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19 new Android games from the week of July 27, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a new match-3 game from Zynga that sports the Harry Potter license, the sequel to the popular endless runner Faily Brakes, and a stylistic turn-based shooter that offers an endearing monochromatic theme. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of July 27th, 2020.

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How to play classic DOS games on Android and Chromebooks

You already probably know about video game console emulators for Android, but what if you want to play classic PC titles originally meant for DOS, like Sim City, or DOOM? Well, it's not quite as simple: taking your favorite old PC games on the go can involve anything from setting up virtual drives to running command-line programs.

While it's not the most complex process in the world, you definitely could be forgiven for not knowing where to start, which is why we decided to create this guide. Emulating DOS on Android and Chomebooks (with Play Store support) is totally doable, and you can be up and running in just a few minutes.

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This app gives you free access to tons of movies via your local library

All of us know about Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and even totally free streaming options like Pluto TV. But did you know there's an app specifically dedicated to letting you stream tons of your local library's video catalog? You may not be heading the library for movies these days (if your library is even open), but Kanopy is the perfect solution to either the physical media or COVID-closure dilemma, and you might be surprised by what you can find there. Independent films, obscure documentaries, and long-lost oddities await you, along with a slew of classic movies rarely available on traditional streaming services.

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12 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including MyWallApp, Microsoft Family Safety, and iRobot Coding (7/19/2020 - 08/1/2020)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today's roundup is sponsored by MyWallApp, which is a fantastic wallpaper application that offers hundreds of beautiful backgrounds. We also have a new security app from Microsoft, as well as an educational coding app from iRobot. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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Trump says he wants to outright ban TikTok rather than forcing a sale

Earlier today, it was tipped that President Donald Trump was considering to sign an executive order forcing portions of TikTok to be sold off to a U.S. company due to national security concerns, but now the president specified his plans to reporters aboard the Air Force One, as the Washington Post reports. "As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States," he said.

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Google Camera 7.5 prepares new features like audio zooming, motion blur, and more

The Google camera app is one of the Pixel's biggest selling points — it's the special sauce that makes still photographs on Google's phones so great. Because it's updated through the Play Store, it can bring new capabilities to existing devices without a major Android update. Version 7.5 is out now, and digging into the APK has revealed a snapshot of several upcoming features.

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YouTube is testing a more prominent upload button on Android

YouTube has always been a little late to the design game at Google, but that doesn't mean the team isn't constantly testing little changes here and there. Apparently, the current design and location for the upload button is confusing to a large amount of mobile content creators, and so the company is testing a new design that places the upload functionality in the center of the bottom navigation bar.

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Google Voice will shut down old website on August 11

Google Voice has gone through plenty of changes over the past year. The Android app received a dark mode, Gmail integration and multi-platform call transfer arrived, and Voice can finally function with Google Fi on the same account. Now another transition is on the way, as the original Voice website will be shut down in August.

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Energy Ring battery indicator picks up support for OnePlus Nord

The Energy Ring battery indicator is pretty popular among folks with so-called "punch-hole" camera cutout-equipped phones, as is its sister app Energy Notch. Now Energy Ring has picked up support for the OnePlus Nord.

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Our 7 favorite weather apps, now that Dark Sky is dead

As of August 1, Dark Sky is dust — at least for us Android users. At the end of March, it was announced that Apple had acquired the popular weather app and would be shutting off Android access on July 1. Turns out the company would end up extending that deadline by a month. Whoop-de-doo. But since then, we've seen a fake Dark Sky app pop up and then get put down in the Play Store. We get it: people are passionate about their weather apps. So, as Dark Sky finally makes it to pasture, we're once again updating our list of our favorite Android weather apps.

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