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Fairphone 3 unsurprisingly receives perfect 10/10 repairability score on iFixit

The Fairphone 3 was announced at the end of last month, aiming at combining sustainability and repairability in a single device. The company is known for receiving high scores on iFixit, with the first model getting 7/10, and the Fairphone 2 being awarded the top 10/10 rating. The third iteration confirms the company’s commitment to building phones that are easy to repair, as the Fairphone 3 just got the same perfect 10/10 score.

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[Update: Out now] This Is the Police 2 is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

Back in December of 2018 we received Weappy Studio's indie simulation adventure game This Is the Police on Android, and today the sequel has popped up on the Play Store for pre-registration. An official announcement released today states that the game is coming to both Android and iOS sometime soon, and if you'd like to pre-register for the Android release, you can do so on the new Play Store listing.

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Spotify's Family Mix playlist and explicit content parental control is rolling out to more users

A few months ago, Spotify announced some new features for its Premium Family plan that would be tested with users in Ireland for a short time before being made available to more users in the fall. The Family Mix playlist and parental controls that will make the Family plan far more appealing are now rolling out to users in the US as part of a wider rollout.

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Disney+ launches early in the Netherlands, available as a free trial until November release

Disney+ is launching on November 12 in the US, but in a surprise move, the company is allowing residents of The Netherlands to sign up for a limited pilot phase starting today. It will be free to use there until it officially goes live in a couple of months. For now, the catalog appears to be limited, though there are some surprises. It's safe to assume that Disney will be adding more series and movies ahead of the full release.

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[Update: Amazon Alexa] OnePlus TV will come in 55" size with QLED display according to company exec

Earlier today, a regional vice president for OnePlus tweeted out details regarding the hotly anticipated OnePlus TV, revealing that it will come in a 55" size (among others, most likely), and the 55" version will sport a QLED panel. Also, although we were pretty sure that the OnePlus TV would be "smart" thanks to Android TV based on prior leaks, @androidtv_rumor confirms that Google has just certified a new device named "Dosa."

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Another Pixel 4 hands-on gives us a glimpse of face unlock and new camera settings

Every day this week has brought a new Pixel 4 leak. Two long video reviews of the device surfaced yesterday in Vietnam, and now we have another photo-based look at the device from the same country. Turns out a retailer in Hanoi is selling nearly-finished samples for 25M VND ($1,079) — they could be coming off the new production line or from another source. With that clarification out of the way, let's take a look at what we can glean from this latest leak, courtesy of Genk.vn.

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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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V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition headphones are $300 ($50 off) on Amazon

V-MODA isn't one of the best-known audio brands out there, but it has a reputation of combining excellent build quality with great sound. Its current premium wireless headphone offering, the Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition (what a mouthful), is currently discounted on Amazon from $349.99 to $299.99.

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The Play Store is finally getting a dark theme

Google has updated many of its apps with dark themes, with Gmail being the most recent entrant. It looks like the Play Store is, at long last, receiving a dark theme of its own. Like Gmail and other Google apps, the Play Store's dark theme is a dark grey, and it looks pretty nice.

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Here's how to get the battery percentage back on Android 10

Android 10 includes a few changes to the status bar and quick settings panel. One of those is that the battery percentage is no longer displayed at the top of the quick settings, only an estimate of how much time is remaining until your phone dies. Thankfully, it's easy to get the percentage back.

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