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Wunderlist set to die in May 2020, Microsoft urges current users to migrate to 'To Do'

Microsoft has announced that it's finally killing the well-known and much-loved productivity app Wunderlist on May 6th, 2020. One app's end is another's "new beginning" according to the company, with all efforts now focused on Microsoft's descriptively titled "To Do," which was explicitly labeled at launch as a replacement that would ultimately result in Wunderlist's retirement.

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Google’s first Pixel feature drop boosts performance, updates Photos, Call Screen, Duo (Update: Portrait blur rolling out)

Just a few days after we covered some possible upcoming features for the Pixel phones thanks to a teardown of the Pixel Tips app, Google officially introduced them as part of the first "Pixel feature drop." Other than memory enhancements to the Pixel phones, you'll find app-specific improvements in this update such as the option to add blur to any picture in Google Photos, automatic Call Screen support for robocalls, and improvements to Duo.

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Eyeroll: Fortnite publisher Epic throws tantrum, calls Google's 30% cut on Play Store IAPs "illegal"

In what should come as a surprise to no one, Fortnite publisher and developer Epic Games has been denied a request for an exception to Google's 70/30% revenue share on in-app purchases on the Google Play Store. In response, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has thrown what can only be described as a full-on, public meltdown of a temper tantrum, claiming without evidence that Google's IAP revenue sharing is "illegal."

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15 temporarily free and 18 on-sale apps and games, including Icewind Dale

Welp, it's another Monday. Here are some app sales for you, including the excellent Icewind Dale. Enjoy.

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Bulk delete is coming to Google Maps Timeline in January 2020

Human memory is a funny thing. You'll never be able to forget that time you embarrassed yourself in fifth grade, but you probably can't remember where you had lunch a few weeks ago. Google Maps can help with the latter. Your Maps Timeline remembers everywhere you go, but what if you want to remove some locations? That's about to get easier with bulk deletion support.

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Thanks, I hate it: PewDiePie and Bulbware team up to make 'Poopdie' dungeon crawler (Update: Out now)

PewDiePie (Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg) is best known on YouTube for playing games, and best known outside of YouTube for controversies from playing video games, so it only makes sense that he would lend his hand to creating games as well. His first venture was Tuber Simulator, released in 2016 by Outerminds Inc, and now he's lending his voice (and some creative direction) to a new dungeon crawler game by Poland-based Bulbware.

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Google Stadia review: This could be big (Update: Three weeks later)

Cloud gaming isn't a new idea. Companies like OnLive (RIP) have been trying to make it work for the better part of a decade. Google's effectively limitless resources and software wizardry make it an ideal fit to work the kinks out of such a complicated problem, and with Stadia, it seems it may have done just that. In my time with the platform, streaming performance has been wildly impressive — but lackluster day-one game selection and plenty of half-baked features make for a rocky start for the fledgling gaming platform.

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Stadia's store will support trials and demos, gifting, wishlists, pre-orders, and tons of other lists

Stadia launched in what what most would consider a very unfinished state, missing many plenty of the announced features like family sharing and broadcasting, or with very rushed and incomplete features like screenshots or a game store. Shopping for games initially required the smartphone app, but the store launched on the web last week, opening the door to a more convenient shopping experience. It also reveals a bit more about some of the marketing and categorization we'll see as the Stadia catalog fills out.

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OnePlus TV gets Netflix app and new improved remote controller

OnePlus marked its entry into the TV market this September with a pair of TV sets, one of which had a fancy motorized soundbar retracting from its bottom. Both models have so far remained exclusive to India, where they support a bunch of local streaming services, aside from Prime Video, though the Netflix app was a notable omission. That's changed now as OnePlus is bringing the app to its TV range via a system update, while newer units will ship with Netflix preinstalled. The company has also introduced a redesigned remote controller with a dedicated button for the new app.

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❤️ You can now send and receive hearts on Google Duo ❤️

We're a couple of months away from Valentine's Day, but the Google Duo team is feeling the love already. Maybe they want us to be more vocal about our feelings during the holidays, maybe they think telling someone you care about them shouldn't be done on just one day of the year. Regardless of their thinking, they've added a way to send and receive hearts in the video calling app.

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