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Chase app update adds adaptive icon, app shortcuts, a revised UI, and more

If you've got a Chase account, you may have noticed quite a few changes to the Android app within the past few days. Those include an adaptive icon, app shortcuts, and an updated interface with a lot more functionality.

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32 temporarily free and 31 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Another week is here. We have more app sales to get through today, including the fantastic Sleep as Android unlock key. As I've said before, if you're at all interested in sleep tracking, this is the app to get. Otherwise, it's a fairly standard selection today, so take a look through to see if anything catches your eye.

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[Update: Renamed app] Windows 10 Insider Preview now syncs photos and SMS messages with Android

Now that Windows 10 Mobile is pretty much dead, Microsoft has been focusing more on making iPhone and Android devices work with desktop PCs. The company announced a 'Your Phone' app for Windows 10 earlier this year, which promised to send notifications and messages from an Android device to a PC. That functionality has finally gone live in the Windows 10 Insider builds.

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Tip: You can video call your Smart Display at home from your phone (with both on the same Duo account)

If you have one of the fancy new Assistant Smart Displays, be it the already available Lenovo or the soon-to-be-released JBL Link View, odds are you're going to set up Duo on it and use it for video calls. One neat feature that you may not be aware of, though, is that you can video call your display from your phone, with both set up to use the same Duo account.

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Gboard update adds support for 28 new language variants

Google's latest update for Gboard brings support for 28 new language varieties, including two German dialects, Finland Swedish, and Tahitian. With this round of additions, Google's virtual keyboard now supports a grand total of 446 language variants on Android.

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25 best new Android games released this week including Pinball Fantastic, and Alphabear 2, and H3H3: Ball Rider

Welcome to our roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the last few days. This week, I have a super cute Kawaii-themed pinball game, the long awaited sequel to Alphabear, and a goofy game with an H3H3 theme. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released in the last week.

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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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