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Swipe With Friends is like Tinder for finding movies and shows to watch

Swipe With Friends is like Tinder for finding movies and shows to watch

If you've ever tried to find the perfect movie or show to watch with your special someone at night, you know that it's sometimes more of a challenge than it should be — often you just end up scrolling through each other's watchlists and then settle for cable TV due to the lack of a decision. That's where somebody's genius idea comes in: What if there was an app for you and your partner where you swipe left and right on movies that are on your streaming services and when you match, it lets you know. It looks like a few people liked the idea so much they created a service just like that — their own takes on Tinder for movies and TV shows.

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17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last two weeks: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/28/20 - 1/10/21)

17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last two weeks: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/28/20 - 1/10/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks 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 fantastic block-breaking game, an enjoyable point and click adventure that offers an oceanic theme, and a unique fighting game that isn't monetized horribly. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last two weeks.

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These are the best replacements for Play Music's upload library

These are the best replacements for Play Music's upload library

Google killed Play Music in October 2020, a service many people loved for one feature in particular: its online music file locker with uploaded songs that seamlessly integrated with Play Music's streaming catalog. You could also just add titles you own and listen to them without ever having to pay a dime. Luckily, there are a few alternatives that replicate some of Play Music's capabilities, including its successor YouTube Music.

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10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including discovery+, Mind Leak, and OnePlus Health (12/26/20 - 1/9/21)

10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including discovery+, Mind Leak, and OnePlus Health (12/26/20 - 1/9/21)

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 new streaming app for the Discovery Channel and its many subsidiaries, a wellness app that offers meme customization for its alerts, and the early arrival of OnePlus's Health app. 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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COVID tracing app roundup: All of the countries and US states that currently offer exposure notification apps

COVID tracing app roundup: All of the countries and US states that currently offer exposure notification apps

If you're looking for your country's or state's official COVID Exposure Notification System app, you might not be able to find it thanks to the screwy way Google is handling the search function for COVID related apps on the Play Store. Despite the fact many apps are testing Google's ENS API, the tag is missing from a few listings, and even worse there are some apps you simply can't even search for on the Play Store. Since it would appear every country and US state is creating its own stand-alone app, some areas are lagging behind others, so it's tough to know if your location even has an app available.

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Our 10 favorite Chrome and Chrome OS features from 2020

Our 10 favorite Chrome and Chrome OS features from 2020

2020 was (well, as of writing, still is) quite a crazy year, and that craziness also had a huge impact on the tech industry. The internet is gradually becoming more divided across countries, the trade war that completely changed Huawei's phone business is raging on, and the global pandemic affected both hardware and software release cycles — you might remember that Chrome and Chrome OS updates were temporarily paused when everyone started working from home.

Despite all that, there were also a lot of good things happening in tech: Foldables have matured and are headed for mainstream, budget phones don't suck anymore, Android has received tons of helpful features, and Chrome and Chrome OS have also benefitted from a lot of great developments.

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The 30 best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

The 30 best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

The year is almost over, and it was one for the record books, that's for sure. While 2020 may have been challenging for many of us, we've also seen some fantastic apps released this year. This is why I take the time every December to compile a roundup of the best apps to land on the Play Store that year (yes, I also have a 2020 list for the best games). I've selected 30 notable apps that offer a wide range of features and services, so there should be something in here for everyone. Heck, we've seen so many quality releases this year I've even included an honorable mention section at the end of the roundup.

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Our 10 favorite Android features from 2020

Our 10 favorite Android features from 2020

2020 has been a standout year in more ways than one. On personal, national, and global levels, many of us have faced hardships and had to adapt to new realities and life-altering changes. On this day, though, I'd like to put the negative thoughts aside and focus on what has kept us rolling here at Android Police despite it all.

We love gadgets (duh), we love Android, and we love digging, finding, and reporting on the smallest and biggest features that come to those metal and glass sheets that we carry with us everywhere. Some of them are bad, bad, evil changes; others are much more welcome.

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10 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/21/20 - 12/27/20)

10 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/21/20 - 12/27/20)

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'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 fantastic arcade flight sim from Atypical Games, a quirky zombie game, and a title from BuzzFeed. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of December 21st, 2020.

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15 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including CallApp, Proton Calendar, and LADB — Local ADB Shell (12/12/20 - 12/26/20)

15 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including CallApp, Proton Calendar, and LADB — Local ADB Shell (12/12/20 - 12/26/20)

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's roundup is sponsored by CallApp, an excellent caller identifier and blocking tool that also offers call recording. Of course, we also have a few more titles to share with everyone today, such as Proton Calendar, a new calendar app from the creators of ProtonMail. We also have an app that allows you to run ADB shell commands locally without root. 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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