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WhatsApp Beta brings granular Storage Usage management to Android

For a long time now, WhatsApp has offered granular storage control over its chats on iOS, but the feature was nowhere to be found on Android. You could either manually delete an entire conversation and its corresponding media or select multiple messages to delete them and their media, but that was it until WhatsApp beta finally added proper storage management a couple of days ago.

Head over to Settings -> Data and storage usage -> Storage usage (new menu) and wait a few seconds for all of your conversations to populate and their data to be tallied. Once done, you'll see a list of your chats sorted by how much space they take on your device (largest to smallest).

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Tez, Google's new mobile payments app for India, is official [APK Download]

We all know Android Pay as Google's mobile payments app, but to date, it still only supports 14 countries. In India, however, the landscape is a little different, leading Google to develop Tez, an India-exclusive app that will allow users to make payments, split bills, and more.

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[Deal Alert] Huawei's new T3/M3 Lite Android tablets are already $15-30 off on Amazon and Newegg

Not even a month ago, Huawei released four new MediaPad tablets. They were MediaPad T3 and MediaPad M3, with 10 and 8-inch models of each. They aren't speed demons by any means, but they're good enough for what most people use tablets for - web browsing and media streaming. And now you can buy them for even less.

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Motorola isn't updating the Moto G4 line to Android Oreo as it said it would, and that's bullshit

You know who everyone hates? Liars. Nobody likes being promised something, only to have it taken away without explanation. At launch, Motorola advertised Android N and O updates for the Moto G4 line, but to the shock of many G4 owners, none of these phones were listed in the company's official Oreo update list. In fact, all mention of this promise has been wiped away. Motorola, this is bullshit.

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[Update: Likely region-specific] Latest Play Store test replaces star ratings with app sizes in results

Google has two apps that it most frequently performs server-side tests on: YouTube and the Play Store. The most recent test that's been spotted is on the latter, and it's an interesting one: the star ratings have been ditched for the app sizes: both useful metrics to see when you're installing an app.

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[Deal Alert] Altec Lansing Porta Bluetooth speaker is just $39.99 ($60 off) at Best Buy

Phone speakers are getting better, but they're still no match for a proper standalone speaker. So if you're looking for a way to get better, louder audio while you're on the go, look no further than a Bluetooth speaker like this Altec Lansing Porta unit. It's currently discounted to just $39.99 at Best Buy, a whopping $60 off its MSRP.

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Bose's QuietComfort 35 II with Google Assistant spotted at Best Buy

We've known for a while that at least one pair of headphones with Google Assistant was in development, under the 'Bisto' codename. Two days ago, Bose's QuietComfort 35 II with Google Assistant built-in was leaked. Now, at least one person has discovered a pair at a local Best Buy.

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Firefox Nightly for Android has an improved bookmark manager

Firefox 57 is the biggest revamp to Mozilla's browser since Firefox 4. Not only will v57 drop support for legacy add-ons, but it's expected to include massive changes to the interface and some performance boosts. We already covered the design changes to the Android browser, but now the bookmark manager is getting a facelift too.

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Google Motion Stills v1.1 adds new editing buttons [APK Download]

Back in July, Google published its Motion Stills app on the Play Store, which had previously only been available for iOS. It's is essentially a GIF camera, but the app stabilizes the video while you're recording. You can record for a few seconds, or use the fast-forward mode to speed up and stabilize longer videos. The Android app just got its first update, with a few useful enhancements.

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Google's Play Protect didn't catch obfuscated malware with up to 20 million installs on the Play Store

At this year's I/O, Google announced Play Protect, a user-facing security screening process for apps on Android phones based on the old Verify Apps. Basically, it scans apps you install, comparing their content against known malware components, and notifies you if any potential risks are found. And it turns out, it's not infallible, as an older "packed" malware package was able to trick it. 

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