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Get fit with your phone: 15 great apps to help you work out from home (Update: More apps)

Ever since we've been asked to work from home, I've received a bunch of messages from my friends and coworkers asking me about home workout apps to stay fit. Instead of privately sharing my recommendations with them, I preferred to make them more widely available here. I've chosen ten apps from the Play Store that are highly-rated and can help most people continue to exercise while confined, including cardio, body weight, and high intensity training.

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16 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the week of March 30, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the 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 fantastic sandbox ragdoll physics game, a delightful bomb-based platformer from Nitrome, and a quality dice-based board game adaptation from Dire Wolf. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of March 30th, 2020.

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How to make your smartphone into a pro webcam for Zoom (Updated)

Life under the novel coronavirus quarantine goes on and the reactions flowing out of it continue to chain. For a lot of us, it means a change in employment status and, sadly, many are completely out of a job. Whether you have one or not, your short-term prospects (as well as our society's) will likely require you to attend interviews and meetings via video chat — your Hangouts, Skypes, and Zooms out there. Demand for webcams have outstripped supply, but if you find yourself needing one in any case, you shouldn't fret: you can use your phone or tablet! We'll tell you a couple of methods to get set up and give some pointers on how to make the most of it!

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12 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android apps from the last three weeks including HMD Connect, Energy Ring, and Dolby On (3/14/20 - 4/4/20)

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 three weeks or so. Today I have an app for HMD's global data-roaming sim card, two Energy Ring apps for Samsung devices, and a Dolby-branded recording app. So without further ado, here are all of the notable Android apps released in the last three weeks.

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10 great productivity web apps for your Chromebook and Android phone

Web apps come in all forms and shapes, but Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are some of the best as they're basically a marriage between native applications and websites. On Chrome OS, they come as close as can be to proper programs, many complete with offline support. If you're used to working with Windows or macOS, PWAs might make it easier for you to get through your workday at home, but you can also use these on any platform to enhance your productivity.

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How to find a 3D skeleton, car, Santa, planet, and other cool AR objects in Google Search (Updated)

We're supposed to stay inside right now, but that shouldn't stop us from exploring things we'd normally see in museums or shops thanks to 3D models available in Google Search on Android and iOS. We've already covered which animals and pets you can lure into your home, but if you and your kids get tired of acting as an amateur zoologist, there is a whole world to explore, starting with planets and space crafts courtesy of NASA over anatomy all the way to shopping for shoes.

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40 of the best retro games ported to Android

I often find that modern mobile games don't hold my attention like the classics, and so I've gathered together some of the best retro games currently available on Android. Specifically, this is a roundup that covers titles that retain their original graphics, but if you're looking for a roundup of classic games that have received a modern makeover, I have you covered in a separate post. As you would imagine, many of the games in today's list are the titles many of us grew up playing, and I've hand-selected the cream of the crop. So whether you're an old gamer like me or a new gamer who would like to check out some retro classics, I've put together this roundup just for you.

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Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra case review roundup: Top brands, best values, and more

The Galaxy S20 series is incredibly expensive, with the S20 Ultra starting at an eye watering $1,399. When you're carrying something that cost more than my first car in your pocket, it's important to keep it safe. Glass sandwiches may look beautiful, but that beauty can easily be obscured by scuffs, scratches, and cracks. The best way to prevent that from happening is by using a skin or case to protect your precious new phone.

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How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a remote control for your smart home

Smart devices add a great level of convenience to your household, including the ability to control them remotely and using your voice. However, there are times when it's much easier to operate them the old fashioned way with the push of a button rather than with your voice. Sadly, not many come with physical controls, and even if they did, that would mean you'd have a bunch of remotes lying around.

To solve this issue, we've looked at how you can turn a phone or a tablet into a remote control for all of your smart home devices, without having to switch from one app to another.

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20 new Android games from the week of March 23, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the 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 fantastic reimagining of the classic Missile Command arcade game, CD Projekt Red's collectible card game GWENT, and a turn-based tactical RPG from Square Enix. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of March 23rd, 2020.

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