Skype v8.29 ditches Snapchat-like ‘Highlights’ and has a simplified UI

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/skype-hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-512685" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/skype-hero.jpg" alt="" width="2148" height="954" /></a></p> <p>Skype has floundered in recent years, among increased competition from services like WhatsApp, Hangouts, Discord, and others. In an effort to gain back market share, Microsoft has bloated the desktop and mobile apps with features like <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/06/09/skypes-big-v8-0-app-update-live-play-store/">add-ons and Snapchat-like 'Highlights.'</a> The Skype team is now flip-flopping, as it has announced a new focus on simplicity and usability.<span id="more-512682"></span></p> <p>"As Skype functionality has expanded, so too has its complexity. As with any feature rich product, maintaining simplicity while enhancing functionality is critical to usability," the team said in a blog post.<div...

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Windows 10 Due for Major Upgrade This Fall

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/09/02/windows-10-fall-update-october-release-date/">Windows 10 Due for Major Upgrade This Fall</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Redesigned Apple store in Charlotte’s SouthPark Mall now open

Top photo courtesy of Aaron Zollo. This morning at 11:00 A.M., Apple opened its redesigned retail store in Charlotte, North Carolina’s SouthPark Mall. Samsung Gear 360 The new Apple SouthPark is the second Apple store in North Carolina to offer the full Today at Apple experience and most modern retail design. The first was Raleigh’s […]

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Someone left a Pixel 3 XL in the back of a Lyft

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pixel-3-xl-lyft-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-512647" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pixel-3-xl-lyft-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>The Pixel 3 XL has been leaked more than any other major smartphone in recent memory, thanks to pre-production units being <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/10/images-google-pixel-3-xl-production-unit-leak-usb-c-earbuds-box/">unboxed</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/22/latest-pixel-3-xl-leak-includes-camera-samples-wireless-charging-confirmation/">tested</a> in the wild. If you somehow need more evidence that the phone exists, or you just enjoy seeing these leaks as I do, someone left a pre-production unit in a Lyft.<span id="more-512644"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pixel1-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-512653" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pixel1-1-217x290.jpg" alt="" width="217" height="290" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pixel2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-512654" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pixel2-217x290.jpg" alt="" width="217" height="290" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pixel3.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-512655" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pixel3-217x290.jpg"...

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Hands on with the Motorola One and One Power: One of these phones doesn’t need to exist

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/moto-one-power-back.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-512622" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/moto-one-power-back-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>One thing you've got to get used to when attending international trade shows is that you're going to see a lot of interesting phones that just aren't meant for you — sometimes your home market's going to get passed over, and the manufacturer simply has another audience in mind. That's a situation I've been facing at IFA 2018 with the latest batch of Motorola smartphones to debut, as both the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/31/motorola-introduces-two-android-one-devices-motorola-one-one-power/">Motorola One and Motorola One Power</a> target various global markets — not including the US.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/02/hands-motorola-one-one-power-one-phones-doesnt-need-exist/"...

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Yahoo releases app for viewing personalized news, sports updates, weather

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yahoo-icon-thumbnail.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-512628" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yahoo-icon-thumbnail-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>Yahoo already has dedicated Android apps for all its services, including <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.mail">Mail</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.sportacular">Sports</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.finance">Finance</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.yahoo">Newsroom</a>, and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.search">Search</a>. If you still use the company's various web products (and you're somehow not worried about <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_data_breaches">being hacked</a>), there's a new general-purpose Yahoo app on the Play Store.<span id="more-512623"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yahoo1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-512633" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yahoo1-217x434.png" alt="" width="217" height="434" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yahoo2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-512636" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yahoo2-217x434.png" alt="" width="217" height="434" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yahoo3.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-512637" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yahoo3-217x434.png" alt="" width="217" height="434" /></a></p> <p>It's very similar to...

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Phones as desktop PCs: Is this just a user interface problem?

Until recently, the concept of a “desktop PC phone” would have been laughable. Even now, in the era of phone-PC crossovers like Samsung Dex and Huawei’s PC mode (Easy Projection), the idea still seems slightly unbelievable. It’s sobering — at least for we (*ahem*) older watchers tech industry enthusiasts — that modern smartphones or tablets […]

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Huawei Mate 20 Launch Event Set for Mid-October

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/09/02/huawei-mate-20-announcement-date-october-16/">Huawei Mate 20 Launch Event Set for Mid-October</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Master the Adobe Creative Cloud for only $39 (deal ends soon!)

The Adobe Creative Cloud is the gold standard when it comes to photo editing and design software. It’s a creative’s dream and if you want to make a career in any creative industry, you’re probably going to have to learn it. Today’s deal is the perfect way to master the Adobe editing software. The Complete […]

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[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is $500 ($150 off) at Amazon and Best Buy, $470 ($180 off) at B&H

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/xperia-xz2-compact-deal-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-512612" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/xperia-xz2-compact-deal-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="409" /></a></p> <p>The Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact were released in the United States <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/11/sony-xperia-xz2-xz2-compact-coming-best-buy-amazon-us/">back in April</a>. The <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/31/hands-sony-xperia-xz3-first-exciting-sony-phone-years/">Xperia XZ3 series</a> is expected to come out soon, and as such, steeper discounts on the original models have started. Now you can get the XZ2 Compact for $499.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, or $470 at B&H.<span id="more-512610"></span></p> <p>The XZ2 Compact has a Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage with microSD support, and a 5-inch 2160x1808 IPS LCD screen.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/02/deal-alert-sony-xperia-xz2-compact-500-150-off-amazon-best-buy-470-180-off-bh/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/02/deal-alert-sony-xperia-xz2-compact-500-150-off-amazon-best-buy-470-180-off-bh/'>[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZ2...

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