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Tasker 5.12 gets a quick-access favorites menu and goes official with sleep tracking

Tasker 5.12 gets a quick-access favorites menu and goes official with sleep tracking

Tasker is any power user's best friend, making it easy to automate endless routines. The app has been around for a long time, but it's still getting new updates to help make your phone even smarter. With today's release, Tasker is taking advantage of Android's new Sleep API, so you can get ready for bed without having to lift a finger.

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One of America's favorite cars is getting a wireless Android Auto option

One of America's favorite cars is getting a wireless Android Auto option

The Honda Civic is one of the most popular vehicles on the planet, and especially in the US and Canada, thanks to its low price, reliability, and immanent practicality. It's also, starting next year, one of the most accessible ways to get wireless Android Auto in a new car. The redesigned 11th-generation model will add wireless Android Auto capability to its upgraded entertainment system.

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12 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (4/26/21 - 5/2/21)

12 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (4/26/21 - 5/2/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have an adorable passive sim, a unique Frogger-like puzzler, and an amusing WTF title where a cat pushes objects off furniture. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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Roborock’s Roomba killer is back in stock, but who knows for how long

Roborock’s Roomba killer is back in stock, but who knows for how long

It only took hours for Roborock's brand new S7 robotic vacuum with vibrating mop head to sell out after it launched in late March. Just a little more than a month later, the S7 is back in stock for $649.99, and we compared it with the likes of Roomba and Shark to show why you'll want to pick one up before they're gone again.

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35 of the best Android apps released in the last year

35 of the best Android apps released in the last year

The Play Store doesn't always make it easy to discover new and exciting apps for your Android device, and so I've taken the time to collect the best apps released on the Play Store in the last year, newly updated for 2021 with eight new listings. This way, everyone can see what they might have been missing out on. Today's list is comprised of 35 interesting, unique, or just flat-out useful titles that are definitely worth checking out. So if you're on the hunt for new and exciting apps to load up on your favorite Android devices, this roundup has you covered.

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Huawei's folding phone survived a torture test that'll make you squirm

Huawei's folding phone survived a torture test that'll make you squirm

Durability usually isn't the first thing that comes to mind when we think of folding phones — at least, not in a positive context. The bleeding edge form factor makes use of moving parts like hinges, with non-IP-rated gaps between parts and fragile plastic or "polymer" display components. So it's pretty surprising to see the nearly $3,000 Huawei Mate X2 survive JerryRigEverything's backward bend test seemingly without any damage at all.

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Win a RedMagic 6 Pro gaming phone (Update: Winner)

Win a RedMagic 6 Pro gaming phone (Update: Winner)

By now you've heard all about the new RedMagic 6 gaming smartphone — the one that we liked for its fantastic specs, impressive display, and cool performance. This week, you'll have a chance to win one! That's right, RedMagic is giving away a RedMagic 6 Pro to one lucky Android Police reader. Here's what you need to know.

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Unlike Apple and Samsung, T-Mobile's tracker gadget doesn't need a nearby phone to find your stuff

Unlike Apple and Samsung, T-Mobile's tracker gadget doesn't need a nearby phone to find your stuff

"Mom, can I have an Apple AirTag?" "No, we have an AirTag at home!"

At home:

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Google Assistant can now correctly set timers or alarms even after you flub a voice command

Google Assistant can now correctly set timers or alarms even after you flub a voice command

How often do you use Google Assistant for an alarm or a timer, only to instantly second-guess yourself and mess up the command? Then you have to go back and erase the original one and do it over, all with somewhat awkward voice controls. Google's working on it, using some slick new technology that will make up for your lack of eloquence.

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Soon you'll be able teach Assistant to pronounce your friends' names right

Soon you'll be able teach Assistant to pronounce your friends' names right

If you have a name that's not common in your default language, you know how weird it can be to hear it spoken back in speech-to-text. Google Assistant is a pretty good example of that in action, and of how it's becoming a more common problem as more and more of our tech gains voice powers. But thanks to some recent improvements, Assistant should be better at handling unusual names and spellings in the future.

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