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Here's how to read all your local library's books on your phone or Kindle for free

Sometimes, the lists on Netflix and Hulu just seem to get stale, and that's doubly the case these days with so many of us stuck at home. The humble book offers an alternative solution, and if you have a library card, it's entirely free. Check out Libby. It's a free service for supported libraries that lets you rent eBooks from home, and even send them over to your Kindle, if you'd like.

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6 Android apps to help you work from home: organizational and focus tools

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to change our habits — a lot of people who usually work in an office find themselves working from home. This might be a strange new world for many of you, but luckily, you can consider us at Android Police to be experts at working from home as we've never had a centralized office where we all meet. Your workplace will probably provide you with a few communication platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, video conferencing, or email, so I want to spotlight secondary Android tools and apps that I rely on and that you might find helpful for retaining your focus while working.

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Asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight is coming to Android (Update: Coming April 16)

Behaviour Interactive has announced that its asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight is coming to Android and iOS before the end of 2019. It will be a free release, and the beta will land in select regions before the official worldwide launch.

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Google Assistant can now send Line messages

Assistant is a convenient way of interacting with your phone when your hands aren't free, especially when driving or cooking. Google's helper can already send messages over native and third-party apps, such as WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, and WeChat. The service just got the ability to do so with Line, too, making it easier for users to keep in touch with friends without touching their device.

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New social gaming Play Together feature spotted in Google Play Games teardown

You'd be forgiven if you're among the many that forgot the Google Play Games app even exists, but here's a reminder. Better, details surrounding a new "Play Together" social feature have been spotted in a recent teardown, and they could add enough new functionality to make the app worth remembering, too.

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Ally Mobile now supports biometric face unlock on the Pixel 4

More and more banking apps are adding support for Android 10's new biometrics API that allows you to use the Pixel 4's face unlock mechanism to access your account, mitigating the need to fill in your password over and over again. Ally Bank is the latest financial institution to join this growing group. The newest version of the Ally Mobile app now supports both fingerprint and face unlock, depending on your device.

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31 temporarily free and 90 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Since the majority of the world is stuck at home, it would appear that many developers have caught on that they have a captive audience, and so I have a boatload of app and game sales to share today. Most notably, KORG is still offering its $20 Kaossilator synthesizer app free of charge. But KORG isn't the only one giving away free stuff, and so if you're looking for a few kids games to occupy your children during these trying times, the free games section of today's roundup contains more than a few worthwhile educational titles, such as Dr.

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Google Hangouts loses location sharing in latest update

We've known for a long time that Google Hangouts was destined to shut down, but most of us couldn't have predicted individual features would be slowly picked from its not-quite-dead body. That seems to be the case with the location sharing function formerly found in Hangouts. As of v32, the convenient messaging feature has been quietly removed.

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Snapseed is still alive, gets its first update since 2018 (APK Download) (Update: First 64-bit version)

When it comes to killing unsuccessful projects, Google is ruthless. The company got rid of its dying social media platform Google+ and its beloved but superfluous Gmail alternative Inbox, and it's in the process of killing Play Music. We feared Snapseed would meet the same fate, as the app hasn't seen a new release since 2018, but that has changed just today: The brand-new version 2.19.1 has surfaced on the Play Store, though it only brings along bug fixes.

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Energy Ring brings its hole-punch battery indicator to the Galaxy S20

Ever since the launch of the Galaxy S10 last year, developers have had a whale of a time making fun and exciting apps for the camera cutout. One of my favorites is Energy Ring, an app that, as the name implies, puts a ring around the hole-punch to represent your battery level. Due to the different display sizes and aspect ratios, the developer released a separate version of the app for the Note 10 series, and has now done the same for the S20 range.

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