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Google News in-app translation is broken

Google News in-app translation is broken

With everything going on in the world lately, it can be hard to keep up with it all. Google News can be great help there, with the app supporting features like curated stories, daily briefings, and a dark theme. Google even added support for displaying content in two languages together within the feed last year. But it's not all good news, because the in-app translation feature is currently borked.

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17 new Android games from the week of May 4, 2020

17 new Android games from the week of May 4, 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 generic drag racing game that Microsoft slapped the Forza brand onto, the arrival of SEGA's mobile Olympics game, and a quirky narrative adventure puzzler where deciphering the narrator's clues is half of the puzzle. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of May 4th, 2020.

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13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Bing Wallpapers, Surface Audio, and COVIDSafe (4/25/20 - 5/9/20)

13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Bing Wallpapers, Surface Audio, and COVIDSafe (4/25/20 - 5/9/20)

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 I have an awesome wallpaper app from Microsoft as well as a companion app for the company's Surface Earbuds, not to mention a COVID tracker from the Australian Department of Health. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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18 new Android games from the week of April 27, 2020

18 new Android games from the week of April 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 the arrival of Riot's collectible card game Legends of Runeterra, a new Five Nights at Freddy's spinoff, and the sequel to Kingdom: New Lands. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of April 27th, 2020.

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The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Keep on Android

The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Keep on Android

While not every app has a great free and open source alternative (thanks, Google Maps), to-do lists don't fall into such a category. If you've been using Google Keep and want to find a service less beholden to our data-hoarding overlords, you're in luck. Even cloud sync is possible without buying into Google or another major corporation's note-taking platform, believe it or not. And really, do you need millions of data points and industry-leading artificial intelligence to make a glorified text editor bulleted lists? (The answer is "no.")

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18 new Android games from the week of April 20, 2020

18 new Android games from the week of April 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 surprise release of Fortnite, a fantastic turn-based adventure game in the This Is the Police series, and the regional soft-launch for a Crash Bandicoot auto-runner. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of April 20th, 2020.

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11 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including Facebook Gaming, Beats and Loops, and OpenRoaming (4/18/20 -4/25/20)

11 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including Facebook Gaming, Beats and Loops, and OpenRoaming (4/18/20 -4/25/20)

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 week or so. Today I have Facebook's Twitch competitor, an enjoyable music creation app, and a Wi-Fi app from Cisco designed for secure public Wi-Fi connections. So without further ado, here are all of the notable Android apps released in the last week.

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Some OnePlus 8 Pro pre-orders have screen issues, but fixes are coming

Some OnePlus 8 Pro pre-orders have screen issues, but fixes are coming

OnePlus 8 Pro sales don't open until the 29th, but early pre-orders are already arriving, and we've already heard reports of problems with the phone's screen. As touched on in our review, complaints cover a range, including crushed/clipped blacks, low brightness irregularities/"green-tint" issues, image retention, and even lines appearing around the punch-hole camera cutout. Thankfully, OnePlus tells us it's aware of the reports of problems and working on software fixes for some of them.

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Android stability flaw is causing some phones (mostly Pixels) to freeze up completely

Android stability flaw is causing some phones (mostly Pixels) to freeze up completely

Several of us at AP, myself included, have noticed a concerning stability issue on Google Pixel devices in recent weeks that causes the whole system UI to become unresponsive. According to the many replies to Artem's tweet on the subject (below), users of phones from other OEMs also complain about the issue, so it might be a more widespread Android bug rather than one limited to Google-made devices.

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