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15 new Android games from the week of August 3, 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 Ubisoft's mobile release for Brawlhalla, a free-to-play Smash Bros. clone. I also have a fantastic Rocket League clone from Noodlecake Studios as well as the official release for Electronic Art's Madden NFL 21 Mobile Football. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of August 3rd, 2020.

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Android security update tracker, August 2020: Rankings for popular smartphones

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Major updates of Android don't matter as much as they used to. Many components of the operating system are updated through the Play Store, so even if you're on Android 8 or 9, you can still access most of the same apps and features as someone on the latest release of Android 10. However, the security updates that Google releases on a monthly basis are still critical to keeping your phone or tablet safe. Dozens of security flaws are discovered in components of Android each month, which is why Google releases monthly security patches.

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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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OnePlus Nord review: Back to flagship killing

OnePlus got started with affordable so-called “flagship killers” like the OnePlus One and OnePlus 3. But over the years, its phones have become more expensive (as have most phones, to be fair). Its focus on getting more features and advanced hardware have increased too, though, culminating in the recent OnePlus 8 Pro — every bit a true "flagship," and with a price tag to match. Fans of the brand have thus yearned for a return to the alluring value proposition of old, and the company has finally obliged in the form of the OnePlus Nord.

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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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17 new Android games from the week of July 20, 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 the soft-launch of a new Rick and Morty game from Adult Swim, a new rhythm game from Atari, and a gorgeous puzzler that serves as the sequel to Krystopia: A Puzzle Journey. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of July 20th, 2020.

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Google is aware of 'w5' Wi-Fi failures on some Nest thermostats and providing replacements

In the last few months, we've seen an increase of reports regarding a "w5 error" for Nest thermostats, causing them to be unable to connect to Wi-Fi. Some device owners have accused an update of being the cause of their woes, but whatever might be triggering the problem, Google tells us its a known issue affecting a very small number of users, and the company is issuing replacement devices if and when other troubleshooting methods fail.

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The best Chromebooks (Summer 2020), from $300 and up

We live in interesting times — not just in general, but when it comes to Chromebooks, too. On the one hand, it's a golden age with high-end prices falling and tablets finally making sense. On the other hand, the selection of new models is starting to dwindle a bit. But whether you need a cheap computer for the kids' homework or something capable to plug the work-from-home gap, a Chromebook can probably do the job, and these are the ones we recommend.

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Third-party access warning for TiVo Stream 4K dongles fixed

Android TV is an open ecosystem with a lot of moving pieces, and that means sometimes bugs show up in unexpected places. Recently, some TiVo customers recieved startling security warnings about a company called SEI Robotics being granted full access to their Google accounts. Worse, revoking that access (as the notification recommended customers to do) could fully wipe out your smart home setup, removing smart speakers, Nest devices, and other Assistant-compatible hardware and services from your account. Google has since resolved the security warnings, but it sounds like customers that had their smart home setups wiped clean will need to rebuild them.

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22 new Android games from the weeks of July 6 and July 13, 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 two weeks or so. Today I have the third and final game in the Layton mystery-adventure trilogy, the Android port for the niche offroading game MudRunner, and the long-awaited sequel to the idle RPG Soda Dungeon. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the weeks of July 6 and July 13, 2020.

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