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26 temporarily free and 25 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday, including Knights of the Old Republic

Wednesday is here, so let's take a break and look through some app sales. Today's list is small, but you'll notice that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is on sale. Otherwise, it's a fairly typical selection, so have fun and be sure to come back on Friday for one last round.

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34 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Welcome, all, to the first app sales roundup for the week. After the gargantuan list from Friday, I'm sure most of you will be glad to hear that today's is much smaller — I certainly am. Even so, you might find something that you enjoy today.

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Update Notes for Google Voice, Play Store, Translate, YouTube, YouTube Kids, Contacts, and more (August 11, 2018)

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

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Google Play is finally taking action against fake games, starting with Fortnite clones

By now, everyone who's been paying attention to news about Fortnite on Android knows that it'll only be available via Epic's site after the Samsung exclusivity period ends, and not on the Play Store. However, the millions of kids who just want to play the latest and greatest game probably aren't aware of that. Thankfully, the Play Store is finally doing something about it.

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25 temporarily free and 94 on-sale apps and games to finish the week

This week is nearly over, so let's get through one last round of app sales. Today's list is quite long with a few good options on offer. Just be looking for those in bold. Otherwise, it's fairly mediocre, so let's hope for some better sales next time! Enjoy your weekend.

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25 temporarily free and 61 on-sale apps for Wednesday

We're just about halfway through another week, so let's check out some app sales. We have quite a hefty list today (I hope you like live wallpapers) with very little of note. Still, Secret of Mana is on a good sale, so pick that up if you're interested. Otherwise, be sure to come back around on Friday.

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Developers in six more countries can now publish paid apps on the Play Store

Most of you probably aren't aware of this, but only developers in select countries can sell apps and in-app purchases on the Play Store. Support is slowly spreading, with Tunisia and Zimbabwe having been the most recent additions in April, but the list has just grown by another six countries.

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23 temporarily free and 56 on-sale apps and games to begin the week

Hello and welcome to the beginning of another week. It's time for the first of our thrice-weekly app sales roundups, though today's seems a little lackluster. Even so, Sleep as Android's unlock key is on sale, so I highly recommend picking that up if you're at all interested in sleep tracking — it's a fantastic app.

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Google's speech input UI is getting a Material makeover

The speech input interface that is seen in apps like YouTube and the Play Store hasn't been updated for some time. If I'm remembering correctly, the last time it was revised was when the new Google logo replaced the old one, but it had remained largely the same for years before that as well. The company is now testing a Material-based UI that is a much better match for Android's current aesthetic.

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Dolphin emulator returns to the Play Store after two-year hiatus

Dolphin, the well-known Nintendo GameCube/Wii emulator, has maintained an Android version since 2013. However, the app was pulled from the Play Store around two years ago, so users could only download development builds from the project's website. Thankfully, Dolphin has now returned to the Play Store, with the developers aiming to release new builds on a monthly basis.

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