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Google working on palm rejection for always-on displays to save your retinas at night

Count yourself lucky if you have a phone that can keep its display on to show you the time or a late notification without the need to blast all of the screen with light. Well, except for when you pull your phone out of your pocket — the panel goes on blast and your eyes are the worse for it. Plenty of people do and one such person has gone out of their way to request always-on display palm rejection from Google — and they're going to get it.

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Microsoft may launch a dual-screen, foldable Surface that runs Android apps and iCloud

As Samsung and Huawei attempt to re-engineer their foldable phones so that they don't break so easily once they limp to market, we're left with smartphones with tack-on screens, laptops, and convertible or so-called 2-in-1 tablets. Microsoft seems to have mastered the folding aspect of its hardware with its Surface lineup of PCs, but it may be stretching to produce a new "foldable" tablet that will run, of all things, Android apps.

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23 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Welcome to the final week of June. Today's list of app sales isn't all that impressive, but some of you might something you like.

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Bill Gates says letting Android win was his biggest mistake

These days, Bill Gates spends most of his time running the world's largest private charitable foundation, but before that, he ran Microsoft. During his tenure, Microsoft grew from a tiny New Mexico outfit to the software behemoth that nearly squelched Apple in the 90s. Gates didn't always make the right calls, though. In a recent interview, Gates admits his biggest mistake was allowing Android to win.

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16 best new (and 1 WTF) Android games released this week including Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Dota Underlords, and Layton: Diabolical Box in HD

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 I have Niantic's latest location-based AR game, Valve's version of Auto Chess, and an HD remaster of the second title in the original Layton trilogy. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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13 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including DoodleLens, Marvel Hero Tales, and Scrypted Home Automation (6/8/19 - 6/22/19)

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 two weeks or so. Today I have an amusing AR drawing app, a Marvel learning app designed for children, and a new release from ClockworkMod intended to help with home automation. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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33 temporarily free and 39 on-sale apps and games to finish the week

Welcome to Friday, everyone. It's the end of the week, so that means it's time to pore through another one of our sales roundups. Today I have a few highlights presented in bold, so make sure to snag these deals before their sales end.

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YouTube for Android tests a more personal Home page with topic filters

YouTube has been in the news these days for good, bad, and relatively middling reasons. Putting aside all the controversies, the app is now trying something new that affects its most important element: the Home page. On Android, some users have started seeing topic filters that let them focus their feed on one subject at a time, thus getting rid of all superfluous recommendations and unwanted content.

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OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro receive their second Android Q developer preview

Every manufacturer carrying out a beta program of Android Q is doing so in their own unique way. Some are tailoring it toward developers while others, like OnePlus, are making it easy to load on and hop off as their users would like. The company is now celebrating a milestone in the developer preview as it has released its first big update for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro.

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25 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to another round of app sales. It's Wednesday, which means we're almost over the hump, so why not reward yourself with some time away from work to pour through our latest app and game sales roundup. I don't have too many standouts today, but hopefully our Friday list will wrap up the week with a bang.

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