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30 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games to finish the week

March is just about over, so here's the last app sales roundup for the month. Today's list has some goodies, which I've marked in bold, but there's plenty else here, too. Feel free to check out what's on offer today, enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you all in April.

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Google Duo gets new contact screen, audio messages, and more in server-side update

Usually, Google bundles up new features in big app updates that you can sideload, but it's increasingly common for new features to just show up after a server-side switch gets flipped. That's the case today with Duo. The way you select contacts is different, and you can do different things with them.

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Twitter shares some love with AMOLED users with true-black dark mode

Twitter was amongst the early ones to release a night mode for its app. However, even though it's been around since 2016, the interface uses shades of midnight blue rather than black, which might be easier on the eye but doesn't help save as much battery as turning the pixels off on AMOLED screens. The social media giant is now addressing this by rolling out a new "Lights out" option that lets you switch to true-black tones that not only look darker but also reduce power consumption on AMOLED panels.

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21 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

It's Wednesday, so it's time for the mid-week app sales roundup. Today's list is small and rather underwhelming, but perhaps that's just reflective of the slower time of year. Anyhow, you might find something you like below.

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39 temporarily free and 46 on-sale apps and games to start the week

It's the last week of March, so here are some app sales to get you started. Today's list features some goodies, which you can find in bold. Otherwise, have fun and be sure to pop by on Wednesday for more.

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22 best new Android games released this week including NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, Golf Peaks, and R.B.I. Baseball 19

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 the release of a beautiful platformer that's been absent from the Play Store for the last ten years, a quality card-based mini-golf game, and this year's version of R.B.I. Baseball. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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18 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Daywise, Hidey Hole, and Dota Pro Circuit (3/9/19 - 3/23/19)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have an excellent notification scheduler, a camera hole wallpaper app from Chainfire, and a Dota Pro Circuit app from Valve. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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Here's how Google Assistant can help you get a Play Store refund

In one of those TIL moments, it turns out that you can ask Assistant for a Play Store refund. That's cool, right? The big caveat (for some of you) is that you must be using US English for this. Otherwise, here's what Google says to ask/tell Assistant to get the process rolling.

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34 temporarily free and 32 on-sale apps and games to start the weekend, including Baldur's Gate

Another week is coming to a close, so here's one final round of app sales to send you off into the weekend. Today's list is shorter than Wednesday's and arguably better, even including Hook and Baldur's Gate, so have fun looking through what's on offer today.

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Xiaomi's Mint Launcher comes to the Play Store, but it's not available on any phones yet [APK Download]

Xiaomi has its own distinct style that can be a big adjustment for anyone used to a different version of Android. The company has moved closer to the Android mainstream as its international business has grown, launching phones like the Poco F1. That device sported a new launcher, and it looks like Xiaomi has decided to make it into a full-fledged app on the Play Store. The new Mint Launcher listing is up, but it won't install on any phones yet. Don't worry—we've got an APK for you.

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