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Scoped Storage in Android 11 will have exemptions for older APIs and 'core' apps like file managers

Google tried to implement Scoped Storage in Android 10, but developer backlash forced it to pull back. With Android 11, Scoped Storage is happening for real. Thankfully, Google has taken the criticisms to heart. Scoped Storage will have a few exceptions, one of which will allow apps with important storage-dependent functions to continue working.

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21 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. It's the middle of the week, and while today is a slow day for sales, I'm still excited to share with everyone that Stardew Valley is currently available for $3 off. Seeing that the game just received a monumental update on Android, today's the day to pick it up. Of course, there are a few other standouts available in today's list, which I've highlighted in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 21 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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30 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. I absolutely love it whenever I can start the week off with a bang, and today is one such day. Not only are all of the Goat Simulator titles on sale, Baldur's Gate II makes an appearance for half-off, and Orange Pixel's Meganoid is more than half-off, and it's easily one of the better randomly-generated platformers on the Play Store. As always, I've highlighted the more interesting titles in bold to make discory easier. So without further ado, here are 30 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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32 new Android games from the the week of February 10, 2019: Boris and the Dark Survival, Little Misfortune, and Beat Hazard 2

Welcome to the roundup of the newest Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have the latest survival game in the Bendy series, a gorgeous narrative-based adventure game, and a unique music-driven arcade shooter. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of February 10th, 2020.

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33 temporarily free and 72 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The end of the week is finally here, and so it's time to check out the latest app and game sales available on the Google Play Store. For some reason, this entire week has been filled with icon sales, and today is no different. Besides the many icon packs on sale today, there's a few games worth mentioning, such as DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition, Hack, Slash, Loot, and Peace, Death, so don't miss out on those. As always, I've highlighted the notable titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 33 temporarily free and 73 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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American Express app beta now supports face unlock on Pixel 4 (Update: Now in stable)

Android 10 includes a biometrics API that enables in-app authentications with face unlock on the Pixel 4 — the old software hook for fingerprint readers doesn't work with the new mechanism. Luckily, more and more companies are finally adding support for the interface. American Express is getting ready to join the club following a beta update to its Amex app.

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Here are 371 apps and games available on Google Play Pass right now (Update: 31 more)A good-faith effort to list all the apps you can get for free on Play Pass

People have been wondering about the full roster of launch titles featured in Google Play Pass — supposedly, we've got over 350 of them to go through. Here's the thing: Google doesn't make it easy to suss out all of the apps participating in the program, whether through the Play Store or external documentation on associated Google sites. Great. Well, guess what? We're gonna give it a try and list as many apps on Play Pass as possible.

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42 temporarily free and 40 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Continuing the trend from Monday, there are many icon packs on sale today, so if you're looking to theme your device on the cheap, this is the week to do it. Of course, there are many other sales available on the Play Store today, and as always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 42 temporarily free and 40 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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46 temporarily free and 59 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. Typically sales start off rather slow at the beginning of the week, and yet today there's a surplus of sales to share. Not only are there a bunch of icon packs on sale today, but there's also a wide selection of games, including many from Asmodee Digital, a well-known studio that centers its efforts on creating digital adaptations of popular board games. As always, I've highlighted the standout apps and games in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 46 temporarily free and 59 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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25 new Android games from the week of February 3, 2020: Cookies Must Die, Might & Magic: Chess Royale, and Circuit Dude

Welcome to the roundup of the newest Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a solid F2P platformer, the latest Auto Chess clone, and a fantastic puzzler all about plugging in chips, pushing blocks, stepping on switches, and rotating walls. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of February 3rd, 2020.

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