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[Update: APK Download] Chat backups, link previews, and group incognito are coming to Google Allo today

Allo might not be a true replacement for those that used Hangouts until it has web or desktop clients, but development on Google's latest messaging solution still continues apace. Amit Fulay, the Head of Product at Google for Allo and Duo, tweeted earlier this morning that some new features were rolling out today. The update isn't out at the time of writing, but he claims it will include the ability to back up and restore chats, add incognito mode to group chats, and introduce link previews.

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Daydream puzzle-adventure game Lola and the Giant comes to Android with a companion app

Dust off your Daydream headset once again, as there is a new game out on the platform. Climax Studios has recently released Lola and the Giant as a Daydream exclusive. This is a puzzle-adventure game that plays out in a third and first person view. There is even a companion app for non-VR users to join in on the adventure. Without further ado, let's dive in and see what this title has to offer?

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Google bakes phishing protection into the Gmail for Android app

Perhaps due to today's outbreak of a widespread phishing scam, or simply by coincidence, Google is rolling out enhanced anti-phishing security checks in Gmail for Android. When users tap on a suspicious link, the above warning will now appear.

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Nexon is probably turning Titanfall into your typical Android PvP game

If I told you that Titanfall was coming to Android, I bet you would be pretty psyched. What if I told you that NEXON Company had teamed up with Respawn Entertainment to bring us Titanfall: Assault, a real-time competitive multiplayer game. How would you feel then?

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[Update: It's back] WhatsApp is down for everyone right now

Having trouble sending WhatsApp messages? Don't worry, you're not alone. The entire service seems to be down for everyone at the moment. The outage has lasted over an hour at this point, with the web interface showing a "Trying to reach phone" screen:

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[Deal Alert] Here are 9 temporarily free and 7 on-sale apps, plus the 0.10 game of the week

Half of the week is gone (or mostly), which means it's time for yet another round of app sales. The list is much smaller today than it was Monday, and some of the apps from that post are still free or discounted so be sure to check it out.

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Spaceplan is out on Android a day early

Spaceplan is the latest incremental game to be released on Android. What was originally a web-based idle clicker prototype, is now a full featured title with plenty of expanded content. Developer Jake Hollands has been hard at work porting Spaceplan to Android, iOS, and PC for release on May 4th. Lucky us, it would appear that the Google Play Store has gotten it a day early.

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Gameloft launches Blitz Brigade sequel 'Rival Tactics' on Android

The current state of mobile gaming isn't to everyone's liking, and if you're one of those people you should move along now. The new Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics from Gameloft has all the makings of a modern mobile game from the in-app purchases to the screaming guy app icon. This is, of course, a followup to the original Blitz Brigade, but it's a very different kind of game.

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SoundCloud introduces a new way to discover music with The Upload

Some of us actively look forward to Monday for one reason: Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist. Every week on that day I get a new playlist tuned to my preferences based on what I've been listening to (you can check out this week's glory here). The rush of Monday news is that much easier with adequate tunes. Now SoundCloud is getting in on the action with their own personalized playlists.

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Rovio launches Battle Bay, a game about boats instead of birds

Rovio is most well-known for Angry Birds, even though the company has released a few games over the years not part of that franchise. None of those really took off, though. Rovio is giving non-bird games another shot today with Battle Bay. This game has been in geo-restricted testing for a while, but now it's available to all.

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