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[Update: Go and Mini apps too] Play Store now recommending lite apps to some users

Over the past year or two, we've seen a rise of 'lite' apps - lightweight alternative applications for popular services. Facebook Lite, Skype Lite, and Twitter Lite are just a few examples. But it's not always obvious to users that these alternatives exist, unless they happen to appear high up on Play Store search results.

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35 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps to start off the week

Welcome to the start of the last full week of April! Time continues to fly by, so let's take a break with some app sales. There's a lot going on in today's list, so have fun and I'll see you all on Wednesday.

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13 temporarily free and 34 on-sale apps to finish off the week

Another week is at its end, so you all know what that means: one last round of app sales! Today's list, unfortunately, is mostly disappointing (like Wednesday's), but at least we have the weekend to look forward to! Enjoy your next couple of days and I'll see you all next week.

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LinkedIn somehow bamboozled 100 million people into installing its Android app

Everybody these days has a LinkedIn account, but mostly out of obligation. People don't consciously want to create one like they do with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; they do it because it's what's expected of them. For that reason, it's somewhat surprising that LinkedIn has managed to bamboozle 100 million people (or rather, Google accounts) into downloading its app from the Play Store.

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Google Pay hits 100 million installs on the Play Store

Nowadays, several phone manufacturers have their own payment services. There's Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, the upcoming LG Pay, and of course, Google Pay. After experiencing two rebrands and retaining the same Play Store listing, the Google Pay app has just hit 100 million downloads on the Play Store.

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27 temporarily free and 24 on-sale apps for Wednesday

Tax Day (U.S.) has passed, so let's celebrate with some app sales. Today's list is a bit smaller than Monday's, but it has some entries worthwhile. Peruse at your leisure and I'll see you all for one more round on Friday.

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Russia attempts to block Telegram with all the restrained composure of a bull in a china shop

The global availability of smartphones and the app stores that house their software makes it as easy for developers to share their work with users down the street as those living on the other side of the world. And while we tend to feel that broad access to software is almost always a good thing, not everyone is going to agree, and sometimes all it takes is one government getting upset about one app to cause some serious fallout. That's pretty much what we're seeing right now, as Russia makes moves against Telegram that are already having some serious consequences.

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26 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps to begin the week

Another week has started, but this is one that almost everyone in the U.S. dreads. Taxes are due tomorrow, unfortunately, so whether you've already paid your dues or are stressing about how much you owe, I have some app sales to take your mind off things for a bit. I wish that there were more notable items in here, but that's just the way it goes. See you all after Tax Day.

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12 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps to start the weekend, including some Forever Entertainment games

It's finally Friday! The weekend is so close, which means that I'm back around for the last roundup of app sales for the week. Today's list is short-ish, but like Wednesday's, it has some good options to choose from. Enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you all on Monday.

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Here are 27 temporarily free and 21 on-sale apps for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, the halfway point for the week. I'm back again with another round of app sales that is a bit more exciting than Monday's. Though shorter, you'll find a few goodies in bold.

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