Target releases Target Connected for Android, an app to control the retailer’s own smart lamps and nightlights

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/target-connected-app.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488876" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/target-connected-app-728x417.png" alt="" width="668" height="383" /></a></p> <p>Apparently Target has its own line of smart lamps, for which the US retailer released an iOS app called Target Connected back in October 2016. Now that app is available for Android devices, though without Google Assistant integration or any groundbreaking features, it's far from anything to get excited about. Oh, and it tries to sell you stuff from Target.com.</p> <p><span id="more-488837"></span></p> <p>Target Connected can be used to control the retailer's Threshold Ara Smart Lighting Collection, which <a href="https://www.target.com/p/connected-home-ara-lighting-collection-threshold/-/A-50563802">currently comprises just two items</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/26/target-releases-target-connected-android-app-control-retailers-smart-lamps-nightlights/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/26/target-releases-target-connected-android-app-control-retailers-smart-lamps-nightlights/'>Target...

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[Deal Alert] ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02 with stylus down to $320 ($79 off)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180426-Asus-C213SA-YS02-S.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488867" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180426-Asus-C213SA-YS02-S-728x205.png" alt="" width="668" height="188" /></a></p> <p>Chromebooks are continuing to become a very attractive product, but not everyone wants to drop $1000 or more on a Pixelbook. Asus is one of the better names in this space, especially with the Flip <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/28/asus-chromebook-c302-long-term-review-laptop-brought-back-chrome-os/">C302</a>. If you're more interested in a smaller form factor, the C213SA-YS02-S has fallen to $319.85, which is a nice $79.15 off MSRP. <span id="more-488865"></span></p> <p>This ruggedized little convertible has an 11.6" HD touchscreen on a 360° hinge, a spillproof keyboard, and an Intel 3350 CPU, which isn't the best chip, as well as Android app...

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Amazon Prime increasing to $119/yr starting May 11 for new subscribers, June 16 for renewals

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screenshot-from-2018-04-26-21-22-47.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488852" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screenshot-from-2018-04-26-21-22-47-728x497.png" alt="" width="668" height="456" /></a></p> <p>It's pretty safe to say that Amazon Prime is a very popular service, what with over 100 million subscribers. Many will call Prime invaluable, from the great shipping options to the wide selection of media to consume. But a change is coming and it's coming soon: Amazon is raising the U.S. annual fee for Prime to $119, versus the $99 it is currently. This price hike will affect new subscribers starting on May 11 while renewals will still get the $99 price until June 16.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/26/amazon-prime-increasing-119-yr-starting-may-11-new-subscribers-june-16-renewals/" class="read-more">Read...

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[Deal Alert] Canary’s 1080p indoor security camera is $99 on Amazon and Chewy ($70 off)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180426-Canary-1080p.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488831" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180426-Canary-1080p-728x282.png" alt="" width="668" height="259" /></a></p> <p>Connected security cameras seem to be popping up all over the place these days and while they're really tempting for some of us, the high cost of entry is deterring. Luckily, we can count on sales to help ease that monetary burden a bit. Canary's all-in-one 1080p indoor security camera has fallen below $100, sitting at $98.57 on both Amazon and Chewy. That's $70.43 off.<span id="more-488829"></span></p> <p>This camera features Alexa and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/26/canary-camera-integrates-assistant-provide-environment-info-start/">Assistant</a> integration, a 147° wide-angle lens, a built-in siren, a climate monitor, and motion tracking.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/26/deal-alert-canarys-1080p-indoor-security-camera-99-amazon-chewy-70-off/"...

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Report: T-Mobile and Sprint may agree to merger as soon as next week

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/T-Mobile-loves-Sprint-carved-in-tree-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488760" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/T-Mobile-loves-Sprint-carved-in-tree-1-728x429.png" alt="" width="668" height="394" /></a></p> <p>Sprint and T-Mobile weave a complicated relationship. For years they've desired each other, drawn inexorably to that most corporate copulation: the merger. In a landscape run by AT&T and Verizon, the two star-crossed lovers have struggled separately to carve a little chunk of the world (including the US telecommunications market) for themselves. And, according to a report by <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sprint-corp-m-a-t-mobile-us-exclusive/exclusive-t-mobile-sprint-make-progress-aim-for-deal-next-week-sources-idUSKBN1HX3G6"><em>Reuters</em></a>, after a long and conflicted courtship, their paths and profits may soon be joined. <span id="more-488757"></span></p> <p>For a concise history of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger: First it was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/06/sprint-t-mobile-announce-merger-end-month/">on</a>, then it...

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Samsung posts Q1 2018 financial results, tops expectations with record profits

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ap_resize.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488754" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ap_resize-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>It's that time of the... quarter. 2018 Q1 financial reports are being published by most of the big tech names, and Samsung is likely pretty pleased with its performance so far this year. It isn't quite as high as the impressive <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/31/samsung-posts-best-ever-financial-results-2017-profits-50-billion/">2017 Q4 results</a> it previously posted, but it's sitting pretty with a total of KRW 60.56 trillion ($56 billion) in revenue, with KRW 15.64 trillion ($14.51 billion) in operating profit. That's a revenue increase of 20% and an operating profit increase of over 50% compared to...

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The Android Developers website is no longer stuck in the past

Google refreshed its Android Developers website to bring it in line with other recent refreshes. Some individual pages were removed, while others were moved or completely changed. Google said the refresh allows for additional improvements in the near future. Apparently not satisfied with giving Gmail a much-needed visual refresh, Google finally gave its Android Developers […]

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[Deal Alert] $50 off Amazon Fire HD 10, starting at $100

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180426-Amazon-Fire-HD-10.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488740" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180426-Amazon-Fire-HD-10-728x239.png" alt="" width="668" height="219" /></a></p> <p>Looking to pick up a cheap tablet? Amazon has you covered. Right now, you can get $50 off all variants of the Fire HD 10, meaning that you can pay as little as $100 for a 10" FHD tablet (32GB with ads). That's pretty great.<span id="more-488739"></span></p> <p>Whether you opt for ads or not, you're getting a 10.1" 1080p IPS LCD, an unnamed quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, Alexa, and dual-band AC Wi-Fi.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/26/deal-alert-get-50-off-amazon-fire-hd-10/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/26/deal-alert-get-50-off-amazon-fire-hd-10/'>[Deal Alert] $50 off Amazon Fire HD 10,...

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Red Alert Online revives the franchise on mobile devices in China

Mobile gaming giant Tencent has just announced a deal with Electronic Arts and Aiyou Interactive Entertainment to release Red Alert Online, a new game from the classic Command & Conquer series. It will be the first new game in the franchise in nearly six years. There are copycat titles available, but Red Alert Online will […]

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How to backup a Mac to Time Machine with any hard drive

With the news that Apple has officially discontinued its AirPort lineup, many users will look to backing up their Macs with something other than Apple’s Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme with a connected external drive. Follow along for how to back up a Mac to Time Machine with any hard drive. more…

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060: Google I/O 2018 app, Material Design 2, Fuchsia appears in AOSP | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got the release of the Google I/O 2018 app, I explain the basics of Material Design 2, and our Kyle Bradshaw notes recently-added Fuchsia support for Android Runtime in AOSP. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/9to5google-daily-060.mp3 more…

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Swiftkey updated with toolbar customization, beta gets new quick settings UI

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/swk.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488733" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/swk-728x655.png" alt="" width="668" height="601" /></a></p> <p>Some new updates are rolling out to SwiftKey users today, and there are goodies for both beta and stable channels. If you're using the regular app, get ready for more refinements to the toolbar. Plus, a previously released feature is rolling out to more markets. For beta users, it's all (okay, mostly) about the quick settings.</p> <p><span id="more-488728"></span></p> <p>Let's start with the stable build. Here's the changelog.</p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <p>WHAT'S NEW</p> <ul><li>Customize the toolbar by turning features on/off & rearrange them in the order you want.</li></ul></div><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/26/swiftkey-updated-toolbar-customization-beta-gets-new-quick-settings-ui/" class="read-more">Read More</a></div><p><a...

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