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Google Duo is the latest app to get a fresh Material You look (APK Download)

Google Duo is the latest app to get a fresh Material You look (APK Download)

Android 12 is around the corner and Google is rushing to update all of its apps with the new Material You guidelines. In recent days, we got a taste of it in Calendar, Keep, and Drive. Now, Google Duo has also found its calling.

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Mozilla wants to make its password manager obsolete with Firefox 93 Beta (APK Download)

Mozilla wants to make its password manager obsolete with Firefox 93 Beta (APK Download)

The last few Firefox releases haven't been too exciting, but Firefox 93 has at least one neat new feature in tow that might help you cut down on the amount of apps you have installed on your phone. The latest beta can serve as an autofill service for logins and passwords, much like Mozilla's own Lockwise app (or any other password manager, for that matter).

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Apps from Amazon and WhatsApp hit 500 million installs on the Play Store

Apps from Amazon and WhatsApp hit 500 million installs on the Play Store

Amazon is kind of a big deal: while building a gigantic retail sales empire, it managed to compete with Google on multiple fronts (Android devices, cloud services, online advertising). But that retail empire thing is still the company's bread and butter, which is why the official Amazon shopping app is its first to pass 500 million downloads on the Play Store.

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Chrome is getting a fresh Material makeover for its system pages

Chrome is getting a fresh Material makeover for its system pages

It's been a few years now since Google gave Chrome one of its biggest makeovers to date — a perfect treat (for most) to celebrate the browser's first decade. Its Material makeover ditched the trapezoidal shapes and drab gray for a modern, rounded look that's more in line with Google's updated design system. However, the lack of theming in Chrome's system pages (settings and bookmarks, for example) is a testament to the absence of consistency in Google's implementation of Material Design. But with an upcoming change, it seems like the company finally wants to apply its attractive design language to Chrome in a consistent manner.

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This Google Discover hack has us yearning for the Google Now of old

This Google Discover hack has us yearning for the Google Now of old

Once upon a time, the screen to the left of the homescreen on Google's Nexus phones and tablets was called Google Now, and it was a genuinely useful feed full of contextual information about things like your commute, upcoming calendar appointments, package deliveries, and so on. This eventually went away as the screen, now Google Discover, was turned into a news feed. There's now a way to get it back, but it's unfortunately limited to those using Xposed on a rooted device.

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The smaller, lighter Gmail Go hits a big milestone

The smaller, lighter Gmail Go hits a big milestone

Google's "Go" app variants are a certified hit, even if a large portion of Android users can't actually use them. Gmail Go, the lighter and less resource-intensive version of Gmail designed for handsets running Android Go, has now secured at least half a billion downloads in the Play Store.

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Managing downloads in Chrome OS is about to get much easier

Managing downloads in Chrome OS is about to get much easier

There's no question that Chrome OS does (mostly) everything these days, from productivity to entertainment. One of several aspects we've grown to love is its focus on usability, and we think Tote (formally Holding Space) is a brilliant feature that can take your productivity to the next level. Google is planning on supercharging Tote even further with a fresh update we're sure most would find handy.

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YouTube for Android is getting better link sharing

YouTube for Android is getting better link sharing

It hasn't been possible to easily share timestamped video links from the YouTube Android app, which is a bit of a pain if you're used to doing so from the desktop site. This is now something you can do, although there are some significant caveats — the video must include chapters, and you can only share timestamps corresponding to the start of each chapter, for now.

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Chrome's taking these new steps to help keep you safe online

Chrome's taking these new steps to help keep you safe online

Browser extensions are a double-edged sword. They can greatly enhance your browsing sessions with grammar checks, price comparisons, memory optimizations, or by blocking unwanted content and annoyances. But often enough, extensions turn out to be security risks, with a recent example being The Great Suspender, a RAM-saving extension that fell from grace after its original developer sold it.

Google is looking to improve the situation with a new suite of protection measures first launched with Chrome 91 as part of its Enhanced Safe Browsing program. Some more improvements are headed to downloads.

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Gallery Go has been experiencing a recent surge in popularity

Gallery Go has been experiencing a recent surge in popularity

Google Photos is one of the most popular gallery apps on Android. However, it's a relatively heavy one that sometimes requires a high amount of resources to run efficiently. To solve this issue, Google introduced Gallery Go for less powerful Android devices. The app is becoming increasingly popular, as it just passed 100 million installs on the Play Store, less than five months after reaching 50 million downloads.

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