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Amazon will give you longer to return things during coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus has turned the world upside down, and companies are having to adjust their operations to cope with the situation in which we find ourselves, from working at home like Googlers in North America, to Apple closing down retail stores. Amazon's been doing its best to keep things moving as normally as possible, implementing some incentives for waiting longer for your goods, and prioritizing "essential" items (even if all its own products are conveniently included). Taking things one step further, Amazon yesterday announced that it is extending the return period for items bought during this time.
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Sorry Huawei, the P40 Pro without Google apps is just too broken to live with

When Huawei launched the P30 Pro this time last year, we knew it could be the last for some time to ship with a full-fat version of Android. Huawei had been added to the US Entity List as a result of the intensifying trade war with China, and the company's ability to do any kind of business with Google and other US firms had been severely limited. Even so, David called the P30 Pro the “world’s best camera phone” in his review and Huawei's photography credentials have only been strengthened since then — the more recent Mate 30 Pro competed directly with the Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 for the honor of best smartphone camera.

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YouTube adapts its website to large touchscreens like iPads and Chromebooks

If you have an Android tablet or an iPad, you've likely installed the native YouTube app on them to enjoy your videos. But for those of you who haven't, and for anyone who's browsing YouTube on a touch-enabled Chromebook or PC, you'll be glad to know the website is now better suited for touch interaction.

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How to share Wi-Fi network passwords via QR code on Android

We've all been there—someone needs to get on your Wi-Fi network, and you begin awkwardly reading out your nonsense password. Thankfully, Android has an alternative these days. In a few taps, you can provide a QR code that will get visitors connected to your network right away. Here's how to do it.

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Anker's Nebula Mars II Android projector is now $350 at Woot ($150 off)

Are you missing the days of regular visits to the movie theater while we all do our best to self-isolate? Thankfully, we have a deal on the Nebula Mars II portable projector from Anker that might be just the thing to bring a little of that movie theater magic to your isolation-induced binge-watching. Right now, you can pick one up for only $369.99, which is a savings of $130 off the MSRP.

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LineageOS 17.1 ROM arrives on 2016 Pixels and Nexus 6

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM out there, with dozens of supported devices and a few nice features over stock Android. The new Android 10-based LineageOS 17.1 was just released earlier this month, and now the project is bringing back support for two classic Google phones.

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YouTube TV app on Android finally gets a dark theme makeover

YouTube TV is becoming an all-inclusive service for live TV streamers with features like an improved guide and major network HBO set to come on board. Even with its relatively polished overall package, the YouTube TV app for Android has still felt lacking without a proper dark mode when many Google apps already have it, including YouTube. Months after its web version got the darker theme, the Android app is finally getting the makeover, saving your eyes from that blinding white interface at night.

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AccuWeather redesign introduces new logo, bottom bar, and improved MinuteCast

Hot on the heels of Dark Sky's demise on Android, AccuWeather is testing a brand-new UI for its app. The latest beta comes with a more prominent 60-minute forecast and adds a bottom bar for easy access to hourly and daily forecasts as well as a radar view. The more modern interface and the focus on short-term forecasts might make the app a somewhat capable replacement for Dark Sky in the long run (though AccuWeather does have a history of selling user data, so keep that in mind).

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OnePlus 8 design detailed in latest post by CEO Pete Lau

As we approach next week's OnePlus 8 series launch, the company is taking the opportunity to share new tidbits on a daily basis. Today, it's all about design — a post on the OnePlus forum by CEO Pete Lau goes into great detail explaining why three key tenets it calls CMF (color, material, finishing) are so important and how they relate to the upcoming flagships.

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Latest Stadia Pro member deals include Red Dead Redemption 2, Kine, and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

As well as giving you free games to claim each month, Stadia Pro memberships come with exclusive discounts designed to sweeten the deal. The latest offers include savings of up to 50% on some popular titles, with Rockstar's excellent Red Dead Redemption among them.

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