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OneDrive is getting long overdue casting support

OneDrive is getting long overdue casting support

For most Android users, Microsoft's cloud storage will always play second fiddle to Google Drive. But those who are heavily invested in Office 365 or the Windows platform in general still want a good cloud storage app, and today the Android version of OneDrive is a little better. The latest update adds compatibility with the Chromecast and other casting devices.

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The Clubhouse Android app is finally available in the Play Store

The Clubhouse Android app is finally available in the Play Store

Last week Clubhouse announced that its highly-anticipated Android app was finally real, at least in the sense that there were a few people using it. At the time it was limited to "friendly testers" in a closed beta. Today it's available for all on Android. Well, sort of: "all" is still limited to those who have invitations to the audio chatroom service. But hey, at least you can use the app to reserve a username.

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8 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (5/3/21 - 5/9/21)

8 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (5/3/21 - 5/9/21)

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 competent stealth game from Crescent Moon, one of the best text-based games to land on the Play Store in the last few years, and a burger business sim from Kairosoft. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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Five reasons you should buy the OnePlus 9 Pro

Five reasons you should buy the OnePlus 9 Pro

In smartphone years, OnePlus has just started coming of age, spreading its wings to enter new verticals and price segments. The latest, top-of-the-line OnePlus 9 Pro is the star of the company's lineup, and rightly so. The newest Pro has taken the biggest leap a OnePlus phone has taken in years to improve camera quality. But outside its newfound photography capabilities, the phone has a lot else going for it.

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Facebook Messenger becomes the third non-Google app to reach 5 billion installs on the Play Store

Facebook Messenger becomes the third non-Google app to reach 5 billion installs on the Play Store

With the popularity of Android, plenty of applications have managed to cross over the one billion installs threshold on the Play Store. It's a lot more selective in the five billion-plus club, which only two non-Google apps have ever succeeded in joining. You can finally bump that count up to three, as Facebook Messenger achieved a new milestone for installs just this week.

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Impulse-buy some discounted charging accessories in today's Amazon sale

Impulse-buy some discounted charging accessories in today's Amazon sale

While some phones include top-tier chargers in the box, others — we're looking at you, Samsung — have stopped bundling cables altogether. Thankfully, companies like Anker make some of the best gadgets around for keeping all of your devices powered up. If you require some new charging gear, Anker has you covered with today's Deal of the Day at Amazon.

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35 of the best Android games released in the last year

35 of the best Android games released in the last year

Finding new and interesting games on the Play Store isn't always easy, which is why I'm always creating new roundups to highlight the better titles out there. Today I have a fresh update for everyone that includes seven new titles added to our running best-of games list, bringing the roundup up to date for 2021. So if you've been on the hunt for new and enjoyable mobile games that have landed on the Play Store in the last year but have been coming up short, this roundup is for you.

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Hands-on: New budgeting app is a drop-in replacement for Simple, and I love it

Hands-on: New budgeting app is a drop-in replacement for Simple, and I love it

On the day of Simple’s scheduled migration to BBVA, a new and Simple-inspired budgeting app has emerged: DAS Budget. A Simple user himself, developer Anthony Alves first reacted to the news of the bank's shutdown much like I did: By trying out nearly every alternative bank he could. After being similarly disappointed, he decided to shift his focus, trying new budgeting tools instead of banks, but the overly complicated options left him (and all of us) unhappy. What he really wanted was Simple's user interface yanked out and plugged into any bank. So, that's exactly what he built, and I love it.

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11 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Clipt, Microsoft Edge Dev, and Edge Side Bar (4/24/21 - 5/8/21)

11 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Clipt, Microsoft Edge Dev, and Edge Side Bar (4/24/21 - 5/8/21)

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 Clipt, a fresh clipboard tool from OnePlus, Microsoft Edge Dev, which is the developer version of Microsoft's mobile browser, and a slide-out app drawer from Yogesh Dama. 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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OnePlus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: The fan-favourite just about has the edge

OnePlus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: The fan-favourite just about has the edge

OnePlus smartphones aren't as easy to recommend as they used to be, and the OnePlus 9 is no different. There are a few compromises when compared to its more expensive sibling — the frame is polycarbonate, the primary camera doesn't have OIS, there's no telephoto sensor or IP68 certification, and it doesn't offer the same 50W wireless charging.

In spite of these omissions, it is still a good phone and it offers much better value for money than the OnePlus 9 Pro. However, can it hold its own against Samsung's more affordable flagship, the Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition)? Well, let's find out.

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