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4 months ago

Verizon rolls out small updates to the LG G5 and V10

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Verizon has started rolling out a fresh set of updates to both the LG G5 and LG V10, bringing along some slight tweaks to both.

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4 months ago

Twitter for Android brings night mode to all users

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After being available on the beta channel for quite some time, Twitter has finally brought the night mode to all Android users. Turning on night mode is pretty simple, with a switch that allows you to easily toggle between the two modes when you want to switch them up. Enabling night mode doesn't just turn everything black, and instead uses a dark grey that has white text and blue links on it, making it easy on the eyes.

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4 months ago

Pokémon Go just crossed 50 Million downloads in Google Play

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No one could have predicted this result 20 days after launch.

Google's Play Store listing for Pokémon Go changed this morning, revealing the game had just crossed the 50 Million downloads mark only 20 days after the game's limited release in a couple of countries. Since that day, Niantic has slowly made Pokémon Go available to more countries as it scrambled to increase server capacity to handle the explosive popularity of the game. At the time of this writing, Pokémon Go is still not available worldwide but it's quite close. This week will likely see the end of this slow global rollout, meaning more bursts of users are on the way.

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4 months ago

How to fix 'Snapchat login temporarily failed' error on Android

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How do I fix login temporarily failed on Snapchat?

Unfortunately for users on Android devices, Snapchat has a habit of not always logging people into their accounts. While trying to open the app, some users have come across a message that reads:

"Oh no! Your login temporarily failed, so please try again later. If your login continues to fail, please visit https://support.snapchat.com/a/failed-login :)"

Snapchat has stated that Snapchatters using a rooted Android device may encounter this message more than others. While this is frustrating, there are a couple of other reasons this message could be appearing on your phone screen. Snapchat recommends three things to try if your login isn't working:

  1. Make sure you're using the official Snapchat app from the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Double check that your system clock and date is correct.
  3. Confirm that you have a valid Google Account on your Android device.

Once you verify that you have a valid Google Account, you can manually sync your account to your phone to make sure your Google Account is working.

How to sync and verify your Google Account on your Android phone

  1. Launch Settings from your home screen, the Notification Shade, or the app drawer.
  2. Tap Accounts. You may have to scroll a bit to find it.
  3. Tap Add account.

    Launch Settings from the home screen and then tap accounts. Tap add account.

  4. Tap Google.
  5. Enter your email.
  6. Tap Next.

  7. Enter your password.
  8. Tap Next
  9. Tap Accept in the lower right corner.

  10. Tap Next in the lower right corner.
  11. Tap a payment information option.
  12. Tap continue in the lower right corner.

  13. Tap Google.
  14. Tap the more button; it's the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
  15. Tap Sync now.

If your Google account isn't valid, you may see a Sync Error message appear.

What do you think?

Is there a way you've tried that helps get rid of Snapchat's error message on your Android phone? Let us know what other techniques have worked for you and which ones haven't.

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4 months ago

Prisma: Blank notification appearing after using the app? Here's the fix!

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Prisma notification

If you're seeing an empty Prisma notification that you can't swipe away, you're not alone. Fortunately there's an easy fix.

As Prisma for Android becomes more popular, a handful of bugs in the AI-enabled photo app are starting to emerge. One of the most confusing glitches has to do with an empty notification that'll show up in your notification after using the app. On most versions of Android it's not obvious which app is creating the notification, and it can't be dismissed normally, so it'll just sit there — pretty frustrating.

Fortunately there's an easy fix.

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4 months ago

Opera Mini's new video download feature aims to help you save even more data

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Opera Mini just got a whole lot more useful if you consume a lot of video on the go.

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4 months ago

Google Maps rolls out a cleaner look and adds areas of interest

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Google Maps is getting a makeover in an update that's currently rolling out to its mobile apps as well as on the desktop. It will offer a cleaner look to the maps themselves while also adding new "areas of interest".

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4 months ago

Google brings spam call protection to some Nexus and Android One phones

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Google is rolling out an update for the Android phone app that will warn you about spam callers. The update, currently for Nexus or Android One phones on Marshmallow, lets you block and report these numbers.

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4 months ago

Share your Prisma pics on the Android Central forums!

Join the discussion and share your best Prisma creations!

With artistic photo filtering app Prisma now available on Android, there's a massive new user base for the app's AI-enhanced artwork. Android owners have been sharing pics across all the usual social places, and over on the Android Central forums, readers have been sharing a few of their creations.

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4 months ago

How to access and use Memories in Snapchat for Android

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How do I use Snapchat Memories?

Snapchat has announced yet another feature as they continue to expand their platform that originally was created to simply send and receive temporary pictures.

This new feature is called Memories, and it's essentially a cumulative archive of all of the snaps you've saved to your phone since you downloaded the app.

But how exactly do you navigate Snapchat Memories, and how does this new feature work? Here's how to use Snapchat Memories to your fullest advantage.

How to access Memories in Snapchat on Android

  1. Launch Snapchat from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. You can also swipe up anywhere on the screen.

    Launch Snapchat from your home screen and tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories.

How to access Snaps in Memories on Android

  1. Launch Snapchat from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. You can also swipe up anywhere on the screen.
  3. Tap the Snaps tab at the top of the screen to access your saved snaps.

    Launch Snapchat from your home screen and tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. Tap on the Snaps tab to access your saved content.

How to access Stories in Memories on Android

  1. Launch Snapchat from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. You can also swipe up anywhere on the screen.
  3. Tap the Stories tab at the top of the screen to access your saved stories.

    Launch Snapchat from your home screen and tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. Tap the Stories tab at the top of the screen.

How to access your Camera Roll in Memories on Android

  1. Launch Snapchat from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. You can also swipe up anywhere on the screen.
  3. Tap the Camera Roll tab at the top of the screen to access your Camera Roll.

    Launch Snapchat from your home screen and tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. Tap the Camera Roll tab.

How to access My Eyes Only in Memories on Android

  1. Launch Snapchat from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. You can also swipe up anywhere on the screen.
  3. Tap the My Eyes Only tab at the top of the screen to access your protected, private snaps.

    Launch Snapchat from your home screen and tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. Tap the My Eyes only tab to get access to protected snaps.

Type in your password to access your My Eyes Only. Keep in mind that if you have to reset your password, all of the snaps saved to My Eyes Only will be erased.

How to post an old Snap to your Snapchat on Android

  1. Launch Snapchat from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. You can also swipe up anywhere on the screen.
  3. Tap the Snaps tab at the top of the screen to access your saved snaps.

    Launch Snapchat from your home screen and tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. Tap the Snaps tab.

  4. Tap on the photo or video you would like to post to your Snapchat story or friend.
  5. Tap and hold the photo. A black border will appear around the photo.
  6. Tap the arrow within the blue circle in the lower right corner.

    Tap on the photo or video you would like to post, and then press and hold the photo. Tap the arrow within the blue circle.

Just like sending a standard snap, select My Story or the contacts you would like to share your photo/video with.

How to post part of a saved story to your Snapchat on Android

  1. Launch Snapchat from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. You can also swipe up anywhere on the screen.
  3. Tap the Stories tab at the top of the screen to access your saved stories.

    Launch Snapchat from your home screen and tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. Tap the Stories tab at the top of the screen.

  4. Tap and hold the story bubble you would like to select.
  5. Swipe left or right to pick a specific snap in the story bubble to post.
  6. Tap the arrow within the blue circle in the lower right corner.

    Tap and hold the story bubble to select it and then swipe left or right to pick a specific snap. Tap the arrow within the blue circle in the corner.

Just like sending a standard snap, select My Story or the contacts you would like to share your story photo/video with.

How to post a photo from your Camera Roll to your Snapchat on Android

  1. Launch Snapchat from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. You can also swipe up anywhere on the screen.
  3. Tap the Camera Roll tab at the top of the screen to access your Camera Roll.

    Launch Snapchat from your home screen and tap on the smaller white circle underneath the shutter button to access Memories. Tap the Camera Roll tab.

  4. Tap and hold the photo or video you would like to post from Camera Roll.
  5. Tap the arrow within the blue circle in the lower right corner.

    Tap and hold the photo or video and then the arrow in the lower right corner.

Just like sending a standard snap, select My Story or the contacts you would like to share your story photo/video with.

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4 months ago

Prisma app over capacity or slow? Help, tips and tricks for quicker artworks

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Prisma loading bar

Getting the "Prisma is over capacity" error? Slow performance? Prisma isn't your average photo-filtering app — and that means it can take a little time to do its thing.

If you're one of the many people trying out AI-powered artwork app Prisma in recent days, you'll no doubt have run into the app's main pain point — speed. Or rather, lack of speed. Prisma's intelligent, artistic filters are impressive for sure, but they can take a lot of time to apply — particularly at peak times.

Let's take a look at why Prisma can be so slow, and what you can do about it.

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4 months ago

Prisma update lets you save photos directly

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Prisma update

Much requested 'save' button added alongside bug fixes in first Android app update.

Just hours after it first landed on Android, popular AI-enabled photo filtering app Prisma has received its first update. The updated version of Prisma adds a "save" button — a much requested feature that lets you export directly to your gallery, as opposed to another app through Android share intents.

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4 months ago

Beware of fake Prisma Android apps: Here's the legit Google Play link

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Its a faaaaaaake

Looking for the Android version of Prisma? Make sure you don't download a fake.

Did you hear? The unique, artistic photo-filtering app Prisma is now available on Android. But in the early days of the app's availability on the Play Store, you might be having a hard time tracking down a legitimate Prisma download.

That's because, at the time of writing, the app's still relatively new on Google Play, and as such Google's servers are still surfacing an unfortunate number of fake apps in searches for "Prisma."

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4 months ago

How to remove the Prisma logo watermark from your photos

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Prisma

A simple settings change can remove the unsightly Prisma logo from your pics.

With the unique photo-filtering app Prisma now available on Android, it's worth underscoring one of the most important settings changes you can make. By default, Prisma adds its own logo to every image you share from the app. But it's easy to disable this watermark from within the app's settings.

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4 months ago

Prisma app now available on Android

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Prisma

The power of cloud-based artwork comes to Android.

A couple of weeks on from its iOS launch, photo editing app Prisma is now available on Android through Google Play. For the uninitiated, Prisma uses hefty cloud computing power to add artistic effects to your photos.

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