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Total Commander 3.0 hits the Play Store with biometric unlock and split APK support (APK download)

Total Commander (or Windows Commander back in the 90s) is one of the best-known orthodox file managers out there and made the jump to Android back in 2012 (check out our hands-on for some nostalgia). Version 2 followed soon after in the same year, and apart from a visual update to make it fit better within Holo and Material Design, the basic interface has been the same up until today. Version 3,0, which has been in beta since 2018, doesn't change that, but at least it packs a slew of new features compared to Total Commander 2.91.

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Slack finally lets us set custom message reminder times, because not everyone starts work at 9am

With many companies having moved to remote work, staying in touch with the rest of your team can be a challenge. Many of you are new to online team communication platforms, but here on Android Police, we've been using them for several years. Our choice is Slack, and we're happy the service has finally added custom message reminder times. If you're wondering what that is, allow me to explain.

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Yummly now tailors its recipe suggestions based on what's in your pantry

Yummly has been, and continues to be, my favorite cookbook and recipe manager app. I love browsing the app for suggestions and ideas, but I also like digging into different ways to prepare a certain dish then combine them all for my own version. Until now, my two biggest complaints were the inability to make personal notes or recipes, as well as the lack of an option to search by ingredients. The second issue has become moot as the app just added a proper pantry manager and search filter.

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Pluto TV's latest update brings a new interface, drops picture-in-picture and streaming quality settings

Lots of folks are probably watching Pluto TV these days, given that it's free, cross-platform, and has tons of streaming channels (including live news). Those of you using it on Android may notice a new interface the next time you fire the app up. Originally landing on other platforms like iOS and Roku, now it's made its way to Android.

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Microsoft OneDrive adds face unlock support on the Pixel 4

More and more apps are adopting Android 10's official biometrics API, which means they now support both fingerprint authentication and face unlock, and will adapt to your phone. The latest one to join the fray is Microsoft's One Drive.

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Track the coronavirus spread in US counties with The Weather Channel's new infection map

The Weather Channel is usually a great resource to get up-to-the-minute information on the current conditions and precise forecasts, but amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the service wants to provide you with additional data on the current spread of the disease. The latest Android app update to version 10.7.0 adds an "Incidents Map" to the service.

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Latest Google Messages beta gets its own image markup tool

After killing off a few earlier attempts at conquering the chat app market, Google has decided to develop Messages at full steam. Thanks to the rich communication services (RCS) rolling out in more and more countries, the SMS app is gearing up to become a possible WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger replacement for many people. With that in mind, a simple image markup editor shouldn't be missing from the service, and Google seems to think the same. It's currently beta testing a markup tool in the application.

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Simple Gallery Pro is a local gallery app that properly handles Pixels' messy portrait folder structure

If you only use Google Photos to view all the pics and videos you've taken, you likely never came across the messy way that media, especially portrait photos, is organized in the background. Pixels, for example, create a separate folder for each pair of portrait pics. When you browse your local storage, you can find these folders under DCIM/camera/IMG_date_time, where the date and time are specific to each pair of snaps. Besides Google Photos, local gallery apps don't usually handle these hundreds or thousands of folders properly, but now Simple Gallery Pro does.

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Google app adds a shortcut to open an incognito tab in Chrome

It's been nearly a year since the Google app added an incognito search mode, but anyone who's used that option noticed one major oversight: Once you tap on a search result, it opens in a Chrome Custom Tab, which is saved into your Google account, and thus gets logged into your browsing history. If you'd like your entire search to remain incognito, you need another solution, and that's what the Google app is now starting to offer.

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WhatsApp Business gets a dark mode too (APK Download)

After a month of testing in beta, WhatsApp's dark mode went live this week for everyone. That left professional users a little behind, as WhatsApp Business was still on the white-only interface. The app's latest update puts it back on par by bringing this promised dark theme.

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