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Chrome for Android tests reminding you to clean up your old tabs, since you clearly can't handle them yourself

 

I'll be the first to admit that I am terrible at closing Chrome tabs on my phone, constantly filling them with things that I can't get to at the moment, but also don't deserve a new bookmark. Because of my poor tab management, I'm regularly greeted by a smiling emoticon in place of any indicator of my current number of open tabs. Thankfully, Chrome for Android appears to be testing a new feature, by way of a new flag, that will periodically suggest users clean out their old, unused tabs.

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10 Android 10 features to look for when your phone gets updated

Android 10 has already arrived on some phones and tablets, including Samsung's Galaxy S/Note series, Google Pixel devices, OnePlus phones, and more. As with previous big Android updates, we'll continue to see a trickle to more models over the coming months.

Many of Android 10's most important changes are under the hood, or aren't as apparent as a full-on interface redesign, so you'd be forgiven for not noticing every new feature on your own. That's why we're going over the most important features here, and how they can make your smartphone or tablet better than ever.

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24 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The end of the week is finally here, so it's time to celebrate by exploring the latest sales available on the Google Play Store. As always, I've highlighted the interesting titles in bold, and I'm glad to report that there are more than a few high-quality games available in today's list, such as Slayaway Camp, Distraint 2, Beholder, and three separate Pac-Man titles. So without further ado, here are 24 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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Spotify swaps like button for album art in the mini player because it hates functionality (Update: New UI fixes it)

Spotify loves messing with its app, and in the latest server-side test, it replaced the like button in the mini player with the song's album art. It looks lovely, but the problem is that it sacrifices function for form.

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27 temporarily free and 22 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Now that we are well into the month of January, things are moving pretty slow, but that doesn't mean I don't have at least a few sales to share with everyone today. As always, I've highlighted the more interesting titles in bold, and while there aren't too many standouts today, I'm hoping that things pick up for Friday's post. Until then, here are 27 temporarily free and 22 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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27 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday. Much to everyone's chagrin, another work week has begun, and so it's time once again to check out what apps and games are currently on sale on the Google Play Store. As always, I've highlighted the more interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 27 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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Android Beam’s replacement will be called Nearby Sharing (Updated)

If you're already missing Android Beam and the way it allowed you to share links or files from your device to another easily, there's some good news and bad news all rolled up into one item: Google is planning on rolling out a new "Fast Share" protocol through a Play services updates that will allow Android devices to share assets to other devices, primarily using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct connections.

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18 new Android games from the last two weeks: The White Door, 60 Parsecs!, and Table Top Racing: World Tour

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous couple of weeks or so. Today I have an interesting point-and-click adventure game that's played entirely in split-screen, a racer that's gone through many iterations throughout many ports that has returned to Android as a premium release, and en enjoyable outer-space-themed adventure game that plays out a lot like the classroom classic The Oregon Trail. So without further ado, here are the newest Android games released in the last two weeks.

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A 4-year-old circular Android phone appears at CES 2020 as a square peg in a round hole

Smartphones, as a concept, have been reduced down to glowing rectangles that have grown boring. Why not have it take on a different shape? Well, the people behind the Cyrcle Phone have decided to take up the challenge, showcasing a circular phone at CES 2020. And from the looks of it, let's just say Android will be a tight fit on the thing.

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16 temporarily free and 23 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The end of the week is here, finally, and so it's time to check out the latest Play Store sales. Clearly, things have slowed down a bit now that we are almost midway through January, but that doesn't mean I don't have a few noteworthy sales to share today. As always, I've highlighted the more interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 16 temporarily free and 23 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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