Fujitsu releases new 64-bit Mac app for popular ScanSnap scanners

If you own a ScanSnap scanner from Fujitsu, we’ve got good news for you. You may have noticed that the ScanSnap app for macOS is 32-bit, prompting a compatibility warning when you open it. Recently, however, Fujitsu has released a new ScanSnap app that fully embraces the 64-bit Mac future. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip Apple […]

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What’s new in iOS 12.1.1? [Video]

iOS 12.1.1 was released to the public today, and it contains a variety of new changes, features and bug fixes. Watch our brief hands-on video walkthrough as we consider what’s new. Synology RT2600ac: The AirPort Extreme replacement. iOS 12.1.1 Features and Changes: Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR Dual SIM with eSIM for […]

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Google confirms Allo will shut down, Hangouts Chat and Meet coming to non-corporate users

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_Google-Allo-Generic-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-446783" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_Google-Allo-Generic-Hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>There has been a whirlwind of rumors around Google's messaging strategy over the past few days. First we heard that <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/01/report-google-killing-hangouts-in-2020-probably-will-launch-8-new-messaging-services-in-its-place/">Hangouts might be shutting down</a>, with a Google product lead refuting the claims, then a report came out that <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/05/report-google-will-kill-allo-soon-already-off-to-a-head-start-since-its-down-right-now">Allo is also shutting down</a>. Google has now published a blog post to set the record straight, and it seems the rumors were mostly true.<span id="more-531906"></span></p> <p>The announcement mostly reiterates what we already assumed was true — the company is focusing on Android Messages and Duo for consumers, and...

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A storage indicator is rolling out to the Play Store’s ‘My Apps’ section

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-05-at-8.27.27-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-531900" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-05-at-8.27.27-PM-728x304.png" alt="" width="668" height="279" /></a></p> <p>It seems like the Play Store is always getting minute little tests and rollouts, but something useful is being added for once. A tipster spotted a handy storage bar in the 'My Apps' section of the Play Store app on his devices, though the rollout seems to be pretty limited for now.</p> <p><span id="more-531899"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screenshot_20181205-175402.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-531902" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screenshot_20181205-175402-329x676.png" alt="" width="329" height="676" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screenshot_20181205-195124.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-531903" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screenshot_20181205-195124-329x676.png" alt="" width="329" height="676" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em><strong>Note:</strong> The green navigation bar is a mod, not part...

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YouTube Kids expands to six more European countries

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/youtube-kids-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-531893" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/youtube-kids-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Most apps have their region locks circumvented by simply installing the APK via a third-party source, like APK Mirror. However, YouTube Kids in particular actually has the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/15/wtf-youtube-kids-getting-automatically-disabled-android-users-unsupported-regions/">ability to disable itself</a> if it detects you're not in a supported country. That auto-disabling will no longer be a concern for users in six additional countries, bringing the total to 49.</p> <p><span id="more-531891"></span></p> <p>Without further ado, here's the list:</p> <ul><li>Albania</li> <li>Croatia</li> <li>Luxembourg</li> <li>Macedonia</li> <li>Montenegro (Living Room only)</li> <li>Serbia</li> </ul><p>All of the countries above, with the exception of Montenegro, now have full functionality of YouTube Kids.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/05/youtube-kids-expands-to-six-more-european-countries/" class="read-more">Read...

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Google Play Movies v4.9 includes several subtle UI tweaks and prepares Watchlist price comparisons [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/movies.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-531895" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/movies.gif" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>While most of Google's core apps have gone through some pretty monumental changes in their adoption of Google's Material Theme, many of the other apps have been slower to take on a new look. In some cases, like the latest Play Movies & TV app, the changes are also much gentler, spanning over the course of a few versions.</p> <p><span id="more-531600"></span></p> <h2>What's New</h2> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <p>Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)</p> <ul><li>Visual tweaks</li> </ul><p></p></div></div> <h3>Visual tweaks</h3> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/screen-recording_20181205-161151.2018-12-05-16_20_22.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-531886" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/screen-recording_20181205-161151.2018-12-05-16_20_22.gif" alt="" width="500" height="442" /></a></p> <p>We can...

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Aukey’s 60W USB-C PD charger is $36 ($14 off) with coupon code on Amazon

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ap_resize.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-531864" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ap_resize-668x375.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Little by little, Aukey keeps offering better deals on its 60W USB-C Power Delivery (PD) charger. Just ahead of Black Friday, the company was offering the charger for $37 with a coupon code on Amazon, now interested buyers can get it for <a href="https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Charger-Delivery-Compatible-MacBook/dp/B079P11LBV/?tag=androidpolice-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">$36 ($14 off regular price)</a> along with a few other charger deals from the brand.<span id="more-531824"></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/aukey-deal.png" class=" no-style"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-531860" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/aukey-deal-668x276.png" alt="" width="668" height="276" /></a></p> <p>Aukey's PD charger features one USB-C port that can deliver a powerful 60W PD charge with support for up...

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Allo, is anybody out there? A brief history of Google’s ill-fated messenger [Updated]

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/12/05 3:29pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/05/allo-anybody-brief-history-googles-ill-fated-messenger/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/12/05 3:29pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> We're approaching the end of Allo history, as a recent report indicates that Google is planning to announce its death. As we wait for that last word to fall,</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Allo-Sunset2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-487690" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Allo-Sunset2-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/19/chat-will-googles-new-name-rcs-allo-development-paused-favor-android-messages/">Back in April</a>, it was revealed that development for Allo was temporarily suspended while Google redoubled its efforts at spreading the gospel of RCS. At the time, the company reassured consumers that it...

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The Google of Russia made an Android phone and it’s not a complete dumpster fire

Russian search engine Yandex announced the Yandex.Phone, the company’s first Android smartphone. The smartphone is the first device to feature Yandex’s Alice voice assistant. The Yandex.Phone will be available starting tomorrow for 17,990 rubles (~$270). Sometimes referred to as the “Google of Russia,” Russian search engine Yandex officially entered the Android smartphone market today with […]

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Xiaomi sells 700k Pocophone F1s in a little over three months

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/poco-f1-front-1_wm.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-525351" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/poco-f1-front-1_wm-728x546.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="501" /></a></p> <p>Xiaomi is celebrating a strange milestone today. According to a tweet by the company's global VP, Xiaomi has 700,000 users, which presumably means the company has seen about as many sales. It's an odd milestone to be celebrating — 700K in "over three months" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue — but it's a good indicator of the company's success in its Pocophone experiment, especially when compared to OnePlus.</p> <p><span id="more-531844"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Boom! We've got 700,000 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/POCOF1?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#POCOF1</a> users across the globe.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/05/xiaomi-sells-700k-pocophone-f1s-in-a-little-over-three-months/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a...

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