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50 temporarily free and 63 on-sale apps and games to finish April

Welcome to the final app sales roundup for the month of April. Time has flown by and we're coming up on Google I/O — so that's where that sense of impending doom is coming from. Anyway, today's list is very large to send off April, so have fun. And apologies for this being so late, but better that than not at all... right?

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Google Calculator gets dark theme with update to v7.6 [APK Download]

Regular readers will be well aware by now that Google is in the process of adding a dark mode to all of its core Android apps, including Phone, Contacts, Messages, and so on, supposedly in preparation for the holy grail — a system-wide dark mode. An app of slightly lesser importance is the Google Calculator, but it's receiving the dark mode treatment nonetheless.

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30 best Android games released this week including Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns, Twelvesmith, and JJTAN

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. Today I have a new digital adaptation of a physical board game from Asmodee Digital, a premium number-based combination puzzler, and a quirkily minimal brick breaker. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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Action Launcher v40 adds improved device and web search functionality, plus a colorful new icon

The latest update to the ever-popular Action Launcher includes a new search feature that's been a year in the making. Version 40.0 includes Action Search, a powerful new tool that serves results from the web, your apps and contacts, your in-app search history, and your settings (from both your phone and Action Launcher itself). Also included is a snazzy new app icon.

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27 temporarily free and 43 on-sale apps and games, including doubleTwist and Chrono Trigger

Welcome, all, to the final app sales roundup of the week. Today's list doesn't star too much extraordinary – though, if you're into the retrowave/synthwave/outrun/80's culture like I am, the Nice Bowling game looks fun – so be sure to head back to Monday's and Wednesday's to check if anything there you like is still on sale.

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Slacker Radio rebranded as LiveXLive, focusing on streaming live performances [APK Download]

When LiveXLive acquired Slacker Radio for $50 million towards the end of 2017, it wasn't clear what the live music streaming service would do with the app. Eventually, the decision was made to combine the two platforms and the rebranded app is now live on the Play Store.

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[Update: Now in stable] Slack app gets Google Smart Lock support in latest beta

If memory serves, being forced to sign into Slack for all eternity is one of the circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno. Even if that's a completely fabricated statement (which it is), it drives home the point of how annoying Slack sign-ins can be. Now, it's slightly less terrible on Android thanks to Smart Lock support.

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[Update: Court reverses ban] TikTok banned in India over fears of porn and sexual predators

The Indian government has banned social video app TikTok, Reuters reports from an IT ministry official. The ban came at the urging of a regional court which determined that the app harbors pornographic content and allows sexual predators to prey on younger users. The developer, China-based Bytedance, is appealing the order.

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

Thank you to all of you who participated in the discussion regarding my idea for cooldown periods for apps that frequently appear on sale. I value each piece of input and encouragement, so again, thank you. I still haven't made a decision yet, so the discussion is still open if you'd like to voice your opinion or your ideas on how to improve these app sales roundups, especially in regard to apps that appear very frequently.

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39 temporarily free and 73 on-sale apps and games, including Sleep as Android Unlock

We're nearing the end of April already, if you can believe it. And since it's Monday, I have a new list of app sales for you all, which includes some notable goodies like the Sleep as Android Unlock app and Bridge Constructor: Portal.

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