Instagram making it easier for businesses to show ads through Stories w/ new ‘Promote’ feature

A new report from TechCrunch today says Instagram is testing a new “Promote for Stories” feature will make it easier for businesses and advertisers to target users through Stories. Similar to Facebook’s “Boost” platform, advertisers will be able to target certain users based on a variety of characteristics. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip Through “Promote,” Instagram […]

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Apple-owned Shazam for iOS updated with Instagram Story integration

The Apple-owned Shazam app for iOS has been updated to version 12.3 today. As part of that update, the app now integrates with Instagram, allowing users to share songs they discover through Shazam on Instagram Stories. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip With Instagram Stories integration, Shazam users can now share a song they discovered directly to […]

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171: Google Fi, Google Walkout, Apple USB-C adapter for Pixel | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Google’s Project Fi is being renamed simply ‘Google Fi’, Google Walkout happened to protest handling of sexual misconduct, and a USB-C adapter from Apple. 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.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/9to5google-daily-171.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750! […]

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RavPower’s 26,800mAh 30W Type-C battery is just $54 ($26 off) on Amazon for the next two hours only

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Ravower-26800mah-amazon-deal-hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-525612" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Ravower-26800mah-amazon-deal-hero-728x490.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="450" /></a></p> <p>External batteries are nearly a dime a dozen if you're willing to settle for small capacity and low-amp output over USB Type-A, but if you prefer something bigger with USB Type-C, a decent wattage, and Power Delivery compatibility, choices are both fewer and more expensive. Thankfully for the astute deal-seeker, RavPower's voluminous 26,800mAh Type-C 30W PD battery is over 30% off over at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI?tag=androidpolice-20">Amazon</a> at $54 (previously $80). Act fast, though.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/01/ravpowers-26800mah-type-c-battery-just-54-26-off-amazon-next-two-hours/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/01/ravpowers-26800mah-type-c-battery-just-54-26-off-amazon-next-two-hours/'>RavPower's 26,800mAh 30W Type-C battery is just $54 ($26 off)...

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[Update: Moto 360 models, too] Huawei Watch 1 and 2 Wear OS v2.17 update brings speed improvements, UI refresh

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/11/01 2:52pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/01/huawei-watch-1-and-2-gain-speed-improvements-with-ui-refresh/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/11/01 2:52pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Huawei users haven't been the only group patiently waiting for a taste of new Wear OS software. Luckily they're also not the only ones receiving some eagerly-awaited updates this week,</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ap_resize-2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-525123 size-full" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ap_resize-2.jpg" width="728" height="485" /></a></p> <p>The first <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/09/21/huawei-watch-review-an-excellent-first-effort-from-huawei/">Huawei Watch</a> has long been held up as a prime example of a Wear OS device, while its successor, the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/20/huawei-watch-2-review-why/">Huawei Watch 2</a>, didn't fare so well with critics. Both, however, benefit...

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App developers must target Android 8.0 or higher starting today (November 1st)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/android-crowd.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504086" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/android-crowd-728x360.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="330" /></a></p> <p>Google rolls out new security features in every version of Android, but some changes only apply for apps that target newer API levels. Thus, Google announced late last year it was cracking down on apps built for older versions of Android. Today is the big day—developers can no longer upload anything to the Play Store without targeting at least API level 26 (Oreo 8.0).</p> <p><span id="more-525596"></span></p> <p>The new policy is fully in effect today, but it's something developers have dealt with for several months.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/01/app-developers-must-target-android-8-0-higher-starting-today-november-1st/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/01/app-developers-must-target-android-8-0-higher-starting-today-november-1st/'>App developers...

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Files Go is now just ‘Files’ in latest beta, updated with new Material Design [APK Download]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Fles-go-is-now-files-and-material-design-2-hero2-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-525588" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Fles-go-is-now-files-and-material-design-2-hero2-1-728x473.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>Google has been steadily updating its first-party apps to its "Google Material Theme" — which most of the internet continues to call Material Design 2, much to Google's apparent chagrin. The latest addition is Files Go, which has both a new look <em>and</em> a new name to go with it. The beta version of the app has both the stereotypical, mostly-white design, and it now just goes by the name of "Files."</p> <p><span id="more-525584"></span></p> <p>Files <del>Go</del> got its beta channel at the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/26/google-files-go-now-beta-channel-theres-new-search-function-first-release-apk-download/">beginning of this year</a>, allowing the intrepid...

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Sonos needs a bit more time to get ready for Google Assistant

Sonos Sonos announced it will delay support for Google Assistant until sometime in 2019. The company did not give a reason for the delay, but said it is making “good progress.” Sonos will kick off a private beta for Google Assistant support sometime in the near future. Last year, Sonos said it would update its […]

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What if you could triple your reading speed?

On Tuesday we found a deal on a Scribd subscription, giving you access to millions of great publications. Now’s your chance to attack them at a furious pace. Imagine if you could triple your reading speed. Think about it — you’d be through this article in a few seconds, and short books in a matter of hours. Think how much […]

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Live blog: Apple’s fiscal Q4 2018 earnings call

It’s earnings day for Apple and the company just reported revenue of $62.9 billion with profit of $14.12 billion. Apple says it sold 46.89m iPhones, 9.69m iPads, and 5.3m Macs during the quarter. Next on the docket is Apple’s quarterly earnings call with investors. Head below for live coverage… Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip In Apple’s earnings […]

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