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Google Home v2.13 readies Nest account migration and support for Internet Radio [APK Teardown]

The Google Home got an update today with no immediately discernible changes to the UI. But as usual, there are some other interesting changes that speak to what we'll see happening in the future. Google is preparing the interface for users to migrate their Nest accounts to Google for improved security, there will be support for Internet radio, and it looks like a lightweight bottom navigation bar is in development.

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Latest Zenfone 6 update causing crashes, ASUS blames motherboard malfunction

Following a recent update to the Zenfone 6, some owners have been reporting system stability problems including frequent crashes/restarts, network connectivity problems, and bootloops. According to a recent statement issued by an ASUS representative on the company's ZenTalk forums (spotted by PiunikaWeb), the issue is a hardware fault in affected devices which is triggered by the update.

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[Update: Dead, RIP] Google is preparing to shut down the Trips app [APK Teardown]

For travelers that loved the Google Trips app for its travel planning and helpful discovery features, it's probably going to come as disappointing news that the search giant is making preparations to discontinue the app. The latest version update to Trips includes messaging that will inform users that the app is scheduled to be shut down and encourages users to seek out the features in other Google products.

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The Pixel 3 can't 'shake' all these user complaints of stuttering camera performance

Over the last six months or so, reports regarding a shaking/stuttering/vibrating issue with the smaller Pixel 3's camera have been building up, with hundreds of replies accumulating among threads discussing the issue at Google's Pixel Help forums, as well as other venues. By all appearances, this is a hardware problem, and for whatever reason, the smaller Pixel 3 is more likely to experience it.

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Google Play Movies & TV is showing captions by default for some

Closed captions are essential in certain situations, but when you don't need them, they're just an eyesore. A bug has been forcing some users to wrestle with such unwanted subtitles in Google Play Movies & TV, on both mobile and Android TV.

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19 best new (and 1 WTF) Android games released this week including Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare, Hamsterdam, and Battle Chasers: Nightwar

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 very first Gundam title to reach mobile devices in the West, an adorable kung-fu rhythm game, not to mention a premium RPG port designed around the Battle Chasers comic book series. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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10 new and notable Android apps from the last three weeks including Hex Installer, Post-it, and AirDroid Remote Support (7/13/19 - 8/3/19)

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 three weeks or so. Today I have a Substratum-like theming app for Samsung Galaxy devices, a note app from Post-it, and a mobile remote app from AirDroid. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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Google Photos update brings wide color support, breaks night mode on OnePlus 7 Pro

Pixels may take great photos, but both Android and the platform's applications have otherwise lagged behind iOS when it comes to color management, to the displeasure of photographers and designers alike. However, the latest version of Google Photos (v4.21) finally delivers wide color gamut support, though it does cause a few issues on some devices like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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YouTube v14.31 resurrects screencasting from the abandoned YouTube Gaming app [APK Download]

The YouTube Gaming app was officially shuttered at the end of May, and with it... well, not too much was lost. The app itself was basically a heavily skinned alternative to the regular YouTube app, but with a strict focus that limited video suggestions to game-oriented content. While most things were moved to the main YouTube app a while ago, one core feature didn't make it over before YouTube pulled the plug: Screencasting. That oversight has been corrected in the latest update to the YouTube app, so you can livestream your gaming sessions (or whatever else) like before.

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Google Pay v2.94 is preparing Incognito mode [APK Teardown]

A new version of Google Pay is rolling out, but outside of minor tweaks here and there, you're probably not going to spot any big changes. The big news this time is that we're probably going to see an Incognito mode added to Pay in the future, making it a bit easier to make purchases in private without tipping off anybody with your transaction history.

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