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[Update: Fix rolling out] The first Google Messages beta (v4.7) instantly crashes on start

Earlier this week, Google opened a public beta program for its Messages app. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised since this is Google we're talking about here, but the very first Messages beta (v4.7) is instantly crashing on start for most.

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YouTube Premium lets you save recent channel and topic videos for offline viewing

Offline use is an important aspect of many streaming apps. Whether you're traveling, stuck in an area with a spotty reception, or you've maxed out your monthly data usage, you should be able to enjoy your content without relying on a connection. That feature is one of the cornerstones of YouTube's paid Premium subscription, and now it's getting even better with automatic downloads.

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AT&T picks up the obscure Galaxy A10e — a $210 Samsung budget phone

Last month, Samsung promised that more of its recent A-series phones would arrive in the US over the coming weeks. Following Verizon picking up the A50, another one is here: The Galaxy A10e has surreptitiously arrived at AT&T's digital storefront for $210 outright or $7 a month, bringing a notched 5.83" 720p display, 8-core Exynos SoC, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery.

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Revamped Google Voice web interface offers quick access to calls and settings

In addition to voicemail transcription, Google Voice's strong suit is the ability to send and receive messages, check your voicemail, and even place calls from your phone or the web. The latter is particularly convenient, especially if your phone is charging or out of reach. Google has just made its app even more functional by designing a new interface that proves quick access to calls and settings.

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YouTube adds Patreon-like membership tiers and paid stickers for live chats

Even though YouTube has long become a multi-million-dollar business, individual creators can sometimes still end up struggling when they rely only on the built-in ad revenue (SnazzyLab's Quinn Nelson has a great explanation on this, if you have an hour to spare). Google sees these problems and is looking for ways to help YouTubers diversify their income. At VidCon, the company announced that it adds multiple tiers of Channel Memberships, extends Super Chat with purchasable stickers, and adds new native merchandise options.

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Google Sounds for Pixels gets a dark mode, lets you manually add ringtones [APK Download]

Launched in December of 2018, Google Sounds is the company's replacement for the default ringtone picker on Android. It's like Google Wallpapers, but for sounds. The app has now received an update to version 2.1, which brings two important changes: a dark mode and the option to manually add ringtones.

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Google Fit adds a dark mode [APK Download]

The invasion of the dark mode continues with Google Fit being one of the latest apps to get its own today. Thanks to an update to version 2.16.22, the app received the coveted battery and AMOLED-friendly theme.

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Claims Google is 'eavesdropping' on your Google Home are a lot less exciting than they sound

Smart speakers add a layer of convenience to a household, but have you ever thought of them as planting a mole into your own living room? Back in April, Amazon admitted its employees reviewed anonymized recordings in order to improve its speech recognition system. Now a fresh controversy has emerged around Google and its Assistant, where the company confirms doing the very same — but there's still no need to worry.

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Google announces redesign for News tab in desktop Search

Google has been working quite a bit on its news offerings over the past year. An overhauled Google News app launched a year ago, and has continued to get updates since, but the News tab in desktop Google Search has has had the same design for ages. That will soon change though, as Google has announced a redesign for the tab.

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The Pixel 3a XL will come with a $100 Amazon gift card on Prime Day

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are already a great deal with a starting price of $400 and the best camera available on a smartphone. It's getting even better on Amazon Prime Day, though. Amazon will throw in a $100 Amazon gift card with purchase of a 3a XL. You can get a deal on the more expensive Pixel 3 phones, too.

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