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13 temporarily free and 32 on-sale apps and games for the end of October

Halloween is tomorrow, so I hope everyone is ready for the spooks and the kids dressed up and so on. Here at AP, well, we don't do much for Halloween, but I do have app sales to help you get it started. Have at it.

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Microsoft's Your Phone screen mirroring drops Bluetooth support, only works on some Samsung models

Microsoft bringing screen mirroring to Your Phone was a big deal since it was supposed to work irrespective of your phone or PC make, unlike some branded applications. Besides ironing out some bugs, the company now wants to make "Phone screen" compatible with more Windows 10 computers. But its approach pulled a classic one step forward, two steps back, as the feature has dropped support for all phones except for some newer Samsung models.

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14 temporarily free and 56 on-sale apps and games, including Stardew Valley and QuickEdit Pro

Welcome to October's last Monday. Halloween is just around the corner, and we're likely to see a lot app sales pop up this week. Today's is getting off to a good start with that, what with the large list below and all. Have fun, y'all, and see you on Wednesday.

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Google explains how much faster the Sharesheet is in Android 10

One of the worst features in Android for a few years now has been the Sharesheet, the UI that pops up when you hit the share button in an app. In trying to offer you the most convenient and contextual sharing options every time it loads, the menu became incredibly slow and would infuriatingly update as you were about to make a selection. Google made some changes in Android 10 that have resulted in a better, faster sharing experience.

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26 new Android games from the week of October 21: The King of Fighters ALLSTAR, ROME: Total War - Alexander, and The Swords of Ditto

Welcome to the roundup of the latest Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have an F2P King of Fighters sidescrolling brawler, the latest stand-alone expansion for ROME: Total War, and a gorgeous Zelda-like from Devolver Digital. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of October 21st, 2019.

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18 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including Walmart InHome Delivery, many Digital Wellbeing Experiments, and ZenKey Powered by T-Mobile (10/19/19 - 10/26/19)

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 week or so. Today I have an in-home delivery app from Walmart, six separate Digital Wellbeing Experiment apps from Google, and a new password manager for T-Mobile users. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.

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27 temporarily free and 31 on-sale apps and games for the weekend

Well, the final full week of October is coming to a close. It's the weekend, or close enough, so that means it's time to celebrate with some app sales! As usual, the selection is meh, but there might something worth your while here. Enjoy.

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15 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

It's another Wednesday, which means it's time for the mid-week Android Police app sales! Today's list is longer than Monday's, though it has less of note. Still, there's always something — I'm a big fan of the 80's-inspired icon packs from Drumdestroyer myself.

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[Update: Resolution] Play Store bans app that manages stored APKs, developer appeals

The developer of a fairly popular file managing app that scours out latent APKs on a device is appealing the Play Store's decision to delist his app. Why did Google take action? From his inference of a rejection email, it was because the app allowed users to install APKs.

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Wireless Android Auto expands to 15 countries in Central and South America

Android Auto remained stagnant for a better part of its existence, but Google has started to give some attention of late. It witnessed a major redesign not too long ago and the Assistant Driving Mode is also set to replace Auto’s smartphone mode — though Google still managed to confuse us all with its bewildering implementation. Auto’s wireless connection option recently furthered its reach to select Samsung phones, and the feature is now coming to more than a dozen new countries.

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