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[Update: Camera v1 too] Moto Camera updated with Google Lens, single-finger zoom, and more

Back at Google I/O, we heard that Google Lens would come to the camera apps on phones from Huawei, Motorola, Sony, and more. Sony already added Lens to its camera, and now it's Motorola's turn. Well, sort of. Lens still doesn't work in the camera app itself. It's just a shortcut, which wasn't the understanding we had at I/O. At least there are a few other additions to soften the blow.

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Stellio is a powerful music player with lossless support and incredible themes [Sponsored Post]

If you like apps that have a distinctive aesthetic — and a good one — but are loaded with features under the hood, then Stellio Player is right up your alley. Stellio is a music player that is highly customizable, great looking, and has sophisticated playback and library management capabilities.

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38 temporarily free and 43 on-sale apps and games to finish the week

The first week of September is wrapping up, so let's take one last look at some app sales. Today's list features plenty of variety and even some notable goodies to boot. Browse through what's on offer today at your leisure and enjoy your weekend.

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The Tor Project launches Tor Browser alpha on Android

For years, you've been able to connect to the Tor Network on Android using Orbot and browse using Orfox. Now, you can get the privacy and security benefits of Tor in a new package. The first alpha of the Tor Browser is now live in the Play Store, and it will (eventually) simplify the process of connecting to Tor.

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The 5 best password managers for Android

Our accounts hold invaluable information about us — about our work, our finances, and our social lives. Keeping that information safe from prying eyes is paramount, and to do that, we need solid passwords. Assuming you're a typical person living in the modern age, you probably have accounts and passwords for about a million websites and services, and it can be hard to keep them all straight. Password managers take the onus of remembering dozens and dozens of (hopefully) unique strings of characters off our stupid brains, and once you've used one, it's hard to imagine going without. If you're still shopping around for a password manager to call your very own, here are five solid options.

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[Update: Rolling out to more users with latest Beta] Netflix unveils refreshed UI with bottom navigation bar in latest update (APK Download)

Back in December, Netflix was running what appeared to be a server-side test of a refreshed UI featuring a bottom navigation bar. Now it seems Netflix is rolling out the new interface to some of its beta users, and we finally have an APK download to share too.

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[Update: Early concept designs revealed] Google is experimenting with a new discovery-focused podcast app called Shortwave

Google has a penchant for repetition. For instance, why have one messaging app when you can have a handful (Allo, Android Messages, Hangouts etc.)? And while that method isn't exactly yielding overwhelmingly positive results, it seems the software giant is taking its approach to podcast platforms now, as well. An incubator for experimental products within Google, Area 120, is quietly developing an audio platform that, according to a recent trademark filing, allows users to "search, access and play digital audio files and to share links to audio files."

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Open GApps packages land for Android 9 Pie

If you are at all into the root/ROM community, then you should probably be familiar with Open GApps, which combines the Google services that most of us need for our Android phones (i.e., the Play Store, Play Services, and other Google apps) into a collection of convenient, recovery-flashable packages. In a milestone, today Open GApps has released its first builds for Android 9 Pie. ARM packages are live, with ARM64 and x86 architectures to follow in the next few hours.

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Play Store v11.6 reveals rewards program called Play Points, hints at new voting system [APK Teardown]

Things have been quiet for the Play Store for the last few months, but a pair of updates to v11.5 and v11.6 began rolling out with some interesting clues hidden under the hood. Two new features appear to be in the works. The first is a loyalty program called Play Points, which works a bit like rewards points on a credit card that can be used for in-app purchases and Google Play credit. The second feature is a new voting system where users can play a role in picking favorites.

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Digital Wellbeing update adds grayscale tile, app drawer icon, and more [APK Download]

Google is still testing its Pie-based Digital Wellbeing features on Pixels, but it seems to be coming along nicely. A new update rolled out today that addresses several pain points with the Wellbeing tools. Making the most important features more accessible seems to be the theme. For example, you can open the Wellbeing menu with an app shortcut rather than tediously digging into the settings. If you want that right now, we've got an APK for you.

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