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Microsoft Edge for Android now supports Android 10's dark mode settings

 

With its Edge browser, Microsoft wanted to start with a clean slate and make people forget about Internet Explorer. In its race to popularity, the company has understood one of the most requested features is dark mode, which is why it just updated its mobile browser to automatically adapt to your system's theme.

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Twitter lets US users hide replies in their threads

Social media can be thought of as an ant colony: if you want to introduce a new factor in how people can or can't communicate with each other, you should probably test it out with a sequestered region before introducing it to the whole place. Such was the case as Twitter began testing hidden replies in Canada beginning in July. Today, it is expanding that test to Japan and the United States.

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Facebook refreshes Portal family, adds new Mini model and camera-only option for TVs

Bastion of privacy Facebook remains ridiculously insistent on wanting a presence in your home — something with microphones and a camera involved. So, it has come up with a new range of Portal smart displays and video chat peripherals for 2019. These include an update 10" design, a new 8" screen, and Portal TV, what's essentially a camera bar that plugs into your TV set.

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WhatsApp Beta now lets you completely hide muted status updates from view

Just like almost any other app these days, WhatsApp offers status updates eerily similar to Snapchat and Instagram Stories. People who are into this feature have had the possibility to mute certain contacts (such as their colleagues) for quite some time already. However, muted updates would still show up in the status tab, greyed out but within a separate section below all others. The latest beta (version 2.19.260) is looking to change that with an option that lets you hide muted stories altogether.

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[Update: It's back] Anker 60W USB-C + USB-A super compact wall charger is at an all-time low of $32 for the next few hours

It just so happens that we all tend to lose a wall charger every now and then, be it because of a power surge or because we're in a rush trying to make it out of the hotel before checkout time. Fortunately, Anker runs sales on its chargers pretty often on Amazon and we think its PowerPort Atom III block pulling 60W is a swell steal at $11 off, but you gotta get it before midnight PDT.

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Outlook gains support for POP3 on Android, 30 years after the protocol's invention

When you set up an email account, you rarely have to enter the server details. This wasn't the case a few years ago, when you had to choose between POP3 and IMAP protocols and enter the connection details manually. The first meant your messages would be deleted from the server and stored locally, while the latter implied emails would remain on the server. In today's world, it's almost unimaginable not to use a server-oriented setup, but Microsoft begs to differ, as it just added support for POP3 in Outlook mobile.

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[Update: Delayed] Twitter shares some love with AMOLED users with true-black dark mode

Twitter was amongst the early ones to release a night mode for its app. However, even though it's been around since 2016, the interface uses shades of midnight blue rather than black, which might be easier on the eye but doesn't help save as much battery as turning the pixels off on AMOLED screens. The social media giant is now addressing this by rolling out a new "Lights out" option that lets you switch to true-black tones that not only look darker but also reduce power consumption on AMOLED panels.

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Anker's Roav Viva Alexa car charger is just $25.99 ($24 off) on Amazon

A voice assistant isn't something most people look for in a car charger, but it turns out that the combo makes for a decent product. Anker's Roav Viva integrates Alexa into a dual-port charger, and it's currently just $25.99 — nearly 50% off its $49.99 MSRP — on Amazon.

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Microsoft To Do gets a fresh coat of paint and dark mode support

Microsoft's to-do app, To Do, has received a bit of a facelift. In a recent update, the app formerly known as To-Do has dropped the hyphen from its name, gotten a new, more modern look, and added customization options including wallpapers and a dark theme.

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Grab a 256GB Galaxy Note10+ for $920 ($180 off)

We didn't think you'd be getting the best deals on a Galaxy Note10 or Note10+ from Microsoft in the first place, so to report that Samsung's newest mainstream, stylus-equipped phablets are on sale in the United States from Microsoft on eBay doubly confounds us. And yet, because we don't look at gift horses in their mouths, here we are.

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