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For The Moment, Alphabet is The Most Valuable Company On Earth


Alphabet beat expectations with revenue of $17.3 billion and $8.67 earnings per share. Investors were looking for $16.9 billion. The after hours spike in stock price is currently over 39.50 (5.25%). That places Alphabet’s total market cap at over $550 billion, while Apple languishes at a mere $538 billion. These numbers jump around a lot, so it’s possible Apple will be back on top in the morning. This has happened briefly once before back in 2009, but Apple has been solidly ahead ever since.

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Samsung Adds Ad Blocker Support To Its Android Browser

Samsung is adding support for ad blocking to its browser app on . The updated Samsung Internet browser should be rolling out to devices on Android Lollipop or higher today, bringing with it ad blocking support. The first blocker available for Samsung Internet is Adblock Fast, which claims to decrease load times on Android by an average of 51 percent. Adblock Fast is a free download from Google Play.

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It Looks Like Google Has Finally Caught On To Systemless Root and Android Pay No Longer Compatible


Google’s system uses a server-side update, so at the moment there’s no way to get around the check even with older versions of Pay, Google Play Services, et cetera. If you’re a regular Android Pay user with Systemless Root, you might not see the effect immediately, since the app doesn’t actively request a token until you add a card or make a purchase. But the party’s over, so turn out the lights and give your requests to the fat lady.


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Twilight Adds Support For Android Wear And Android TV

When Twilight is activated, it adds a red filter to your display that should reduce the signals that tell your brain it’s daytime. The new Wear version is tied to your phone. So, when the phone shifts into night mode with the red filter, your watch will as well. The Wear client also has a button that can disable Twilight on both devices.

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Yahoo Mail Android App Update Lets You Customize Swipes and Take Action on Notifications

Like other mobile email apps, Yahoo Mail lets you interact with email by swiping. In this release, you can customize what those swipes do. If swiping left rather than right to delete makes more sense for you, go right ahead. And you can use the opposite direction to mark as read, favorite, archive, or do whatever you find logical.

 

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Android 6.0.1 Starts Rolling To The Sprint HTC One A9


Version 1.57.651.1 of the software brings the A9 all of the new 6.0.1 emojis with plenty of improvements that HTC details in its changelog below.

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SwiftKey for Android Update Brings New Emojis and More

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The team in a blog post said, “They’ve been available on the beta for a bit now, but we’re excited to officially bring these new to the market version of SwiftKey.” The support for new emojis will be available for the devices running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

 

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Pandora Introduces ‘Browse’ Section Filled With Music You Might Like, Coming Soon To Android

Millions of people already consider Pandora the best way to discover new music. You create a station starting with an artist you like, and the site follows that up with songs sharing similar characteristics. You indicate whether you like or don’t like a song, and the station gets smarter from there.

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You No Longer Need An Invite To Buy A OnePlus X

The OnePlus X is going on regular sale a month or so after the OnePlus 2, which stopped needing invites this past holiday season. That was less than four months after the device launched, significantly faster than the original OnePlus. That debut phone took nearly a year to become easily accessible.

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The Next Version Of Android Wear Is Being Tested On The Huawei Watch, And It Finally Activates The Speaker

Fair play to Huawei for including a speaker on its self-titled Wear watch long before the software actually supported it. That being said, I’m sure Huawei Watch owners are wondering when their expensive gadget will have all of its parts activated so they can stop carrying around an extra quarter-ounce of extraneous electronics. According to multiple sources, that speaker will be activated soon, specifically whenever Google gets around to issuing the next version of Android Wear’s firmware.

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