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Google Messages' Material You design makes it to beta (APK Download)

Google Messages' Material You design makes it to beta (APK Download)

After Google Calendar, Keep, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, it is now Google Messages' turn to get a Material You revamp. The latest Messages v9.7 beta update introduces a new Material You-inspired design, though it clearly looks like a work in progress.

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Chrome 94 introduces Material You interface and controversial idle detection (APK Download)

Chrome 94 introduces Material You interface and controversial idle detection (APK Download)

It may seem like Google has only just released Chrome 93 to the stable channel, but with the company's faster four-week release cycle, stable Chrome 94 is now already available for download. You can get it over at APK Mirror or wait until it rolls out to you on the Play Store. Even though only four weeks have passed, the new release packs quite a few interface updates and changes under the hood.

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PayPal's fancy new app isn't going to solve any of its problems

PayPal's fancy new app isn't going to solve any of its problems

We're living in a digital age, and so are our finances. And PayPal is, by far, one of the most used digital wallets worldwide, even with all its problems: it allows users to easily receive and send payments, whether you're just sending money to a friend or even if you're buying something online. Having been around since 1999 and quickly becoming the most used payment method on eBay in the early 2000s, it remains one of the most feature-rich digital wallets in the world, especially in the US. Now PayPal is launching a new version of its mobile app, full of improvements.

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Heads up: Slack is repeatedly signing people out of the mobile app

Heads up: Slack is repeatedly signing people out of the mobile app

It's just about the end of the workday for some of us, but if you're having trouble with staying signed in on your company's Slack workspace from a phone, you aren't alone. In fact, some of us here at Android Police are running into the same issue. Thankfully, Slack is aware of the issue and currently investigating the cause. (You still probably have to finish your work today, though.)

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Google makes it easier to find the stuff you left all over the web

Google makes it easier to find the stuff you left all over the web

One of the many things that set Google's search capabilities apart from the rest is its excellent personalized results. While that might make some users feel a little unsure about their privacy, it does make for a more accurate search engine. If you're not interested in having your results customized and tailored to your history, Google has added a new toggle in its app to disable it altogether.

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VLC media player revitalizes its Android Auto app in latest update

VLC media player revitalizes its Android Auto app in latest update

No matter the device, VLC is pretty much essential for all of your video, audio, and streaming needs. It's always one of the first apps I download when setting up a new computer, and it keeps getting better with each new update. It's been more than two months since we saw VLC 3.4 hit beta, but it's finally ready for primetime.

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Indie darling Townscaper is a gorgeous city-builder making the jump from Steam to Android

Indie darling Townscaper is a gorgeous city-builder making the jump from Steam to Android

Raw Fury released a trailer in March that made it clear that it would be bringing the indie city-builder Townscaper to mobile sometime after the Nintendo Switch release, and today the game has popped up on the Google Play Store for pre-registration. While we still don't have a specific release date, a community trailer released at the end of August revealed the game would arrive on mobile sometime in October, which is only a month away. Clearly, Raw Fury is ramping up for the mobile release of Townscaper with today's pre-registration listing, which means this sandbox city-builder should launch on the platform sooner rather than later.

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Dead Cells celebrates new Fatal Falls DLC with a 50% off sale

Dead Cells celebrates new Fatal Falls DLC with a 50% off sale

Back in March, The Bad Seed DLC made its way to the Android version of Dead Cells, and today there's an all-new DLC available known as Fatal Falls. Much like the previous content expansion, you can pick up Fatal Falls through a single in-app purchase priced at $3.99. This DLC offers three new biomes to explore, along with new monsters, weapons, and bosses. There's also a new custom mode available for free with today's update, and the game is on sale for half-off until September 28th in celebration of today's DLC release.

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Netflix introduces free tier, but you probably can’t sign up for it

Netflix introduces free tier, but you probably can’t sign up for it

Netflix knows how to adapt to local markets, whether by offering series and movies specific to the country or by marketing plans that are more in line with the regional needs. For instance, it's launched a mobile-only plan in India and later expanded it to more markets without offering it globally, as it wouldn't match international demand. The company is now experimenting, this time in Kenya, with another mobile-only plan, which is entirely free.

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Gmail for Android gets 'chips,' helping you narrow down search results

Gmail for Android gets 'chips,' helping you narrow down search results

Gmail on Android has always felt rather neglected compared to its desktop counterpart. To this date, it isn't possible to set up and change filters for incoming mail in the mobile app, and you can't use custom inboxes. While we've given up on ever seeing this functionality in the app, Google has at least budged to bring a more minor but still useful feature to Gmail on Android. The company shared that you'll soon be able to use search filters in mobile Gmail, dubbed chips.

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