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Use these apps to keep that beach bod through the winter — or get one for next summer

If you ask my friends what I'm really into, they'll definitely mention fitness. As surprisingly as it sounds, this wasn't the case about ten years ago, until I decided I wanted to lose weight and start training more seriously. I've been able to achieve my goals and understand what I was doing thanks to a bunch of apps, and I wanted to share a some of them with you to help you get in shape or track your objectives in a way that matches your lifestyle.

I've compiled a list of apps with the help of our team, and organized them into categories, as not everybody has the same needs and ambition.

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The 5 best and worst things about the Samsung Galaxy Note10

You know what you're getting with each new Galaxy Note release: a big honkin' display, great build, great performance, and of course, the S Pen. Those things are all still true of the Note10 and 10+ — but frankly, it's getting a little predictable at this point. Here are the five best and worst things about Samsung's newest Note(s).

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18 best new Android games released this week including This Is the Police 2, Slender Man Dark Forest, and inbento

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 a quality indie adventure game themed around running a small-town Sheriff department, a new Slender Man release, and an adorable food-themed puzzle game. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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How to block spam notifications and rogue ads on Android

Many mobile apps and games include advertisements, which is perfectly fine — the developers have to eat, after all. However, some malicious applications go a step further by sending push notifications containing advertisements, or taking over your entire screen when you don't even have the app open. In a few cases, apps have even been caught pushing ads when the phone is asleep or on the lock screen.

Malicious apps like those shouldn't have been allowed onto the Play Store in the first place, but if you're dealing with annoying spam notifications or full-screen popups, you've come to the right place.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active gets Android 9 Pie on T-Mobile

Samsung devices haven't historically been the quickest to receive OS updates. This week, Android 9 Pie came to the T-Mobile variant of the extra-durable Galaxy S8 Active, nearly a year and a half after the Oreo update.

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Lexus brings Android Auto to its cars, following Toyota's footsteps

Back in February, Toyota announced it was finally working on adding Android Auto support in its vehicles. Given it's one of the largest car manufacturers worldwide, it's very surprising it was so late in making the move, but the Japanese company seems to be serious in its commitment to Android Auto, as its luxury division's cars will also support it.

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Chrome 77 broke printing for Google Calendar, but there's a workaround

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Google's Project Jacquard is still alive, more smart clothing coming soon

Google first revealed Project Jacquard in 2015 as a platform for interactive clothing, and the first retail product using it — the Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket — arrived in 2017. You could hover your hand over the jacket's arm to skip music, accept/dismiss calls, and so on. The jacket isn't sold anymore, but Google isn't giving up on its dream, as a new version of the Jacquard platform is ready for clothing companies to use.

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Android 9 Pie lands on Verizon LG V30

Android 10 is here, bereft of any colorful desert name — but many devices are still catching up on the previous version, Android 9 Pie. Such is the state of 2017's LG V30, the Verizon variant of which has recently started receiving the update.

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[Update: Back] Satechi's 75W multi-port USB-C PD and Quick Charge 3.0 charger is down to $48

When I pack my bags before traveling, I use something I call my "packlist," which is basically a to-do list that I re-use every time I'm going somewhere. Next to the obvious "tees" and "underwear" entries, I have at least four different chargers: one for my Mac, another one for my smartwatch, a USB-C cable to power up my phone, and a microUSB cord to plug my headphones and battery pack. You could argue I could save myself the trouble of taking so many with me by using adapters, but I usually need to fill up several if not all my devices at the same time, which is why all-in-one chargers are perfectly adapted to me.

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