MousePad+ charges your phone and looks amazing doing so

You know it as well as we do — the modern tech enthusiast can work from anywhere. We have all the tools we need at all times. At some point you will need to charge your laptop, though, as well as your phone, tablet, smartwatch, and your Bluetooth headphones. You get the point.  Other featured […]

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Essential’s recent update lets full screen apps and games use the whole display, including notch area

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_Essential-notch-cutout-hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484838" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_Essential-notch-cutout-hero-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>There are really just two ways to handle a "notch" display cutout in software. Either you have content stop before it would be cut off by it, or you allow it to go all the way to the display's true edge and suffer the loss of visibility.</p> <p><em>Everyone</em> has an opinion about which is better, but Essential just made it so we can all have our way. The Oreo 8.1 (build 141) <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/essential-rolls-new-oreo-8-1-build-bluetooth-5-0-april-patches/">update</a> includes a new "Essential notch settings" that allows for per-app and global notch customization.<div...

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Essential’s recent update added some nifty per-app notch customization

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_Essential-notch-cutout-hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484838" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_Essential-notch-cutout-hero-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>There are really just two ways to handle a "notch" display cutout in software. Either you have content stop before it would be cut off by it, or you allow it to go all the way to the display's true edge and suffer the loss of visibility.</p> <p><em>Everyone</em> has an opinion about which is better, but Essential just made it so we can all have our way. The Oreo 8.1 (build 141) <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/essential-rolls-new-oreo-8-1-build-bluetooth-5-0-april-patches/">update</a> includes a new "Essential notch settings" that allows for per-app and global notch customization.<div...

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OnePlus pulls latest Open Beta for all its phones

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_5t-3.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-467037" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_5t-3-728x510.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="468" /></a></p> <p>OnePlus frequently releases 'Open Beta' updates, where users can try the latest changes before they are ready for widespread use. The builds are usually pretty stable, but since they are intended for testing, issues occasionally crop up. It appears the latest Open Betas have a nasty bug, as OnePlus just pulled them from its website.<span id="more-484828"></span></p> <p>The versions pulled were <a href="https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oxygenos-open-beta-7-for-the-oneplus-5.812658/">Open Beta 7 for the OnePlus 5</a>, <a href="https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oxygenos-open-beta-33-for-the-oneplus-3-and-24-for-the-oneplus-3t.811770/">Open Beta 24 for the OP3T</a>, <a href="https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oxygenos-open-beta-33-for-the-oneplus-3-and-24-for-the-oneplus-3t.811770/">Open Beta 33 for the OP3</a>, and <a href="https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oxygenos-open-beta-5-for-the-oneplus-5t.812657/">Open Beta 5 for the OP5T</a>.<div...

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Nine months after announcement, PayPal support rolling out for Samsung Pay

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_samsung-pay.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-471647" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_samsung-pay-728x384.png" alt="" width="668" height="352" /></a></p> <p>Back in July of last year, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/07/17/samsung-pay-now-supports-paypal-us/">Samsung announced</a> that its home-baked payment system, Samsung Pay, was adding PayPal as a payment method. <em>Nine months later</em> Samsung seems to be making good on that declaration. We've received reports that people are finally seeing the option to add a PayPay account as a form of payment in Samsung Pay.</p> <p><span id="more-484822"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_DaOgUx5VMAAW4p7.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-484830 size-medium" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_DaOgUx5VMAAW4p7-329x676.jpg" width="329" height="676" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_DaOgSLnUMAA3cjR.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-484831 size-medium" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_DaOgSLnUMAA3cjR-329x676.jpg" width="329" height="676" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>New "Add Paypal" option, left;...

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Google may give Chrome a Material Design 2 facelift for its 10th birthday in September

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_chrome-md2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484805" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_chrome-md2-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>A reference to "Material Design 2" was noticed in a Chromium Gerrit commit back in February, which was made private soon after it was pointed out. That commit has since been reopened to the public and has changed references to a Material Design update to references to a touch-optimized UI for Chrome. There is, however, a hint that Google plans to roll out a Material Design refresh for Chrome on the browser's 10th birthday in September.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/08/google-may-give-chrome-material-design-2-facelift-10th-birthday-september/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/08/google-may-give-chrome-material-design-2-facelift-10th-birthday-september/'>Google may give Chrome a Material...

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