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Today only, get a SanDisk Extreme 256GB A2 microSD card for just $40.39 at Amazon, an all-time low

SanDisk is a purveyor of high-performance, premium microSD cards known for their reliability and compatibility. In fact, its microSD cards are often included in the box with many high-end dashcams, action cameras, and drones — items that require consistent performance and reliability to perform at their best. With today's one-day sale, the Sandisk Extreme 256GB microSD card has dropped down to its lowest price ever of $40.39, available from Amazon.

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[Update: Resolution] Play Store bans app that manages stored APKs, developer appeals

The developer of a fairly popular file managing app that scours out latent APKs on a device is appealing the Play Store's decision to delist his app. Why did Google take action? From his inference of a rejection email, it was because the app allowed users to install APKs.

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The Android Police Q&A Show is live!

You might already know about our weekly live podcast, but did you know we have a second show every Tuesday? We answer your questions and discuss technology news — Android or not from the past week. It's a lot more off-the-hook than the podcast, so tune in below.

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Nest Mini review: No need to wait for a freebie, it's worth your $50

The original Home Mini was a home run, delivering Google's then-new Assistant experience with both a tiny package and price. That legacy leaves the Nest Mini with big (small?) shoes to fill, and this little Nest-branded smart speaker delivers, raising the bar when it comes to the entry-level Assistant experience. But, there's no reason to replace a house full of Home Minis just yet.

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Samsung Internet v11 released with newer Chromium base [APK Download]

It hasn't been long since version 10 of Samsung's Internet web browser was released, but version 11.0 has already hit the Play Store. While there doesn't appear to be a lot new on the surface, the latest version is based on a much newer version of Chromium (the open-source version of Google Chrome).

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LG G8X up for pre-orders from October 25 for as low as $300, but with an asterisk

If LG seems particularly out of sorts this year, you could probably tack a lot of that to its contorted phone release schedule: it announced the V50 alongside the G8, released the G8 in April and then the V50 (with its 5G-ness) in June, then decided to fill its IFA booth in September with a dual-screen remix of the G8, the G8X. Today, we're learning when that phone will go on sale in the United States.

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Spotify is gifting more Google Home Minis, this time to all subscribers

Back in November last year, Spotify was giving out free Google Home Minis to Premium for Family account holders, in order to encourage people to sign up to its plan. The company is renewing its offer this year but is now making it available to both Family and individual subscribers, regardless of whether they're new members or have already been using a paid subscription.

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Disney+ will only work on devices that support the strictest Widevine L1 DRM

Disney, lord and master of almost all entertainment media, will soon grace us with yet another subscription service. It's not taking any chances with you filthy pirates, though. Disney+ will reportedly require the most stringent type of Widevine DRM. So, it might not even work on your device.

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Amazon introduces Fire TV and tablet app to watch customized news snippets

Staying up to date with the latest news often means having to watch the reports on time and going through parts you're not necessarily interested in. Amazon is trying to make this more engaging with a new app that curates news reports for you based on your interests.

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Mobvoi adds sleep tracking to the TicWatch Pro

TicWatches are among the only compelling Wear OS smartwatches not made by Fossil Group, but none of them have offered sleep tracking before, not even the flagship TicWatch Pro (reviewed here). Mobvoi is now rectifying that with the launch of a new app called TicSleep, and it's offering some discounts on its watches in celebration.

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