty decent, all things considered. However, if you're looking for something with a bit more oomph, there are a few options around.Perfect for PixelsLibratone Q AdaptLibratone's Q Adapt are the best option right now if you're looking for USB-C earbuds. The earbuds are designed for the Pixel, they're rated IPX4 for water-resistance (so they're good for workouts), and come with a dedicated button for Google Assistant. You also get a variety of eartips and the ability to select the level of noise isolation.$149 at AmazonA great alternativeEssential HD earphonesThe Essential HD earphones combine great sound quality with a tangle-free design that makes them easy to carry. The single-button in-line remote can be used to receive phone calls or invoke Google Assistant, and they're certified for hi-res audio.$64 at AmazonTune out the worldXiaomi Mi…

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 coming next week carrying 10GB of RAM (no joke)

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WeiboXiaomi has revealed some new features arriving with its Mi Mix 3 flagship next Thursday.The phone will have 10GB of RAM and 5G internet support.It will be the first smartphone from a major manufacturer with these characteristics. Xiaomi has confirmed the Mi Mix 3 will launch on October 25, and has given us a taste of what we can expect from it. Posting onWeibo earlier today (via GizMochina), Xiaomi said the new Mix device would feature 10GB of RAM and 5G support.We don't get a good look at the smartphone, only its outline via a couple of teaser images (below). There seems to be little point in secrecy, though, as Xiaomi Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain already revealed the phone in August (his image is above).MIUI info hub: Everything you should know about Xiaomi's Android skinWhether you just got a Xiaomi phone for the first time or are die-hard Mi fan, you'll have interacted with MIUI. The company's take on Android is now on its tenth iteration, delivering a…

Verizon Galaxy S9 updated with October 2018 security patch

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Samsung has been pretty quick with upgrading its flagships to the latest security patches the last couple of months. It's usually the budget and mid-range Galaxies that get a new security patch first, but Samsung has defied that norm recently and is continuing to do so this month as well. Case in point: The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 have been updated with the October 2018 security patch in a few countries already. And US carrier Verizon is now pushing the latest security patch to its variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.Verizon Galaxy S9 update releasedThe new Verizon Galaxy S9 update includes the October 2018 security patch and comes with firmware version G960USQS3ARIB and G965USQS3ARIB for the S9 and S9+ respectively. It's unclear if the update brings other changes as well. The Galaxy S9 October update brought improvements for the front camera on the unlocked models, but it remains to be seen if the US carrier variants will be getting those improvements.Even if they don…

Nokia 7.1 spotted running Android 9 Pie ahead of update's official release

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The Nokia 7.1
Nokia is undeniably one of the most efficient and promising companies when it comes to Android updates. And because of this, it was a bit of a shock to see the Nokia 7.1 launch with Android 8.1 Oreo earlier this month. Fortunately, HMD Global did confirm an update to Pie by the end of October and, seemingly staying true to its promise, this version has already been spotted in testing.
Unsurprisingly, no performance improvements are noticeable when benchmarked. However, as some speed enhancements were introduced with the ...
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Asus launches ZenFone Lite L1 and ZenFone Max M1 in India

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Asus has launched two new budget smartphones in the Indian market, the ZenFone Lite L1 and the ZenFone Max M1. The two phones will go against the current segment leaders, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6, respectively.The ZenFone Lite L1 is priced at INR5,999 ($82) at launch, which is the same as the Redmi 5A price. The ZenFone Max M1 is priced at INR7,499($102), which slightly undercuts that of the more expensive Redmi 6.The pricing is introductory on both devices, with the ZenFone Lite L1 set to cost INR6,999($95) and the ZenFone Max M1 to go to INR8,999($122) after the launch deal expires. Asus told is this is due to the current weak Rupee value and the company does not include advertising within their apps like Xiaomi to sustain the low prices.The ZenFone Lite L1 has a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of 1440x720. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 with an octa-core CPU, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.ZenFone Lite L1On the back is a single 13…

Facebook’s News Feed will now demote sites with unchanged or stolen content

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Facebook has announced that the News Feed will now demote news publisher websites that illicitly scrape or republish content from other sources with little or no modification or permission from the original source. Facebook has been for trying for the past couple of years to strike a balance in your News Feed between surfacing stories …The post Facebook's News Feed will now demote sites with unchanged or stolen content appeared first on Ausdroid.
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How to fix a Galaxy Note9 that won’t connect to wifi

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Hello Android fans! Welcome to today's Galaxy Note9 (#GalaxyNote9) troubleshooting article. This post provides troubleshooting steps if your Note9 is having trouble connecting to wifi. We hope you'll find this material helpful. Before we proceed, be reminded that we provide answers to Android problems. If you are looking for solutions to your own #Android issue, […] MoreThe post How to fix a Galaxy Note9 that won't connect to wifi appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Google Camera Port Brings ‘Night Sight’ To More Devices

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In Short: Early Google Camera port with both Night Sight and Live Google Lens has just appeared online. This port has appeared on XDA Developers' forums (posted by Arnova8G2), and this is a port of the Google Camera v6.1 application that comes pre-installed on both the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which were introduced recently. This version of Google Camera also brings a new UI, and some extra features to older Pixel phones, including HEVC encoding, RAW capture support, capturing audio via external microphones during video recording, and so on. It is worth noting that this is an early port, it's a beta APK, and it brings partially working Night Sight and Live Google Lens to the table.Before you head to the link provided below this article, and try to download the APK, however, do keep in mind that you'll need to have a phone running Android 9 Pie, and that doesn't even guarantee that the app will work. This app is expected to work on previous Pixel phones, of course…

Samsung starts its 5G shopping spree with network analytics firm acquisition

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While Samsung is gearing up for yet another record-breaking quarter in terms of overall profit, decent Galaxy Note 9 sales may not be enough to generate a surplus for the company's stagnating mobile division.
Going forward, it's not looking like the overcrowded global smartphone market will bounce back to massive growth anytime soon, so it's certainly not surprising to see Samsung trying to branch out, as well as consolidate and beef up its other profitable businesses.
To that end, a whopping KRW 25 trillion ($22 billion) investment in the areas of artificial intelligence, ...
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FCC disappointed with US carriers’ response to Hurricane Michael

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai is not thrilled with the U.S. carriers' slow restoration of their service in areas affected by Hurricane Michael.Florida governor Rick Scott specifically called out Verizon for misleading customers with its network restoration progress.All four major U.S. carriers offer bill credits, free service, or waived overage fees to customers in affected areas. Even though Hurricane Michael is now a memory, its effects are still being met as the death toll continues to climb and power continues to be nonexistent in many neighborhoods. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint experienced network outages of their own and continue to increase efforts to restore their networks. However, those efforts might not be enough to satisfy the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).In a recent statement, FCC chairman Ajit Pai slammed U.S. carriers for their slow efforts to restore service in areas affected by Hurricane Michael. Pai called the lack of full cellular service "comp…

Google responds to EU fine by charging OEMs for Android apps

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Following a $5 billion fine by the European Commission for antitrust violations, Google is set the charge OEMs for pre-installed Android apps like Search, Chrome and Gmail in a move that marks a huge shift for the Mountain View company's business model. Have you ever heard of OSIRIS?Choose "Yes, I have!" or "Never heard of it.".Oops! Seems like something went wrong. Reloading might help. Yes, I have!Oops! Seems like something went wrong. Reloading might help. Never heard of it. Previously, Google has given away its Android OS for free in an attempt to make the operating system as wide-spread as possible and on as many devices as possible. Google packaged a total of 11 apps that manufacturers were required to pre-install on smartphones as a condition of licensing the Google Play Store - a practice that the EU ruled was anti-competitive and unfairly weakened rival app developers.The end of forced pre-installs of Android appsNow, Google will charge a licensing fee to …

Huawei officially launches EMUI 9.0 beta for 9 phones

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Huawei officially announced the launch of the beta program for EMUI 9.0, based on Android Pie. The company took it to Twitter to say which devices will be the first to receive an update to the latest version of the platform.The list includes six Huawei and three Honor phones, all powered by the Kirin 970 chipset, since the Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 series smartphones already run the EMUI 9.0 out of the box. Here's the full list of first-wave phones:The early adopter list is limited to 5,000 users per phone. To join the program, you have to upgrade the Beta Tester app to its latest version 8.0.2.81. Once you're in the team, tap Services and then Upgrade Early Adoption. The beta users are required to return some feedback about the new features and design.
EMUI 9.0 presentationHuawei already said what to expect of EMUI 9.0 across all its devices - a "simple, enjoyable, and consistent" user experience including GPU Turbo 2.0, Password vault and optimized app launch. There…