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Google says 'Play Pass' subscription service is coming soon

Play Pass is an upcoming subscription service from Google, where paying every month will grant you access to a library of apps and games with no advertising or in-app purchases. Google began testing the service in July, and now it seems the official release might be imminent.

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Anker's Roav Viva Alexa car charger is just $25.99 ($24 off) on Amazon

A voice assistant isn't something most people look for in a car charger, but it turns out that the combo makes for a decent product. Anker's Roav Viva integrates Alexa into a dual-port charger, and it's currently just $25.99 — nearly 50% off its $49.99 MSRP — on Amazon.

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Vivaldi browser comes to Android with full-page screenshots and Opera-like 'Speed Dial'

Vivaldi has a reputation for being an extremely customizable Chromium-based browser, all while working very fast. It was created by the same developers that brought us Opera, and shares many of those same genes. After staying exclusively on desktops for the past three years, Vivaldi is finally available as a beta on Android starting today.

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Get an Asus Chromebook Flip C434 for $71 off ($499)

There's a lot to like about Asus's Chromebook Flip C434. It's got great build quality, slim bezels, and good performance under most conditions. Right now, there's something else to like, too: it's more than $70 off from Amazon.

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Microsoft To Do gets a fresh coat of paint and dark mode support

Microsoft's to-do app, To Do, has received a bit of a facelift. In a recent update, the app formerly known as To-Do has dropped the hyphen from its name, gotten a new, more modern look, and added customization options including wallpapers and a dark theme.

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35 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Well, well, look who's back. Yep, I'm all moved into my new place, I have internet again, and I even have my full computer setup back, too (long story). That means that life for me can resume as normal, which also means that I'm back at ya with some app sales. Have at it, chums.

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TWRP officially arrives on the ZenFone 6, Galaxy Tab S5e, and other devices

TWRP is a custom recovery partition that can be installed on hundreds of Android devices, allowing homebrew ROMs to be sideloaded, full system backups to be created, and much more. Since the last time we covered the project, a handful of more phones and tablets have been added to the official roster, including the Asus Zenfone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e.

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Grab a 256GB Galaxy Note10+ for $920 ($180 off)

We didn't think you'd be getting the best deals on a Galaxy Note10 or Note10+ from Microsoft in the first place, so to report that Samsung's newest mainstream, stylus-equipped phablets are on sale in the United States from Microsoft on eBay doubly confounds us. And yet, because we don't look at gift horses in their mouths, here we are.

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Xiaomi announces 30W Mi Charge Turbo wireless charging to debut with Mi 9 Pro 5G

Xiaomi has announced a new wireless charging standard that's the fastest to date. The standard, which Xiaomi is calling Mi Charge Turbo, will be able to push up to 30 watts to compatible devices — which, so far, means only the upcoming Mi 9 Pro 5G. Xiaomi says its upcoming wireless charging stand can charge the Mi 9 Pro 5G's 4,000 milliamp-hour battery from zero to 50 percent in under a half hour.

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[Update: Dark toggle] Dark mode now available on Gallery Go by Google Photos

Google Photos is a fantastic app, but storing and accessing to all your images from the cloud can be a strain on your smartphone's bandwidth and storage, especially if it's a budget Android device. Last month, Google launched Gallery Go (along the lines of Maps Go and Google Go), a lightweight picture manager targetted at the hundreds of millions of budget devices being used in developing countries. Today, the app got an update that adds dark mode — something other apps like Messenger and Google Photos already have.

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