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26 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. The week started off pretty strong, though it would appear things are calming down a bit, and so the sales list is starting to get back to its regular size. Luckily this doesn't mean I don't have a few quality sales to share today, with the sale for Stardew Valley being the obvious standout. I'm also happy to see that the music rhythm game Cytus II is currently free and that the point and click adventure game 60 Parsecs is on sale. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting apps and games in bold to make discovery easier.

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7 cheap and easy ways to watch live TV on Android, Chromecast, Fire TV, and more

As the coronavirus quarantine drives entire nations of people to seek refuge indoors, you may have recently found yourself with a lot of free time and little to do. While there's no shortage of on-demand streaming services to keep you entertained, what if you're looking for something a little more ... present? To help pass the countless minutes of solitude, we've assembled a list of affordable ways you can tune in to live TV. Most of these options are compatible with a wide range of devices, including Android phones, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and more, unless otherwise noted.

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38 temporarily free and 90 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. It had looked like things were finally calming down last week, and then I was greeted with a wall of Android app sales this morning. Most notably, the open-world RPG Cat Quest is currently available free of charge, so make sure to snatch this title before the giveaway ends in 4 days. I would also be remiss if I didn't mention the sales for FBReader Premium (a quality eBook reader) and Thimbleweed Park (a fantastic point and click adventure game), but of course, there are plenty more sales worth checking out in today's list. This is why I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold, to make discovery easier.

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20 new Android games from the week of March 23, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a fantastic reimagining of the classic Missile Command arcade game, CD Projekt Red's collectible card game GWENT, and a turn-based tactical RPG from Square Enix. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of March 23rd, 2020.

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Coronavirus helped Google Classroom surpass 50 million downloads

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most schools and universities around the world have had to close. Institutions have turned to services such as Zoom and Google Classroom, which have skyrocketed to being the most popular ones on the Play Store. Google's service has become so famous that it just passed 50 million downloads.

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Coronavirus has upended the Play Store top app charts — here are the winners and losers

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in many ways, including how we work, study, or even communicate. This is even visible when you look at the apps people download on their phones, as some have become indispensable these days. We've analyzed top app charts from last month and compared them to today's to see how they've evolved, and some of the results are interesting.

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28 temporarily free and 57 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The past two weeks have seen a crazy amount of sales, and today things appear to be finally coming down, and yet I still have some awesome sales to share today. Most notably, the gorgeous puzzle adventure game Monument Valley 2 is being given away for free for the next seven days. I would also be remiss if I didn't mention the sales for the games Carcassonne and Little Inferno. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 28 temporarily free and 57 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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Google Play now shows app rating, size, and download count in search results

Downloading an app is a matter of seconds, but we sometimes need to know a little more about one before installing it. In order to provide us with some details and spare us extra clicks, the Play Store shows an app's developer, category, and rating directly within the search results. These are now even richer, as you can also see the number of times an app has been installed, helping you gauge its popularity directly from the search results.

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Here are 386 apps and games available on Google Play Pass right now (Update: 15 more)

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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49 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Things have been very busy for the last two weeks when it comes to app and game sales on the Play Store, and today is no different. Most notably, the games BeholderFotonica, and Takoway are on sale today, and even though these titles don't have instantly recognizable names, trust me when I say all three are well worth the current asking price. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 49 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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