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Look at how flexible (and colorful) Android 12's new UI theming is in this gallery

Look at how flexible (and colorful) Android 12's new UI theming is in this gallery

Android 12 beta 2 debuted the new operating system's much-anticipated automated theming system, which adjusts the colors of your phone's entire interface to match and complement the background wallpaper of your choice. We've been playing with it for the last day, but for a perfect example of why you'll want to check it out, we turn to Ars Technica Reviews Editor and Android Police alumnus Ron Amadeo.

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Half the internet went down today — here's what happened

Half the internet went down today — here's what happened

What feels like half the internet went down for a while today. Dozens of popular websites were or are still unreachable. The culprit was Fastly, a content delivery network many websites rely on to speed up load times, which has since posted an update explaining that it resolved the problem. It appears that the issues were limited to some locations only, as a few services remained reachable for many people or came back online sooner rather than later.

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Twitter thinks you will pay it to undo your bad tweets (instead of just deleting them for free)

Twitter thinks you will pay it to undo your bad tweets (instead of just deleting them for free)

After nearly a year of rumors and hintsnot to mention a pricing leak earlier this week — Twitter has finally announced a paid tier for anyone who just can't get enough of their feed. It's coming to Canada and Australia first, with a couple of long-requested power features locked behind a monthly subscription.

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Premium Twitter Blue subscription launch looks imminent

Premium Twitter Blue subscription launch looks imminent

Twitter seems to be prepping for the launch of Twitter Blue, a premium package of features including the ability undo certain tweets, organize favorite posts into collections, and utilize its recently acquired Scroll paid newsfeed service, at least for iOS.

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Your chance to apply for Twitter verification is finally arriving

Your chance to apply for Twitter verification is finally arriving

After announcing an overhaul of the verification process late last year, Twitter is nearly ready to start accepting submissions. The company's spent the past few months gathering feedback from the public to make sure its new approach doesn't present any glaring issues, and this week announced that the option to apply for verification is finally starting to appear.

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$3 'Twitter Blue' subscription may include Scroll news and better bookmarks, but not editable tweets

$3 'Twitter Blue' subscription may include Scroll news and better bookmarks, but not editable tweets

Last year, Scroll was launched as an all-new way to pay for some of your favorite publishers — including us! — while blocking ads. The app tells sites not to deliver advertisements to your browser using third-party cookies, improving the experience immensely. Big changes for Scroll are on the horizon, though, as Twitter has announced its plans to acquire Scroll.

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Twitter for Android finally gets a search feature that should've arrived much sooner

Twitter for Android finally gets a search feature that should've arrived much sooner

While direct messages are great for private conversations on Twitter, it gets increasingly challenging to locate that one thread you're looking for in the long list you’ve built up over the years. To make the process smoother, Twitter is finally adding a search bar in the DM section of its Android app — about two years after the iOS app got one.

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No, you're not crazy — Twitter has a new font

No, you're not crazy — Twitter has a new font

Back in January, Twitter revealed that it had made a new branded font family for its products, called Chirp. (Get it — Twitter, Chirp?) After laying low for the last few months, based on user reports, that new Chirp font has started rolling out to the web version of Twitter starting today.

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Twitter's new Tip Jar makes it super easy to support your favorite creators

Twitter's new Tip Jar makes it super easy to support your favorite creators

More often than not when a tweet goes viral, we see follow-up tweets that ask for support, sometimes monetary. Twitter has noticed this too and so it's introducing Tip Jar to make it easier than ever to send money to your favorite creators or organizations.

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Twitter is killing Nuzzel and it's ok if you have no idea what that means

Twitter is killing Nuzzel and it's ok if you have no idea what that means

Twitter is working on a subscription service, hoping to get people hooked with incentives such as an Undo Send button. In its latest attempt to spice up this service Twitter acquired Scroll, which lets readers support their favorite publishers (including us) while blocking ads. This development also sunsets a personalized daily news service called Nuzzel, which is owned by Scroll.

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