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The ultimate guide for installing the Google Play Store on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon's Fire tablets are incredibly popular, mostly because they're incredibly cheap. However, none of them come with access to the Google Play Store, which is how most Android devices download and install applications. Instead, Fire tablets come bundled with the Amazon Appstore, which has a much smaller library and lacks any Google-made apps and services. No YouTube, no Chrome, and so on.

The good news is that it's not incredibly difficult to install the Play Store on a Fire tablet, and the whole process can take as little time as 10 minutes. This complete guide for installing the Play Store on Fire tablets has detailed instructions for every model produced since 2014, with added troubleshooting steps if you run into issues.

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17 temporarily free and 31 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. After a monumental Friday last week, it would appear things have calmed down now that we've hit the middle of the summer. Luckily I still have a few standouts to share today, including the games Death WormLevelhead, and Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron: Extended Edition. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 17 temporarily free and 31 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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Slide for Reddit pulled from Play Store again, now facing accusations of 'impersonation'

The popular open-source Reddit client Slide for Reddit has disappeared (again) from the Play Store. The precise reason isn't known, but the project's developer has been informed that the app violated Google's "impersonation" policy. However, he believes it should be a temporary issue as he works with Google's notoriously poor Play Store developer support to bring it back.

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17 temporarily free and 40 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. The middle of the week tends to be slow when it comes to sales, but luckily Headup's catalog of paid games is on sale today, including the standouts Bridge Constructor Portal and The Inner World. On top of this, OrangePixel is offering the original Meganoid platformer at a worthy discount. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 17 temporarily free and 40 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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Play Store tweaks category icons with new mint green and blue colors

Google is rolling out a handful of minor visual tweaks to the Play Store in a recently spotted test. The change rearranges the Categories section to remove the "top categories" carousel at the top, increases the whitespace between listed categories, and updates the icons themselves. These changes also apply to other parts of the Play Store that include categories, like the Family tab.

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36 temporarily free and 67 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. Since we just celebrated a holiday weekend in the US, many sales are going around, and so I have a healthy roundup today that includes more than a few noteworthy titles. This means you can pick up the fantastic puzzle game Threes! at a drastic discount. If you're more a fan of golf games, then you'll definitely want to check out the sale for Golf Peaks. Of course, if you prefer deep RPGs, then you'll be glad to hear Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is on sale once again, for half-off. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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How to change your Android device's name on the Play Store, Google Assistant, and more

Every phone, tablet, smartwatch, TV, and other Android-powered device has a model name assigned to it by the manufacturer. The name shows up in a few different places, including the desktop Play Store website, Google Assistant, and Google's Find My Device tool. Sometimes the model name is easily recognizable (e.g. "Google Pixel 3" or "Nokia 7.2"), but in other cases, it can be an incomprehensible string of characters and numbers.

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17 temporarily free and 39 on-sale apps and games for the 4th of July weekend

Welcome to the 4th of July weekend, everyone. Now that Independence Day is almost here in the US, many of us are off, but since it's a holiday weekend, there are some really good sales going around. This means you can pick up some awesome games today, such as Bloons TD 6, Titan Quest, and This Is the Police, thanks to their discounted prices. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 17 temporarily free and 39 on-sale apps and games for the holiday weekend.

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23 temporarily free and 50 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. After starting the week off strong, we have another solid list of sales today. In particular, Ironhide Game Studio's Kingdom Rush Origins is on sale, along with three more titles from the developer. On top of this, the music creation game Incredibox is currently available at a solid discount. And if you're looking for an enjoyable RPG, both 9th Dawn and 9th Dawn II are in today's roundup. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 23 temporarily free and 50 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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Google Opinion Rewards reaches 50 million installs on Play Store

Most of our readers are probably familiar with Google's Opinion Rewards app, which earns you Play Store credit (or actual cash, if you're on iOS) for answering surveys. They're usually based on things like your recent location history or Google service use, which can bother those with a strong interest in privacy. Still, it's proven to be popular: The app just reached 50 million installs on the Play Store.

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