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Samsung SmartThings starts rolling out Android Auto support (APK Download)

Samsung SmartThings starts rolling out Android Auto support (APK Download)

Samsung revealed its new Galaxy S21 phones last week, but that wasn't all the company talked about. It was also announced that Samsung's SmartThings device controls would soon be accessible through Android Auto, and now the functionality is already going live.

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Google published new Chrome OS wallpapers — download them here

Google published new Chrome OS wallpapers — download them here

Are you tired of looking at your old boring wallpaper? Google recently published four new collections of wallpapers to Chrome OS, and in my opinion: they're stunning. You can download them right now — even if you don't own a Chromebook.

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Modded Google Camera 8.1 brings Pixel 5 features to more non-Pixel devices

Modded Google Camera 8.1 brings Pixel 5 features to more non-Pixel devices

Google's image processing algorithms have been lauded far and wide, and they're the reason modded Google Camera apps are so sought-after by smartphone camera enthusiasts. Google Camera version 8.0 introduced with the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G added a bunch of useful features — such as Storage Saver mode — which were eventually rolled out to older Pixels with v8.1. Now, developers have released a modded version of Google Camera 8.1 that also works on non-Pixel devices.

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Nova Launcher gets new features and animations in latest beta (APK Download)

Nova Launcher gets new features and animations in latest beta (APK Download)

Nova Launcher has long been a reliable option for anyone looking to rejig their home screen and app drawer. Known for offering a straightforward yet customizable experience, the launcher has been among the most popular ones out there. Now we're checking out some of its latest visual tweaks and new features, with the release of the 7.0 beta.

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Telegram adds always-on voice chats, SD card support, and new animations (APK Download)

Telegram adds always-on voice chats, SD card support, and new animations (APK Download)

As the year draws to a close, Telegram is pushing out a new update that adds to what is already one of the most feature-rich messaging apps. The most interesting addition is Voice Chats, which allows users in a group chat to participate in an always-on conference call, coming and going as they please.

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ProtonCalendar is now available on Android (APK Download)

ProtonCalendar is now available on Android (APK Download)

ProtonMail is well known for its encrypted email service that is built around protecting online privacy. Around this time last year, the company expanded its portfolio to offer a calendar service that boasted of the same end-to-end encryption promise. ProtonCalendar, which was previously only accessible via the web, is now available on Android.

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HBO Max adds 4K support right in time for Wonder Woman 1984 (APK Download)

HBO Max adds 4K support right in time for Wonder Woman 1984 (APK Download)

Last month, HBO announced that Wonder Woman 1984 would debut on its HBO Max streaming service on December 25, the same day it will open in US movie theaters. The film will also be the first title to be available in 4K on the platform. Now, right in time for the movie's launch, HBO is rolling out support for 4K UHD and HDR on select Android devices.

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Firefox 84 rolls out with grid view for tabs and enhanced performance (APK Download)

Firefox 84 rolls out with grid view for tabs and enhanced performance (APK Download)

Mozilla released the rewritten Firefox for Android browser ('Fenix'/'Daylight') earlier this year, which was promptly followed by several updates bringing back features from the older version. Firefox 84 is now rolling out on the Play Store, including more returning features and some performance enhancements.

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Files by Google gets gestures for volume and brightness control (Update: Double-tap to seek)

Files by Google gets gestures for volume and brightness control (Update: Double-tap to seek)

One of the things that first struck me about MX Player, when I tried it out many years ago, was its swiping gestures on each side of the screen. Instead of looking for physical volume buttons or pausing the video to find the brightness controls on my phone, a simple swipe would adjust those without skipping a second. These same gestures are now available in Android's built-in video player.

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