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18 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Daywise, Hidey Hole, and Dota Pro Circuit (3/9/19 - 3/23/19)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have an excellent notification scheduler, a camera hole wallpaper app from Chainfire, and a Dota Pro Circuit app from Valve. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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Android Auto v4.1 adds widescreen support and UI tweaks, prepares auto-resume, and more [APK Teardown]

Android Auto continues to work toward adding features people really need in the car. The latest update brings a few minor surface-level changes, and under the hood there are some new features that may be pretty useful, including an auto-resume feature for music (or podcasts and audiobooks), a filter to prevent group messages from becoming too distracting, and more.

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22 best new Android games released this week including Stardew Valley, Returner Zhero - Final Cut, and Where's Om Nom?

Welcome to the roundup of the best 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 long-awaited farming sim release Stardew Valley, the sequel to the gorgeous puzzle adventure game Returner 77, and a virtual reality release that stars everyone's favorite frog from the Cut the Rope franchise. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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Google Messages v4.1 prepares Verified SMS support to eliminate spam, Google Assistant integration, and more [APK Teardown]

The latest update to Google Messages hit earlier this week, and while it's featuring a few visible changes, including a new setting to enable Suggested Actions and a new About screen, the most interesting changes aren't intended to go live quite yet. We already know Google is adding Assistant integration to Messages, and now some of that is manifesting in the app. But the most exciting addition is support for a great new carrier-level feature called Verified SMS that may put an end to scam messages (and calls).

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22 best new Android games released this week including This War of Mine: Stories, RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, and Tick Tock: A Tale for Two

Welcome to the roundup of the best 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 story offered as a stand-alone expansion for the survival game This War of Mine, a relisting of Atari's RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, and a unique puzzle game that requires two people to play at once. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 face unlock can be fooled by a photo, video, or even your sister

Samsung's latest Galaxy S10 might be our favorite phone right now, but you might want to be a little bit careful when it comes to setting up lockscreen security on it. Right now, you can fool it with a video of yourself played back on another phone, or even just a photo. In at least one case, even siblings have been able to trick it.

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10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including Playground: Japanese Phrases, Bolo: Learn to read with Google, and One Hand Operation + (3/2/2019 - 3/9/2019)

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 a Japanese language Playground release from Google, an India-specific reading app that can help users learn English and Hindi, and a one-handed gesture app for Samsung devices. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.

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Google Duo v49 prepares video effects for Holi and video invites [APK Teardown]

Duo has left us waiting on the launch of some big new features, including group calling, but the latest update to v49 doesn't appear to be launching either of those quite yet. However, there are a couple of smaller touches to discuss, including special effects for the Hindu festival of Holi and some type of new video invites.

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Samsung's excellent Galaxy Buds hit all the right notes at the right price

True wireless earbuds are big business these days, and they’re especially popular since Apple released its to-be-seen-with AirPods. Samsung's first attempt at this product category in 2016 was a little disappointing, but the updated Gear IconX that came out the following year offered improved battery life, a redesigned case, and better connectivity. The $200 price tag was too high for what you got, but frequent discounts made them a slightly more viable prospect.

Fast-forward to 2019 and Samsung is back with its latest iteration. Galaxy Buds is already a far more appealing and marketable name. They also cost much less than their predecessors at $130, even undercutting the AirPods by a full $30.

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Google disables Photos on Android TV temporarily due to possible privacy breach

Picture this: you're setting the screensaver on your Android TV to show pictures from your Google Photos account, but wait — the account selection page shows hundreds of unknown Google accounts, complete with profile pictures, all showing as linked accounts! This is exactly what happened to at least two Android TV users, on television sets from Vu and iFFalcon (a subsidiary of TCL).

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