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Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

Snapchat is opening up public, user-submitted videos to the "Our Stories" feature to its media partners. Soon, the likes of CNN and NBC News will pull from public videos to supplement their own stories. Deadline writes that media companies using Snap… Source: Engadget | Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record time

If you can't post comments without tossing in at least one emoji to make your feelings clear, you'll be glad to know that Instagram has your back. After months of testing, Instagram has introduced an emoji shortcut bar on Android and iOS that offers… Source: Engadget | Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record …

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Amazon's newest Fire HD 8 tablet offers always-on Alexa

Amazon has offered truly hands-free Alexa on the Fire HD 10 tablet, but not its 8-inch counterpart — you've had to wake it up first, which isn't much use when you're across the room. The company is taking care of that omission today with an updated… Source: Engadget | Amazon's newest Fire HD 8 tablet …

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Google Finally Added a Dark Mode to YouTube on Android 

Android 9 Pie has been out for a month, and while the addition of things like digital wellness controls and handy app actions have made Google’s mobile OS friendlier to use, I can’t help but think one of Android 9's most glaring omissions is the lack of an OS-wide dark mode.Read more… Source: Kotaku | …

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Skagen revamps its slick-looking Falster smartwatch

Skagen's Falster has been one of the darlings among Wear OS smartwatches thanks to its posh yet minimalist look, but it was hard to recommend to everyone when there were no standout features besides the design. The Fossil-owned brand is fixing that t… Source: Engadget | Skagen revamps its slick-looking Falster smartwatch

LG's first Android One phone is a stripped-back G7

LG is embracing Google's Android One program … just not in the way you might have expected. It's launching the G7 One, a device that melds the G7 ThinQ's core design with Android One's streamlined app loadout and focus on timely security updates. D… Source: Engadget | LG's first Android One phone is a stripped-back …

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Gmail's merciful 'undo send' feature comes to Android

Gmail's desktop 'undo send' feature is a godsend for the mashy-handed, letting you recall an email for a short time after you've sent it out into the internet ether. Now — finally — it's available on Android with the latest Gmail update (version 8…. Source: Engadget | Gmail's merciful 'undo send' feature comes to Android

Google redesigns Fit to get you moving

Sitting kills. Specifically, a sedentary lifestyle can kill you. Google and the American Heart Association want to save your life, or at least, encourage you to be more active. The tech giant is giving the Google Fit app its most serious overhaul sin… Source: Engadget | Google redesigns Fit to get you moving

Google Releases Android 9 Pie as Previous Oreo Release is Installed on Just 12% of Devices

Google’s latest Android operating system update, Android 9 Pie, was officially released to customers today following a beta testing period that started earlier this year. Android Pie introduces a new gesture-based system interface that’s similar to the interface of the iPhone X, with iPhone-like swipes for navigating through the operating system. We went hands-on with …

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It's now easier to change Google Assistant's voice

Now that Google Assistant has a slew of voices to choose from, shouldn't you have an easy interface for picking one of those voices? You do now. Google is rolling out an update that gives US users a new, simple interface for changing Assistant's voic… Source: Engadget | It's now easier to change Google Assistant's …

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Spotify finally lets Android users reorder playlists

Spotify users on Android are finally getting a basic function for a music app: the option to reorder songs within playlists. Spotify confirmed to Engadget that the feature is a new addition to the app, though iOS users have been able to do this for a… Source: Engadget | Spotify finally lets Android users reorder …

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Bixby will start collecting sports scores and news next month

Bixby Home is getting smarter. Well, in the sense that now in the US, Samsung's virtual assistant will offer sports scores and up-to-the-minute news coverage through a partnership with theScore. Swiping right on "select" Galaxy device home-screens in… Source: Engadget | Bixby will start collecting sports scores and news next month

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 pen will include Bluetooth

Samsung hasn't been shy about hinting that the Galaxy Note 9 launch will focus heavily on the S Pen. Now, however, we have a better idea of what that means. An FCC filing for the Note 9's S Pen has revealed that it'll include Bluetooth, suggesting re… Source: Engadget | Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 pen …

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