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Aliens are now invading PUBG Mobile in the 1.6 patch (APK Download)

Aliens are now invading PUBG Mobile in the 1.6 patch (APK Download)

It's been two months since PUBG Mobile received its last update, and today marks the launch of patch 1.6. As expected with each patch, 1.6 offers new content, new tweaks, new bug fixes, and plenty more. There's a fresh mode called Flora Menace, where players will have to survive an alien plant invasion. Plus, quite a few maps and modes are making a return. There's also a new social feature debuting today that should make it easier to view and share player stats, and month three of the Royale Pass will begin to roll out soon, starting on the 17th.

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Google Voice's delayed texts should (mostly) be fixed by now

Google Voice's delayed texts should (mostly) be fixed by now

When you're trying to keep on top of your communications, having one number that's tied to all your devices — and even accessible through a web interface — sounds like a dream come true. And for the most part, that's exactly what Google Voice is. But key to that success is it managing to actually do its job, and right now that's not exactly going as planned, as Google reports issues with text messages experiencing delays.

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Gmail's 'nudges' might come to Google Messages to remind you to answer that text from your mom

Gmail's 'nudges' might come to Google Messages to remind you to answer that text from your mom

We all have that friend who — love them as you may — forgets to respond to all of your text messages. If you're that person, a new messaging feature in the works might improve your ability to reply to your loved ones. Although it's not available yet, Google wants to leverage one of its Gmail features to help make communication feel a bit more automated.

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Epic Games may be on the hook for a whopping $3.6 million if it loses appeal against Apple

Epic Games may be on the hook for a whopping $3.6 million if it loses appeal against Apple

Last week's ruling in Epic Games v. Apple which basically allowed app developers to direct customers away from the App Store payment platform for in-app transactions was praised and panned across the spectrum. But in the view of Epic, it did not go far enough in stopping what it alleges to be Apple's harmful practices on its iOS app distribution monopoly. So it went on Sunday as the gaming giant filed an appeal.

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WhatsApp could soon have voice message transcriptions, but Facebook won't be doing the work

WhatsApp could soon have voice message transcriptions, but Facebook won't be doing the work

Captioning and transcriptions are handy things to have, but have been hard to come by for the longest time. Artificial intelligence has provided us with auto-generated transcriptions with some voicemail apps, captions on YouTube videos, and with almost anything with Google can put its fingers on. But if you've fallen through the gaps with all of these services and use WhatsApp, you might have a nice surprise to look forward to soon.

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Hands-on with Google Assistant Driving Mode's long-awaited home screen UI

Hands-on with Google Assistant Driving Mode's long-awaited home screen UI

Back in the halcyon days of 2019, Google showed off "Assistant Driving Mode," a slick new interface meant to replace its aging Android Auto app on phones. After a year of delays, it finally showed up on phones last December — without that shiny new UI that made it so appealing in the first place. With Android Auto for phone screens weeks away from shutting down, Google is finally giving Assistant Driving Mode a new home screen — and it's actually pretty great.

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

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

Welcome to Monday, everyone. I have some excellent sales to share with everyone today, including a few standouts. First up is Cytus II, a popular rhythm game that's currently free. Next I have YoWindow Weather,  solid weather app that can be snagged today for $4 off. Last but not least is a $2 discount on FolderSync Pro, a simple yet useful app for syncing your local files to a wide selection of online locker services. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 14 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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Google Photos takes the hassle out of sharing all your Memories at once

Google Photos takes the hassle out of sharing all your Memories at once

Memories are an integral part of the Google Photos experience that allows you to dive head-first into some warm nostalgia. Google amped up this quotient by a few notches last year when it introduced a revamped version of the application. Now some users are spotting a new feature within memories, one that allows you to instantly share similar memories in the form of a collage.

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The latest Xfinity streaming app works fine on Android TV — here's how to sideload it

The latest Xfinity streaming app works fine on Android TV — here's how to sideload it

Hey Comcast, y'all should really just publish your TV app on the Play Store already. This weird stuff, limiting it to Sony TVs or Amazon's Fire TV platform, just isn't cool. People are paying you a lot (just, a LOT) to watch TV, you should let them watch it on whatever gadget they want! Or else they'll find ways to do it themselves. For example, taking the Fire TV APK and uploading it to a third-party hosting site, then installing it on an Android TV device like the SHIELD.

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21 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/5/21 - 9/12/21)

21 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/5/21 - 9/12/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have the latest Final Fantasy pixel remaster from Square Enix, a fresh board game adaptation of Axis & Allies 1942, and a slick pixel-based auto-runner. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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