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The Play Store is starting to suggest removing unused apps

The Play Store is starting to suggest removing unused apps

You probably accumulate apps on your phone over time, and you likely had a perfectly good reason for installing them at the time. How many of those apps do you actually need, though? The Play Store knows, and it's starting to tell users to ditch those unneeded apps.

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39 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps to finish the week

39 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps to finish the week

Google I/O wrapped up yesterday, and life slowly goes back to normal. The deluge of news is over once again, so here are some app sales to celebrate. It's not a great list, though.

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Another Pokémon game is coming to mobile, courtesy of DeNA

Another Pokémon game is coming to mobile, courtesy of DeNA

A recent tweet from Takashi Mochizuki points to an excerpt from a DeNA financial briefing that clearly states the publisher has teamed up with The Pokémon Company to release a smartphone game based on the Pokémon license, and it's supposedly coming by the end of the fiscal year.

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Friday, May 10: Google Calendar reaches 1 billion installs on the Play Store

Friday, May 10: Google Calendar reaches 1 billion installs on the Play Store

Since Google Calendar is one of the company's oldest and most ubiquitous products, you might think it would have reached this milestone already. However, it's only now joining the illustrious list of apps that have been installed from Play Store a total of one billion times.

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[Update: RAW in Night Sight] Google Camera update brings Time Lapse mode to existing Pixels [APK Download]

[Update: RAW in Night Sight] Google Camera update brings Time Lapse mode to existing Pixels [APK Download]

In his review of the Pixel 3a yesterday, David mentioned a new Timelapse mode for taking pictures at an interval and creating a video of them. The mode is now rolling out to existing Pixels via an update to the Google Camera app. We've verified that it's there on the Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2XL, and Pixel 1 and will update with more devices once we test this further.

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[Update: Podcasts on web official] You can listen to Google Podcasts on the web with a simple URL edit

[Update: Podcasts on web official] You can listen to Google Podcasts on the web with a simple URL edit

Google Podcasts gives us another option for listening to our favorite shows, but it's nowhere near as feature-rich as a lot of other competing services. Like a lot of early-stage Google products, it feels like there's some way to go before it catches up. The ability to listen on the web is a pretty basic feature that's been missing, but now there's a way to force this functionality.

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Telegram v.5.6 brings archived chats, some new design elements, and more [APK Download]

Telegram v.5.6 brings archived chats, some new design elements, and more [APK Download]

Telegram pushed a pretty substantial update today, bumping the Android app to v5.6. With it comes several new features, like archived chats, a new design, and other quality-of-life improvements.

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[Update: Rolling out worldwide] Google Duo group video calls begin rolling out in a few countries

[Update: Rolling out worldwide] Google Duo group video calls begin rolling out in a few countries

For over a year, we've known that Google Duo was working on implementing group video calls. Beside a sneak peek at the feature last December, there's been no real sign of it in the app. After the Facetime bug in January, Justin Uberti, Duo's lead, mentioned that the "importance of getting [group calls right] cannot be overstated," leading us to believe it would be a while for them to arrive in Duo.

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[Bonus Round] Hamsterdam, PLAYMOBIL Mars Mission, Onslot Car, pliq: Epic Clash Arcade Puzzle, Dungeon of Weirdos, and Fishing Paradiso

[Bonus Round] Hamsterdam, PLAYMOBIL Mars Mission, Onslot Car, pliq: Epic Clash Arcade Puzzle, Dungeon of Weirdos, and Fishing Paradiso

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got an early-access release for an adorable rhythm tapper, a free space-based PLAYMOBIL release, a slot car racer, a quirky falling block game, an arcade-like dungeon crawler, and an adventure-based fishing game from Daigo Studio.

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Google Messages is suggesting GIF searches based on your conversations

Google Messages is suggesting GIF searches based on your conversations

Support for Tenor GIFs was recently added to Google's SMS messaging app, allowing you to easily add a GIF into your chats by tapping on the + and then 'GIF search.' Google really wants to encourage you to use this, it seems, as it's now offering suggestions for GIF searches based on your conversations.

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