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- 07/26/16--10:53: _Night mode UI final...
- 08/24/16--05:03: _Night Mode Enabler ...
- 09/23/16--14:06: _Google Authenticato...
- 10/21/16--11:04: _Night mode enabler ...
- 10/25/16--12:54: _[Deal Alert] Twilig...
- 11/10/16--09:38: _Google marks "bug" ...
- 04/04/17--08:51: _Twitter is testing ...
- 06/26/17--14:49: _Automatic night mod...
- 08/09/17--02:28: _Twitter is readying...
- 08/31/17--08:46: _Twitter beta redesi...
- 10/03/17--10:23: _Google Home's new N...
- 02/15/18--18:10: _Xperia XA1 family's...
- 02/23/18--16:24: _[Update: Noooope] T...
- 03/07/18--12:30: _Android P feature s...
- 04/12/18--06:00: _Opera Browser Beta ...
- 04/12/18--08:00: _30 Android apps wit...
- 07/28/18--13:55: _YouTube dark theme ...
- 08/27/18--17:39: _Google teases dark ...
- 10/23/18--06:40: _Modded Google Camer...
- 11/13/18--04:32: _November security p...
- 07/26/16--10:53: Night mode UI finally comes to stable version of Twitter
- 10/21/16--11:04: Night mode enabler apps no longer work in Android 7.1
- 04/04/17--08:51: Twitter is testing an automatic night mode in the official app
- 06/26/17--14:49: Automatic night mode is now available in the official Twitter client
- 08/09/17--02:28: Twitter is readying a night mode for the desktop site
- 08/31/17--08:46: Twitter beta redesigns the night mode toggle and QR barcode scanner
- 04/12/18--06:00: Opera Browser Beta adds night mode in latest update [APK Download]
- 04/12/18--08:00: 30 Android apps with dark themes that are easy on the eyes
- 07/28/18--13:55: YouTube dark theme now available for some on Android
- 08/27/18--17:39: Google teases dark mode for Phone app in Play Store update notes
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Twitter started testing a dark UI mode several months ago, but it was a server side toggle on beta and alpha builds with no way to guarantee it would be on your device. The test must have gone well because today Twitter announced dark mode as an official feature of the Android app. This should be available on all installations of the Twitter app soon.
Because Twitter has ridiculous UI fragmentation across its various test builds, you'll find the night mode toggle in the navigation menu, which is accessed either by your profile photo or the standard slide-out icon.Read More
Night mode UI finally comes to stable version of Twitter was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The saga of Night Mode on Android is a bit of a dramatic story that started with a sneak peek in Android M, disappeared, returned again in N dev previews, only for our excitement to be short lived as we learned that it might not make it to the final release. And make it, it didn't. With the latest dev previews and Nougat's official release, the signs of Night Mode started disappearing one by one.Read More
Night Mode Enabler is a simple app that brings back Night Mode and its tile to Android Nougat was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Setting up and using 2-factor authentication on a Google account used to be a fairly miserable affair. The sign-in process lurched from a native interface into a browser where users were expected to quickly enter codes, various apps weren't compatible and required special 1-time use passwords, and the app for generating codes felt completely unfinished. These days, all of those problems have been solved, and now Google's Authenticator app is even taking steps to further improve its look and usefulness.Read More
Google Authenticator v4.74 brings a refreshed material look, dark mode, and in-app camera scanner [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Offering developer previews is very beneficial to a platform, but it also comes with its own perils. For example, people get upset when a feature that was part of the preview is dropped before the final release. Google has been derided in many a comment section for the removal of night mode in the final Nougat release, and now the hacky night mode enabler apps don't even work anymore. Is Google doing this because it hates you personally?Read More
Night mode enabler apps no longer work in Android 7.1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
We should all be familiar with the 10-cent deal alerts by now. It is a real luck of the draw to see if your home country is included in the sales.
Regardless, here is another app on sale: Twilight Pro. This is a display filter that tweaks the colors on your screen throughout the day (think LiveDisplay from CyanogenMod). It creates what some of us know as "Night Mode" wherein the blue light from the display is reduced to help with eye strain in low-light conditions.Read More
[Deal Alert] Twilight Pro unlock is down to $0.10 from $2.99 (not in U.S.) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
After having it removed in favor of the Pixel-only (for now) Night light feature in Android 7.1, Nexus fans have been a bit upset that the screen tinting Night Mode option was axed from their handsets. While only implemented as part of Google's experiment test zone, the system UI tuner, Night Mode struck a chord for a number of reasons (which aren't worth getting into here), and taking it away had Nexus owners a bit, well, cranky.Read More
Google marks "bug" report about night mode being removed from Nexuses as "FutureRelease," implications unclear was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
We all know the pain of opening an app in a darkened room, only to be greeted by retina-searing brightness. Well, Twitter is experimenting with not being one of those apps. Some lucky users have an automatic night mode setting, which keeps the app darker from dusk till dawn.
From what we've gathered, this option is being tested in the beta channel. If you have it, it'll be in the settings under night mode.Read More
Twitter is testing an automatic night mode in the official app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The first-party Twitter client now has another great feature under its belt. Now you can set the app to transition between the standard white theme and the blue night mode theme automatically, based on the time of day. So if you're tired of having to manually flip between each to prevent sudden night-time blindness during an innocent midnight tweet, you can now rest easy knowing your eyes will be safe, if not from the ravages of Twitter, then at least from bright lights.
The cycle of development for automatic night mode has been a long one.Read More
Automatic night mode is now available in the official Twitter client was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
It's been roughly a year since Twitter made a ton of users very happy and fully introduced a night mode for its Android app. That was such a popular move with anyone who hadn't defected to a third party Twitter client that it seemed a dead cert it would eventually come to the desktop site. That time has now come.
Joe Maring over at 9to5Google noticed the toggle, which resides in a very similar position to where it is in the Android app.Read More
Twitter is readying a night mode for the desktop site was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
According to our frequent tipster Gurkanwal Singh, Twitter beta 7.12 has started showing a new night mode toggle and QR code icon. If you might remember, Twitter's night mode used to have a proper toggle in the side menu and the QR code display and scanner was hidden under the overflow menu when viewing your profile. The latter was really difficult to get to and nowhere regular users would guess.Read More
Twitter beta redesigns the night mode toggle and QR barcode scanner was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
One of the more annoying aspects of the Google Home (or any smart speaker, really) is the response volume is static. Unlike a normal person, it won't talk to you at the same volume you are speaking. If you were blasting music earlier in the day and you forgot to turn it down later, asking to turn off a lamp later could result in an ear-popping "OK, TURNING OFF THE LAMP!"
Google created a preview program for the Google Home back in August, allowing users to test upcoming features.Read More
Google Home's new Night Mode will keep it from yelling at you at 2 AM was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
These days, many manufacturers include some sort of blue light filter or "night light" in their phones' ROMs. Google, Samsung, OnePlus, and some other companies are on the list, and Sony was as well with its "Good night actions" function in Xperia Actions for phones in the XA1 family. However, following the impending Oreo updates, no Sony phone will have a built-in blue light filter.
This news comes by way of Sony Xperia's official Twitter account.Read More
If there's one feature that people have consistently been clamoring for from Android, it's dark mode. As it turns out, people don't always like staring at masses of bright white, especially when they're in dark environments.Read More
[Update: Noooope] The highly-requested dark mode will be available in an upcoming Android release was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Now that a large portion of our daily lives is spent staring at a screen, we've started becoming more and more concerned that this behavior may impact our circadian rhythms and the quantity and quality of our sleep. The hypothesis goes that humans have evolved to sync their sleep cycles to the cycle of the Sun, and that shining the pale blue glow of a phone screen into our eyes at night throws that sync off-balance and prevents our brain from recognizing when it's time to sleep.Read More
Android P feature spotlight: Night Light toggle now tells you when it'll turn on was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Opera is one of the most popular alternatives to Google's own Chrome browser and with good reason. It blocks ads, saves data, and has an excellent reader mode. There's also Opera Mini for an even faster, lighter experience. Another reason for Opera's popularity is active development. Already this year, in a reaction to an increasing fear among users, a crypto-mining blocker was added to both versions.
The main mobile browser has a separate Play Store listing for its beta version, and a new update has just been released for it.Read More
Opera Browser Beta adds night mode in latest update [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Personally, I love dark themes in apps. Oftentimes, one of the first things I do is switch to the Night or Dark Mode in every one that supports it. Since I know that I'm not the only one out there that wants my apps to reflect my soul, I gathered together thirty to help some of you get started on your path to the dark side.
All jokes and edginess aside, dark themes are much easier on your eyes, especially in low-light conditions, and can take a bit of stress off the batteries in phones or tablets with OLED displays.Read More
30 Android apps with dark themes that are easy on the eyes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
These days, an often-seen feature request for apps (and Android in general) is dark mode. We first noticed that YouTube was preparing to bring one to its Android app in November of last year, but while the web and iOS versions have had it for months, there's only been radio silence on the Android side. However, we're now seeing several reports of dark mode being automatically activated on the YouTube Android app.Read More
YouTube dark theme now available for some on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The Google Phone redesign from earlier this month was met with some conflicting opinions. While many liked the more modern UI, others couldn't stand all of the white that was added. Some hoped that Phone might soon get a dark mode, and it looks like those prayers have been answered. Google has just confirmed that Phone will indeed be getting a dark mode.
Google teases dark mode for Phone app in Play Store update notes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The guys at XDA Developers often like to tinker with APK files to enable hidden features, trigger specific behaviors, or spoil Google's surprises prematurely. Their latest software shenanigans involve Google's Camera app and the promised Night Sight feature that is supposed to come next month.
Announced with the Pixel 3, Night Sight is a low-light photography mode that ekes out every wave and particle of light to get clearer, better-lit shots in dark environments.Read More
Modded Google Camera APK enables Night Sight for all Pixel devices (and it's impressive) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
With the November security patch that began rolling out to Pixels last week, one change was made to the way Night Mode and Battery Saver interact. When the latter is enabled, the former immediately changes to on, and the behavior can't be modified, though you can manually switch back to off.
Take a look at the GIF below. I start off in Developer options, with Night mode set to Always off.Read More
November security patch forces Night Mode when Battery Saver is enabled, whether you want to or not was written by the awesome team at Android Police.