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Poco Launcher introduces a dark theme with true black backgrounds

Poco Launcher introduces a dark theme with true black backgrounds

Xiaomi's Pocophone is the new OnePlus One — a powerful package with a low price tag, and something you shouldn't buy in the US market. While many users decide to flash a custom ROM on this device due to Xiaomi's custom MIUI interface, there is some good software bundled with it that you can even use on other manufacturers' phones. I'm talking about the POCO Launcher, which now includes a dark mode and some other goodies in its latest update.

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[Update: New APK] Google Photos update fixes buggy dark mode on Android Q

[Update: New APK] Google Photos update fixes buggy dark mode on Android Q

Using beta software is more often than not a gamble. It's nice to be able to check out all the new features, but some things may be terribly broken. That's the case with Android Q's universal dark mode implementation. As early adopters noticed, there's no toggle to easily enable or disable it, meaning users were stuck with whatever they had chosen on Pie before updating (unless they used adb to change it). Google Photos was one of the most obvious victims of Q's dark mode. The app looked like a chimera of light and dark, but the latest update has now fixed most of it.

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38 temporarily free and 60 on-sale apps and games to start April

38 temporarily free and 60 on-sale apps and games to start April

A new month is upon us, and if you're like me, it's one of your least favorite days to be on the internet. Some might find April Fool's Day to be fun, while others of us do not. Regardless of your feelings on the matter, we have a lot of apps on sale for you today.

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New Google Maps filter helps you see a location's most recent photos first

New Google Maps filter helps you see a location's most recent photos first

As an explorer, traveller, or just curious person, one of the greatest tools in your arsenal is Google Maps. Whether you want to check out a restaurant before visiting it, a hotel before booking it, a touristic place before taking time out of your crowded trip schedule to visit it, or you just like browsing various places to see what they look like, Maps is there to help. But there's often one question I ask myself when viewing a place listing: ok, that looks good, but what if the photo was taken three years ago? What if it's under renovation, or has deteriorated?

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Google Maps revives Snake for an April Fools game

Google Maps revives Snake for an April Fools game

April Fools is an annual highlight at Google (right on par with Google I/O), with the company directing many resources to develop the most elaborate Easter eggs. Google Maps is almost certainly always a part of the yearly festivities: After 2015's resurrection of Pac Man and last year's Where's Waldo, this time around we're invited to play good old Snake on our favorite mapping service.

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Gmail adds scheduled emails and improves Smart Compose for its 15th birthday (Updated)

Gmail adds scheduled emails and improves Smart Compose for its 15th birthday (Updated)

It's hard to believe that Gmail is fifteen years old today. In human years, that would equate to lots of sneaking around, unapproved driving, under-age drinking, and daily existential crisis about everything — i.e. normal teenage drama. But in Gmail years, this means we're getting some demure features. Namely, the email service finally lets us schedule emails.

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20 best new Android games released this week including The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Grand Mountain Adventure, and Rush Rally 3

20 best new Android games released this week including The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Grand Mountain Adventure, and Rush Rally 3

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 we have the early access release of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the official launch of the beautiful skiing game Grand Mountain Adventure, and a console-quality rally racer. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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Google Camera 6.2 adds dark mode and animated transitions [APK Download]

Google Camera 6.2 adds dark mode and animated transitions [APK Download]

Google's Camera application for the Pixels received an update a couple of days ago from version 6.1 to 6.2. A quick look at the app left us wondering whether anything was new at all, but upon closer inspection we noticed a few changes, some minor and one most of you will love: a dark mode.

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16 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Energy Ring, Photo Map, and Firefox Send (3/23/19 - 3/30/19)

16 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Energy Ring, Photo Map, and Firefox Send (3/23/19 - 3/30/19)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today we have an awesome battery display app that can place a ring around your newfangled cutout camera, an interesting app that can display your photos on a map in the precise location the photo was taken, and an encrypted file sharing app from Firefox. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.

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30 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games to finish the week

30 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games to finish the week

March is just about over, so here's the last app sales roundup for the month. Today's list has some goodies, which I've marked in bold, but there's plenty else here, too. Feel free to check out what's on offer today, enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you all in April.

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