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The 8 best local music players on Android, now that Google Play Music is dead

The 8 best local music players on Android, now that Google Play Music is dead

The demise of Google Play Music might have you thinking it's time to go back to the old way of locally storing your favorite music. Fortunately, this is the kind of thing Android was made for, and there are so many apps available that do more than organize your library into a playlist.

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30 of the scariest Android games that are perfect for Halloween 2020

30 of the scariest Android games that are perfect for Halloween 2020

It's that spooky time of year once again. That's right, Halloween is almost here, and so I have updated our Halloween game roundup with the creepiest and scariest games currently available on the Google Play Store. Today's list is comprised of new and old releases alike, but rest assured, I've added in some of the scariest games to land in 2020 to ensure a suitable list for the buildup to Halloween. So without further ado, here are thirty of the spookiest Android games that are absolutely worthy of your playtime during Halloween 2020.

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Google Play Pass roundup: 25 of the best apps and games currently available on the service

Google Play Pass roundup: 25 of the best apps and games currently available on the service

Google Play Pass is a subscription service ($4.99 per month) that offers access to a vast selection of apps and games minus any advertisements and in-app purchases. Seeing that this service recently expanded to ten new territories, I've dug up a few of the more recent and notable listings for our Play Pass roundup. Initially, Google offered about 350 or so apps and games, but at this point, we've tracked at least 538 of them, and the list keeps growing. Of course, Google being Google, many of these titles are somewhat lackluster, which makes it difficult to know if the Play Pass subscription is worth it.

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15 free-to-play Android games that don't suck

15 free-to-play Android games that don't suck

Free-to-play games generally get a bad rap for a reason: they're exploitative, timer-filled hellscapes that use things like multiple in-game currencies and needlessly challenging grind requirements to advance beyond your first few hours or days playing. But there are some F2P titles out there we think actually set the bar higher, and don't try to turn you into a human piggy bank. Here are 15 we think even F2P skeptics like us can feel good about recommending.

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30 of the best Android games with controller support in 2020

30 of the best Android games with controller support in 2020

Android smartphones have long supported gamepads, and many Android games have long supported them, but that really doesn't tell the whole story when it comes to using buttons and analog sticks to play your favorite titles on the go. Individual game support for controllers can range from totally seamless to super clunky, and it's hard to tell just which titles are best suited for physical controls simply based on a Play Store listing. We've got a list of 30 we've personally tested and can confidently state work well with most Android-compatible gamepads, including everything from console-quality ports to mobile-first titles.

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13 of the best weather widgets available on Android in 2020

13 of the best weather widgets available on Android in 2020

Weather apps are uniquely well-suited to Android's powerful widget system, but since there are so many options on the Play Store, it can be hard to find the best weather widgets currently available, especially since so few of these weather apps highlight their widgets in screenshots or videos. This is why I've compiled a roundup of my favorite offerings, and I've even taken the time to snap screenshots of the widgets in question for the latest update to this post, in order to provide everyone with a clear look of each and every widget. I've also added a new listing for today's update (Appy Weather), so if you're looking for a solid Dark Sky replacement, you're in luck.

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Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, Cash app, and Google Pay compared: Which is the best money transfer service?

Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, Cash app, and Google Pay compared: Which is the best money transfer service?

Paying and getting paid is easier than ever, but the various apps you can choose to transact with have their upsides and downsides. Picking one can be difficult, and signing up for all of them even more so — especially when it often means convincing friends and family to do so as well. But old school bank ACH transfer tools are for the birds, and cold, hard cash remains a dicey proposition in the current environment. Splitting the bill with cash is also just a pain, and newer peer to peer (P2P) payment apps are so much more convenient that it's truly silly in 2020 not to be using one.

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The best third-party file managers for Android

The best third-party file managers for Android

You might be wondering why we're rounding up file browser apps if the latest Android smartphones already come with perfectly-functional versions. Frankly, there's too many in the Play Store not to highlight the ones worth checking out. And if you're a frequent device hopper, switching between your phone, tablet, and Android TV device, you might be looking for a file browser with a bit more functionality than what the default Google, Samsung, and Motorola versions have to offer.

Mobile file browsers work similarly to the desktop versions of these apps. They enable you to shuffle around files and folders between directories or compress them if they're too big to share through traditional channels.

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5 great utilities to make the most of your Galaxy S20

5 great utilities to make the most of your Galaxy S20

Samsung phones are packed with features on the software and hardware front, and figuring it all out can be daunting. As well as the extras that Samsung includes officially, the specialized hardware and software in its phones allow third-party developers to come up with inventive new apps and add-ons for Galaxy products. There are plenty of apps that take advantage of these extra abilities, so let's focus on five of the best.

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The 15 best tablet-optimized apps for Android

The 15 best tablet-optimized apps for Android

Google hasn't had much of an interest in Android tablets since the days of the Motorola XOOM and Android Honeycomb. As a result, most of the company's apps aren't designed with tablets in mind, and third-party applications have largely followed suit. Sure, Android tablets can technically run all Android apps, but many of them have stretched-out layouts that were intended for 6-inch screens. Some even force a portrait orientation (Google Tasks, I'm looking at you).

It can be hard to find applications with well-designed tablet interfaces, especially when the Play Store's only criteria for the "Designed for tablets" label is developers adding a large screenshot to the app listing.

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