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8 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Moonbeam, Uncomplicated Launcher, and DonorDrive (7/17/21 - 7/24/21)

8 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Moonbeam, Uncomplicated Launcher, and DonorDrive (7/17/21 - 7/24/21)

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 week or so. Today I have a personalized podcast app, a minimal launcher, and a sleek charity donation app. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last week.

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Google extends Pixel 4 XL warranty past 1 year in some countries for specific issues

Google extends Pixel 4 XL warranty past 1 year in some countries for specific issues

Google is extending the warranty for the Pixel 4 XL by an extra year. Before you get too excited, the extension only covers a handful of specific power-related issues, including charging, faster-than-expected drain, random restarts, and being unable to power on the phone. It's only valid for Pixel 4 XL's purchased in available markets previously limited to a single year of warranty support — specifically, in the US, Singapore, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan. Warranty eligibility for these issues as part of the extension can be verified online or in person at uBreakiFix.

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14 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (7/12/21 - 7/18/21)

14 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (7/12/21 - 7/18/21)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week is a strange one, where I have a couple of premium games in the mediocre section. Both XCOM 2 Collection and Trials of Mana are substandard ports, both missing controller support, begging the question of why they are priced so high.

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10 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Water Resistance Tester, Gimmick, and Obsidian (7/3/21 - 7/17/21)

10 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Water Resistance Tester, Gimmick, and Obsidian (7/3/21 - 7/17/21)

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 app that can supposedly test if your device is water-resistant, a new release that offers GitHub's feed in a simple and readable space, plus a popular Markdown note app that's finally made its way from PC to Android. 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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11 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (7/5/21 - 7/11/21)

11 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (7/5/21 - 7/11/21)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a story-based adventure that takes place on a beautiful low-poly island, the arrival of the latest Crash Drive sandbox racer, and a quirky action-adventure game where you'll swim around the ocean as a low-poly fish.

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Google yanks game from Stadia Store while progress-breaking bug is fixed

Google yanks game from Stadia Store while progress-breaking bug is fixed

The official F1 2020 game has been pulled from the Stadia Store in the wake of a save corruption issue. Previously, the company pulled the game "offline" and prevented customers from playing it following those first reports of save issues. A community representative has since stated that it is now playable again for those that already purchased it, but the game has been pulled from Stadia's digital shelves until a solution is found.

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The Google TV recommendations bug has been squashed so we can all sleep easy now

The Google TV recommendations bug has been squashed so we can all sleep easy now

Great excitement accompanied the launch of Chromecast with Google TV, much of it around the new interface and what looked to be a much more robust recommendations system. The watchlist syncs with your Google account and, in theory, the For you screen should show you closely-matched content based on your search history, likes, and past viewing. There's even a screen where you can train it to know your taste better, but it's completely borked right now.

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19 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (6/28/21 - 7/4/21)

19 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (6/28/21 - 7/4/21)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a top-notch adventure noir, a slick low-poly story-based adventure, and a fantastic indie platformer from Crescent Moon. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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14 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Stadia for Android TV, eLabels, and Zoom for Chrome (6/19/21 - 7/3/21)

14 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Stadia for Android TV, eLabels, and Zoom for Chrome (6/19/21 - 7/3/21)

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 the arrival of the official Stadia app for Android TV, a slick label editing app for Gmail, and the release for Zoom's PWA for Chrome OS. 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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Review: Forget the Chromecast, Walmart's Onn Android TV is cheaper and just as good

Review: Forget the Chromecast, Walmart's Onn Android TV is cheaper and just as good

While smartphones regularly threaten to get more expensive every year, somehow the market for set-top boxes and HDMI dongles is dropping to seemingly impossible lows. When we were introduced to the Chromecast with Google TV last year, with 4K HDR support and the full capabilities of Android TV, it felt like a $50 gadget would be the best we could ask for. As it turns out, a new contender with similar specs and an even lower price has come from an unlikely source: Walmart... And it's pretty damn good.

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