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😮 Google Duo video messages now let you respond with emoji reactions 😗👌

Whether your reaction to the brand-new decade is excitement, fear, or entirely understandable anxiety, now you have one more method of expressing that emotion to others. At least, if you use Google Duo. Google's video messaging app has just added support for emoji-based reactions. 🎉

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Pulse SMS by Klinker Apps is now completely open source

Klinker Apps released 'Pulse' in 2016 as a new SMS client with support for sending messages from multiple devices. Once set up on your phone, you can send messages from a web app, wearables, and other platforms. Now the app is completely open-source, with Klinker Apps hoping more developers will contribute.

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Telegram v5.13 update brings new scheduled message setting, theme tweaks, and more (Update: Official announcement)

On the first day of the new decade, we all anticipate the promise and potential of a new year. If you're a fan of the messaging service Telegram, you also have a new update to look forward to. The latest v5.13 release includes support for gradient/pattern themes, message scheduling that targets a contact's online status, easier access to the Night Mode toggle, some new animations, and plenty of other improvements.

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32 temporarily free and 60 on-sale apps and games for New Year's Day

Welcome to the new year, everyone. Now that 2020 is here, I thought it might be nice to throw together a sales roundup for what will most likely be a slow news day as everyone recovers from last night's festivities. Much like Monday's sale roundup, it looks like the majority of notable sales are for apps instead of games, and as always, I've highlighted the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 32 temporarily free and 60 on-sale apps and games for the start of the new year.

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Help kick your smoking or vaping habit with the free QuitNow! app (Sponsored Post)

As you embark on a brand new decade of self-empowerment, there's never been a better time to turn over a new leaf in favor of a happier, healthier you. For many people around the globe, smoking cigarettes or puffing on vape pens is still a very real hurdle that must conquered, but there is a way out. QuitNow! can help keep you motivated and focused to finally kick your smoking or vaping habit for good.

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The team behind ProtonMail announces ProtonCalendar, brings end-to-end agenda encryption

One of the biggest problems in tech right now is privacy, and the general lack thereof when it comes to using most modern apps and services. Companies collect more data about us than we're probably aware of, and even if we don't think we have anything to hide, that information can be used in ways we don't anticipate, and often not to our benefit. That's why services like ProtonMail exist, and why we've started a series on open source alternatives to Google apps. Now the folks behind ProtonMail are expanding their portfolio G Suite-style with a new ProtonCalendar app.

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Best Android apps of 2019 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

Now that Christmas is over and the new year is about to begin, it's time to check out the best Android apps released in 2019. So if you recently received a new phone, tablet, or Chromebook that runs Android, you may be looking for a few quality apps to push your new device to its limits. This is why I've painstakingly hand-picked 30 of the (in my opinion) best apps of the year. I've tried to select an assortment of titles that should interest a wide selection of readers, all while sneaking in a few lesser-known apps to round out the selection.

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The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Calendar on Android

We started our new series of open-source alternatives to Google apps with a list of Gmail-type applications, and now it's time to check out ones that mirror the functionality of Google Calendar! If you're looking for something more privacy-conscious, or if you just want to see what independent Android app developers are up to, we've compiled some of the best open-source calendar apps for Android right here.

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43 temporarily free and 72 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. Last week we saw many game sales offered through the Play Store, and this week is starting out with a generous selection of app sales. As always, I've highlighted the more interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 43 temporarily free and 72 on-sale apps and games for the start of your week.

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Google Search gets Watchlist to save movies and shows you want to see

Google Search was once merely a place that listed relevant websites depending on your queries, but these days, the engine provides many details right within the results, saving you a few taps and clicks. Google is constantly improving these so-called Knowledge Graph cards, and has now expanded movie and TV show cards with a watchlist feature.

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