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ActionDash, from the developer of Action Launcher, brings Digital Wellbeing features to any phone

Google soft-launched Digital Wellbeing with Android Pie, but it's still only available on a few phones. If you're sick of waiting, developer Chris Lacy has launched a new app that brings similar features to any Android phone. ActionDash tracks how you use your phone like Digital Wellbeing, but it includes more goodies like a dark mode, daily summaries, data backup, and more.

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Hands-on: Popular to-do manager Moleskine Actions comes to Android in select countries

As long-term Android users know all too well, it's common for trendy apps to hit iOS first. We get them on Android later, sometimes with some platform-specific tweaks. After making an impression on iPhone, Molskine Actions (like the notebooks) has finally come to Android, but you can only download it in a few countries right now.

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Internet TV service Philo now has an Android TV app

Internet TV services like Sling and YouTube TV are increasingly popular alternatives to cable. They don't do a whole lot of good unless you can actually watch them on your television, though. If you've got an Android TV device, you now have one more option: Philo.

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Cover promises to automatically hide NSFW content on your phone

It's possible that you have some inappropriate images on your phone, and it's also possible you will occasionally receive more of them. I'm not here to judge, but there's a new app that judges for you what is and is not NSFW. Cover automatically finds and segregates NSFW photos and videos on your device, even if you've forgotten they're saved. It can operate in the background to hide such items before they appear unexpectedly in other apps, too.

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InboxIt is a new app that replaces the departed 'Save to Inbox' feature

Inbox by Gmail is going the way of the dodo, and there's nothing we can do about it. I'm still incredibly bitter about this, but it's time to suck it up and work out how to make Gmail function in exactly the same way (or as close as possible). "Save to Inbox" was one of many handy features, but it's already been removed from the Android app and the Chrome extension has also vanished. Thankfully, InboxIt is here to reinstate it, on mobile at least.

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The Tor Project launches Tor Browser alpha on Android

For years, you've been able to connect to the Tor Network on Android using Orbot and browse using Orfox. Now, you can get the privacy and security benefits of Tor in a new package. The first alpha of the Tor Browser is now live in the Play Store, and it will (eventually) simplify the process of connecting to Tor.

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Google's new Blog Compass app brings Indian users tools to manage their blogs, track trends [APK Download]

While personal blogs aren't really the thing they once were, Google believes they "add to the vitality of the web." To that end, the company has introduced Blog Compass, a new platform for managing blogs. The app is currently only available as a beta in India, but it could come to more regions depending on its popularity and user feedback.

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Moto Face Unlock app hits the Play Store

If you've got a Motorola phone from this year, it already has a Motorola-branded face unlock feature in the settings. Now, there's a companion app in the Play Store for those phones. Thus, Moto can update your pre-loaded face unlock with new features. There aren't any new features in the first Play Store version, though.

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Notes by Firefox syncs encrypted notes with Mozilla's desktop browser

Mozilla's current catalog of Android apps consists of browsers, but there's something new today. Mozilla has a note-taking app called Notes by Firefox. It's encrypted and syncs automatically with Firefox on your desktop. Don't expect a lot of fancy features, though.

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Google releases standalone Lens app in Play Store

Google Lens is available on most Android phones in some fashion, but now there's another way to access Google's computer vision platform. There's a new standalone Lens app in the Play Store. There aren't any new features in the app—it just opens a viewfinder with Lens to identify objects in the real world... maybe. You know, it's Lens.

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