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Samsung Internet Beta v7.2 watches for dangerous sites, delivers performance and interface tweaks [APK Download]

With the Galaxy S9 getting ready to populate carrier shelves, a new generation of users are about to be exposed to Samsung's suite of Android apps. Fear and loathing may be our go-to emotions when encountering most pre-installed bloat, but Samsung's collection of software is actually not that objectionable, as we noted when reviewing the Galaxy S9. Maybe the crown jewel there is the Samsung Internet browser, and today we're learning about the newest safety and performance features to hit the development branch of this app, with the release of Samsung Internet 7.2 Beta.

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Android P feature spotlight: Mark WiFi as metered from the network details screen

Android is designed to be gentle with your mobile data, but all bets are off when you get on WiFi. Your phone will likely save large downloads until the instant you reconnect to WiFi, but not all networks should be treated the same. Some WiFi hotspots are metered, and Android P makes it quicker and easier to tell the device when that is the case.

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The standalone Baldur's Gate expansion 'Siege of Dragonspear' just landed on the Play Store

Three days ago I wrote about the upcoming release of Beamdog's Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear for Android. It was scheduled to hit the Play Store on the 8th, and it actually released on time. Essentially this is a port of the standalone expansion for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. It uses the same engine as the Enhanced Edition, which means it looks and plays exactly like the rest of Beamdog's CRPGs. So if you enjoyed their previous releases, this new 30-hour campaign should offer plenty more fun within the Baldur's Gate universe.

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[Update: Still there, just hiding] Android P feature spotlight: System UI Tuner is nowhere to be seen

The System UI Tuner has never really been a feature for the masses. It was a way of hiding experimental features from the majority of users — you had to long press the quick settings cog to activate it — while still letting the more inquisitive of us play around if we wished. In the early Oreo developer previews there were quite a few interesting things in there, but by DP3 it was reduced to just a couple of status bar and DND settings. In Android P, it appears to have been removed entirely.

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Keep in Mind: Remastered is a short walking simulator that deals with heavy concepts like depression

Akupara Games' recent release Keep in Mind: Remastered is at its core a walking simulator that confronts heavy concepts like alcoholism and depression. Needless to say, this isn't your average mobile game. It most definitely won't appeal to a mass audience, though for those of you who are interested, it does explore some of the darker sides of average suburban life.

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Android P feature spotlight: You can now easily track which apps recently sent notifications

You probably get a lot of notifications on your phone. So many, in fact, it's easy to forget which apps were in that batch you just dismissed. Android P includes a handy menu that tracks recent notifications so you can disallow an app that's been pestering you in just a few taps.

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[Update: Solution] Android P feature spotlight: Battery menu no longer includes per-app usage data

The name of the game in Android updates is usually adding features, but occasionally we lose something. That seems to be the case in the battery menu. In past versions, you could see per-app battery usage in the system settings. In Android P, that's all gone. You can, however, see app usage in the developer options.

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Android P feature spotlight: USB menu gets revamped, lets you transfer files and charge a connected device simultaneously

The USB connection menu in Android P is getting a revamp. Gone is the small pop-up overlay and instead there's a fullscreen menu that introduces a few visual and functional changes.

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August Doorbell Cam owners now get 24 hours of free video storage

Owners of the August Doorbell Cam and Doorbell Cam Pro are now able to review captured video for 24 hours. The new feature could add significant value to August's offerings, considering saving video to review later was previously an exclusively paid feature.

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Cytus II is here, and it's 30% off for the first week

Just last week I wrote a piece about Rayark International's rhythm-based game Cytus II coming to Android soon because it was finally listed on the Play Store for pre-registration. We had no information on the official release date at that time, but we didn't have to wait too long as Cytus II is now officially available. You can currently purchase the base game for $1.39, which is 30% off of the regular price. But make sure to grab it soon as this sale will only last for the first week.

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