Allo v25 enables automatic transcriptions for audio messages, may hint at threaded conversations [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Allo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-464117" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Allo.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>A new version of Allo is rolling out just in time for the holidays. If you're thinking about singing Christmas carols or wishing somebody a happy new year, things are going to get a little more interesting thanks to the latest update. Your audio messages will now be automatically transcribed to text, so people can decide when to listen and have some idea of what they're going to be hearing. There's also a clue that may suggest threaded conversations will be supported.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/14/allo-v25-enables-automatic-transcriptions-audio-messages-may-hint-threaded-conversations-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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Reminder: After 20 years, AIM officially shuts down tomorrow

As originally announced back in October, AIM is officially shutting down tomorrow, December 15th. Largely the pioneer of online messaging, AIM has been around for 20 years, having originally launched all the way back in 1997… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover The shutdown of AIM shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise. The […]

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MediaTek announces Sensio 6-in-1 biosensor module for smartphones

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_sensio-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-464092" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_sensio-hero-728x408.png" alt="" width="668" height="374" /></a><br /> MediaTek has just announced a new smartphone biosensor module that can monitor 6 different health metrics. In addition to being able to measure a user's heart rate — which can honestly be done <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=si.modula.android.instantheartrate&hl=en">on</a> <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.runtastic.android.heartrate.lite&hl=en">any</a> <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.supersimpleapps.heart_rate_monitor_newui&hl=en">smartphone</a> with a rear camera and flash — the MediaTek Sensio MT6381 can track heart rate variability, blood pressure, peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO<sub>2</sub>), electrocardiography (ECG), and photoplethysmography (PPG). MediaTek hopes that manufacturers will begin to integrate Sensio into their devices in the future.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/14/mediatek-announces-sensio-6-1-biosensor-module-smartphones/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/14/mediatek-announces-sensio-6-1-biosensor-module-smartphones/'>MediaTek announces Sensio 6-in-1 biosensor...

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp passes 10 million installs on the Play Store in just 23 days

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Ahb927F-728x357.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-464101" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Ahb927F-728x357-728x357.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="328" /></a></p> <p>It can take quite a while for an app to reach a significant milestone. That is, if your name isn't Nintendo. The company's new Animal Crossing game slipped out a <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/21/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-coming-android-wednesday/#1">day early</a> back on November 21st, and now, in just 23 days, it's garnered over <em>10 million</em> installs on the Play Store. That's a huge number.<span id="more-464100"></span></p> <p>It isn't quite the same, but for some perspective, it took Google's Allo <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/12/13/google-allo-just-surpassed-10-million-downloads-play-store/">months</a> and an extensive marketing campaign to reach the same number.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/14/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-passes-10-million-installs-play-store-23-days/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/14/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-passes-10-million-installs-play-store-23-days/'>Animal Crossing:...

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Do you plan on buying the Google Home Max? [Poll]

The Home Max is now available for purchase which means Google now sells three different smart speakers, all serving separate purposes. The Max, being the largest of the three, is intended to be a premium quality speaker which just happens to have Google Assistant built-in. But at $400, the Home Max can be a difficult […]

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Inbox has a new unsubscribe card for mailing lists you don’t read

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Unsubscribe-Inbox-Hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-464084" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Unsubscribe-Inbox-Hero-1-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Most of the time, when you want to clean something up, the last thing you should do is ignore it. Messes have a habit of multiplying when they're out of sight. Check your email after a week's vacation, and you'll see exactly how inattention can make a problem bigger. But now, thanks to Inbox, ignoring spam messages can help keep your inbox clean. Inbox now asks if you'd like to unsubscribe from a sender's mailing list if you ignore their emails for a month. <span id="more-464082"></span></p> <p>The new feature...

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Google Play Music updated with support for iPhone X

Over a month after the device’s initial release, Google today has updated Play Music for iOS with support for iPhone X. With today’s update, the app now takes full advantage of the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch OLED display… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover While Google’s change log for today’s update only lists “bug fixes,” it’s […]

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Snapchat’s Lens Studio will let anyone make and publish Augmented Reality ‘Lenses’

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_2-Lens-Studio.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-464058" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_2-Lens-Studio-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Snapchat is an inexplicably popular service, but you know what it's missing? There just aren't enough augmented reality filters (known as Lenses) for your snaps, right? True or not, Snap has announced a new tool called Lens Studio that will let anyone create augmented reality objects and publish them for other Snapchat users.</p> <p><span id="more-464057"></span></p> <p>Snapchat first rolled out Lenses two years ago when it flirted briefly with the idea of selling premium "Face Lenses" for selfies.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/14/snapchats-lens-studio-will-let-anyone-make-publish-augmented-reality-lenses/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/14/snapchats-lens-studio-will-let-anyone-make-publish-augmented-reality-lenses/'>Snapchat's Lens Studio will let anyone make and publish...

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Apple’s promised Podcast Analytics feature now available in beta

Apple unveiled Podcast Analytics over the summer at WWDC, and today the new feature for podcasters is finally available in beta. From June on Podcast Analytics: 9to5Mac Happy Hour This feature will allow podcasters to learn more about their listeners. For instance, analytics information will include the total hours listened to a specific episode, the […]

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