Tidal offering 12-day free trial starting on December 25th

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_tidal-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-459161" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_tidal-hero-668x367.png" alt="" width="668" height="367" /></a></p> <p>Jay-Z's high-fidelity music streaming service Tidal is offering a 12-day free trial starting on December 25th. In comparison to normal trials—in which the start and end dates are determined per subscriber—the Tidal trial starts and ends for everyone on December 25th and January 5th, respectively. No credit card is required for the trial, so you can partake without worrying about an unexpected bill. The trial includes access to the premium tier, as well as the lossless Hi-Fi tier.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/23/tidal-offering-12-day-free-trial-starting-december-25th/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/23/tidal-offering-12-day-free-trial-starting-december-25th/'>Tidal offering 12-day free...

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Some apps like Words With Friends 2 can break the Pixel 2’s ‘Now Playing’ music recognition

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_2017-11-14-14.09.06-728x396.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-465464" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_2017-11-14-14.09.06-728x396.jpg" alt="" width="728" height="396" /></a></p> <p>The Pixel 2 has been in and out of the news here for issues both major and minor, and today we have a somewhat humorous one. Apparently, it is possible for installed apps, like <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zynga.words3&hl=en">Words With Friends 2</a>, to interfere with the "Now Playing" music recognition feature. Google is aware of the issue, though, and thankfully it's not the biggest problem. <span id="more-465461"></span></p> <p>The issue was first reported by <a href="http://piunikaweb.com/2017/12/22/google-confirms-words-with-friends-app-prevents-now-playing-from-working-on-pixel-2/">PiunikaWeb</a>. Based on both the problem's specificity and the low number of reports on the cited <a href="https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/phone-by-google/_lbW3CVJfTg/563UoO48AwAJ">Product...

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Video: The Galaxy Note8’s OIS destroys the competition when it comes to vibrations

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_ezgif.com-optimize.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-465459" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_ezgif.com-optimize.gif" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>The Galaxy Note8 is undeniably <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/05/galaxy-note8-review-overpriced-s8-pen-still-pretty-great-phone/">one of the best smartphones on the market right now</a> (though very expensive). It has Samsung's fantastic 'Infinity' AMOLED display, great battery life, and just about every feature you can cram into a smartphone. But there's one aspect of the Note8 that absolutely blows away the competition, which didn't receive much attention - its optical image stabilization.<span id="more-465458"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">so one thing I couldn't make space for in my camera piece is this little comparison here.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/23/video-galaxy-note8s-ois-destroys-competition-comes-vibrations/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/23/video-galaxy-note8s-ois-destroys-competition-comes-vibrations/'>Video:...

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Apple hit with sanctions in the FTC’s case against Qualcomm

As its legal battle with Apple drags on, Qualcomm also is also in the middle of battling the Federal Trade Commission in a separate case. Making things all the more complicated, a judge on Friday ordered sanctions against Apple in the FTC’s case against Qualcomm… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover As reported by Bloomberg, […]

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Amazon purchases smart security camera company Blink

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/nexus2cee_blink-camera-front.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-397099" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/nexus2cee_blink-camera-front-728x484.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="444" /></a></p> <p>Home security company 'Blink' was founded in 2014, and currently sells a small connected security camera and a connected doorbell. <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/11/28/blink-home-security-camera-review-interesting-proposition-falters-execution/">We reviewed the camera a year ago</a>, and while its ability to be powered with only AA batteries and low price made it an interesting proposition, the poor camera quality and lack of night vision hurt its usability.</p> <p>In a surprise announcement, especially considering many companies are off for the holidays, Blink announced that it is being acquired by Amazon.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/23/amazon-purchases-smart-security-camera-company-blink/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/23/amazon-purchases-smart-security-camera-company-blink/'>Amazon purchases smart security...

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Chrome 64 makes it easier to find the flags you changed

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_chrome-beta-flags.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-465448" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_chrome-beta-flags-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Chrome has a hidden 'flags' page, located at chrome://flags, where you can toggle various features and settings on and off. <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/chromes-flags-page-getting-makeover/">The page was redesigned</a> not too long ago, but there's another helpful change now available in Chrome Beta, Dev, and Canary - the flags you manually enable or disable are now pushed to the top of the page.<span id="more-465447"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot-Dec-23-2017-12_08_26-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-465449" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot-Dec-23-2017-12_08_26-PM-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a></p> <p>This obviously makes it much easier to see which settings you have messed with.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/23/chrome-64-makes-easier-find-flags-changed/"...

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Meet the new guy: Jason Hahn

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_meet-jason-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-465444 size-hero-size" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_meet-jason-1-728x597.png" width="668" height="548" /></a></p> <p>Season’s greetings. I’ve been hanging around for the past two months, so it seems time for a proper introduction: My name is Jason, obviously. I currently work in a corporate communications role during the week and enjoy the privilege of writing for this site Saturday and Sunday mornings. Some of my earliest memories of technology involve an IBM PS/2 and a <a href="http://www.theoldrobots.com/omnijr2.html">Robie Junior</a>. What brings me here is my fondness for the world of Android, which began when I soft-bricked my Nexus 5 in January 2014.<div class="clear"></div>...

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