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Amazon's new Music HD offers Tidal HiFi quality, but starts at just $13/mo

In April, we received word that Amazon was working on a high definition music streaming service to rival Tidal’s HiFi subscription offering, and after months of waiting, a contender has finally emerged.

Starting today, Amazon Music HD promises listeners access to more than 50 million 16-bit lossless high definition songs sampling at 44.1kHz, or the sound equivalent to tracks found on CDs. Subscribers will also have access to “millions” more 24-bit Ultra HD songs sampling at 192kHz, which is the highest audio quality available in the music industry.

Current subscribers can upgrade to Amazon Music HD for free for 90 days.

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Nova Launcher beta adds support for Android 10 dark theme

Android 10 is finally available after months of beta tests, but it's only on a handful of devices. Nova Launcher is nevertheless wasting no time adding support for one of Android 10's most popular features: dark mode. You can now tell your launcher to follow the system dark mode setting.

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Fleksy brings video to its keyboard because ... wait, someone actually asked for this?

Keyboard apps have gradually evolved from simple text input tools to Swiss Army knives, allowing you to share everything from links and stickers to videos. Fleksy decided to go one step further, and finally lets you do the one thing you've always wanted to do on a keyboard: Watch news, cooking tips, and other clips from your favorite TV networks!

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BBC iPlayer Radio shutdown begins, get the BBC Sounds app to continue listening [APK Download]

Last summer, The Beeb (as it's affectionately known on my side of the pond) launched a new app for all of its various audio content, inventively called BBC Sounds. At that point, we knew the BBC iPlayer Radio app's days were numbered, but now the time has finally come to say goodbye to what many people still believe is the superior app.

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[Update: Pixel 4 and others removed] Netflix lists new HD and HDR10 devices, including Pixel 4 and 4 XL

After leaks have shown virtually everything the Pixel 4 has to offer, Netflix doesn't seem to care if someone spots the yet-to-be-unveiled phone on its website. The company has updated its lists of devices supporting HD and HDR10 playback to include a number of new flagships like the Samsung Galaxy Note10, Fold, and Tab S6, plus the Asus ROG Phone II – among them, you'll also find the unreleased Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

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[Update: Back in Play Store] CamScanner fell victim to rogue ad network, hopes to be back in the Play Store soon

CamScanner recently had to leave the Play Store after security researchers found that it distributed malware between June and July this year. Today, its developer released a statement saying that it fell victim to an advertisement SDK provided by AdHub that loaded the malicious module into its product. It has since cut ties with the network and removed the malware.

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31 temporarily free and 23 on-sale apps and games, including Neverwinter Nights

Welcome, all, to another round of app sales. It's a brand new week, so here you are. Sorry about last week's upset in schedule — my internet went down on Wednesday and I forgot about Friday's (I had family in town). Thank you to Matt for covering at least one those.

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[Update: Shutdown date] Sorry, HTPC owners: YouTube is killing its web-based TV interface

YouTube launched its 'Leanback' interface in 2010, originally designed as an automatic playback client for when you didn't want to search and navigate through videos yourself. It later turned into a full-fledged web application for control with a remote, intended for use with smart TVs and other similar devices. Unfortunately, the Leanback web app is about to join the Google Graveyard.

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New Viber feature lets you create your own custom stickers

Messaging apps are only good when many people use them. That's why the market is dominated by a few big players like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and good ol' text messages. Other platforms have to find ways to incentivize people to switch to them, and one way to do that is by offering features the leaders don't yet have. That's why Viber is introducing Create a Sticker, allowing you to make and share your own sticker sets without leaving the app.

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Outlook gains support for POP3 on Android, 30 years after the protocol's invention

When you set up an email account, you rarely have to enter the server details. This wasn't the case a few years ago, when you had to choose between POP3 and IMAP protocols and enter the connection details manually. The first meant your messages would be deleted from the server and stored locally, while the latter implied emails would remain on the server. In today's world, it's almost unimaginable not to use a server-oriented setup, but Microsoft begs to differ, as it just added support for POP3 in Outlook mobile.

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