Google Play Games 5.14 adds dark theme, app shortcuts, and more

Earlier today, Google Discover began rolling out a dark theme to the Pixel Launcher feed. Google Play Games is now the latest app to get an alternative to the stark white appearance of the Google Material Theme. Version 5.14 also adds app shortcuts and other visual tweaks. The changelog (via Android Police) for Google Play […]

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191: YouTube removals, Chrome OS 71, Assistant & Discover updates | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got YouTube removed 1.67 million channels in Q3, Chrome OS 71 is rolling out w/ Better Together, and Google Assistant is testing a new interface with ‘Explore’. 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-191.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750! […]

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Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and… ┴┬┴┤( ͡° ͜ʖ├┬┴┬ a pointless side project? [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/games.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-533217" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/games.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>Google Play Games is officially going dark. Well, the latest update is making its dark theme accessible to everyone. But that's not the only thing this update brings, there are now app shortcuts and a new sorting feature for achievements coming soon. A teardown also shows the team is preparing to add Minesweeper to the built-in games repertoire. Oh, and we're heard from the dev team, and we've got a hunch they're having a good time.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/14/google-play-games-v5-14-enables-dark-theme-for-all-prepares-to-add-minesweeper-and-apk-teardow/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/14/google-play-games-v5-14-enables-dark-theme-for-all-prepares-to-add-minesweeper-and-apk-teardow/'>Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark...

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Deal: Save 64% on this HD baseball cap camera

With Christmas fast approaching, a regular baseball cap can seem like a slightly unimaginative gift. However, there’s a baseball cap camera as part of a Tech Deals sale right now, and it’s a novel, hands-free filming option that the gadget nut in your life might enjoy. You may have seen rollercoaster videos in which some poor chump’s smartphone […]

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Google Home Hub with two Home Minis is $129 from the Google Store ($118 off)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-14-at-5.33.20-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-533216" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-14-at-5.33.20-PM-728x350.png" alt="" width="668" height="321" /></a></p> <p>We saw quite a few discounts on <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/26/rakutens-site-wide-20-discount-code-makes-deals-like-88-home-hub-289-home-max-possible/">Google Home</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/26/google-home-hub-and-home-mini-bundle-just-99-at-walmart/">products</a> during Black Friday week, but if you missed those, the Google Store is running a deal that you might be interested in. This time around, it's offering the <a href="https://store.google.com/us/config/google_home_hub_google_home_mini?hl=en-US">Home Hub with two Home Minis for just $129</a> — a savings of $118 off MSRP.</p> <p><span id="more-533215"></span></p> <p>Everyone knows what the Home Hub and Home Mini are by now, so we'll skip the recap.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/14/google-home-hub-with-two-home-minis-is-129-from-the-google-store-118-off/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/14/google-home-hub-with-two-home-minis-is-129-from-the-google-store-118-off/'>Google Home Hub with two Home Minis is $129 from the...

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[Update: $99 at Focus Camera] V-MODA’s Crossfade Wireless headphones are just $115 on Amazon ($50 off)

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/12/14 2:12pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/14/v-modas-crossfade-wireless-headphones-are-just-115-on-amazon-50-off/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/12/14 2:12pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">The same headphones are now available for a very low $99 at Focus Camera. Gunmetal, Red, and Clear are all at that price, but White/Silver hasn't been discounted for</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-11-at-4.10.03-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-532590" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-11-at-4.10.03-PM-728x530.png" alt="" width="668" height="486" /></a></p> <p>Less than a month ago, we posted about <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/24/refurbished-v-moda-crossfade-wireless-headphones-99-66-off-amazon-today/">V-MODA's Crossfade Wireless headphones dropping to $99 in refurbished guise</a>. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-Wireless-Over-Ear-Headphone/dp/B015R7AGHC?tag=androidpolice-20">Today's deal is slightly pricier at $114.99</a>, but I'm sure that many of you would rather...

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U.S. security panel reportedly approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger, as long as the carriers don’t use Huawei equipment

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_T-Mobile-Generic-Logo-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-476570" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_T-Mobile-Generic-Logo-Hero-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>While Huawei's Chief Financial Officer <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/11/canada-arrests-huaweis-chief-financial-officer-china-warns-grave-consequences/">faces extradition to the United States</a> over claims that the company avoided U.S. sanctions on Iran, Huawei might be facing another blow. According to Reuters, a U.S. security council is expected to approve <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/31/t-mobile-sprint-deal-third-quarter-customer-growth/">the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint</a>, on one condition — the combined carrier can't use networking equipment from Huawei.<span id="more-533208"></span></p> <p>Several countries around the world have now banned (or are trying to ban) Huawei's networking equipment, among fears that they could enable a backdoor for the Chinese government to conduct...

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9to5Mac Daily: December 14, 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/6/2018/12/9to5Mac-Daily-12-14-2018.mp3 9to5Mac Happy Hour New episodes of 9to5Mac Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our […]

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T-Mobile-Sprint merger approval might hinge on…Huawei?

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger could see U.S. regulator approval as early as next week. It appears the approval of the merger hinges on both companies’ parent companies refusing to use Huawei equipment. Governments worldwide are rejecting the use of Huawei equipment, citing security concerns. The long-gestating proposed merger between U.S. carriers T-Mobile and Sprint might finally […]

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