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The best Google Play Store alternatives for buying music, books, movies, and TV shows

The best Google Play Store alternatives for buying music, books, movies, and TV shows

When Google discontinued Play Music, it also decided to pull the plug for the Play Store music section. That means you can no longer purchase songs from Google. A YouTube Music or Premium subscription is the only option going forward if you want to access songs through the company. That's a bummer because the Play Store is no longer a one-stop solution for all of your media needs, and there aren't a whole lot of full-fledged alternatives. But if you're looking to decouple parts of your digital life from Google, there are a few things you can do.

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Google will keep Chrome working on Windows 7 until at least 2022

Google will keep Chrome working on Windows 7 until at least 2022

Microsoft Windows 7 was first released over a decade ago, and even though it has been succeeded by Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, it's still widely used in enterprise deployments. Google originally planned to stop providing Chrome for Windows 7 starting in 2021, but plans have now been pushed back to 2022.

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Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

It's been four years since Microsoft introduced Teams, its answer to Slack. The service announced that it would be putting more emphasis on personal usage earlier this year, and  some new features focused on such use cases came to the Android app this summer. Now Microsoft is debuting a slew of new features meant to make managing personal communication easier for those who use Teams, as well as those who don't.

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Get a Note20 for $750 or a Note20 Ultra for $1,000 from Microsoft right now

Get a Note20 for $750 or a Note20 Ultra for $1,000 from Microsoft right now

Samsung's Note phones are some of the most powerful devices around, and right now you can snag some major savings on the Note20 and Note20 Ultra. Microsoft is currently offering the standard Note20 for just $749.99 and the Note20 Ultra for $999.99 — some of the lowest prices we've seen on these two daily driver-worthy devices.

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PUBG could return to India thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft

PUBG could return to India thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft

PUBG is one of the most popular mobile games around, but players in India lost access to the title when the government banned a number of Chinese apps earlier this year. The PUBG Corporation has been working on ways to respawn in the country, and now it looks like it may have found a path to return thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft.

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A whole bunch of Samsung phones can now stream multiple apps to Windows PCs

A whole bunch of Samsung phones can now stream multiple apps to Windows PCs

Windows Insiders who own a 2020 Samsung flagship phone are due for a big improvement in their continuity experience as their PCs will be able to stream not just one, but multiple Android apps at a time through Your Phone.

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Samsung's Galaxy Apps redesign is focused on Fortnite and not much else

Samsung's Galaxy Apps redesign is focused on Fortnite and not much else

Samsung has operated its own app store for years, the Galaxy Store, seemingly as a backup ecosystem in case the company's relationship with Google ever soured. There aren't many reasons to use the Galaxy Store over the Play Store, but Samsung now turning Epic Games and Google's ongoing legal battles to its advantage with a new marketing push.

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Gears POP has proven to be the failure everyone expected, closing next April

Gears POP has proven to be the failure everyone expected, closing next April

In August 2019 Microsoft released a Clash Royale clone called Gears POP, which is themed around the popular vinyl toy line while offering tons of cutesy Gears of War characters. Of course, connecting a toy line to a popular gaming genre doesn't guarantee success, especially when you idiotically tie adorable graphics to a historically mature line of games. I suppose this is why Microsoft has announced that it will shutter Gears POP on April 26th, 2021.

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Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo is on sale for $1,200 ($200 off)

Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo is on sale for $1,200 ($200 off)

Microsoft's first Android phone is the Surface Duo, a dual-screen device released last month. It was an extremely tough sell for anyone but the most die-hard Surface fans, but now it has dropped to a slightly-better price of $1,199.99, a $200 discount from the original MSRP.

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Microsoft Outlook's latest update lets you send ignored conversations straight to the trash

Microsoft Outlook's latest update lets you send ignored conversations straight to the trash

Microsoft's Outlook email client has picked up a lot of features recently, from third-party calendar syncing to expanded voice command support. The app's newest addition is one that promises to help users focus on what's important by ignoring conversations that clutter up the inbox.

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