CrossOver for Chrome OS adds support for Quicken 2018 and Chromeboxes

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/unnamed-13.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-528309" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/unnamed-13.png" alt="" width="180" height="180" /></a></p> <p>CrossOver is a compatibility layer, based on the open-source <a href="https://www.winehq.org/">Wine project</a>, that allows Mac and Linux users to run Windows software. The first beta release for Chrome OS <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/09/02/crossover-android-preview-runs-windows-apps-android-chromebooks-even-photoshop/">arrived in 2016</a>, and it has <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/07/crossover-android-chrome-os-enters-open-beta/">continued to improve since then</a>.</p> <p>Another update is now rolling out on the Play Store, with general improvements and official support for <a href="https://www.quicken.com/">Quicken</a> (a popular finance management tool). Here's the full changelog:<span id="more-528308"></span></p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <ul><li>Core technology update to Wine 3.14.</li></ul></div><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/crossover-chrome-os-adds-support-quicken-2018-chromeboxes/" class="read-more">Read More</a></div><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/crossover-chrome-os-adds-support-quicken-2018-chromeboxes/'>CrossOver for Chrome OS...

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Fingerprint ‘master keys’ created with neural network could break into your phone

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/nexus2cee_p6.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-496773" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/nexus2cee_p6-728x473.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>Working with <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/tags/biometrics/">biometrics</a> is always a balancing act. With passwords, authentication is simple — either it matches or it doesn't. But when that "password" is part of a user's body, whether a face scan, iris match, or <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/30/synaptics-continues-improve-fingerprint-sensors-force-sensing-navigation/">just a regular old fingerprint</a>, systems have to anticipate and account for a little bit of wiggle room. After all, you don't want that face scan failing because you got a pimple, or your fingerprint rejected because you touch the sensor at a slightly different angle each time.<div...

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Call Screen is starting to hit some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-15-at-8.51.55-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528294" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-15-at-8.51.55-PM-728x285.png" alt="" width="668" height="262" /></a></p> <p>The Pixel 3 launched with <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/09/call-screen-will-let-pixel-users-see-whos-calling-want-answering/">Call Screen</a>, which allows Assistant to "answer" by asking who's calling and offering ways to respond to calls. At the event, Google promised that the feature would <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/13/pixel-3-features-coming-older-pixel-phones-will-remain-exclusive/">trickle down to the older Pixel and Pixel 2 phones</a> in November. We're halfway through the month, and it looks like Call Screen is indeed starting to hit some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones.</p> <p><span id="more-528293"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/call-screen.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-528295" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/call-screen-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screenshot_20181115-173156.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone...

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[Update: Coming back online] Smart home halt: Nest is down for many

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/11/15 6:15pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/smart-home-halt-nest-many/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/11/15 6:15pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Nest is back up</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Nest-Down-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528286" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Nest-Down-Hero-728x399.png" alt="" width="668" height="366" /></a></p> <p>If you're having issues with your nest devices right now, you aren't alone. By all appearances, the service seems to be in the midst of an outage. According to the company's <a href="https://twitter.com/nest/status/1063245396137390081">Twitter account</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/nestsupport/status/1063244861481119744?s=19">Twitter support account</a>, it's looking into it.</p> <p><span id="more-528285"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we're sorry to hear you're not...

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Smart home halt: Nest is down for many

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Nest-Down-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528286" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Nest-Down-Hero-728x399.png" alt="" width="668" height="366" /></a></p> <p>If you're having issues with your nest devices right now, you aren't alone. By all appearances, the service seems to be in the midst of an outage. According to the company's <a href="https://twitter.com/nest/status/1063245396137390081">Twitter account</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/nestsupport/status/1063244861481119744?s=19">Twitter support account</a>, it's looking into it.</p> <p><span id="more-528285"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we're sorry to hear you're not able to connect to the Nest app. We’ve received reports and are investigating for now.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/smart-home-halt-nest-many/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/smart-home-halt-nest-many/'>Smart home halt: Nest is down for many</a>...

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Google Photos site updated to match the app’s refreshed Material UI

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/chrome_2018-11-15_18-29-48.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528267" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/chrome_2018-11-15_18-29-48-728x449.png" alt="" width="668" height="412" /></a></p> <p>Google Photos' Android app was updated back in <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/05/google-photos-updated-v4-0-updated-material-ui-apk-download/">September</a> to Google's hot new, mostly white aesthetic. At the time, the site still lagged behind with older iconography and layout, but no longer. Today Google has pushed that same Material Theme/Material Design 2 look onto the <a href="https://photos.google.com/">Google Photos site</a>.</p> <p><span id="more-528265"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/11chrome_2018-11-15_18-37-25.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-528272" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/11chrome_2018-11-15_18-37-25-668x297.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="297" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>Google Photos homepage/"Photos" gallery.</em></p> <p>Of course, the site already used a white background, so the most immediately noticeable change is the updated iconography...

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181: Wear OS ‘H’, Inbox pushing to Gmail, Android reviews | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got a new Wear OS update version H, Inbox users are being pushed to the new Gmail, and a couple reviews of an Android TV and the Moto Z3. 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-181.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook […]

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Plex is offering a rare 25% discount on a lifetime Plex Pass (new subscribers only)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/image-home-why-plex-1-7-1440x982.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528262" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/image-home-why-plex-1-7-1440x982-728x496.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="455" /></a></p> <p>If you're a Plex user who has stuck with the free tier of the media library streaming service to date, it might finally be the day you convert to paid: the company is offering a rare 25% discount on its lifetime <a href="https://www.plex.tv/plex-pass/">Plex Pass</a>, bringing the cost down to just $90. That's the same price you'd pay for 18 months on the monthly ($4.99) plan, and for a little over two years at the annual rate ($39.99).<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/plex-offering-rare-25-discount-lifetime-plex-pass-new-subscribers/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/plex-offering-rare-25-discount-lifetime-plex-pass-new-subscribers/'>Plex is offering a rare...

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Amazon’s doing a week of pre-Black Friday deals, here are some of the highlights

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_amazon-generic-hero-depositphotos.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-481151" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_amazon-generic-hero-depositphotos-728x485.jpg" alt="Credit: Depositphotos" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>As is tradition, all the big retailers are teasing their upcoming Black Friday deals. In Amazon's case, the company has revealed that its promotions are set to start a full week ahead of the date itself. Better, it has also published a list including many of its upcoming deals, and we've pulled some of the best out for you.</p> <p><span id="more-528243"></span></p> <p>Most of these deals will be "available on various dates and times between November 16 and November 23," so keep in mind not only are they <em>not</em>...

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$12 deal: Join the data gurus and Master Tableau 10

Modern businesses run on data, but the problem is that data’s boring. A busy exec doesn’t want to read pages and pages of spreadsheets; they want to visualize the results and turn them into actions. This is exactly what Tableau 10 does. In the words of its website, “your data, only hotter”. If you want to master […]

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