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The best chargers for your Samsung Galaxy S21 (since it doesn't come with one)

The best chargers for your Samsung Galaxy S21 (since it doesn't come with one)

After extensive leaks, Galaxy S21 owners discovered what had long been rumored: Samsung has stopped including a charger in the box with its super-premium smartphones. While that does mean you may have to shell out some extra cash if you want to get the fastest charging speeds possible, it doesn't mean you have to shell out a lot of it — or that you have to be stuck with Samsung's rather limited official options. We've rounded up the best supported super fast chargers (>20W) for Samsung's new smartphones, from the simple and affordable to the decidedly-multiport-overkill; there should be a charger here for every S21.

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12 popular stock trading apps for Android, to get you ready for the next wave of speculative madness

12 popular stock trading apps for Android, to get you ready for the next wave of speculative madness

Trading stocks is currently a hot topic, all thanks to a recent event where redditors figured out how to stick it to a hedge fund that was trying to short GameStop. On top of this, stocks, in general, have been blowing up during Covid, which is also driving the current interest in trading. This is why I've decided to compile a list of the more notable trading apps currently available on the Play Store. Now, I don't fancy myself a day trader, so I'm not here to review these apps. This is simply a list for our readers to pore over as they consider the available options on Android.

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The 20 best tablet-optimized apps for Android

The 20 best tablet-optimized apps for Android

Google hasn't had much of an interest in Android tablets since the days of the Motorola XOOM and Android Honeycomb. As a result, most of the company's apps aren't designed with tablets in mind, and third-party applications have largely followed suit. Sure, Android tablets can technically run all Android apps, but many of them have stretched-out layouts that were intended for 6-inch screens. Some even force a portrait orientation (Google Tasks, I'm looking at you).

It can be hard to find applications with well-designed tablet interfaces, especially when the Play Store's only criteria for the "Designed for tablets" label is developers adding a large screenshot to the app listing.

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There’s no good replacement for Simple

There’s no good replacement for Simple

Simple, one of the first and most popular Internet-only "neobanks," is being shut down by parent company BBVA US. As a result of the news, Simple users have taken to social media, Reddit megathreads, collaborative spreadsheets, and—of course—a Change.org petition to deal with the fallout. I've spent the last three weeks alongside them, scrambling for a replacement to share with you.

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16 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (2/1/21 - 2/7/21)

16 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (2/1/21 - 2/7/21)

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's roundup is sponsored by Eldorado, a one-stop-shop for all of your in-game currency buying and selling needs. This roundup is broken up into several segments for your convenience, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have the official arrival of Slay the Spire, a new version of Titan Quest that offers all DLC, and a wrestling game sequel that should excite fans of the sport.

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10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Niagara Launcher, TikTok for Android TV, and National Park Service (1/23/21 - 2/6/21)

10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Niagara Launcher, TikTok for Android TV, and National Park Service (1/23/21 - 2/6/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have the official release for the Niagara Launcher, a TikTok app for ATV devices in the UK, and a brand-new release from the National Park Service. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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13 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (1/25/21 - 1/31/21)

13 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (1/25/21 - 1/31/21)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have the early access release for a mobile adaptation of Magic: The Gathering, a new Slashy puzzler from Blue Wizard Digital, and the latest gacha cash-grab from Square Enix. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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12 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (1/18/21 - 1/24/21)

12 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (1/18/21 - 1/24/21)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have the arrival of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom, the sequel to last year's breakout platformer Dadish, and an average Wallace & Gromit idle game. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks (1/9/21 - 1/23/21)

13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks (1/9/21 - 1/23/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have a fabulous winter sports tracker that's finally made its way from iOS to Android, the rebranding of DC Comic's streaming app into a competent comic subscription service, and a new Japanese Twitter app that's been gaining popularity as it receives English-language updates. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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11 new (and 2 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (1/11/21 - 1/17/21)

11 new (and 2 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (1/11/21 - 1/17/21)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a return to form for Rovio (the creators of Angry Birds), a beautiful point and click adventure game that offers a surreal story and art, and a fantastic 2D platformer that's played in portrait.

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