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YouTube TV is getting playback speed controls

YouTube TV is getting playback speed controls

In this fast-paced world, some of us prefer speeding up and watching videos to save the most valuable resource we have — time. Most audio and video streaming services offer a way to do this, and now YouTube TV is also picking up this handy feature.

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American Express cards are being removed from Google Pay and we don't know why

American Express cards are being removed from Google Pay and we don't know why

If you got an email today that explained your American Express card had been removed from Google Pay on your phone, you aren't alone. We don't know the precise cause (yet), and it doesn't seem to affect all phones, but reports of the issue are widespread. Re-adding the cards back to your Google Pay wallet may work, though experiences vary.

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Google is getting smart enough to decline Zoom calls if you aren't home

Google is getting smart enough to decline Zoom calls if you aren't home

If you live in a home wired up with Google Assistant, and you also use Google Duo, you might be tired of getting alerts for calls on your Google Home smart speakers. If you have other people in your home, they're definitely tired of hearing those alerts when you aren't even there. Google's working on a fix for this: using presence detection, it can optionally only start ringing your smart speakers and displays when your phone is physically present.

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The Play Store's great scoped storage purge inches closer, putting file managers at risk

The Play Store's great scoped storage purge inches closer, putting file managers at risk

Google drastically reduced which directories apps can access on your phone on Android 11 as part of its new Scoped Storage, which is a change for the better regarding privacy. However, the new system is problematic for some advanced applications like file managers. When they target the latest version of Android, they can't access all of your phone's internal storage, making them useless for the purpose they were built for. To prevent tons of broken apps, Google has begun emailing developers with apps that require access to device storage, telling them that they'll soon be able to request access to all files via a new permission.

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PlayStation app gets back the wishlist it bizarrely lost

PlayStation app gets back the wishlist it bizarrely lost

The official PlayStation App on Android, an entryway into the PlayStation Network social hub and Sony's digital game store, isn't the most well-regarded by users. It's also somewhat limited, at least compared to the tools available sitting in front of your console or on a full desktop interface. But the latest update, now in the Play Store, adds in a much-loved feature that was missing from previous versions.

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The Telegram app now has a mysterious twin that you won’t find on the Play Store (APK Download)

The Telegram app now has a mysterious twin that you won’t find on the Play Store (APK Download)

Telegram has gathered steam over the last few months and it recently even updated its Telegram X application after leaving it in limbo for almost a year. As if maintaining two different Android versions wasn't enough already, the company is now introducing a third variant of its messaging application that won't be available on the Google Play Store.

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Wear OS watches are now starting to tell you to put on some dang sunscreen

Wear OS watches are now starting to tell you to put on some dang sunscreen

We're all desperately looking forward to the upcoming (white boy?) summer, and Google has just given Wear OS a new feature that will help you stay a little bit safer as you chase the sun. The platform's official Weather app will now show the UV index for your location.

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21 temporarily free and 43 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

21 temporarily free and 43 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. We have a sizeable list today, along with a few standouts I'd like to highlight. First up is Despotism 3k, a challenging management game that's easily worth the current sale price. Next is DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition, an enjoyable horror adventure game that offers a few psychological frights. Last up is The Sequence 2, a puzzler built around visual programming. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 21 temporarily free and 43 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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Firefox 88 says goodbye to FTP

Firefox 88 says goodbye to FTP

Firefox is the last remaining browser with its own rendering engine, giving it an important role in keeping the internet open and standardized. Following the release of a completely rewritten and redesigned version of the browser on Android, Mozilla has been sticking to regular release schedules over the last year, and that's not changing with the latest version, Firefox 88, either. The new release is now rolling out via the Play Store, but you can also get it from APK Mirror straight away.

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Google Photos looks set to get a powerful new search feature

Google Photos looks set to get a powerful new search feature

Searching through large amounts of data is Google's bread and butter, and so it's surprising that the search tools in Google Photos are a little lacking. You can search for certain things by name, and there are filters of sorts with people, pets, places, etc, but you can't easily use more than one at a time. Thankfully, Google is working on a more robust set of filters.

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