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Viber catches up to WhatsApp with quick replies, conversation status, and groups in common

When it comes to messaging apps, companies are fighting to increase their market shares with features such as screen sharing, context-aware recommendations, and even fact-checking services. Viber has been busy improving its offering with the recent addition of a dark mode and the ability to edit sent messages. However, some elementary features were missing compared to its most famous rival, like quick replies and clearer conversation status visibility. These are finally making their way to the app with the rollout of minor improvements that make the software just a little more convenient to use.

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Gmail’s dynamic emails roll out to all users on July 2

Back in March, Google introduced Dynamic emails, which made electronic communication more interactive. Indeed, instead of being a mere messaging platform, it lets users interact with content without leaving their mailbox. This meant they could RSVP to events, respond to comments, and fill out forms without the need to open a new page. Although the feature has been available as a beta program a few months now, the company is officially releasing it to all Gmail and G Suite users.

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Google Play gift cards can now be purchased in the United Arab Emirates

Google Play gift cards have been gradually spreading to more countries for some time, and the latest addition to the list is the United Arab Emirates. They're available in five denominations from 13 retailers.

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Gboard v8.3 brings handwriting support up to more than 200 languages [APK Download]

The ability to handwrite on a smartphone may be a godsend whenever you're trying to look up something in a foreign language. But for whatever reason you use that feature, it's important that your phone knows what you're trying to say. Google has a keyboard app dedicated for handwriting input that officially supports 97 languages. But with the latest update to Gboard, which introduces handwriting support for "more than 200 languages," that other app may have just been made obsolete.

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13 temporarily free and 23 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to another round of app sales. June is almost half over, if you can believe it. Today's list isn't too bad, and it includes some Dragon Quest games on sale.

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Moto Z4 surprisingly includes support for active styluses

Unless you're really into the Moto Mod ecosystem, the Moto Z4 doesn't have a lot going for it. After all, it's a mid-range phone priced close to a OnePlus device. However, the Z4 does have one interesting feature that Motorola hasn't publicized at all support for active styluses, like the Microsoft Surface Pen.

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Get a dual-SIM Galaxy S10e for just $500 on eBay

The Galaxy S10e may be the lowest-priced member of the S10 family, but its arguably the most interesting, offering value-for-money unheard of in the Galaxy S range. The international dual-SIM variant of the S10e has been dropping in price, from $600 in April, to $520 in May, and now to $500. If the lack of warranty is a deal-breaker, $550 gets you the US variant from B&H.

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Google teased the Pixel 4 like it's coming out soon — it'd be better if it were (opinion)

Earlier today Google pushed out a teaser for its upcoming Pixel 4, finally showing off the phone we all knew existed in an official capacity. But however much we might see of the phone now, we still have a long wait ahead of us. Google's Pixels have always been launched in October. And frankly, sticking to that schedule again this year is a terrible idea.

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[Update: A couple more] Google Pay adds 55 US banks and credit unions to its already enormous support list

Even though Google Pay is already supported by around 2,000 banks, Google somehow keeps finding new banks and credit unions to add. 14 more banks and credit unions in the US have been added with this update, though we fully expect to see even more in the coming weeks.

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ASUS sends Zenfone 6 units to community devs, helps make first Gcam port possible

ASUS seems to get that plenty of the folks interested in the latest ZenFone 6 are among the same market that like OnePlus' devices, and one of the biggest advantages for Android enthusiasts when it comes to OnePlus' devices is developer support. The root and ROM crowd go for things like the OnePlus 6T in part because, well, you can root and ROM it. Now ASUS wants its ZenFone 6 to get some of that same developer attention, so it's sending phones to some of them.

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