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TeamWin updates TWRP to 3.5.1, Android 11 support coming soon

TeamWin updates TWRP to 3.5.1, Android 11 support coming soon

The evergreen TeamWin Recovery Project received a sizable update to 3.5 back in December. Late last night they posted 3.5.1, which they're calling a "mini release," waiting for full support for Android 11. Most of the changes are housekeeping and small support additions, now split into two branches for Android 9 and 10.

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OnePlus Store app opens for business in North America

OnePlus Store app opens for business in North America

The OnePlus 9 doesn't have many secrets left to hide, so if you're just counting down the days until you can upgrade, there's a new way to shop for your next phone. OnePlus has finally launched an app for its online storefront in the US and Canada after previously launching a similar marketplace in India, and it's ready to accept pre-orders after next week's launch event.

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SwiftKey fixes Pixel 4’s swipe to erase issue on stable, too (APK Download)

SwiftKey fixes Pixel 4’s swipe to erase issue on stable, too (APK Download)

Despite its long-standing acclaim as the keyboard app to beat on Android, SwiftKey hasn’t played nice with Google’s own Pixel 4 and 4 XL since back when they launched in 2019. The handy swipe-to-delete gesture has been broken on the two phones for over a year, and it's only now that the app is gearing up to patch it. If the latest update to SwiftKey beta is any indication, a proper fix for the issue is just around the corner.

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Google Lens is getting its own image gallery

Google Lens is getting its own image gallery

Earlier this year, Google Lens hit 500 million downloads on the Play Store. For an app that isn't pre-installed on many devices, this milestone does point out how helpful it really is, and it's only getting better thanks to a new update that makes it easier to select the images you want to be analyzed.

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Latest Google Home update delivers live data usage charts to Nest Wifi owners

Latest Google Home update delivers live data usage charts to Nest Wifi owners

The Google Home app is getting an update to version 2.34 today in the wake of the debut of the new Nest Hub — namely, the app has been made to support said new device as well as a couple of other more features if you're in a Google Workspace or own a Google Wifi or Nest Wifi mesh network.

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Files by Google gets a Favorites folder and preps new storage menu

Files by Google gets a Favorites folder and preps new storage menu

Files by Google has come a long way in the years since its release, picking up new features and even enduring a name change. Last year an APK teardown suggested that a new feature was in the works that would allow users to favorite files and photos, exempting them from cleaning suggestions and collecting them in an easy-to-find folder. This feature is now rolling out.

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Now Pocket can tell you if that article will fit in your bathroom break

Now Pocket can tell you if that article will fit in your bathroom break

Pocket is all about spotting something interesting and saving it for later, when you have time to really dig into that article. But exactly how much time you have is crucial: are we talking a thirty minute bus ride, or a five minute, um, personal break? A new addition to the app allows you to sort your saved sites and articles based on how long it will take to read them.

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Signal makes it easier to move your chats to a new phone (APK Download)

Signal makes it easier to move your chats to a new phone (APK Download)

Signal got a lot of attention on the heels of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy that was widely criticized in recent months. This free publicity pushed the privacy-focused app to expedite the addition of more consumer-centric features. In line with that, Signal has added a tool to its beta app that makes transferring your chats to a new device quick and easy.

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Chrome 89 gains a ton of performance improvements and updates Discover feed (APK Download)

Chrome 89 gains a ton of performance improvements and updates Discover feed (APK Download)

Chrome 88 was released only last week, marking the release of the Manifest V3 extension API, changes to password management, and the official death of Adobe Flash support. Chrome 89 has now arrived in the Beta Channel, and it seems to be an even bigger release — even if many of its changes are hidden to most people. Let's dive in!

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