Chrome 71 includes Duet UI tweaks, changes to autoplay, new APIs, and more [APK Download]

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/chrome-duet-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-531419" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/chrome-duet-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/17/chrome-70-adds-av1-video-support-improves-pwas-windows-apk-download/">Chrome 70 was a relatively minor release</a> (at least when it came to user-facing changes), and it seems like Chrome 71 is much the same. The latest version of Chrome is now rolling out to desktop platforms and Android, with a few noteworth changes — particularly involving the 'Duet' interface and autoplay.<span id="more-531409"></span></p> <h2>Chrome Duet</h2> <p>Google spent over a year on Chrome's bottom address bar redesign, but it was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/07/google-might-scrapping-plans-chrome-home-bottom-address-bar-interface/">canned at the last minute</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/04/chrome-71-includes-duet-ui-tweaks-changes-to-autoplay-new-apis-and-more-apk-download/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/04/chrome-71-includes-duet-ui-tweaks-changes-to-autoplay-new-apis-and-more-apk-download/'>Chrome 71 includes Duet UI tweaks, changes to autoplay, new...

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Smart accessory maker iDevices announces integration with IFTTT

Popular smart accessory maker iDevices announced today that it has integrated IFTTT support into its smart accessories. This means that you can use the IFTTT application to connect with other accessories, services, and more. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip For those unfamiliar, IFTTT stands for “if this, then that” and is a popular platform that ties […]

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Film shot entirely on iPhone awarded prestigious Turner Prize in Britain

Yet another film shot on Apple’s iPhone is receiving an award today. The Guardian reports that Charlotte Prodger has been awarded the 2018 Turner Prize for her short film entitled “Bridgit,” which was shot on the Scottish countryside. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip At a ceremony in London today, Prodger was announced as the award’s recipient. She […]

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Chrome 71 for Android rolling out w/ settings tweaks, billing warning, more

Following the Mac, Windows, and Linux release, Chrome 71 is now rolling out to Android. On the security front, the browser will block ads on persistently offending sites. There are also other user protections against malicious web experiences, while developers can customize the fullscreen appearance of web apps. In Chrome 71, Google made some minor changes to […]

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The December update for the 2016 Pixels is here a day late (but at least it’s better than last month)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ap_resize-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-531387" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ap_resize-1-668x445.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>When the December security patches <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/03/get-your-december-pixel-updates-improved-memory-performance-2016-pixels-absent-again-nexus-5x-and-6p-not-left-behind/">arrived yesterday</a> excluding the 2016 Pixels once again, original Pixel owners no doubt wondered if they would have to wait until the end of the month to nab their update <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/29/november-ota-finally-rolling-first-gen-pixel-pixel-xl/">like they did in November.</a> Thankfully, that's not the case this month as the <a href="https://developers.google.com/android/images" target="_blank" rel="noopener">factory images</a> and <a href="https://developers.google.com/android/ota" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OTAs</a> have arrived just one day late for the first-generation Pixels.<span id="more-531383"></span></p> <p>Of course, one day late still isn't ideal for Google hardware, and there's no clear explanation why the...

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Long-Delayed Halo TV Series Loses Its Director

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/12/04/halo-tv-series-showtime-director-exits/">Long-Delayed Halo TV Series Loses Its Director</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Pokémon GO will Finally Add PvP Later This Month

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/12/04/pokemon-go-will-finally-add-pvp-later-this-month/">Pokémon GO will Finally Add PvP Later This Month</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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This is Samsung’s 5G smartphone prototype

Android Authority is at Qualcomm’s Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii, where both Verizon and AT&T have set up 5G networks for live demos during the event. If you have a 5G network, you obviously need a 5G-capable phone to run on it, and Samsung has stepped in to provide a live prototype. We’ve seen 5G-capable […]

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189: Snapdragon 855, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Flutter Live | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 855, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus renders show it off in detail, and the very first Flutter Live event kicks off w/ SDK version 1.0. 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/4/2018/12/9to5google-daily-189.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at […]

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New Microsoft browser will have Chromium under the hood, replace Edge

According to an anonymous source, Microsoft is working on a new browser to replace Microsoft Edge. The new, unannounced browser will be based on Chromium, the open-source platform of Google Chrome. While this still won’t be Microsoft integrating Chrome into Windows, it certainly is a step in the right direction. According to an anonymous source […]

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Say hello to the hotspot you’ll use to connect to Verizon’s 5G network

Verizon announced that its first 5G hotspot will launch in 2019. The hotspot reportedly achieved 2Gbps of speed in recent tests. AT&T previously announced its own 5G hotspot. According to The Verge, Verizon’s first 5G hotspot will be available sometime next year. Verizon developed the hotspot alongside Inseego Corp. but was mum on particulars like pricing […]

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A smaller, less distracting version of Google Assistant is now rolling out to Maps

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nexus2cee_Google-Maps-Generic-Hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-528188 size-full" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nexus2cee_Google-Maps-Generic-Hero-1.png" width="1191" height="670" /></a></p> <p>After teasing a navigation-optimized Google Assistant for Maps at <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/google-o-2018-mega-roundup-every-announcement-covered/">I/O 2018</a>, Google is now rolling out the feature to Android users. The new version of Google Assistant in Maps is smaller, less distracting, and executes more commands in the background.<span id="more-531237"></span></p> <p>Previously, calling up Google Assistant in Maps during navigation would take over half the screen. Now when you call up Google Assistant (via hotword, squeeze, or tapping on the microphone button in the top right of the screen), the Assistant pop-up is confined to a small bar that overlays...

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