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[Deal Alert] Here are 8 temporarily free and 1 on-sale apps, plus the 0.10 game of the week

Half of the week is almost gone and we're back with some more app sales. Today's list is rather short, so be sure to go back and look at Monday's post if you haven't already. We also have the partner to the 0.10 app that appeared at the beginning of this week.

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[Deal Alert] Aukey Quick Charge and Type-C accessories discounted up to $11 on Amazon

Remember the days of regular charging with microUSB? You could use the same cable and plug for years and never know the difference. Now, every phone that comes out bumps up the charging standard, and not all Type-C cables are created equal. Aukey has a selection of charging accessories on sale today via Amazon with discounts as large as $11 with a coupon code.

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Create-your-own Street View cameras are coming for all

Has it ever annoyed you how outdated Street View is where you live? Is that garish new shopping mall still a pile of rubble left over from the beautiful period building that stood before it? Or did you want to do more than just take photographs of that exotic market you walked around on your last trip? Now you can take matters into your own hands and create your own space with a "Street View ready" 360 camera.

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27 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (5/3/17 - 5/9/17)

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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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

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Today's roundup is presented by PlayMobo: Gaming News & Bounty from Magic Entertainment Software Inc. Who among the gaming community wouldn't want to earn free gift cards just for playing a video game? What if I told you there was an app for Android that allowed you to do this very thing.

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Google is testing a new search UI, and it looks awful

It seems everywhere I look, user interfaces are becoming less colorful - iOS and Windows 10 are especially guilty of this. That's why I've always loved Material Design, because it encourages apps to have an eye-catching color palette. Unfortunately, some of Google's recent redesigns (like the all-white YouTube UI in testing) are following the trend of removing colors.

Rita here at Android Police shares my frustration, so she wasn't happy when she received a new search UI that does away with all colors. Take a look:

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A buyer's guide to microSD cards: classes, speeds, recommendations, and more (Spring 2017)

This is a buying guide, but I would be remiss to just point you at a list of microSD cards with no information to make your own informed decision. If that’s what you are after, feel free to scroll straight to the bottom and enjoy. But, if you’re interested in exactly why I recommend those cards and want to understand what to consider when making the decision yourself, then I encourage you to read on. Consider this your daily dose of wiki-hole science as applied to the subject of microSD cards.

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[Deal Alert] Moto 360 v2 on sale as low as $189.99 at B&H

The price of new Android Wear devices is still quite high, but many of the watches released a year or two ago are almost as capable as the new ones. Plus, they're cheap now. Case in point, you can get the Moto 360 v2 from B&H for as little as $190, and that's for the super-fancy gold metal version.

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Periscope for Android now supports broadcasting 360-degree video

What's cooler than running a live stream from your phone? How about a live stream from your phone in 360 degrees? Periscope has been testing the feature with select accounts for a few months now, and just recently opened it up to all iOS users. Now the Android app supports broadcasting in 360 degrees as well.

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Google Home now works with smart home products from iDevices, NuBryte, and more

The Google Home only worked with a handful of services at launch, but over the past few months, we've seen more and more services start to work with it. Starting today, select products from iDevices, NuBryte, Universal Devices, and MobiLinc will be compatible with the Google Home (and anything else with Google Assistant).

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Alipay mobile payments are coming to the US via First Data's Clover

Chinese mobile payment company Alipay, an affiliate of the more famous Alibaba Group, is making efforts to bring their mobile payment platform into the US, via a partnership with US company First Data Corp. With acceptance at over six million merchants, First Data is allegedly the world's largest provider of payment processing services. That footprint will give Alipay a huge advantage with their expansion into the competitive US market.

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