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Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, Cash app, and Google Pay compared: Which is the best money transfer service?

Paying and getting paid is easier than ever, but the various apps you can choose to transact with have their upsides and downsides. Picking one can be difficult, and signing up for all of them even more so — especially when it often means convincing friends and family to do so as well. But old school bank ACH transfer tools are for the birds, and cold, hard cash remains a dicey proposition in the current environment. Splitting the bill with cash is also just a pain, and newer peer to peer (P2P) payment apps are so much more convenient that it's truly silly in 2020 not to be using one.

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Google Play Store search filters are rolling out to more users

The Play Store's search feature is downright laughable, especially when you consider that it's built by the same company that has successfully indexed most of the web and made it easy to find any page or image or video with plenty of options to whittle down your request. New search filters in the Play Store hope to fix that issue at least a little.

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The best Android browsers with dark mode

Dark mode was admittedly one of my favorite experimental flags in Chrome for Android. Not only did it force web pages to match my device's dark theme, but it also saved my retinas from catching fire while reading articles at night. So imagine my chagrin when we found out Chrome will be sunsetting dark mode later this year. Luckily, there are other Android browsers in the Play Store that offer their take on dark mode for web content.

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The Google Play Store now lets Europeans browse content they can't buy

For various reasons, Google restricts access to Google Play depending on what region you're browsing from. This means that the apps, games, and other content in the Play Store vary by country, and you can't even see an app listing if it's not available for purchase in your area. Now, it looks like Google is loosening up a bit, as users in the European Union are able to see Google Play content from other countries in the EEA (European Economic Area) region.

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How to activate dark mode in the Google Play Store app

Despite arriving system-wide on Android 10 back in September 2019, dark mode has been slow to find its way to Google's family of first-party apps. Even the Play Store, one of Google's most essential Android applications, only started its dark theme rollout in March, six whole months after Android 10 dropped. Now that everyone should be on the latest version, here's how to tune the Play Store to your visual liking.

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Top 6 games optimized for the Nubia RedMagic 5G gaming phone and its silky smooth display (Sponsored)

The Nubia RedMagic 5G is a triple-threat device that crams premium power and gaming features into a reasonably priced package. Not only is it the first mass-produced phone equipped with 5G connectivity and a blazing-fast 144Hz display, it has an entire list of flagship specs that are worth far more than its $579 price tag would assert. To help you make the most of this cutting-edge gaming powerhouse, we put together a comprehensive roundup of the best mobile games optimized for the Nubia RedMagic 5G.

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Google Play Store will make app bundles a requirement in 2021

Google introduced app bundles two years ago, which allows developers to split up the components of their apps, and only requires Play Store users to download the components their phone or tablet needs. The feature has drastically cut app download sizes, and now Google will make supporting app bundles a requirement for newly-published applications.

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Google aims to replace OBB files with Play Asset Delivery for faster, more dynamic gaming experiences

Games can be big and cellular connections can be slow. Rather than have users download the complete package upfront, Google has long supported a system for installing a base APK initially and then using APK Expansion Files to download the rest of the content at launch. That came with its own downsides, though. Now, Google has rolled out a new system dubbed Play Asset Delivery, first announced earlier this year, that promises to make the entire experience much more seamless for both users and developers.

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Epic Games Store still coming to Android, CEO Tim Sweeney confirms

Gamespot recently kicked off a gaming event called Play for All, and during this event, the website interviewed Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games. In this interview, it was revealed that Tim still plans to bring the Epic Games Store to Android, something we first learned about back in 2018. Seeing that over the last two years the studio has changed its stance on listing games on the Google Play Store, it stands to reason that Epic's and Google's relationship isn't the best, so it's nice to confirm that the studio still plans to bring the Epic Games Store to Android.

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How to enable SD card storage for Android apps like Netflix or Plex on your Chromebook

Many Chromebooks, especially cheaper ones, have microSD card slots to augment relatively puny internal storage. However, because that microSD card slot is configured by default just to act as a piece of ejectable media by Chrome OS, it's not accessible to a key storage use case: Android apps. When you're rapidly filling up your Chromebook's remaining space with downloaded episodes from apps like Netflix or music from Spotify, it can start to become painfully obvious just how limited your laptop's internal storage is. Fortunately, there is a workaround.

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