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Twitter announces new tools for filtering, muting, and reducing harassment

Twitter has always been a little more... unregulated than other social networks, but it's gotten a bit more toxic in the last year or two. The company has today announced some tools that could make it more tolerable. Twitter will proactively tackle abusive behavior even when it's not reported, and the app will gain some new tools to make it easier to sweep unpleasant tweets under the virtual rug.

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[Deal Alert] Get a ZTE Spro 2 LTE smart projector for $399 (20%) off on eBay

The ZTE Spro 2 was initially announced two years ago, and later available for sale through AT&T for $500 without a contract ($400 with an agreement). It's definitely an odd device - it's running Android with access to the Google Play Store, so you can project your favorite media apps without a connected device. Now you can get it for $399, $100 off the starting price.

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Nokia's comeback explained: Why the historic phone company is suddenly making Android phones

After the iPhone and Android devices entered the smartphone scene, they changed the entire industry. The formerly-dominant companies in this space - RIM, Nokia, and Palm to name a few - couldn't catch up fast enough. Nokia, which was the giant to beat at the time, quickly found itself bleeding and struggling to maintain its once dominant market share before Microsoft bought its mobile devices division.

So why are we now seeing Nokia-branded phones in 2017, years after Nokia seemingly left the competitive smartphone marketplace? The answer lies in a somewhat-complicated history of poor choices, acquisitions, and licensing deals.

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Sony releases Headphones Connect app for its new MDR-XB950 Bluetooth headsets

Sony announced the MDR-XB950B1 andMDR-XB950N1 over-ear Bluetooth headphones earlier this year at CES with plenty of cool features like Noise cancelation (N1 model), surround sound, very powerful bass, Bluetooth and NFC, and excellent battery life. At the time, Sony said that you could control these with the Headphones Connect app and now that app is available on the Play Store.

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The OnePlus 3 and 3T receive Android 7.1.1 via new Open Betas

If you happen to have either of OnePlus' 2016 flagships (or both — no judgement here), there are new Open Beta builds available. Among other things, these updates bring the phones to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is great to see.

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Google Photos v2.10 prepares for photo archiving, includes syncing and improvements for RAW photos and other visual tweaks [APK Teardown + Download]

Photo management is a tricky subject because everybody wants to tackle it a little bit differently. Some people organize everything into albums, some delete anything they don't want to keep, and some would rather skip managing photos altogether and leave everything sitting in a huge collection. The latest release of Google Photos includes some clues that show users will soon have the ability to add a new tool to their organizational belt: archiving photos.

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[Update: APK Download] Google Sheets update will add support for rotated text, accounting formatting, mouse input on Android, and more

Google's Docs and associated programs aren't really replacements for full desktop office suites - at least not yet. But little by little, the company keeps adding more and more features to their web and mobile tools. Sheets, the Google equivalent of Microsoft Excel and similar spreadsheet programs, is getting some crucial updates on the web and Android very soon. A big one is support for standard accounting number formatting (available in the Format menu). That's a huge boon for businesses that rely on Sheets.

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Over 30 new US banks receive support for Android Pay


Google has recently updated its Android Pay support page to reflect the addition of 35 new elements to the list of US banks that are compatible with the service, bringing the grand total to over 600 banks. In other words, Android Pay now works with more American banks than you probably even knew existed in the entire United States.

If you were one of the unlucky few who still hadn't been able to get their cards set up with Android Pay because their bank didn't support it, check to see if the name of your bank appears in the list of new entries below.

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[Deal Alert] Piano Melody Pro and RE-VOLT Classic 3D are this week's 10 cent deals


Like clockwork, this week's 10 cent app discounts have just rolled out to the Play Store in several countries. This time, we're getting these two titles: Piano Melody Pro and RE-VOLT Classic 3D.

Piano Melody Pro is a fun little app that'll turn your phone into a portable piano so you can practice playing on the go. The app contains a catalog of over 600 songs to learn to play, and the pro version of the app doesn't contain any ads.

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Press shot of the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks

It has leaked in various forms about a zillion times, and now the Galaxy S8 has leaked as an apparently official press render. This leak comes courtesy of the one and only Evan "evleaks" Blass. It looks pretty much like you'd expect from all the previous leaks.

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