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Sliding 'People also view' card showing up when scrolling in Google app search result

Google's constantly adding little server-side updates to its app in an aim to make things just a little bit easier. The latest addition a reader has spotted is a card entitled 'People also view' that shows up while you're reading through a webpage that you've clicked on from the Google app.

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14 new and notable Android apps from the last week (10/31/17 - 11/06/17)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Seascapes category comes to Google Wallpapers on non-Pixel devices, renamed from 'Underwater' on Pixels

Google adds new wallpaper categories to its Wallpapers app fairly often, having added three less than a month ago. However, two of those three were exclusive to the Pixel lineup, meaning that regular folk couldn't have the same pictures displayed on their home screens for whatever reason. But now, the Underwater category has made its way to non-Pixel devices as 'Seascapes,' meaning that you, too, can have images of the sea on your phone.

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Unroll.me app arrives on Android to save you from a cluttered inbox

Most of us collect email subscriptions over time, but we seldom get around to digging around in our inboxes to unsubscribe from them. Unroll.me is a service that does the hard work for you. It's been available on the web and iOS for a while, but now the app has come to Android. In just a few taps (and swipes) you can unsubscribe from the junk and keep the valuable stuff.

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Monument Valley 2 is available on Android today for $4.99

The original Monument Valley won our hearts in 2014 with its clever puzzles and beautiful low-poly design. Now, the sequel has launched on Android as promised. The game can be yours for $4.99—no in-app purchases, ads, or timers.

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Google Maps now lets you create and share lists of places from your desktop or laptop

Google Maps has gotten a lot more social this year. Earlier in 2017, location sharing was enabled for the masses. Google also launched a feature allowing users to create and share lists of places. However, only Android and iOS users were able to set up these lists, and web-based Google Maps users were limited to just seeing them. That's changing now, as Google begins a phased rollout of the list creation and sharing feature for desktop-bound Maps users.

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HDR in YouTube app now maxes out at 1080p

Back in September, Google added the ability to play HDR content to the YouTube Android app. It's still only available to a handful of devices, but even on those, many noticed performance issues on higher resolutions. Especially at 1440p, videos often stuttered with dropped frames.

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Netflix's Android beta program on Google Play is open to the public again

Early last year, Netflix prematurely flipped the switch on a beta channel release for its Android app. Within hours, the company pulled the plug on signups for the beta program. Now, over a year and a half later, it's back. Excited guinea pigs can again sign up to test the latest beta versions of the Netflix app for Android.

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Nitrome's Turn Undead: Monster Hunter is a fantastic turn-based puzzle platformer

Nitrome has published some fantastic pixel-based games in the past with their releases of Gunbrick, Rust Bucket, Redungeon, and 8bit Doves. That's why it is no surprise to see that their latest release Turn Undead: Monster Hunter is also pretty great. This time around the gameplay focuses on turn-based puzzle platforming in a darkly themed Dracula inhabited world. It is your job to take on an army of the undead in order to defeat Dracula once and for all.

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Google Opinion Rewards is now available in Belgium and New Zealand

Usually, when massive companies tell you "your opinion matters," it is a transparent way to placate people who complain. With Google Opinion Rewards, your opinion gets you pocket change, which is probably a fair bit more than you would get anywhere else. Digital pocket change, in the form of Google Play credits. All the better, as it doesn't run the risk of scratching your screen. Opinion Rewards has been available in the United States and several other countries for some time, though Belgium and New Zealand are joining the club this month.

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