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Adobe Acrobat update allows PDF editing on phones for a ridiculous $120/year

Adobe Acrobat proudly holds the title of the most popular PDF reader out there, but its app for Android phones missed full-fledged editing options until recently for some reason. The software giant pushed an update to version 19.8 this week trying to address this shortcoming, but the implementation won’t be appreciated by all. These PDF editing features will only be available to users willing to pay Adobe a monthly fee that can set you back $120 each year.

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Wyze is testing a paid service for longer videos in the cloud

Wyze offers a selection of great smart home products at affordable prices, but it's best known for its capable and inexpensive security cameras. In addition to support for local microSD card storage, they can also upload events detected by motion to the cloud, but clips have always been limited to 12 seconds. Now the company is testing a paid option that lets you upload full events to the cloud, without duration restrictions and cooldown rates.

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Opera Touch gets more traditional bottom navigation bar option

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Netflix might expand mobile-only plan to more markets outside of India

While Netflix is constantly raising prices across its subscriptions internationally, it also debuted a cheaper $3/month plan for mobile-only users in India back in July. The company seems to be caught by surprise by the success of the new tier and is looking to introduce similar inexpensive options to other low-income markets.

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Samsung phones will soon function as payment terminals for retail stores worldwide

Samsung has big ambitions when it comes to mobile phone-based payments. After successfully launching the Samsung Pay digital wallet app in 2015 and continually improving it with new features like Samsung Pay Cash and Money Transfer, it now has its sight set on the mobile point of sale (mPOS) market with its new "Samsung Point of Sale" system — or Samsung POS, for short.

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14 temporarily free and 17 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Wow, it just occurred to me that October is already half over. Anyway, I have another list of app sales for you to browse through. There are a few icon packs on sale today, including the one I use on every device (which you can find in bold below).

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Datally, Google's data-saving app, has been unceremoniously axed from the Play Store

Google has a ton of first-party applications hanging out in the Play Store, from the more popular superstars like Google Search, Assistant, and Maps, to the less prominent Authenticator, Playground, or Opinion Rewards. Google has also killed off plenty of beloved applications over the years, and now the crew at Mountain View has seemingly struck again, this time tossing Datally into the pit of oblivion.

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Google Home app is getting a new event feed for Nest Aware subscribers

Google Home and Nest have been growing together ever since the company started merging the two brands, most evident by the option to move your Nest account over to Google. With this in mind, the company has teased a forthcoming addition to the Home app for Nest Aware subscribers: A Home Feed will show you all notifications and events from your Nest devices in an organized fashion.

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Pixel 4 gets live HDR+ previews, ‘dual exposure,’ astrophotography, and improved portrait mode

Right after Google finally made the Pixel 4 official today, the company also took a lot of time to talk about its camera. Two lenses on the back and a lot of computational magic are supposed to help you take better pictures with it than with its predecessors. You'll get a live HDR+ preview with dual exposure controls, learning-based white balancing, a wider-range portrait mode, and an option for astrophotography.

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New Recorder app can transcribe speech in real-time without a data connection

We first caught wind of Google's new Recorder app in a major software leak at the start of October, and now this upcoming feature is ready for launch. On stage at Made by Google 2019, Vice President of Product Management, Sabrina Ellis, showed us that the new Recorder app is more than just an audio note taker.

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