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Hiding outgoing call ID now live on Google Voice for Android and desktop

Around the middle of last month, 9to5Google spotted that Google Voice was picking up up a toggle to strip caller ID on outgoing calls — à la *67, but without having to dial it every single time. The new feature rolled out to the iOS version of Google Voice last month, and now it's here for both Android and the Google Voice site.

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18 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Daywise, Hidey Hole, and Dota Pro Circuit (3/9/19 - 3/23/19)

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 two weeks or so. Today I have an excellent notification scheduler, a camera hole wallpaper app from Chainfire, and a Dota Pro Circuit app from Valve. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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Microsoft xCloud setting up to challenge Google Stadia, stream Xbox games to Android devices

GDC 2019 has been one of more the exciting instances that I can recall in recent memory. Not only have there been some tantalizing game announcements – seriously, I freaked when I saw the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 trailer – but some interesting happenings in the game space itself. Google announced Stadia, the follow-up to last year's Project Stream. Yet not to be outdone, Microsoft decided to shed some light on its upcoming cloud gaming platform and Stadia competitor, xCloud.

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Android Auto v4.1 adds widescreen support and UI tweaks, prepares auto-resume, and more [APK Teardown]

Android Auto continues to work toward adding features people really need in the car. The latest update brings a few minor surface-level changes, and under the hood there are some new features that may be pretty useful, including an auto-resume feature for music (or podcasts and audiobooks), a filter to prevent group messages from becoming too distracting, and more.

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TeamViewer now supports Android TV for remote viewing, file transfer, and more

TeamViewer has been on Android for years, but the feature set varies from one device to the next. Some device makers have add-ons that allow full remote control, but you're usually stuck with a more limited experience. The app can still be useful, though. TeamViewer just added support for Android TV, and even without full remote control, TeamViewer adds some handy features to your TV box.

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The best Android smartphones you can buy right now (Spring 2019)

The wide range of Android phones on the market is one of the platform's greatest strengths - there's something for everyone. However, with all the choices available, trying to find the best smartphone an be like looking for a needle in a haystack. To help you out, we've compiled a short list of the best Android phones you can buy, from low-end budget devices to premium flagships.

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[Update: Now on Android TV] There are two official NBC Sports apps on the Play Store, for some reason

The NBC Sports app has been around for some time now, having amassed more than five million installs. It lets you log in with TV provider credentials to watch — you guessed it — sports content from NBC. Last week, a listing cropped up for a new app with the same name and a very similar description, also published by NBC. It's not clear why both apps exist.

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NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is a beautiful puzzle-platformer, and it's finally available on Android

NyxQuest started out as an indie WiiWare release in 2009. At the time it was heralded as "pure platforming bliss," so of course the title was ported over to PC and then eventually iOS. Android for one reason or another never received a port, until today. Over the Top Games has finally released its beautiful puzzle-platformer NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits on the Google Play Store.

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Do Not Disturb schedules can be customized on Android Q

Do Not Disturb mode on Android has a long and troubled history. Since its inception on Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google substantially changed the behavior of the feature with every other update of its OS, taking away many options on Pie. Between that version and Q, apart from some improvements to the menu item structure in DND settings, the UX basically stays the same, with an improvement some of you power users might love: Schedules are now customizable.

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Google will ask European Android users to choose preferred browsers and search engines following EU concerns

The EU has been pushing Google to become less monopolistic and more friendly towards competitors for a long time. After a heavy fine, the US company agreed to rework Android licensing in Europe by splitting Chrome and Search from the OS, followed by changes to Google Shopping. With another looming penalty against AdSense, Google and the European Commission now worked out a deal to prompt EU Android users to choose their default browsers and search engines.

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