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The Google app's dark theme is officially rolling out in stable this week, but only on Android 10

Last year, both Google and Apple added dark theming options into their mobile operating systems, with many system apps supporting the feature. Some apps took longer than others, though, like Google's own search app. We reported that its dark theme was available through the Play Store Beta program earlier this year, and now the feature is rolling out to all users on Android 10.

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15 new Android games from the week of May 11, 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 kart racer from Nexon that's actually pretty good. I also have a quality puzzle-based platformer where you'll play the part of a battery tasked with escaping a factory, not to mention the release of SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, a children's game where you'll assemble food for all of the residents in Bikini Bottom. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of May 11th, 2020.

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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

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)

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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Which Chromebook should I buy?

Chromebooks are proving to be incredibly popular during the current coronavirus lockdown, and there's a reason for that. They're cheap (or, at least, they can be), and they're capable, especially for students and anyone working from home mostly on the web. There's no reason to buy a $2,000 MacBook Pro if you're just going to use Zoom, Gmail, and other web-based tools — especially if it saves you a few bucks. If you're in the market, here's a list of our favorites, and they're mostly in stock right now.

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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

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

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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