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Box finally has a dark theme, but not without one annoying limitation

Box finally has a dark theme, but not without one annoying limitation

Use Box as one of your cloud storage services? You know, because none of us can get by with just one. Well, it's gotten a small, but notable makeover it needed long ago with a new dark theme.

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Try these 3 super-useful Chromebook features you didn't even know were there

Try these 3 super-useful Chromebook features you didn't even know were there

It's been a week since Google launched its big Chrome OS 90 update, and while it's nowhere near as jam-packed as 89, it did introduce a handy new diagnostics app, improved Tote (formerly Holding Space), and more. Since its release, we've been digging into the new update and unearthing even more features that could improve your Chromebook experience. Here are three experimental improvements we've found that you can try right now.

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Android 12's got some jiggle

Android 12's got some jiggle

Android 12 Developer Preview 3 landed this week with many smaller design tweaks, but there's one thing you'll instantly notice when you start using the new release. Things have become considerably more bouncy. Whether it's the notification drawer or the overscroll animations, Google is working on making things feel much more physical and realistic.

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OnePlus literally made a single phone specifically to give it away

OnePlus literally made a single phone specifically to give it away

OnePlus is giving away a one-of-a-kind Nord in a green-orange gradated colorway that's smooth-looking and smooth to the touch, much like ripening citrus. Here's how you can score it...

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YouTube's new icon style is making its way to YouTube Music

YouTube's new icon style is making its way to YouTube Music

Last year, YouTube shed its lifeless, gray in-app icons for more visually distinct line-art ones. It seems like sister app YouTube Music might not be too far from getting the same treatment — the new icons are already being tested.

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Google Photos now telling users what those buttons in the media viewer mean

Google Photos now telling users what those buttons in the media viewer mean

Ever press a button without knowing what it exactly does? Maybe some of the icons aren't exactly self-explanatory. Google Photos has had a few of those for a while. Well, the cavalry's just come in and they're bringing in labels.

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Google wants you to use Lens so badly it might get tacked onto the Search widget

Google wants you to use Lens so badly it might get tacked onto the Search widget

Google Lens combines the power of live image processing vis a vis your phone's camera with artificial intelligence and the enormous reach of the company's search engine. Apparently not enough people know to use the app, though, so it has been working on making it more visible to users across Android.

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Android 12 DP2 ditches first preview's blue backgrounds, brightens dark mode again

Android 12 DP2 ditches first preview's blue backgrounds, brightens dark mode again

The settings on Android 12 have stopped looking so cool. You may remember that in Developer Preview 1, we were introduced to a ghastly blue shade in the submenus. Well, it's not there anymore with Developer Preview 2.

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Spotify's new library UI shows all your offline content on one screen

Spotify's new library UI shows all your offline content on one screen

A couple of days ago, we shared with you a new design for Spotify's library that seems to be in very limited testing. The interface, which mixes music with podcasts and offers both list and grid layouts, has four filters on top for your playlists, artists, albums, and podcasts. But it turns out there's a fifth one that only shows up when you set some music to download for offline use, and honestly, I think this is my favorite feature of the redesign.

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Spotify is testing a redesigned (and much-improved) library UI

Spotify is testing a redesigned (and much-improved) library UI

The Spotify Android app hasn't seen a major design overhaul for a few years now, but it does get incremental updates on a regular basis. The latest section of the app to get a new lick of paint is the library, which was last upgraded in 2019 to accommodate podcasts.

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