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Shazam is the latest app to add a dark theme on Android

Google finally added a dark theme in Android 10, and developers are taking notice despite the low usage of the latest version. We've seen a few apps like Instagram and Tasker hop on the dark theme bandwagon, and now you can add Shazam to that list. Shazam's UI wasn't quite as blinding as others, but it's still appreciated.

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Brave Browser v1.4 adds dark mode and more [APK Download]

Dark mode is a big UI trend of late, with countless apps and even entire operating systems embracing the look. Privacy-focused browser Brave is the latest notable name to get in on the action in its new update, version 1.4.

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[Update: Reorganized menu] YouTube for Android TV gets a light makeover with expanded menu options

The current YouTube app for the big screen — the same one you see on Android TV, Fire TV, other smart TVs, video game consoles, and so on — has a pretty simple interface with just four main menu items (Search, Home, Subscriptions, and Library). A makeover is on the way, however, that will see the interface expanded to include a much longer menu list, which may or may not be an improvement.

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Instagram is finally working on app shortcuts for Android

Android added support for app shortcuts back in late 2016 with Android 7.1 Nougat, and depending on your habits, they're either some of the most important things on your home screen or they've gone completely unused. For the former, they offer faster and more precise use of your apps, saving you from wading through pesky navigation drawers or getting caught up in a news feed. Instagram may be a little late to the party, but app shortcuts are starting to show up on the Android app for a few lucky users.

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Tasker v5.8.5 rolls out with dark theme control for Android 10

Google has finally seen fit to give us a dark theme in Android 10, but there's very little to the functionality aside from the quick settings toggle. There's not even so much as a schedule for turning on and off dark mode, but Tasker is here to help with v5.8.5. This bastion of automation now plugs into Android's dark theme settings, opening up all manner of customization.

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[Update: Not just Android 10] Instagram is testing a dark UI mode for Android 10

Android 10 is finally here to save us from blindingly bright apps, but only a few apps have support for the new dark theme. Instagram might be one of them soon, though. Several tipsters say they've seen Instagram flip over to a dark mode in Android 10, but you probably won't have this feature on your device yet.

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[Update: APK Download] ActionDash v5.0 update introduces Fresh Start feature and additional Focus Mode options

ActionDash comes from the same dev who brought us Action Launcher, and the latest update to the Digital Wellbeing add-on bumps it up to version 5.0 with a couple of new features. The most intriguing of the new additions is Fresh Start, which kicks you back to the launcher homescreen after you've locked your phone while in another app. There are also some new focus mode options to play with.

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Microsoft To Do gets a fresh coat of paint and dark mode support

Microsoft's to-do app, To Do, has received a bit of a facelift. In a recent update, the app formerly known as To-Do has dropped the hyphen from its name, gotten a new, more modern look, and added customization options including wallpapers and a dark theme.

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[Update: Back in stable] Spotify kills the widget in its Android app, but you can vote to bring it back (maybe)

What's that new gap on your home screen? No, your phone didn't get bigger—Spotify has decided to remove the playback widget from its Android app. The company has posted a message on its community forums about the change, and the response has been predictably negative.

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