You can now download podcasts to listen to offline in the Google app

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_google-app-podcasts.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-480692" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_google-app-podcasts-668x487.png" alt="" width="668" height="487" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/19/google-app-starts-rolling-podcast-subscription-management/">Back in March</a>, ever-determined to give users multiple ways to do everything, Google rolled out the ability to subscribe and listen to podcasts directly in the Google app. Now, you're conveniently able to download clips for offline listening by tapping a "Download episode" button in the episode's description.</p> <p><span id="more-490420"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/google-podcasts-download-episode.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-490421 size-large" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/google-podcasts-download-episode-668x680.png" width="668" height="680" /></a><br /><em>An episode description featuring a download button.</em></p> <p>In the service's settings, episodes can be scheduled for deletion after a certain amount of time, whether or not...

Continue Reading

Adobe Photoshop Express adds automatic perspective correction, vignette effects, and more

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/photoshop-4.1-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-490415" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/photoshop-4.1-hero-728x351.png" alt="" width="668" height="322" /></a></p> <p>Adobe Photoshop Express has added a handful of useful new features. In an update this week, the mobile photo editor got the ability to automatically adjust the perspective of wonky photos with a single tap, as well as a vignette slider and a couple of quality-of-life improvements.<span id="more-490414"></span></p> <p>Adding vignettes is pretty standard stuff—it's just adjusting the brightness around the edge of a photo—but it can help with achieving certain looks, and the addition is welcome.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/04/adobe-photoshop-express-adds-automatic-perspective-correction-vignette-effects/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/04/adobe-photoshop-express-adds-automatic-perspective-correction-vignette-effects/'>Adobe Photoshop Express adds automatic perspective correction,...

Continue Reading

Google News overhaul to bring more video content, quicker load times

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/google-news-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-490411" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/google-news-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>It looks like Google's got a new direction in mind for its News platform. Sources tell <a href="http://adage.com/article/digital/google-walking-publishers-a-revamped-google-news/313385/">Ad Age</a> that the service is set for an overhaul that will incorporate more videos, functionality similar to that of Google Play Newsstand, and behind-the-scenes changes to make articles load faster. The changes will affect the <a href="http://news.google.com">Google News website</a> on desktop and mobile, as well as introduce an updated app.</p> <p><span id="more-490405"></span></p> <p>The refreshed Google News, which will apparently pull video content from YouTube's news section and absorb parts of Newsstand, is set...

Continue Reading

The LG G7 ThinQ’s MLCD+ display technology explained

OLED vs LCD is a seemingly never-ending debate among smartphone enthusiasts, but the LG G7 ThinQ has just come along to derail the whole topic with its new MLCD+ display technology. The company seems to have already ditched LG Display’s revitalized POLED panels for something else it’s been quietly cooking up at its R&D labs. We managed […]

Continue Reading

066: Google Photos I/O predictions, Podcasts, Assistant, Fuchsia Friday | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Google Photos predictions for I/O, offline podcasts in the Google app, movie tickets in Assistant, and Fuchsia Friday, where our Kyle talks about Fuchsia at I/O. 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-066.mp3 more…

Continue Reading

LG says it came up with a notched phone before Apple

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/DSC09958_wm.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-489649" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/DSC09958_wm-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>The Essential Phone was technically the first smartphone on the market with a notch at the top, but rumors of the iPhone X's design had already been circulating by that point. Now there are quite a few notched Android phones to chose from, including <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/huawei-p20-review/">the Huawei P20</a>, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/27/asus-unveils-new-zenfone-5-series-bezel-less-displays-dual-cameras/">ASUS ZenFone 5</a>, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/19/oppos-new-r15-will-probably-become-oneplus-6-yes-screen-notch/">Oppo R15</a>, and others. The <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/02/lg-g7s-questionable-ai-screen-notch-arent-enough-stand-2018/">newly-announced LG G7</a> also has a notch, but LG says it thought of the idea first.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/04/lg-says-came-notched-phone-apple/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/04/lg-says-came-notched-phone-apple/'>LG says it came up with a notched phone before...

Continue Reading

‘Hey Google, get me tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Google Assistant now supports movie ticket sales directly through the Assistant app. The feature is part of a partnership with Fandango, so only Fandango theatres will be supported for now. The new movie tickets feature is just in time for Solo: A Star Wars Story! You can now buy tickets to the movies using voice […]

Continue Reading

9to5Mac Daily 067: May 4, 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/2018/05/9to5mac-daily-may-4-2018.mp3 more…

Continue Reading

Battleship: Official Edition puts a new spin on the classic board game

Annoying younger siblings everywhere rejoice! Battleship: Official Edition is now available in the Play Store. The classic game of naval combat was adapted to Android devices by Marmalade Game Studios (best known for the mobile version of Clue), and thankfully it incorporates online play so you no longer need to pester your older sibling to […]

Continue Reading

Google app v8.2 beta prepares switching note and list services in Assistant, trimming silence from podcasts, and more [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/google.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-490397" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/google.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Google has been rolling out updates to its flagship app at a record pace, with a significant updates landing only a few days apart. The latest may be a sign that the developers are nearly done, as the additions appear to be slowing down. In this update, we can see small visual tweaks, but nothing else too major. As usual, it's in the teardown where the changes are racking up, including signs that users will get to choose their own services for lists and notes taken by...

Continue Reading

Android 8.0 Oreo now available for T-Mobile LG V30, must be manually sideloaded for now

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08799.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-458028" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08799-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>It has taken a while for LG to update its 2017 ultra-flagship to the latest (major) release of Android. The Android Oreo OTA rolled out in South Korea <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/26/android-8-0-oreo-rolling-lg-v30-korea/">at the end of last year</a>, with <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/10/lg-v30-update-south-korea-brings-thinq-ai-camera-features-branding/">a later update adding features from the V30 ThinQ</a>. The Sprint V30 <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/20/lg-v30-sprint-gets-android-8-0-oreo/">received Oreo in March</a>, followed by <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/28/att-pushes-android-8-0-update-lg-v30/">AT&T a few days later</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/20/verizon-lg-v30-update-adds-ai-camera-thinq-branding/">Verizon in April</a>.<span id="more-490387"></span></p> <p>It took a while, but T-Mobile has finally updated its own V30 to Android 8.0.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/04/android-8-0-oreo-now-available-t-mobile-lg-v30-must-manually-sideloaded-now/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/04/android-8-0-oreo-now-available-t-mobile-lg-v30-must-manually-sideloaded-now/'>Android 8.0...

Continue Reading

Razer Phone now available at Best Buy

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_razer-phone-728px.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-466788" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_razer-phone-728px.png" alt="" width="728" height="485" /></a></p> <p>Since release, the Razer Phone has been available from Amazon, Razer's online store, and Microsoft. If you want to try one before buying, your only option was to hunt down a Microsoft store and hope they had a display unit. Now the device is available from another retailer - Best Buy.<span id="more-490371"></span></p> <p>There's no word on if any stores will have display units, but at the very least, you'll have another option for purchasing the phone.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/04/razer-phone-now-available-best-buy/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/04/razer-phone-now-available-best-buy/'>Razer Phone now available at Best Buy</a> was written...

Continue Reading