Google opens early registration for .app domains, general availability coming May 8

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/app-tld-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-489687" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/app-tld-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Three years ago, Google paid $25 million for exclusive rights to the '.app' top-level web domain. At long last, the company is now opening up registrations for .app, with the Early Access Program in full swing. The general public will have to wait until May 8, but various companies have already bought <a href="http://domainincite.com/22951-googles-app-gtld-beats-porn-to-biggest-sunrise-yet">over 3,000 .app domains</a>.<span id="more-489686"></span></p> <p>With just about every common name and phrase already registered under .com, other top-level domains like .io and .fm have become more popular in recent years.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/google-opens-early-registration-app-domains-general-availability-coming-may-8/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/google-opens-early-registration-app-domains-general-availability-coming-may-8/'>Google...

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to some Xiaomi Mi Box owners

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nexus2cee_wm_DSC02039_thumb.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-391927" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nexus2cee_wm_DSC02039_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="446" /></a></p> <p>The rollout of Android TV 8.0 has been slow, to say the least. The Nexus Player received Oreo <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/22/nexus-player-will-not-updated-android-p/">as its final update</a>, and the Nvidia Shield won't get it until <a href="https://9to5google.com/2018/01/31/nvidia-shield-android-oreo-update-later-this-year/">later this year</a>. The Xiaomi Mi Box was released internationally in 2016, and even though performance was sub-par, it was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/23/xiaomi-mi-box-review-the-best-deal-around-for-android-tv-for-what-its-worth">still a popular Android TV box for a while</a>. In a strange turn of events, the Mi Box might get Oreo before the Nvidia Shield.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/android-8-0-oreo-rolling-xiaomi-mi-box-owners/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/android-8-0-oreo-rolling-xiaomi-mi-box-owners/'>Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to...

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Action Launcher updated to v35 with Android P styling, app drawer tweaks, and more

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/action_launcher_v35.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-489665" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/action_launcher_v35-728x514.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="472" /></a></p> <p>A new version of Action Launcher is rolling out today, and it gives you a little hint of Android P without installing the dev preview. Oh, there are other things, too. How about an enhanced app drawer with folders? It's got that. Folder sorting? Yep. Free money? Okay, not that, but it's still pretty good.</p> <p><span id="more-489611"></span></p> <p>Here's the full changelog for Action Launcher v35. Note, you may have already seen some of this if you're in the beta.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/action-launcher-updated-v35-android-p-styling-app-drawer-tweaks/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/action-launcher-updated-v35-android-p-styling-app-drawer-tweaks/'>Action Launcher updated to v35 with Android...

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Google Maps v9.77 beta brings an all new look to saved lists, sets up location sharing requests, and more [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/maps.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-489679" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/maps.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>A new version of Google Maps landed late last night and brought with it an assortment of visual tweaks. You'll find an all new and improved look for your saved lists, plus some interesting tweaks to other small spots around the interface. There is also a pretty clear hint that we'll be able to send requests for other people to turn on location sharing so they don't have to take the initiative to share with us.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/google-maps-v9-77-beta-brings-new-look-saved-lists-sets-location-sharing-requests-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/google-maps-v9-77-beta-brings-new-look-saved-lists-sets-location-sharing-requests-apk-teardown/'>Google Maps v9.77 beta brings an...

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10 best rhythm games for Android

Rhythm games have been around for a long time. Who can forget the days of Dance Dance Revolution? We saw a huge spike in popularity with games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero as well. As it turns out, there is plenty of the genre on mobile as well. Here are the best rhythm games […]

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063: New .app TLD, Android Auto updates, I/O 2018 expectations | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Google introducing a new .app HTTPS-default TLD, the Google I/O 2018 app for iOS seemingly leaks a ‘new media experience’ coming to Android Auto, and our I/O 2018 expectations. 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/2018/05/9to5google-daily-063.mp3 more…

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Pokémon Go’s Battle Showdown event is all about fighting Pokémon

Niantic Niantic announced the Battle Showdown event for Pokémon Go. During the event, Fighting-type Pokémon will appear more frequently and players will get additional goodies for certain activities. The Battle Showdown event goes from now through May 14. Coming off the heels of Pokémon Go’s Kanto-focused event and new Field Research tasks, Niantic announced the Battle Showdown event […]

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Facebook releases standalone Oculus Go for $199, available now

Oculus The Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset from Facebook-owned company Oculus. Unlike the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets, the Oculus Go doesn’t require a PC or smartphone to operate. The Oculus Go is available now starting at $199, and ships to 23 different countries. At the F8 developer’s conference today, Facebook formally […]

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Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q2 2018 earnings call

Just a few minutes ago, Apple announced its second quarter earning results for 2018. The numbers included $61.1 billion in revenue on sales of 52.2 million iPhones, 9.1 million iPads, and 4.07 million Macs. As is tradition, the earnings release is being followed by a conference call with Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca […]

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How to create a screen recording on Mac

Creating a screen recording on your Mac can be useful in a variety of situations. While there are some great third-party apps out there to help with this, Apple offers a free option built-in to macOS with QuickTime. more…

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Apple announces Q2 2018 revenue of $61.1b: 52.2m iPhones, 9.1m iPads, 4.07m Macs

Happy Apple Earnings Day! Apple has just announced its Q2 2018 results with $61.1 billion in revenue and $13.8 billion in profit earned from selling 52.2 million iPhones, 9.1 million iPads, and 4.07 million Macs. Apple had offered revenue guidance between $60 billion and $62 billion. That compares to $52.9b in revenue, $11.03 billion profit, 50.7 million iPhones, 8.92 million […]

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Huawei P20 Pro scratch, burn, and bend test doesn’t end well

The Huawei P20 Pro has been subjected to a series of stress tests on the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel. The device survives the treatment like many of its competitors, until the bend test, where the display cracks. This rarely happens during these tests on the channel, though they don’t necessarily represent real-world scenarios. The Huawei P20 […]

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