[Deal Alert] 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C dual drive falls to all-time low of $64.99 on Amazon

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-22-at-10.04.58-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-487852" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-22-at-10.04.58-PM-728x300.png" alt="" width="668" height="275" /></a></p> <p>Phones these days are getting increasing amounts of internal storage as standard, but it's always nice to have more space. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-256GB-Type-C-SDDDC2-256G-G46/dp/B06XC1WGQR?tag=androidpolice-20">SanDisk's 256GB Ultra USB Type-C/USB-A dual drive has dropped to just $64.99</a>, a far cry from the ~$95 it started at. If you need some extra local storage and/or you need to transfer files between your computer and your phone often, this is worth your consideration.</p> <p><span id="more-487851"></span></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-256GB-Type-C-SDDDC2-256G-G46/dp/B06XC1WGQR?tag=androidpolice-20">Amazon description</a> is oddly short, only listing computer compatibility, but it doesn't need much description.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/deal-alert-256gb-sandisk-ultra-usb-type-c-dual-drive-falls-time-low-64-99-amazon/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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Deal: 3 years of SelectTV is now only $29

Are you still watching cable like a caveman? it’s time to cut the cord my friend. With SelectTV you can save yourself a ton of money but still access the channels you want and more. SelectTV brings together anything that can be streamed online – which in 2018 is pretty much any show – into one […]

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Terminal app appears in Chome OS Dev, hints at future Linux container support

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_DSC01504.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-482036" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_DSC01504-728x484.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="444" /></a></p> <p>Back in February, some commits to the Chromium codebase revealed that <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/25/chrome-os-may-soon-able-run-linux-applications-container/">Chrome OS would soon run Linux applications</a> using a container. While it has been possible for years to run Linux applications on top of Chrome OS using <a href="https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton">crouton</a>, it's a hacky solution that only works in Developer Mode. Google's solution would presumably work better, and perhaps not require Dev Mode to be enabled.<span id="more-487839"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/terminal-icon.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-487841" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/terminal-icon.png" alt="" width="201" height="201" /></a></p> <p>More evidence of this feature has appeared in the Chrome OS...

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Google Backup & Sync now works again with HEIF images

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_drivesync.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-463865" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_drivesync.jpg" alt="" width="791" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Google's Backup & Sync desktop app, formerly known as the Google Drive client, has received several major updates lately. It <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/13/google-backup-sync-desktop-gets-big-update-ignored-file-types-photo-video-sync/">added advanced file syncing controls in December</a>, and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/05/google-backup-sync-desktop-client-updated-v3-39-adds-nas-support-apple-photos-metadata-exclusion-fixes/">NAS support in February</a>. Google has now released another update, with the major change being a fix for syncing High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF/HEIC) pictures.<span id="more-487828"></span></p> <p>At some point in the past, backed up HEIF images stopped being visible in Google Photos - they could only be located in Drive.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/google-backup-sync-now-works-heif-images/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/google-backup-sync-now-works-heif-images/'>Google Backup & Sync...

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[Deal Alert] The Pixel 2 XL is $699 ($150 off) on Project Fi for today only

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DbZekEmXUAESyB2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-487822" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DbZekEmXUAESyB2-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Project Fi occasionally offers significant discounts on its (small) collection of available devices. The Moto X4 <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/02/deal-alert-moto-x4-drops-249-150-off-project-fi/">dropped to $250 in February</a>, and Fi had <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/03/deal-alert-buy-two-moto-x4s-project-fi-get-249-service-credit-bogo/">a BOGO deal for the phone earlier this month</a> (which is still active). If you're in the market for a Google phone instead, the Pixel 2 XL is now $150 off.<span id="more-487821"></span></p> <p>With the discount, the 64GB Pixel 2 XL drops to $699, and the 128GB model drops to $799.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/deal-alert-pixel-2-xl-699-150-off-project-fi/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/deal-alert-pixel-2-xl-699-150-off-project-fi/'>[Deal Alert] The Pixel 2 XL is $699 ($150...

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Weekend Poll: Are you using any Google messaging apps like Allo, Hangouts, or Android Messages?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DSC02789.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-487818" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DSC02789-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Earlier this week it was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/19/chat-will-googles-new-name-rcs-allo-development-paused-favor-android-messages/">revealed</a> that Google was planning to "pause" development on its <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fireball">Allo</a> messaging service, reassigning those resources to <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging&hl=en_US">Android Messages</a> and RCS—which is apparently also being called "Chat" by Google. The company remains ostensibly committed to the Allo platform as a whole, but Google's graveyard <em>is</em> littered with dead messaging services. Some of them are even still being used in the absence of further improvements, like <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.talk">Hangouts</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/weekend-poll-using-google-messaging-apps-like-allo-hangouts-android-messages/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/weekend-poll-using-google-messaging-apps-like-allo-hangouts-android-messages/'>Weekend Poll: Are you using any Google...

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Must-see MCU movies to get ready for Avengers: Infinity War

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/04/22/must-see-mcu-movies-to-get-ready-for-avengers-infinity-war/">Must-see MCU movies to get ready for Avengers: Infinity War</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Verizon launches its new Fios TV app, a better-looking version of its old FiOS Mobile app

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/fios-tv-app-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-487803 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/fios-tv-app-hero-728x364.png" width="668" height="334" /></a></p> <p>I'm a fairly satisfied Verizon Fios customer with a basic internet and TV package. Sure, it helps that the man who installed our setup somehow gave us a handful of channels we weren't supposed to get (shh), but I've come to prefer it over any of the previous providers I've endured. But one thing I haven't taken advantage of yet is the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/02/06/verizon-fios-mobile-updated-v3-5-20-new-channels-mobile-streaming-managing-series-recordings/">Verizon FiOS Mobile app</a>, probably because I'm still a bit scarred by visions of the atrocious bloatware defecating all over my phones when I was...

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You can finally customize your Nintendo Switch without any damage…

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/stormtrooper.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-487728 size-thumbnail" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/stormtrooper-e1524414237209-150x150.jpg" width="150" height="150" /></a>Judging by the number of views on every AP article about Mario or Pokemon, it's easy to tell that there are a TON of Nintendo fans amongst AP's readership. It's also a safe bet that a lot of you own a Nintendo Switch.</p> <p>One of the best things about the Switch is that it's the first truly go-anywhere console. You can toss it in your backpack, gym bag, or even your sweatpants pocket and take it with you wherever you go.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/can-finally-customize-nintendo-switch-without-damage/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/can-finally-customize-nintendo-switch-without-damage/'>You can finally customize your Nintendo...

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The best battery charging cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

While a new iPhone can generally get you through a full day’s use, there are still instances where you need go longer between charges. We’ve previously highlighted the best battery packs for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but another popular option for getting added battery life out of your iPhone is to use a battery case… […]

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[Deal Alert] Google Home Mini 3-pack is $100 ($15 off) at Costco

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/costco-google-home-mini-3-pack.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-487742" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/costco-google-home-mini-3-pack-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>As a pleased owner of a Google Home Mini, I often find myself wondering why I didn't buy one or two more of these tiny smart speakers to scatter around our apartment unit. When I ask my wife what she thinks of getting some companions for our lone Mini, she aggressively asks "Why?" — and, well, that's the end of that. But now Costco is giving me some new ammunition, thanks to a deal offering members the chance to purchase a Google Home Mini (<a href="https://www.costco.com/Google-Home-Mini-Smart-Speaker-Powered-by-Google-Assistant-Charcoal-3-pack.product.100405371.html">charcoal</a> or...

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7 ways to control your Android from a PC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYtZKxbrxXQ A little while back, I posted an article and video on how you could control your PC from an Android device, even going so far as turning it on remotely! The idea was to be able to access and download files, log into your home network, and even stream AAA PC games from a […]

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Google Pay v1.57 prepares support for airline boarding passes and event tickets, Suica and WAON payment cards, and more [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/pay.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-487682" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/pay.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>It wasn't that long ago that Google Pay (and its previous names) was solely focused on making purchases in a store or paying on the spot to get onto subways...and sometimes sending money to friends. Google recently added support for <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/19/google-pay-now-supports-transit-tickets-las-vegas-monorail-cities-coming-soon/">one-time transit tickets on the Las Vegas Monorail</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/google-pay-now-supports-hop-fastpass-transit-tickets-portland-oregon/">prepaid commuter cards with the TriMet in Portland, Oregon</a>, but things are about to get a lot more interesting thanks to the latest update.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/google-pay-v1-57-prepares-support-airline-boarding-passes-event-tickets-suica-waon-payment-cards-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/google-pay-v1-57-prepares-support-airline-boarding-passes-event-tickets-suica-waon-payment-cards-apk-teardown/'>Google Pay v1.57 prepares support for airline boarding passes...

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