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51 temporarily free and 26 on-sale apps to start the week

Another week has begun, so let's get right down to the app sales for today. It's a fair-sized list, so you might find something that you'll like. As always, my personal recommendation is in bold (just one today).

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Telegram hits v5.0 with streamlined settings, redesigned profiles, and more

With the current (and likely eternal) mess that is Google's approach to messaging, you might be looking for a better way to keep in touch with friends and family. Well, there's always Telegram. The app just got an update to v5.0 with a raft of changes like easier-to-use settings and redesigned profiles. You can even view more web pages from the chat with Instant View 2.0.

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26 best new Android games released this week including Hydropuzzle, Marching Order, and Age of Civilizations II

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have an odd puzzler that takes advantage of a unique design, a puzzle game about an anthropomorphic marching band, and the sequel to Age of Civilizations. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released in the last week.

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[Update: Google status update] Google has removed two apps implicated in Cheetah Mobile and Kika click fraud scheme

If you were, for some reason, hoping to download CM File Manager or Kika Keyboard, I have some bad news. A report last week claimed that Cheetah Mobile and an associated company called Kika Tech were engaged in some shady advertising practices, and now Google has responded. These two apps have been suspended from the Play Store, and Google may still take further action.

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42 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps and games to end the week

Friday is here, so that means it's time for app sales. I apologize for missing Wednesday's post; time flew by and it was Thursday before I knew it. To make it up to you, the app sales gods have given us a lot of options today, some of which are even good. So have at it, enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you all on Monday.

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Facer v5.0 adds new watch face partners, a premium subscription, and more

What good is a smartwatch without some fancy custom watch faces to go with it? Facer has been one of the best sources for cusotmizable watch faces since the days before Google supported third-party watch faces. The app is forging ahead, even as interest in smartwatches has waned. The big v5.0 update adds more designers, including some traditional watchmakers. There's also a new premium subscription option that includes the full catalog of watch faces.

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[Update: Now in stable] Feedly's long-awaited redesign arrives in latest beta, with bottom tabs and cleaner interface [APK Download]

It's important to be kept abreast of the latest news, and the best way to do that is with an app that compiles it for you and makes it easier to digest. Feedly is one such app, and a favorite of many here at AP. While it still works fine, it has been looking a little dated recently. Not anymore, though, as a redesign has just landed with the latest beta update (version 51).

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Google Lens now has an album shortcut to search photos

Google Lens made its debut in the Google Photos app on select devices a while back, but now it's available everywhere. You can still search from the Photos app, but Google just added a new shortcut to make it easier to scan your photos. From Lens, just tap the album button at the top of the screen, and you're all set.

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Cover promises to automatically hide NSFW content on your phone

It's possible that you have some inappropriate images on your phone, and it's also possible you will occasionally receive more of them. I'm not here to judge, but there's a new app that judges for you what is and is not NSFW. Cover automatically finds and segregates NSFW photos and videos on your device, even if you've forgotten they're saved. It can operate in the background to hide such items before they appear unexpectedly in other apps, too.

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16 temporarily free and 39 on-sale apps and games, including some Forever Entertainment titles

It's the first week of December, so let's take a look through the apps on offer today. There are a lot of games today, including some from Forever Entertainment. There are also a couple of personal recommendations in bold, so check those out, too.

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