Google blocking all cryptomining Chrome extensions

Starting today, Google will no longer accept crypto extensions submitted to the Chrome Web Store. Furthermore, any current extensions featuring crypto mining code will be removed from the store in July. Blockchain extensions unrelated to crypto mining will not be removed and can still be submitted. If you’ve noticed your CPU spikes while your computer is idle, […]

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[Update: Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Active are back] Samsung ends update support for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and S6 Active

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/04/02 7:13pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/02/samsung-ends-update-support-galaxy-s6-s6-edge-s6-edge-s6-active/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/04/02 7:13pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">GS6 Edge+ and GS6 Active back on the list</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nexus2cee_wm_nexus2cee_image4.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-307444" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nexus2cee_wm_nexus2cee_image4-728x485.jpg" alt="GS6" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>The release of the Galaxy S6 back in 2015 marked a change in direction for the company after lower than expected Galaxy S5 sales. The GS6 was the first Samsung phone that truly focused on design, but that was then and this is now. The Galaxy S6 is old news, so phones from that generation are...

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EU residents now have access to the same online content anywhere in the EU as they do back home, but that’s not necessarily a good thing

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nexus2cee_neflix-europe-generic.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-483835" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nexus2cee_neflix-europe-generic.png" alt="" width="2000" height="1024" /></a></p> <p>Anyone who's traveled to another country knows how frustrating it is to be geoblocked from streaming content that's available back at home. Due to licensing restrictions, content providers like Netflix aren't always able to provide the same viewing experience across different countries, and so some countries get access to a worse content library than others. Hypothetically, this shouldn't happen within the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Single_Market">European Common Market</a> (to which the European Union belongs), which seeks to "guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services, and labour," but in reality there's always some...

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Start off April right with 53 temporarily free and 59 on-sale apps

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_monday.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-423464" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_monday-728x291.png" alt="" width="668" height="267" /></a></p> <p>Welcome to the first Monday of April! I hope that you all had a good Easter and that your week has started off well. Today, I have for you a much bigger list than usual – this large number is likely due to Easter sales over the weekend – so without further ado, let's get started.<span id="more-483796"></span></p> <h2>Free</h2> <h3>Apps</h3> <ol><li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=evansir.nameinahatrandom">Names in a Hat</a> $0.99 -> Free; 1 hour</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tiwaremobile.newtificationspro">Newtification News</a> $5.99 -> Free; 1 day</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pristineusa.android.speechtotext">EZ Notes</a> $0.99 -> Free; 2 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kewitschka.screendraw">Screen Draw Screenshot Pro</a> $1.99 -> Free; 3 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.seaward.talker">Speaking Alphabet...

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OnePlus confirms ‘OnePlus 6’ name for next phone, opens forum for it

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_oneplus-6-notch-e1522251275647.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-482834" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_oneplus-6-notch-e1522251275647-728x418.png" alt="" width="668" height="384" /></a></p> <p>By all appearances, OnePlus' repeated presence in the news seems to indicate that it is gearing up to launch its next phone. The company has just added a bit more fuel to the fire, too, with a <a href="https://twitter.com/oneplus/status/980822167255441408">Twitter teaser</a> telling us all to "6et ready," while simultaneously opening the gates to the new <a href="https://forums.oneplus.net/forums/OnePlus6/">OnePlus 6 forum</a>. We were already reasonably sure before, but this probably confirms the "OnePlus 6" name.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/02/oneplus-confirms-oneplus-6-name-next-phone-opens-forum/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/02/oneplus-confirms-oneplus-6-name-next-phone-opens-forum/'>OnePlus confirms ‘OnePlus 6’ name for next phone, opens forum...

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Google Home gets support for Saavn and Gàana music streaming services in India

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Google-Home-post-it-hero-generic.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-477415" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Google-Home-post-it-hero-generic-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Google has just launched <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/02/mid-range-pixel-developing-markets-land-summer-joined-india-home-nest-stuff-practically-everything-google-sells/">English support in India</a>, but that's not all. It's also rolling out support for a few region-specific music services. Users of Saavn and Gàana can plug their accounts into Home and make them a default music streaming service. It only takes a few taps.</p> <p><span id="more-483795"></span></p> <p>Saavn and Gàana are both popular services in India, but they're available to users worldwide. They both seem to focus on regional Indian music, but there's international content as well.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/02/google-home-gets-support-saavn-gaana-music-streaming-services-india/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/02/google-home-gets-support-saavn-gaana-music-streaming-services-india/'>Google Home gets support for Saavn...

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Mid-range Pixel for developing markets could land this summer (joined in India by Home, Nest stuff, practically everything Google sells)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nexus2cee_pixel-finger-lede.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-483807" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nexus2cee_pixel-finger-lede-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Whether you're selling phones or powering the platforms behind them, there's little that's more exciting for a company seeking out growth opportunities than a rapidly expanding market. As other markets around the globe see slumping projections or sales threatening to plateau, India's doing gangbusters, and last year sales of smartphones were up 14 percent. This growth hasn't gone unnoticed, and today we're checking out some signs of Google's increasing interest in India, including rumors of a possible new Pixel phone targeting India and other “price-sensitive” markets.<div class="clear"></div>...

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LG now providing smartphone displays to Huawei

The curved OLED display in the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS was manufactured by LG. This is the first time an LG display appears in a Huawei device. With Huawei being the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, a partnership with LG could be a boon to LG’s bottom line. Making smartphones creates some interesting company […]

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