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Gboard is the first new Wear OS app from Google in years — download it here

Gboard is the first new Wear OS app from Google in years — download it here

Wear OS isn't quite in a place to compete directly with gadgets like the Apple Watch and Samsung's wearables, but it's not time to throw in the towel just yet. For the first time in years, Google is bringing an all-new app to its smartwatch lineup, designed to improve communication from your wrist. Gboard is finally coming to Wear OS, complete with a fresh design and multi-language support. We've also got a link to download it at the bottom of this post.

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Samsung Internet just left Google Chrome's 'Send tab to your devices' in the dust (APK Download)

Samsung Internet just left Google Chrome's 'Send tab to your devices' in the dust (APK Download)

Samsung Internet is a formidable browser and might be a better choice than Google Chrome if you care about a customizable experience. Its latest beta, v14.2, introduces some notable features and improves existing ones.

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Google Pay now supports over 3,000 US banks — is yours one of them?

Google Pay now supports over 3,000 US banks — is yours one of them?

Since its initial release, Google Pay has come a long way, with a complete redesign now under its belt. Today marks a long-awaited milestone for the mobile payment app, as the service has finally surpassed more than 3,000 banks in the US. In fact, after adding these 15 new partners, Google's grand total now sits at 3,001.

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Viber messenger ups group video call limit once again (APK Download)

Viber messenger ups group video call limit once again (APK Download)

Viber might not be a de-facto standard like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, but the platform still has a loyal following of at least 500 million people on Android alone. Like most of its competitors, it quickly upped the group video call cap at the beginning of the pandemic, but the service isn't done — in a Play Store update note, it has revealed that you can now make video calls with up to 30 participants at once, rather than 20.

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PlayStation app now lets you delete files and games from your PS5 without touching it

PlayStation app now lets you delete files and games from your PS5 without touching it

Last year, Sony redesigned its PlayStation App in the light of the PS5 release and promised a slew of new features once the console was more widely available. Some of these are now starting to come to people as part of PlayStation App version 21.4. The release lets you manage your PS5 storage right from the app, allowing you to remove titles you no longer play without even fully turning on your console.

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Box finally has a dark theme, but not without one annoying limitation

Box finally has a dark theme, but not without one annoying limitation

Use Box as one of your cloud storage services? You know, because none of us can get by with just one. Well, it's gotten a small, but notable makeover it needed long ago with a new dark theme.

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Google Play Store’s latest redesign will leave you scratching your head

Google Play Store’s latest redesign will leave you scratching your head

Google only recently redesigned the Play Store, getting rid of the hamburger menu and moving most of its menu entry to the account switcher in the top right corner. But it looks like the company isn't done revamping the distribution service. Over the weekend, screenshots of a revamped "My Apps" section have surfaced, and we don't like it one bit. The new layout makes it incredibly cumbersome to access the full list of installed and recently updated applications.

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Samsung's latest Good Lock module adds powerful new options to Bixby Routines

Samsung's latest Good Lock module adds powerful new options to Bixby Routines

Toward the end of April, the changelog for a Good Lock update hinted that we'd be getting a new module called Routine +. The name suggested that it would be linked to Bixby Routines, and that assumption was correct. Routine + is now available and brings tonnes of experimental new features to Bixby.

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Microsoft Edge Dev joins stable and Canary options on the Play Store

Microsoft Edge Dev joins stable and Canary options on the Play Store

Microsoft is really fleshing out its mobile browser options. Last month the company published a Canary build of Edge to the Play Store, and it's following up with a Dev build today. That's three out of four of the release channels available as an Android version ... oddly, the Beta channel has yet to make its way onto the platform as a dedicated app listing, still relying on the Play Store beta system.

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WhatsApp beta brings back speed controls for voice messages

WhatsApp beta brings back speed controls for voice messages

Some people speak faster than others. Some listen faster than others. If the discrepancy gets on your nerves, specifically when you're listening to a voice message someone left you in WhatsApp, you might want to hop on the beta channel. The option to increase playback speed (as seen in some podcast managers) is now rolling out to beta users.

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