OnePlus phones are discarding Android’s battery optimization whitelist, a problem as more apps update to target Oreo

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/KGC22437-2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-538497" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/KGC22437-2-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Usually, OnePlus is praised for its Oxygen OS software, which offers a light-touch, near-stock experience — at least, visually. Turns out, the company has been making some deeper changes to Android on its phones, and not all of them are for the best. Right now one of the most frustrating parts of OnePlus ownership for many is the company's aggressive battery optimization settings, which can kill apps you may want to be kept open.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/18/oneplus-phones-are-discarding-androids-battery-optimization-whitelist-a-problem-as-more-apps-update-to-target-oreo/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/18/oneplus-phones-are-discarding-androids-battery-optimization-whitelist-a-problem-as-more-apps-update-to-target-oreo/'>OnePlus phones are discarding Android's battery optimization whitelist,...

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[Update: Fix now available] ES File Explorer vulnerability leaves your files exposed to anyone on the same network

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2019/01/17 8:10am PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/18/es-file-explorer-vulnerability-leaves-your-files-exposed-to-anyone-on-the-same-network/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2019/01/17 8:10am PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">We reached out to the ES File Explorer devs to try and get their side of the story, or at least find out if steps were being taken to eliminate this</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2019/01/18 8:34am PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/18/es-file-explorer-vulnerability-leaves-your-files-exposed-to-anyone-on-the-same-network/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2019/01/18 8:34am PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">While it was good to hear that a fix was in the works, we still had questions. And in particular, was the "http vulnerability" the devs...

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Apple taps X-Men director to lead new sci-fi series

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2019/01/17/apple-tapping-on-x-men-director-to-lead-new-sci-fi-series/">Apple taps X-Men director to lead new sci-fi series</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Second Apple Music web player has a design so clean it looks official

Apple doesn’t offer an official Apple Music web player, but it does offer web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) which allow other people to create their own. The first one we’ve seen was Play Apple Music, which hit the web last month. That one had a design rather reminiscent of Google’s Material Design … NordVPN But a […]

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9to5Mac Daily: January 18, 2019

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-18-2019.mp3 New episodes of 9to5Mac Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple […]

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92 temporarily free and 48 on-sale apps and games to finish the week

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nexus2cee_friday.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-304192" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nexus2cee_friday-728x291.png" alt="" width="668" height="267" /></a></p> <p>It's Friday, so here are some app sales to help you get through the rest of the week. I hope you like free wallpapers, because that's mostly what today's list is... seriously, so many wallpapers.<span id="more-538748"></span></p> <h2>Free</h2> <h3>Apps</h3> <ol><li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.golgofa.decoypro">Decoy PRO</a> $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tangerinepop.popcards">Pop Cards: AP Math</a> $4.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=biz.infosoft.fractal">Fraction Calculator "Fractal MK-12"</a> $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=symptoms.diary.tracker">Correlate - Symptoms Diary And Habits Tracker Pro</a> $2.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bhanu.kitchentimer">Kitchen Timer Pro...

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Latest SwiftKey update lets you remove the Bing search button [APK Download]

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SwiftKey-Bing.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-538739" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SwiftKey-Bing-728x477.png" alt="" width="668" height="438" /></a></p> <p>Much like Gboard and its Google Search integration, Microsoft-owned SwiftKey <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/29/swiftkey-keyboard-gets-bing-search-integration/">added Bing as a search feature in its last big release</a>, which we're sure wasn't a popular addition. Thankfully, a new update is now available that changes Bing search to a small button in the toolbar and allows you to remove it if you don't want it.</p> <p><span id="more-538735"></span></p> <p>As well as not forcing Bing on users quite so blatantly, there are also some smaller improvements and bug fixes.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/18/latest-swiftkey-update-lets-you-remove-the-bing-search-button-apk-download/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/18/latest-swiftkey-update-lets-you-remove-the-bing-search-button-apk-download/'>Latest SwiftKey update lets you remove...

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Verizon to offer free spam and robocalling protection to all customers, starting in March

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nexus2cee_verizon_thumb.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-374049" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nexus2cee_verizon_thumb-728x450.png" alt="" width="668" height="413" /></a></p> <p>Following on the heels of <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/10/t-mobile-rolls-out-caller-verified-spam-call-protection-starting-with-the-galaxy-note9/">T-Mobile's similar announcement</a> last week, Verizon is set to roll out robocall and spam call protection to all of its customers starting in March. It will be available to all users who have "smartphones [that] support these features," including iPhones and Android devices. <span id="more-538737"></span></p> <p>Much like Tmo and its Caller Verified, Verizon claims that it's committed to supporting the FCC's STIR/SHAKEN protocols. The company also notes that it will have more information on how to sign up for the free service closer to launch,...

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Android Pie rolling out to Honor View 10 in United States

The Honor View 20 might be on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean that the Huawei-owned company has forgotten about the previous model. Far from it, as Android Pie is now rolling out to the Honor View 10 in the United States. Whilst Huawei struggles with a bit of an image crisis at the moment, […]

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