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Tasker picks up integrated support to trigger tasks from the Google Assistant

Tasker picks up integrated support to trigger tasks from the Google Assistant

The popular automation app Tasker just picked up a big new feature: The ability to call tasks from Tasker directly from the Google Assistant. It's English-only for now, but you'll be able to trigger your tasks just by name when telling the Assistant to "start" or "do" a specific command in Tasker. Even more powerfully and flexibly, you can also use Tasker's Pattern Matching to perform actions with variables on the fly. But unlike AutoVoice, this only works on the device that has Tasker installed on it — probably your phone.

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The latest version of Tasker makes it easy to block unwanted callers

The latest version of Tasker makes it easy to block unwanted callers

Tasker is one of the best ways to get advanced functionality out of your devices, and now it's getting even better in the latest update. Version 5.11.13 adds a number of improvements to the de facto app for tinkerers, including Call Screening, easier imports, new variables, and more — but it's not all positive.

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Weekend poll: Should Google notify customers when an extension or app changes hands?

Weekend poll: Should Google notify customers when an extension or app changes hands?

Last week, Google remotely disabled a pretty popular Chrome extension, which was found to contain malware. The lead up to that point was complicated, but the ultimate cause can be tied back to a change in ownership in June 2020. It's a common refrain at this point: Developers cash out (as they're allowed to do), but the new unscrupulous owners are only interested in a quick buck. Sometimes these acquisitions come with a tweet or a blog post; in the best cases, the app or extension will even tell you outright that it's under new ownership. But you can't always rely on that.

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Tasker v5.11.6 beta lays groundwork for Tasky, an easier-to-use version for newbs

Tasker v5.11.6 beta lays groundwork for Tasky, an easier-to-use version for newbs

Tasker has long been one of the best apps for Android customization, but with so many options and possibilities available, it can seem a bit overwhelming for newcomers. The latest beta release of the app, version 5.11.6, lays the groundwork for a simpler interface called Tasky that promises to deliver the power of Tasker without any advanced technical knowledge required.

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AutoVoice Assistant Action is back for all supported languages

AutoVoice Assistant Action is back for all supported languages

Google has taken down the Assistant-integrated AutoVoice Action again, for the second time in a year. This time, the company claims the action "promotes content that advocates hate or violence or promotes discrimination," apparently because someone in Germany stringed together a clearly custom command that made the Assistant spout off some hate speech.

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The stable release of Tasker 5.10 integrates with Android 11's power menu controls

The stable release of Tasker 5.10 integrates with Android 11's power menu controls

Tasker is one of the most powerful customization tools on Android. It added support for more phone sensors and custom DND settings in August, and it's getting even better in the latest stable release. Version 5.10 adds support for the power menu controls introduced in Android 11, allowing users to quickly toggle tasks with a simple press and hold of the power button — and that's not all.

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Join app will soon have a new desktop client with clipboard sync and keyboard shortcuts

Join app will soon have a new desktop client with clipboard sync and keyboard shortcuts

Join is the Pushbullet clone created by João Dias (also known as 'joaomgcd'), the same developer behind Tasker and many of its popular add-ons. It allows notifications from your Android device to appear on your computer, complete with the ability to respond to text messages, take screenshots, and more. Join is now testing a new desktop application, with multi-platform support and the ability to sync clipboard data.

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Double tapping the back of your phone can now trigger an event in Tasker

Double tapping the back of your phone can now trigger an event in Tasker

When the developer preview of Android 11 launched earlier this year, it included a hidden gesture that let users tap on the back of the phone to take screenshots. The gesture expanded to trigger additional functionality in later developer previews, but it has been completely removed from the recent beta releases. All is not lost though, as the "Tap, Tap" app has just added support for Tasker, which brings the back-tap gesture to many Android devices.

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Join 2.0 update released by Joaomgcd, with support for IFTTT, Node-RED, new actions, and more [APK Download]

Join 2.0 update released by Joaomgcd, with support for IFTTT, Node-RED, new actions, and more [APK Download]

Joaomgcd (Joao Dias) is responsible for some of Android's most interesting apps, and one of those is Join. It gives you convenient remote access to the notifications, files, and clipboard on your Android device while you're using another system (and vice versa), and there are a lot of even deeper integrations besides. A major new update to version 2.0 has just been announced, making Join more useful than ever.

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Tasker now owned by joaomgcd, developer of Join and AutoApps

Tasker now owned by joaomgcd, developer of Join and AutoApps

For years, Tasker has been one of the best power-user apps available for Android, with the ability to automate (or create shortcuts for) a vast number of actions. Dozens of third-party plugins are also available for Tasker, further expanding its functionality. But after eight years of development, Crafty Apps EU has now transferred ownership of the application to joaomgcd, a major Android developer known for Join and AutoApps.

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