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39 temporarily free and 91 on-sale apps and games for Thanksgiving

Welcome all, and let me start by wishing you an early happy Thanksgiving. Whether you're with family or on your own, I have quite a list of app sales to keep you entertained over the coming days. Much like last year, there are tons to be had (with more coming on Friday and Monday). Today, we have games from developers like Nvidia Lightspeed Studios, 2K, UsTwo, Aspyr, EA, Square Enix, and Devolver. Suffice to say, there is a heavy focus on games.

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Android Accessibility Suite 7.2 adds camera support to Select to Speak, TalkBack control changes, and more

Earlier this year, Google rebranded Android's TalkBack app under the more generic name Android Accessibility Suite — an understandable decision given the app had expanded beyond merely providing text to speech functionality. Now version 7.2 of the Android Accessibility Suite has been released to the Play Store, bringing with it camera-based text to speech, fast-forward/rewind controls for TalkBack, and a handful of improvements.

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Update Notes for the Google app, Gmail, Translate, Home, Play Books, and Fit (November 21, 2018)

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

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Google adds Delhi and Bangalore to Neighbourly, with more cities on the way

Back in May, Google released an interesting new app designed for India. Neighbourly is a community platform allowing people to pose questions and get answers from other nearby users. At launch, it was only available for those in Mumbai, with 6 more locations added since then, and Google is now expanding its reach even further.

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Google Duo seems to now work on all Chromebooks

Google's Duo video chat app was initially only available for phones, since it was tied to a person's phone number (much like WhatsApp). The ability to link a Duo number with a Google account arrived earlier this year, which enabled Duo to work on multiple devices — including tablets. For unknown reasons, Google only allowed a certain number of Chromebooks to install Duo from the Play Store, but now that limitation seems to have been removed.

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Nvidia Shield Black Friday 50% off sale includes Tomb Raider, Super Meat Boy, and more

If the prospect of descending upon retail establishment this Black Friday with the shambling hordes of humanity scares the living daylights out of you, stay home and play video games instead. There's a lot to choose from, and you won't even be out that much cash, thanks to Nvidia. The company is running a pretty impressive sale on several titles for its Shield platform, many of which are worth playing. We already told you about the Doom 3 sale, and it's joined by a whole lot more.

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Assassin's Creed Rebellion is available on Android a day early

Last month Ubisoft announced that Assassin's Creed Rebellion would be releasing for Android on November 21st. Well, it would appear that the strategy RPG is here a day early. It's a free to play title with that heavily leans on a hero collection aspect, so if you've ever wanted to assemble your favorite assassins into the ultimate team, now's your chance.

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Play Store now showing reminders in Updates tab to install previously-used apps

Google's Play Store seems to have at least a hundred different minor UI tests running at any given time — which makes it a bit hard for both us and consumers to keep track of things — but we've just spotted another. Google is now prompting users with a new card in the updates tab of My apps & Games which offers to reinstall applications previously used but not currently installed.

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Google Photos rolling out new live album sharing button for 'People and Pets'

Google Photos is magic (and my personal favorite service/product to come out of the company), but one thing that can be a little bit tedious is sharing content in it with others. A small step to ease that process seems to be rolling out, though, as a new "Share as album" button has appeared for some in the Google Photos Android app when browsing the People and Pets albums. Inundating your coworkers with pictures of your cat will never be easier.

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Doom 3: BFG Edition for Nvidia Shield TV is $5 (half off) for Black Friday

Halloween has come and gone, but spooky games are always a good time. More horror-inspired than the killtacular Doom reboot from 2016, 2012's Doom 3: BFG Edition (BFG stands for "big fun game," I think) is equal parts creepy and violent, and it's half off this week for Black Friday.

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