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Google's Pixel live wallpapers now support Material You theming

Google's Pixel live wallpapers now support Material You theming

Android 12 brings a fresh look to your smartphone, thanks in large part to Material You. Google's new dynamic themes add a splash of color to your home screen, your browser, and even your keyboard. We're quickly approaching Android 12's stable release, with some of the last bugs getting ironed out. Material You finally supports Google's assortment of live wallpapers with a new update to the Pixel Live Wallpaper app.

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What's new in Chrome 94 Beta (APK Download)

What's new in Chrome 94 Beta (APK Download)

Chrome 93 hasn't reached the stable channel yet, but Google has already released Chrome 94 as a beta. That's because it's the first Chrome release on the company's speedier four-week release cycle that's replacing the oh-so-slow six-week rhythm of old. Despite that super-short cadence, there are a few interesting things launching with Chrome 94, so let's dive in.

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Chrome 94 Beta is now available (APK Download)

Chrome 94 Beta is now available (APK Download)

It feels like Google is bumping up Chrome's version number every other day, with one release following right after the other, but things are about to get even worse. As the company announced in March, new Chrome releases will come to our devices every four weeks from now on instead of every six. Chrome 94, which has just been released to the beta channel, is the first version to live on that fast four-week cycle. You can download it over at APK Mirror right now.

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These ROG Phone 5s live wallpapers won't make your Pixel a gaming phone

These ROG Phone 5s live wallpapers won't make your Pixel a gaming phone

The ROG Phone 5s is the latest gaming phone from ASUS, and being part of the ROG lineup (arguably one of the biggest PC gaming brands in the world right now), the smartphone comes with the same kind of fluff, bells, and whistles you would see from the brand's PC components, including RGB lighting and its trademark, utilitarian "gamery" aesthetic its users have come to know and love. If the ROG Phone 5s is a little expensive for your tastes, but you still want to get those "true gamer" looks on your phone, don't despair: the phone's live wallpapers have been ported to other Android phones.

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Huge Tesla v4 app update brings all you futurists new controls for your increasingly electric existence

Huge Tesla v4 app update brings all you futurists new controls for your increasingly electric existence

Cars and home energy are two very different markets, unless you're rich enough to be a repeat customer of Tesla. If that's the case, you can manage your car (or cars) and your home's energy output from the same app. The combined Tesla management app is seeing a sizeable overhaul in its 4.0 release. While it isn't up on the Play Store for everyone yet, a few users are seeing it, and it's been posted to APK Mirror.

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WhatsApp voice messages get a new look in the latest beta

WhatsApp voice messages get a new look in the latest beta

WhatsApp's interface is starting to look dated, especially now that Google has announced the latest iteration of its design guidelines during its developer conference, Material You. But the messenger app is making small adjustments here and there to keep things fresh, like new wallpaper theming options. And as spotted by WABetaInfo, voice messages are in for a tweak next.

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Microsoft is ending support for Android Office apps on Chromebooks

Microsoft is ending support for Android Office apps on Chromebooks

Do you use Chrome OS's Android app powers to run Microsoft Office apps on your Chromebook? Well Microsoft would like you to stop, please. And starting in September, the company will do more than ask. Office apps originally intended for Android will no longer be supported on Chrome OS beginning next month, according to a Microsoft spokesperson.

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WhatsApp's latest UI shift puts money transfers front-and-center

WhatsApp's latest UI shift puts money transfers front-and-center

Mobile payment apps are super popular these days, but no one really wants to install a separate service to manage their money. WhatsApp has slowly been expanding its own built-in payments feature over the last year or so, and with the release of its latest beta version for Android, it's even easier for users to access.

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Some Material You elements are showing up on older versions of Android

Some Material You elements are showing up on older versions of Android

Google has been slowly updating its apps with Material You, with Gboard getting its makeover earlier this month. The redesign should only appear on devices running the Android 12 beta, but some elements have made their way onto devices running older versions of Android.

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Google Pay's never-ending list of US banks keeps right on not ending with 28 additions

Google Pay's never-ending list of US banks keeps right on not ending with 28 additions

Google Pay has come a long way over the years, most recently with a complete redesign now under its belt. Not too long ago we crossed an eagerly anticipated milestone for the mobile payment app, with the service finally surpassing more than 3,000 banks in the US, and now it's adding even more.

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