Another Pixel 3 bug: Camera encountering ‘fatal error’ in third-party apps

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Pixel-3-hands-on-back.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-520506" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Pixel-3-hands-on-back-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Google's latest flagship may have a class-leading camera, but it isn't without <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/19/google-pixel-3-latest-phone-suffer-photos-not-saved/">its bugs</a>, and now we have another to add to the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/05/unofficial-google-pixel-3-pixel-3-xl-bug-issue-tracker/">list</a>. Unfortunately for some, using the camera in third-party apps may trigger an error which disables the camera entirely until you reboot. Even the stock camera app is non-functional until you power cycle the phone.</p> <p><span id="more-528830"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Weirdest Pixel 3 bug: enable camera access for any third party app and it stops working completely 😅 <a href="https://t.co/R48Fe0vJAL">pic.twitter.com/R48Fe0vJAL</a></p> <p>— Owen Williams ⚡ (@ow)...

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The JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker is $60 ($40 off) for My Best Buy members

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/jbl-flip-4-colors-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528808" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/jbl-flip-4-colors-1-728x426.png" alt="" width="668" height="391" /></a></p> <p>Wi-Fi speakers are great, but there are situations where Bluetooth is still best (good luck using your Google Home Max on a camping trip). If you're in the market for a great-sounding and affordable model, JBL should be on your shortlist. The Flip 4 in particular provides a solid value at its normal $99.99, and it's made all the better by a $40 discount.</p> <p><span id="more-528798"></span></p> <p>The speaker is pretty well beloved by shoppers, with an average review of 4.8 stars out of five at Best Buy (and similarly...

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Verizon releases LG V40 ThinQ update with new camera features, Android security updates

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LGThinQV40Update.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-528796" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LGThinQV40Update-668x445.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/tags/verizon-wireless/">Verizon's</a> latest update for the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/14/lg-v40-review-best-lgs-ever-built-still-isnt-quite-enough/">LG V40 ThinQ</a> is all about making users look good, by way of creating digital avatars and fine-tuning their selfies to transport them to another place.</p> <p>The patch includes a handful of new camera-centric features, including the introduction of "My Avatar" and Augmented Selfie capabilities, both of which look like they're meant for a lot of time-wasting (read: fun) applications.</p> <p>Using My Avatar, you can create a cartoon avatar to be used in Messaging and other apps that feature an on-screen keyboard.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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‘AppDialer Pro’ is now free to all users going forward, refunds available for recent buyers

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AppDialerPro.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-528775" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AppDialerPro-668x418.png" alt="" width="668" height="418" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=name.pilgr.appdialer.pro&hl=en_US">AppDialer Pro</a>, a simple T9-style <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/tags/launcher/">app launcher</a>, has gone free, according to developer Oleksii Masnyi in a recent <a href="https://medium.com/@oleksii.masnyi/appdialer-pro-is-free-from-now-on-and-here-is-why-ee1ff501d753">Medium post</a>.</p> <p>The free version of the app is being discontinued, with all users being given a refund if they purchased AppDialer Pro after Aug. 31, 2018. All Pro features will now be available at no charge, though the refund process won't happen automatically. Masnyi originally intended for this to be so, but later edited his post to clarify that users will need to contact him for a refund...

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You can now make Skype calls on Amazon Alexa devices

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/skype-logo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501769" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/skype-logo-728x325.png" alt="" width="668" height="298" /></a></p> <p>Alongside its <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/20/amazon-introduces-echo-auto-alongside-refreshed-echo-dot-plus-show/">refreshed hardware lineup</a>, Amazon (<a href="https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/09/20/skype-calling-is-coming-to-alexa-devices/">and Microsoft</a>) announced back in September that Skype calling was coming to Alexa devices later in the year. Well, it's later in the year, and the new functionality is rolling out starting today. You can link your Skype account to your Alexa devices in the Alexa app.</p> <p><span id="more-528774"></span></p> <p>To set up Skype calling, fire up the Alexa app on your phone, go to <em>Settings</em>, then <em>Communication</em>, then <em>Skype.</em><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/19/can-now-make-skype-calls-amazon-alexa-devices/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/19/can-now-make-skype-calls-amazon-alexa-devices/'>You can now make Skype calls on Amazon Alexa...

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40 temporarily free and 84 on-sale apps and games to start the holiday week

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_monday.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-423464" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_monday-728x291.png" alt="" width="668" height="267" /></a></p> <p>Thanksgiving week is already here, at least for us in the US. That means that you should expect a lot of apps to be on sale this week and going into next. Today is no exception, so prepare yourself. In the coming days, I'll be doubly sure to highlight in bold anything that I think is noteworthy, but if you see something I didn't note, be sure to let us know in the comments.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/19/app-sales-nov-19-2018/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/19/app-sales-nov-19-2018/'>40 temporarily free and 84 on-sale apps and games to...

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LG quietly released its Wear OS watch with physical hands, and it’s already $200 off

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/lg-w7-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-519304" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/lg-w7-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>LG has been making Wear OS watches since <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/25/hands-on-with-the-g-watch-lgs-take-on-android-wear-hardware/">day one</a>, but the company unveiled something a little different last month — <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/03/lg-watch-w7-neat-proof-concept-heck-actually-want-buy-one/">a smartwatch with physical watch hands</a> (above the LCD screen). LG has now released the Watch W7, seemingly without telling anyone, and it's already $200 off.<span id="more-528758"></span></p> <p>The specifications include a last-generation Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, a 1.2-inch 360 x 360 LCD screen (with hands sitting on top), and a 240mAh battery.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/19/lg-quietly-released-wear-os-watch-physical-hands-already-200-off/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/19/lg-quietly-released-wear-os-watch-physical-hands-already-200-off/'>LG quietly released its Wear OS watch with physical hands,...

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9to5Mac Daily: November 19, 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.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/11/9to5Mac-Daily-11-19-2018.mp3 9to5Mac Happy Hour New episodes of 9to5Mac Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our […]

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Fossil Sport smartwatch is now $178.50 in site-wide 30% off Black Friday sale

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ap_resize-4.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-528744 size-full" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ap_resize-4.png" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>It isn't easy to find a Wear OS device that is feature rich, affordable, and small enough to evade classification as a planet these days, but Fossil's new <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/08/fossil-sport-smartwatch-goes-sale-november-12-wear-3100-chip-lots-color-options/">Sport smartwatch</a> is certainly enticing. It's not too big (41 or 43mm case sizes), features the latest in wearable processing (Snapdragon Wear 3100), and covers all the standard bases (5 ATM water resistance, NFC, heart rate sensor) for $255. But in case you're thinking that's still a little bit pricey for what's on offer — you're probably right.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/19/fossil-is-offering-30-percent-off-site-wide-for-black-friday/"...

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