[Update: New top reviews, wider rollout] Google Play Store’s redesigned ratings and reviews section lets you easily filter by star rating

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2019/01/21 12:18pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/google-play-stores-redesigned-ratings-and-reviews-section-lets-you-easily-filter-by-star-rating/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2019/01/21 12:18pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> The redesigned ratings and reviews section is rolling out to a wider audience, and we've spotted another test: Top reviews. The new section includes a top positive and top critical</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/google-play-stars.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-529849" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/google-play-stars.png" alt="" width="728" height="409" /></a></p> <p>While Google's new nearly all-white Material Design <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/25/google-testing-colorless-shapeless-play-store-redesign-large-install-button/">update for the Google Play Store</a> has been rolling out and rolling back for many users since May 2018 eliciting mixed responses. Some say it's sleek and...

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Leaked Galaxy S10 cases spoil all three models ahead of launch

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2019/01/21/leaked-galaxy-s10-cases-spoil-all-three-models-ahead-of-launch-next-month/">Leaked Galaxy S10 cases spoil all three models ahead of launch</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Power Shade and Material Notification Shade are back on the Play Store, suspicious library removed from apps

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ap_resize-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-539084" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ap_resize-2.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>When popular apps Power Shade and Material Notification Shade were flagged as malicious and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/12/power-shade-and-material-notification-shade-removed-from-the-play-store-google-says-malicious-developer-responds-coyly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">taken down</a> from the Play Store last month, our main takeaway was to be cautious of the apps and the developer, Treydev Inc., going forward. Now <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.treydev.mns" target="_blank" rel="noopener">both</a> <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.treydev.pns" target="_blank" rel="noopener">apps</a> have returned to the Play Store, but with a less-than-satisfying explanation from the developer, there's little reason to lift that warning.<span id="more-539010"></span></p> <p>Power Shade, which has over 500,000 installs, and Material Notification Shade, which has over 1 million, both allow...

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Anker Zolo Liberty Air true wireless earbuds are $64 ($16 off) on Amazon with coupon

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Anker-Zolo-Liberty-Air.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-539071" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Anker-Zolo-Liberty-Air-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>In the last couple of years, we've seen some real strides toward the truly wireless earbud dream — one that I do not share, but I digress. Doubtless, Apple kicked off the fervor with the Airpods, but that hasn't stopped some other legitimately good options from popping up. We've looked at few here at AP, but this one is still in testing. Anker's Zolo Liberty Air normally goes for $79.99, but with a coupon, you grab a pair for $63.99.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/anker-zolo-liberty-air-64-amazon-coupon/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/anker-zolo-liberty-air-64-amazon-coupon/'>Anker Zolo Liberty Air...

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Android Q will allow your evil carrier to lock down your phone in new and exciting ways

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_sim-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-416133" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_sim-1-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Now that Android Pie is in the rearview mirror, it's time to start obsessing over Android Q. Luckily, a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/17/leaked-android-q-builds-reveals-system-wide-dark-mode-new-permissions-ui-possible-desktop-interface/">leak last week</a> revealed some positive changes like a system-wide dark mode and refined permissions. It's not all rainbows and unicorns, though. Additions to the Android source code suggest that Google will also give carriers new tools to SIM lock phones.</p> <p><span id="more-539055"></span></p> <p>The Android code contains a total of <a href="https://android-review.googlesource.com/q/topic:%22aosp_simlock_q_enhancements%22">four commits</a> under the heading of "Carrier restriction enhancements for Android Q." They lay out a system in which carriers...

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Telegram v5.2 adds global group permissions, undo chat deletion, and more

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Telegram-5.2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-539052" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Telegram-5.2-728x422.png" alt="" width="668" height="387" /></a></p> <p>Telegram continues to build on the success of its mobile apps, offering everyone additional quality of life improvements more often than not. The v5.2 update is no different, bringing options like group permissions, a chance to undo accidental chat deletions, and a few others.<span id="more-539051"></span></p> <p>Here's the changelog posted to the Play Store:</p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <ul><li>Global permissions for groups: Restrict all members in any group from posting certain types of content.</li> <li>Unified group settings: Make groups public, set admins with granular permissions and toggle persistent history in any group.</li></ul></div><div...

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Deal: 11 ways to become a freelancer

The idea of being a freelancer is pretty exciting. You’d be your own boss. You could work whatever hours you wanted. You could work from wherever you wanted. You’d call the shots. The idea can also be a bit scary. Being a professional freelancer could bring you untold riches, but it could also leave you without […]

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HP refreshes classroom-bound Chromebook x360 11 and Chromebook 11 with Intel’s latest N-series Celerons

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HP-Chromebooks-education-embargo-x11.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-539007" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HP-Chromebooks-education-embargo-x11-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Today HP has announced two new refreshed Chromebooks in it's 11" series targeting the education market: the Chromebook X360 11 G2 and Chromebook 11 G7. As their names suggest, they're both 11" laptops running Chrome OS and designed for that extra durability required in the classroom. That means rubber trim, spill-resistant keyboards, and Gorilla Glass as required.</p> <p><span id="more-539003"></span></p> <p>If you are familiar with the previous Chromebooks in the company's education-focused 11" series, these new models shouldn't be much of a surprise.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/hp-refreshes-classroom-bound-chromebook-x360-11-and-chromebook-11-with-intels-latest-n-series-celerons/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/hp-refreshes-classroom-bound-chromebook-x360-11-and-chromebook-11-with-intels-latest-n-series-celerons/'>HP refreshes...

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Gear S3 gets a substantial Tizen update full of UI improvements and other changes

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nexus2cee_gear6.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-401559" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nexus2cee_gear6-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Gear S3 owners were greeted with a large software update for their watches today. Not only does the ~300MB file mark the arrival of Tizen v4, but it adds a host of other improvements and changes. We'll take a look through the changelog first.<span id="more-539020"></span></p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <ul><li>Samsung Health: Support various indoor workouts and back-to-back workout</li> <li>Samsung Health Widget: Samsung Health Widget now also supports and provides sleep stages information</li> <li>Advanced: Two advanced modes (Theater, Sleep) are added to keep user from disturbance during specific time and place.</li></ul></div><div class="clear"></div>...

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The Google Assistant app is rolling out dark mode cards, and they look pretty terrible

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2019/01/21 3:10pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/the-google-assistant-app-is-rolling-out-dark-mode-cards-and-they-look-pretty-terrible/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2019/01/21 3:10pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> We've pinpointed the version which triggers this change as v9.5, the beta that is currently rolling out. Further, the behavior is controlled by enabling the system-wide dark theme option</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Untitled-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-539023" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Untitled-1-728x450.png" alt="" width="668" height="413" /></a></p> <p>Dark mode is all the rage on Android right now, with many of even Google's <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/12/google-contacts-v3-2-brings-long-awaited-dark-mode-apk-download/">own apps</a> either having or <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/08/chrome-for-android-is-working-on-a-dark-mode/">being in the process</a> of adding support for shadier themes (and it's <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/01/facebook-messenger-is-testing-dark-mode-but-only-in-some-countries/">not...

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Arlo Pro two-camera bundle on sale for $230 ($190 off), the lowest price ever

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/arlo-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494608" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/arlo-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Arlo is set to launch the 4K Arlo Ultra in the coming weeks, so its older cameras are coming down in price. The Arlo Pro system has been dropping exceptionally fast as it's about to be two generations old. It's still plenty capable, though. You can get the two-camera system for a mere $229.99 right now. That's the cheapest we've ever seen it.</p> <p><span id="more-539022"></span></p> <p>The Arlo Pro cameras are 720p—the Pro 2 increased the resolution to 1080p.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/arlo-pro-two-camera-bundle-on-sale-for-230-190-off-the-lowest-price-ever/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/arlo-pro-two-camera-bundle-on-sale-for-230-190-off-the-lowest-price-ever/'>Arlo Pro two-camera bundle on sale for $230...

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Android Q will include more ways for carriers to SIM lock your phone

Since last week’s leak, it’s been clear that Android Q is going to include some positive changes for Android going forward, like system-wide dark mode and new permissions settings. Unfortunately, it’s not all good things coming in Android Q, as new code changes show that network carriers will have more ability to lock your phone […]

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Grab a pair of TP-Link smart light bulbs for just $30 ($16 off)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tp-link-smart-bulb-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-539018" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tp-link-smart-bulb-2-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: left">Philips Hue is the first name in smart lighting as far as a lot of consumers are concerned, but TP-Link quietly makes several quality smart home options, including smart light bulbs. The LB120 bulb is already reasonably priced, going for between $23 and $30 apiece, depending on the retailer, and it's currently even cheaper at B&H. You can grab a two-pack for just $30.</p> <p><span id="more-539005"></span></p> <p>The bulbs aren't full color, but you can tweak them to put out warm or cool white light to your preference, ranging...

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