Facebook is changing how it deals with political ads because of foreign interference in the US elections

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_facebook-politic-ads-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-484608" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_facebook-politic-ads-hero.png" alt="" width="3360" height="1883" /></a></p> <p>Facebook has been coming under fire recently due to controversies ranging from Russian interference in the 2016 elections to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The role Facebook plays in influencing public opinion is undeniable, and it is easy for someone to use that influence for nefarious purposes with little or no accountability. Because of this, Facebook is making significant changes to the way it treats political ads, specifically in who can run them and how they are shown to users.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/facebook-changing-deals-political-ads-foreign-interference-us-elections/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/facebook-changing-deals-political-ads-foreign-interference-us-elections/'>Facebook is changing how it...

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How to hide the display notch on any Android phone

As we have seen time and time again, once a handful of manufacturers introduce new design styles like a display notch, the rest of the market tends to follow. But if you’re someone who dislikes the notch and how the screen works around it, you can give an app called “Nacho Notch” a try which […]

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Stay of execution: Twitter is indefinitely delaying its plans to break 3rd party apps

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_twitter-comparison-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-432921" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_twitter-comparison-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="302" /></a></p> <p>Twitter has become openly hostile to third-party apps over the past few years, to push users to its own applications. Many features have never been available to third-party apps, like group DMs, polls, and Moments. The company also introduced a token limit a few years ago, causing popular clients to suddenly stop working (<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/twitters-stupid-token-limit-claims-another-victim-flamingo-vanishes-play-store/">like Flamingo</a>).<span id="more-484612"></span></p> <p><a href="https://blog.twitter.com/developer/en_us/topics/tools/2017/announcing-more-functionality-to-improve-customer-engagements-on-twitter.html">Back in December</a>, Twitter announced that existing streaming APIs would stop working in June 2018, as they would be replaced by a new Account Activity API.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/stay-execution-twitter-indefinitely-delaying-plans-break-3rd-party-apps/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/stay-execution-twitter-indefinitely-delaying-plans-break-3rd-party-apps/'>Stay...

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How to clean your dirty AirPods and charging case

AirPods have been a huge hit for Apple for a few different reasons. Among them are convenience, seamless integration with the company’s devices and a great charging case. However, with a great product comes a lot of use, which means build up of dirt, gunk, and in the case of AirPods, earwax. Follow along for […]

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Twitter poised to kill all third-party apps like Plume and Talon

Twitter posted on its developer’s blog that it will be instituting a new rule that will render most third-party Twitter apps useless. The rule is that third-party apps can’t have feeds that automatically refresh and can’t push notifications. Twitter has tried to slowly kill off third-party Twitter apps for years, and this might finally do […]

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Google is picking ‘top’ deals in Gmail’s Promotions tab — but what makes them so great?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_topdeal-header.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484594" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_topdeal-header-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>We all like saving money, but much like everything else on the internet, there are just so many sales, deals, promotions, and special offers going on at any given moment that trying to stay on top of the best ones can feel like a full-time job. When <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/29/google-unveils-brand-new-gmail-inbox-experience-new-android-app-coming-in-the-next-few-weeks/">Google gave users the ability to split their Gmail inbox into multiple tabs</a>, it wisely chose to designate one just for promotions, making it easy to check out the latest deals you care about with a glance.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hive8a4_e5.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484590" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hive8a4_e5-728x437.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="401" /></a></p> <p>Essential didn't find much success selling a $700 smartphone, but it's doing better selling that same phone for $500 or less. The Essential Phone has improved with software updates, and it's currently <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/13/essential-phone-now-receiving-android-8-1-oreo-update/">running Android 8.1 Oreo</a>. The company isn't taking too much time to pat itself on the back after getting Oreo out the door. There's already another build with the latest patches and new Bluetooth features.</p> <p><span id="more-484579"></span></p> <p>Here's the changelog for build OPM1.180104.141 for the Essential Phone.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/essential-rolls-new-oreo-8-1-build-bluetooth-5-0-april-patches/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/essential-rolls-new-oreo-8-1-build-bluetooth-5-0-april-patches/'>Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1...

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New John Legend video filmed entirely on Pixel 2, looks amazing

YouTube You may not be aware, but the latest film from director Steven Soderbergh, called Unsane, was filmed entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus. The movie was pretty mediocre, and you could definitely tell it wasn’t shot on pro equipment. After viewing it, I wondered if a better-looking film could be made on Android hardware. […]

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9to5Mac Daily 059: April 6, 2018

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.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/9to5mac-daily-april-6-2018.mp3 more…

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Zuckerberg can unsend Facebook messages, and soon you can too

It turns out that there is a Facebook Messenger unsend feature – but only Facebook elite have access to it. The information broke when numerous reports surfaced of Mark Zuckerberg messages disappearing, but the rest of the conversations remaining. After being caught red-handed, Facebook promised that a public Facebook Messenger unsend feature would come soon, […]

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Play Store shows app changelogs right in the update screen (again)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_Default-Google-Play-Hero-since-we-dont-have-one-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-431299" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_Default-Google-Play-Hero-since-we-dont-have-one-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/06/29/google-play-store-v8-brings-line-changelogs-update-screen-apk-download/">After almost a year</a>, it looks like Google is once again rolling out inline app changelogs in the Play Store. This handy feature shows you exactly what's new right in the updates screen (assuming the dev has written a proper changelog, which isn't always guaranteed), which is definitely a positive thing.<span id="more-484564"></span></p> <p>Over in the "Updates" tab of My Apps & Games, you'll see a little down arrow next to the app size and the last time you updated.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/play-store-shows-app-changelogs-right-update-screen/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/play-store-shows-app-changelogs-right-update-screen/'>Play Store shows app changelogs...

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TWRP now available for Sony Xperia XA2, Verizon Wear24, and more

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2018-01-08-at-11.48.04-AM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-467973" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2018-01-08-at-11.48.04-AM-728x458.png" alt="" width="668" height="420" /></a></p> <p>TWRP is the tool of choice for everything from flashing custom ROMs to backing up your phone. Last time we covered the project, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/21/twrp-now-available-motorola-moto-x4/">it added support for the Moto X4</a>. Since then, a few more devices have been added, including the Sony Xperia XA2 and Verizon Wear24 smartwatch.<span id="more-484551"></span></p> <p>Without further ado, here are the newly-supported phones and watches:</p> <ul><li>Verizon Wear24 (<a href="https://twrp.me/quanta/verizonwear24.html">dorado</a>)</li> <li>Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (<a href="https://twrp.me/xiaomi/xiaomiredminote5pro.html">whyred</a>)</li> <li>Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (<a href="https://twrp.me/xiaomi/xiaomiminote2.html">scorpio</a>)</li> <li>Sony Xperia XA2 (<a href="https://twrp.me/sony/sonyxperiaxa2.html">pioneer</a>)</li> </ul><p>You can download TWRP for any of these devices from the above links,...

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