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Sandbox MMORPG Albion Online has officially landed on Android, but you have to pay to play

Alright all you MMORPG fans, there is finally a new full-fledged MMO available on Android. The game is called Albion Online, and it is billed as a sandbox MMORPG with a player-driven economy. Currently, it is not available on the Play Store, but you can pick up the client on Sandbox Interactive's site. The one caveat, of course, is the fact that this MMO is not free-to-play and there is no free trial to be found. You will need to plunk down at least a one time fee of $29.99 in order to gain access to this title.

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AppLock from DoMobile lets you password protect individual apps, safeguard select photos and videos, and much more [Sponsored Post]

Sometimes just having a lock screen password isn't secure or flexible enough to protect what needs protection. For instance, you might want to be able to hand your phone to somebody else to use but make sure they can't take over your Facebook and do something embarrassing.

Or maybe you want to show a friend a set of photos you just took, but want to be assured they don't scroll too far and get to that one picture (you know what I'm talking about).  AppLock has your back, giving you both the security and the control to customize your privacy setup any way you want it.

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Slacker Radio for Android has added a sleep timer, 4 years in the making [APK Download]

It's been a long time since we've written about Slacker Radio. More than a year, in fact. Maybe time goes slower at Slacker than it does in other parts of the universe. It would seem so, as almost 4 years after stating the intention to add a sleep timer to the Android app, it's finally happened.

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LastPass Families is a new way to securely share information with your loved ones

Password managers are becoming ever more popular the more we manage our lives online. Thankfully, there's a trend toward being more security conscious, and LastPass is a great way to get around the issue of having too much important information to remember. If you're doing it right, and don't just use "Password1234" for everything, LastPass can remember all your login credentials, and its cross-platform apps make them easy to access from anywhere. Now, the company is introducing a new service aimed at family members who need to share data securely with each other.

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Action Launcher v26 beta is available, includes Android O's notification dots and new app shortcut UI

Chris Lacy's Action Launcher got a massive update recently, introducing new branding, more free features, an animated Android O style clock widget, and more. Together with its already useful feature set, including shutters and covers, it's cemented its place as one of Android's best launchers. The latest Beta is now available, as announced by Lacy on his blog, and it includes a number of features that Google has added to the Pixel Launcher in Android O, such as notification dots and a new UI for app shortcuts and widgets.

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Google Express updated to include offline shopping list support, remove substitutions

It almost feels like Google has been toying with us recently when it comes to our shopping lists. They took the decision to move the Assistant's shopping list from Keep to Express, which angered many. It soon became clear that lists in Google Express were nowhere near as feature-rich, as you couldn't access them so easily, or share them with others, or use them offline. Here in the UK where Google Express isn't officially available, you're even linked to a just web version of your shopping list if you use the Assistant. Thankfully, for American users, Google has been working to repair some of the damage and the latest update includes offline support for your lists.

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Google app is getting a smarter, more personalized feed starting today, thanks to machine learning

Machine learning is all the rage these days, and the engineers at Google know that firsthand. The technology is being integrated into so many Google products these days, with one of those things being the feed in the Google app. Today, our favorite tech company is improving on this with even more features that will help you get the news that you want out of the Google feed.

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Nintendo Switch Online app shows up on the Play Store, but it doesn't work yet

If you've ever owned a Nintendo console, you'll know that online services have never been the company's area of expertise. 'Nintendo Switch Online' is the online service for Nintendo's latest console, which will become a paid service sometime in 2018. One major component of that service, the companion mobile app, is now available for download.

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15 new and notable Android games from the last week (7/12/17 - 7/18/17)

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.

Games

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two

Android Police coverage: Minecraft's next adventure arrives with Story Mode - Season Two

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two is the latest adventure game from Telltale Games to land on Android. While it has been for the most part received positively, the glaring issues of the aging engine are definitely starting to come to a head.

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Magisk v13.3 released with fixes for the latest SafetyNet detection methods

This is becoming a common refrain, but Magisk has been updated to bypass SafetyNet, again. Just a few days ago Magisk developer topjohnwu told us that he was hard at work on a fix. While he wasn't able to provide a firm date at the time, he may have over delivered on his promise of "soon." The latest update, v13.3, escapes SafetyNet detection. Your Magisk Manager app should prompt you for an update sometime soon.

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