Skype has been around for a long time and has gone through some big changes over the years. The new v8.0 update might be the biggest one yet, though. It brings some Snapchat-like features including "add-in" services and "Highlights," which are basically Stories. This feels a bit like one giant "fellow kids" meme.
Skype has neglected to include a changelog for the new version, but there are some videos that explain the basics.
The chat screen has been split into three tabs for Find, Chat, and Read more [...]
The final build of Nova Launcher v5.2 is rolling out to users as we speak. It comes with the usual raft of performance improvements and minor fixes, but this update also brings a little Android O flair to your phone. Nova Launcher now has O-style notification dots. There's other stuff, too. But dots.
Here's the full changelog for Nova v5.2.
Dots! Android O style notification badges
Round searchbar style
Minor fixes for Android O
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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.
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Epic Little War Game
Android Police coverage: Epic Little War Game is the first new title in the series in three years, and it's out today
Epic Little War Game is the Read more [...]
Duolingo is the most popular language learning app on Android with over 50 million downloads. It already supports a myriad of languages including Spanish, Swahili, and French. Duilingo has started rolling out a much anticipated new language to Android users: Japanese.
Those who have had a chance to use the Japanese course have mostly good things to say about it. It teaches users how to read all three Japanese writing systems, covering all 50-ish Hiragana characters, all 50 Katakana characters, Read more [...]
Twitter can be a fun place to share and interact with your fellow humans. However, it can also be a wretched hive of scum and villainy. That's why keeping your Twitter direct messages open is a bit of a risk, but Twitter is rolling out a feature to keep the riffraff at bay. Soon, all DMs from strangers will be segregated from the messages you care about.
The change to DMs only applies if you have your account set to allow messages from people you don't follow. If that's the case, new direct Read more [...]