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[Update: Back up] Allo is down, but you probably didn't notice because you're part of the 99.99999%

Allo's small userbase has become somewhat of a joke in the Android community, but the fact of the matter is that there are actually people who use Google's latest messaging service. Crazy, right? If you do use Allo, you might have noticed that your messages have been stuck on "Sending..." with none of them actually being sent. Don't worry; you're not alone. Allo seems to be down for everyone right now.

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Project Fi gets smart replies via the Android Messages app

Google's smart replies have shown up in a few apps including Inbox (the original), Gmail, and Allo. Now, this handy feature has arrived in the Android Messages app. However, it's not for everyone. This is a feature for Project Fi subscribers only.

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[Update: Just on-body detection] Security flaw in Moto G5 Plus Prime Exclusive grants access to phone with the tap of a lockscreen ad

Amazon has been running its Prime Exclusive program for some time now. Essentially, the company partners with phone manufacturers to offer noticeably lower prices on devices in exchange for preloaded Amazon apps and advertisements on the lock screen. However, it appears that these lockscreen ads have led to a security flaw on one Prime Exclusive device, the Moto G5 Plus.

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Samsung sends out press invite for Galaxy S9 unveil at MWC, boasts about 'reimagined' camera

As it does with every major flagship and smartwatch release, Samsung has just sent out a press invite for the Galaxy S9's unveiling. You'll note that the invitation doesn't explicitly mention the S9, but given the gigantic purple "9," it's safe to say we know what Samsung will be taking the wraps off of.

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TripIt now lets you know how long the airport security line is in real-time

If you're a frequent traveller, you might have already heard of an app called TripIt. TripIt lets users streamline their entire travel itinerary by organizing their whole trip into a single, easy to access location. That includes obvious things like your flight information, as well as hotel bookings, car rentals, and dinner reservations. Think of it like a kind of Google Assistant for travel on steroids.

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Firefox 59 beta adds home button assist functionality, better live streaming, and more

Mozilla pulled the trigger on a substantial redesign of Firefox a few months ago, but the devs haven't taken any time off to celebrate. The updates are still coming fast with v59 hitting the beta channel. This version adds quick access to Firefox search via the home button, revamped HLS video support, and a few more goodies.

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Here are 36 temporarily free and 10 on-sale apps for your Wednesday

I am not sure about the rest of you, but this week has simply dragged on for me — it was quite disheartening this morning when I realized that it was only Wednesday. But the show must go on. It's time once again for another round of app sales, and it's not much more exciting than Monday's. Hope you all like icon packs.

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Qualcomm fined €997 million for anticompetitive practices (again) by the EU

The European Commission has fined chipmaker Qualcomm €997 million ($1.24 billion) for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets. The decision comes as the result of an investigation covering the period from 2011 to 2016, during which Qualcomm paid Apple to exclusively use its LTE chips in iPhones and iPads.

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Flip : Surfing Colors is a beautiful free-to-play endless runner that offers enjoyable gameplay

The first thing you will notice about Flip : Surfing Colors is how beautiful it looks. Its colorful theme and simple yet detailed characters and environments show off LeftRight's knack for design. But as we all know, a great looking game doesn't always equal a fun one. Luckily Flip : Surfing Colors' snowboarding-like gameplay and its interesting use of color matching as a primary mechanic means this isn't just another run-of-the-mill endless runner on Android.

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Chrome 64 blocks redirecting ads, switches to a white navigation bar, and more [APK Download]

The first Chrome release of 2018 is here! Chrome 64 includes the long-awaited redirect blocking feature, but it's still not enabled by default for some reason. There are a few other minor changes as well, like a white navigation bar and new APIs for developers to use. Without further ado, let's get into it!

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