WhatsApp legal threats target 3rd party apps interfacing through standard Android APIs

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/whatsapp-courthouse.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501588" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/whatsapp-courthouse-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>So much of what we do on our smartphone is driven by services, as companies provide us with access to things like cloud storage, social-media publishing, and instant messaging. And while many of us default to accessing these services through their official apps, plenty of third-party alternatives exist. Some of the companies behind these services are <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/06/stay-execution-twitter-indefinitely-delaying-plans-break-3rd-party-apps/">more tolerant of those alternatives than others</a>, and we've already seen WhatsApp take heavy-handed action against such software.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/whatsapp-legal-threats-target-3rd-party-apps-interfacing-standard-android-apis/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/whatsapp-legal-threats-target-3rd-party-apps-interfacing-standard-android-apis/'>WhatsApp legal threats target 3rd party apps...

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The new Gmail vs Inbox — differences explained

Gmail is better than ever thanks to the update it received in April, which brought a more modern design and a ton of new features to the email client. How does it compare to Inbox, Google’s experimental email that made its debut in 2014? Here’s a breakdown of all the major differences when it comes to […]

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[Update: Google is limiting OG Pixels from getting this feature] Android P Overview screen no longer allows for text selection or image copying in DP4 for some users

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/03 4:53am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/android-p-overview-screen-no-longer-allows-text-selection-image-copying-dp4/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/07/03 4:53am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Still working for some users, and there seems to be a hidden setting</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/03 6:34am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/android-p-overview-screen-no-longer-allows-text-selection-image-copying-dp4/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2018/07/03 6:34am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Setting to turn it on is showing for some, but it's generally a buggy mess</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/04 3:02pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/android-p-overview-screen-no-longer-allows-text-selection-image-copying-dp4/#3"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_3"> 3</span>: 2018/07/04 3:02pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Feature won't be coming to first...

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How to become a machine learning and AI specialist

The rise of the machines is coming. By that, I don’t mean that someone is about to break through a singularity and create a rapidly self-teaching AI that will enslave all of humanity. I mean, that’s probably on the cards too, but it’s not really what we’re talking about today. We’re talking about automation. Smart […]

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Android P developer preview includes a list of received files in connection settings

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/bt-files.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501580" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/bt-files-728x693.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="636" /></a></p> <p>Direct Bluetooth file transfers have been available on Android since time immemorial, but Android P adds a long-overdue related feature. You can finally see a list of all transferred files. The menu is nestled in the connection settings—it's actually been there for a while, and no one noticed.</p> <p><span id="more-501575"></span></p> <p>We've traced the "Received file" menu back to the first developer preview in March. It's still there as of the latest DP4 as well.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/android-p-developer-preview-includes-list-received-files-connection-settings/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/android-p-developer-preview-includes-list-received-files-connection-settings/'>Android P developer preview includes a list of received files in connection settings</a>...

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Pokemon Quest tips and tricks: From beginner to Pokemon master

Editor’s Pick Pokemon Quest review: A mobile take on the iconic franchise Pokemon Quest, the latest game in the ever-popular Pokemon franchise, is now available as a free-to-play Android and iOS game. Although it came out a full month earlier on the Nintendo Switch, it’s clearly a … New players who are picking up the […]

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How to Google Search the right way!

Google handles billions of searches per day, but how many of those searches actually help people find what they’re really looking for? It’s impossible to know for sure, but there are plenty of tools and tricks at any Googler’s disposal to help narrow down those millions of search results into something more manageable. Read more: 10 […]

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[Update: Yet another four more] Free alert: ICON albums from Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, and KISS are complimentary on Play Music

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/06/30 10:24am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/free-alert-icon-albums-johnny-cash-loretta-lynn-kenny-rogers-kiss-complimentary-play-music/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/06/30 10:24am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">It turns out that there are four more free albums from Boyz II Men, Billy Currington, Conway Twitty, and Josh Turner. Links are below. ICON - Boyz II Men ICON</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/04 11:21am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/free-alert-icon-albums-johnny-cash-loretta-lynn-kenny-rogers-kiss-complimentary-play-music/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2018/07/04 11:21am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">We don't yet know why these are creeping onto Play Music piecemeal, rather than showing up all at once, but a few days since we last updated...

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[Deal Alert] The high-end Pixelbook (Core i7, 512GB) is on sale for $1,499 ($150 off)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_pixelbook.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-473029" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_pixelbook-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Google's Pixelbook is a far cry from those cheap Chromebooks you can pick up on impulse. It can be hard to justify the base model Pixelbook, let alone the $1,649 premium model. That version of the device is a bit cheaper today, though. If you were already looking at the Pixelbook, maybe this will convince you to step up to the best version.</p> <p><span id="more-501561"></span></p> <p>The high-end Pixelbook is currently on sale for $1,499 via <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Google-Pixelbook-i7-RAM-512/dp/B075JLPLBL?tag=androidpolice-20">Amazon</a> and <a href="https://www.abt.com/product/115606/Google-i7-512GB-Pixelbook-GA00124US.html">ABT</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/high-end-pixelbook-core-i7-512gb-sale-1499-150-off/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/high-end-pixelbook-core-i7-512gb-sale-1499-150-off/'>[Deal Alert] The high-end Pixelbook (Core...

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Chrome Duplex being renamed ‘Duet’ to avoid confusion with Google Duplex phone-call AI

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/chrome-duplex-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-500895" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/chrome-duplex-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Back in May, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-assistant-will-call-businesses-set-appointments/">Google announced something called 'Google Duplex' at I/O</a>. The feature would be able to call businesses using humanlike speech patterns to set up appointments or make reservations. But months before that, the Chrome team had already <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/16/experimental-chrome-home-interface-now-chrome-duplex-address-bar-back-top/">renamed its experimental 'Chrome Home' interface to 'Chrome Duplex.'</a> Chrome Duplex is now being renamed again to 'Chrome Duet' to avoid confusion with the fancy new Google Duplex.</p> <p><span id="more-501550"></span></p> <p>The information behind this name change comes courtesy of a code change request in Chromium Gerrit, which reads:</p> <blockquote><p>Rename Chrome Duplex...

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CooTek releases TouchPal Pro, a keyboard app with a built-in AI assistant named Talia

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Fullscreen_6_29_18__8_10_PM.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-500790" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Fullscreen_6_29_18__8_10_PM-728x376.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="345" /></a></p> <p>Chances are that it's been awhile since you last looked into changing keyboards. There's no doubt that the entire Android ecosystem has taken big steps forward in the past few years when it comes to things like suggesting correct spellings for words as you type. TouchPal Keyboard Pro, however, can do much more for you than just fix your mistakes.<span id="more-499042"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHXW8z2r40Y?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>TouchPal Pro includes Talia, an AI assistant to help bring you information you need while using your keyboard.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/cootek-releases-touchpal-pro-keyboard-app-built-ai-assistant-named-talia/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/cootek-releases-touchpal-pro-keyboard-app-built-ai-assistant-named-talia/'>CooTek releases TouchPal Pro, a...

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[Update: Rolling out, screenshots] OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/04 11:18am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/oxygenos-open-beta-13-11-oneplus-5-5t-will-bring-treble-support/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/07/04 11:18am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Update now rolling out, plus screenshots</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nexus2cee_5t-6-2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501448" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nexus2cee_5t-6-2-728x473.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>OnePlus' OxygenOS Open Betas give us an illuminating glimpse into the company's future software plans. Although it's possible that not every feature that makes it into the Open Betas will be deemed fit for stable release, they give us an advance look at the company's intentions, if nothing else. Today OnePlus has released a new pair of...

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Google may bring proximity-based Nearby API to Chromebooks

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nexus2cee_DSC08671.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501547" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nexus2cee_DSC08671-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Last year, Google released v2.0 of its "Nearby Connections" API, which allows for your gadgets to communicate with other devices in close proximity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It was a part of the overall "Nearby" package, which also includes a few other systems for more specific applications, including messaging and notifications. According to a <a href="https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/chromium/src/+/1113198">pair</a> of <a href="https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/chromium/src/+/1119492">commits</a> recently spotted by the folks at <a href="https://www.xda-developers.com/google-chromebooks-nearby-api-bluetooth/"><em>XDA Developers</em></a>, these Nearby APIs may be coming to Chromebooks. <span id="more-501543"></span></p> <p>So far, Google's plans for Chromebooks seem to align with the previous...

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34 temporarily free and 43 on-sale apps and games to celebrate Independence Day

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/nexus2cee_wednesday.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-296916" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/nexus2cee_wednesday-668x267.png" alt="" width="668" height="267" /></a></p> <p>Happy Independence Day, U.S. residents! Take a break from your grill-out/celebration preparations and check this nice list of app sales. We have some good ones today, so be looking for those in bold. Enjoy your holiday.<span id="more-501526"></span></p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-important"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-important"></i></div>Today is the last roundup for the week. I will be moving this weekend and I won't be around on Friday or Monday. I'll try to be back for y'all next Wednesday, so be ready for a lot of app sales.</div><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/app-sales-july-04-2018/" class="read-more">Read More</a></div><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/app-sales-july-04-2018/'>34 temporarily...

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ZTE gets authorization to conduct limited business for the next month

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_ZTE-Generic-Hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-477411" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_ZTE-Generic-Hero-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>It's been nothing but bad news for ZTE over the last couple months, but there's finally a positive development for the Chinese technology firm. The US Commerce Department has temporarily lifted part of the trade ban that <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/zte-shuts-main-operations-talks-u-s-continue/">effectively shut down ZTE back in April</a>. This will help ZTE keep the lights on as it works toward full compliance.</p> <p><span id="more-501527"></span></p> <p>The authorization runs from July 2nd to August 1st, allowing ZTE to continue operating existing networks and equipment, as well as provide support to owners of ZTE phones.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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