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13 of the best weather widgets available on Android in 2020

Weather apps are uniquely well-suited to Android's powerful widget system, but since there are so many options on the Play Store, it can be hard to find the best weather widgets currently available, especially since so few of these weather apps highlight their widgets in screenshots or videos. This is why I've compiled a roundup of my favorite offerings, and I've even taken the time to snap screenshots of the widgets in question for the latest update to this post, in order to provide everyone with a clear look of each and every widget. I've also added a new listing for today's update (Appy Weather), so if you're looking for a solid Dark Sky replacement, you're in luck.

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Google's 3D animals: 60+ AR critters, dinosaurs, insects, plus list of compatible phones

Putting a tiger in your living room is generally not advisable. Unless it's a virtual one, that is. Thankfully, Google has enough 3D AR tigers to go around, along with dozens of other exotic and not so exotic critters you can snap photos and videos of from anywhere you currently happen to be standing. In this post, we'll show you how to use them, along with other cool 3D objects, using only the power of Google search and a compatible smartphone.

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Terrible, space-wasting Google Meet integration is rolling out for Gmail on Android

Gmail's rather obnoxious Google Meet integration began to roll out widely to users of the app today on Android, signaling that the space-wasting UI tweak is moving full steam ahead. Our devices have started receiving it, and it's just as annoying as you'd expect, eating a solid 10-20% of your Gmail inbox list UI depending on how long your display is. It's a blatant attempt to shoehorn Meet into an extremely popular Google app, as Google commits to offensive action in the videoconferencing wars.

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30 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Since it's almost the weekend, I have a solid sales list to share with everyone today, including discounts on all of Square Enix's paid Final Fantasy titles. Sago Mini also joins the fun by listing many of its paid children's games on sale today. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 30 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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Xiaomi India working on new MIUI version without banned Chinese apps

India recently banned a slew of Chinese apps, most notably TikTok and WeChat, but also the Mi Browser Pro. That has implications for Xiaomi and its MIUI Android skin, as the company naturally pre-installs its own banned browser on its ROM. The manufacturer has now issued a statement, telling its customers that none of the blocked apps are functional on its phones anymore and a new version of MIUI is in the works that gets rid of them completely. The company has also reaffirmed that 100% of Indian user data stays on local servers.

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Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud won't come to iOS due to App Store rules

Google has stayed quiet about bringing its Stadia game streaming platform to iOS, even though the game library application has been available on the App Store for a while now. Meanwhile, Microsoft has been testing its xCloud competitor on iOS, but now it seems neither product will see a full release on Apple's mobile devices.

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YouTube Music now lets you see which songs from an artist you've added to your library

Now that Google has officially announced the date of Google Play Music's funeral, the pressure is on to get YouTube Music as close to feature parity as possible. The streaming service added a Recent Activity section and a very limited Android TV experience earlier this week. Now another oft-requested feature is showing up: the ability to navigate to an artist and see only the songs of theirs you've added to your personal library.

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You can now play PUBG Mobile at 90 FPS on OnePlus phones

OnePlus and PUBG Mobile are teaming up to offer exclusive in-game 90Hz support on the current lineup of OP devices. This exclusive access will run from August 6th to September 6th and is available to OP users worldwide. Of course, you'll have to be sporting a current OP device that offers 90Hz support, to begin with, which is why the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T T-Mobile Version, OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, or an OnePlus 7 Pro are required. So if you'd like to check out PUBG Mobile in 90 FPS glory, you can on the current crop of OnePlus phones.

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Latest Zoom update adds support for dark mode on Android (APK Download)

Zoom has understandably been one of the most popular apps around these last few months as people have had to forgo in-person meetings — both personal and business — for online video chats. The desktop client has had a dark mode for a little while now, but Android users have had to suffer blinding menu screens before jumping into late-night calls. With the latest update, Zoom for Android finally gets dark mode and a few others new features to boot.

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