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Gesture Plus by Jawomo lets you customize Android 10's gesture navigation

Google released its version of a gesture navigation system with Android 10, and the reception has been mixed. While it's certainly a step in the right direction, niggling compatibility issues with older Android UI elements have made it far from a smooth transition. Jawomo, the same developer who remapped the Bixby button, has once again given users the extra customization options that we should've had in the first place.

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Firefox Nightly for Android will move to the revamped Preview version on January 21

However many versions of Firefox you think there are on the Play Store, I can almost guarantee there are more. One of the numerous Firefox builds is getting a major update, and that signals big changes for the other versions. The Firefox Preview app that first launched last year is now moving into the Nightly channel. In the coming months, the old Firefox could be a thing of the past.

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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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Yahoo has a new Bing-based search service, and it says it's like super duper private, guys

Yahoo was an internet heavyweight during the early years of the internet—before Google, of course. Today, Yahoo is a shell of its former self as a subsidiary of Verizon with no real search product of its own. It's trying to build one, though. The company's new One Search is available on the web and via an Android app. It's just Bing with some added features, but Yahoo promises it's really secure.

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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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Signal update makes it easier to keep track of files and storage, regardless of encryption

Signal is the messaging app of choice for the privacy-conscious. Offering full encryption using its own protocol, Signal provides confidence and peace of mind in the online world. But security comes at a cost, and until now, it's been difficult to manage all the encrypted files from different messages stored on your phone. With the help of its new storage manager, Signal wants to change that.

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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 Auto app hits 100 million downloads in the Play Store

The first Android Auto-equipped head units and vehicles started rolling out almost five years ago, but the Play Store client has just now hit 100 million downloads. It joins the likes of Google Home, Files, and others that have recently reached nine digits. While the app's future might be uncertain, it's still chugging along.

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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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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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