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MOBA super-hit League of Legends may be coming to Android, courtesy of Tencent

Apparently, Tencent has partnered with Riot Games to bring a version of its hit MOBA League of Legends to mobile, so says three sources with knowledge of the matter as reported by Reuters.

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Mario Kart Tour closed beta is live, and it's already a disappointment

Last month we learned that Nintendo would offer a closed beta test of Mario Kart Tour to select users that applied for access. Well, it looks like I got in, so now that I've had some time to play the beta I figured I'd share my impressions for those that are curious how its development is shaping up.

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Huawei is already looking for a Play Store replacement, talking to Aptoide

After the US added Huawei to its Entity list, Google and several other companies have announced they would stop doing business with the Chinese manufacturer. This creates a myriad of issues for them, linked to both its hardware production, but also its software environment. Indeed, being denied access to the Play Store means Huawei needs a fallback solution. One of the options the company is exploring is to use an in-house operating system, but reports indicate it's also in talks with alternative app store Aptoide.

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[Update: Now available globally] Pokémon Rumble Rush is coming to Android, already available in Australia

Pokémon Rumble Rush started out as Pokéland back in 2017, but it soon fell off the map. As of this morning, the title has made a reappearance, but it will now be known as Pokemon Scramble SP in Japan and Pokémon Rumble Rush internationally. In light of this news, it would also appear that the western version has made its way to the Australian Play Store as a soft-launch release.

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[Update: It's official, APK Download] Google Drive dark mode is showing up for some users

Google in 2017-2018: "Whiten all the things!" Google in late 2018-2019: "Darken all the things!" Things have evolved from the eye-searing white and every few days, we see a new app embrace its darker side and offer a black or dark grey mode for sensitive eyeballs and AMOLED displays. The latest to test the waters of a dark mode is Google Drive.

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Steam decouples Chat from the main mobile app, adds fresh design and new features

Steam, despite some controversial competition lately, is still the king of PC gaming — the ubiquitous platform sports a massive list of features, even basic ones like a shopping cart. One of the areas where Steam has struggled, however, is the quality of its mobile app. Now, Steam Link is a fine application and I use it almost daily, but the main one is just... rough. One of Steam's most robust features is its communication tools and Chat, one of the core elements of that, just got separated out into its own app and I have to say, it's pretty nice.

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ScreenshotGo from Mozilla helps you sort the mess of your screenshots and search them by text

We all associate the name Mozilla with Firefox and web browsing, but the company has been spreading its wings lately and releasing different kinds of tools. First there was Notes by Firefox, then Lockbox the password manager, followed closely by Firefox Send which shares encrypted files privately. The company now has another tool in beta and, although it has "Firefox" in its name, it's essentially an independent screenshot management tool.

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Google Lens revamp rolling out, comes with new Dining and Shopping modes

Earlier this month, Google announced new "filters" would make their way to Google Lens, such as the ability to point your phone at a restaurant menu and get recommendations on the most popular dishes. These new features are starting to roll out to some users, together with a design revamp.

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Snapchat rolls out three Snap Games in a bid to keep you off Instagram

One of the ways Snapchat is trying to spruce up engagement on its stagnant social platform is through Snap Games, a series of multiplayer games that users can play with their friends and/or with strangers across the network. Three of them have been rolled out to users and are available to play today.

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Tor Browser gets first stable release on Android

Last year, the Tor Project began working on a new browser for Android. Of course, it was possible to connect to Tor on Android with Orbot/Orfox, but the Tor Browser is a fully integrated package. Now, you can try the first stable release (v8.5) of the Tor Browser on Android.

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