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Google News is using up several gigs of data for some users, resulting in overages

A Google News bug has been making the rounds since early September, but has recently picked up steam and claimed many victims: the app is downloading tons of data in the background and causing overages for many users.

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The latest Messages 3.7 update is crashing constantly on Wear OS watches

Messages 3.7 began rolling out a few days ago, and while the update brings some significant improvements on Android phones, notably the addition of contact sharing, it did something a lot less desirable on Wear OS. The app is now crashing constantly on smartwatches and can't even stay open for a second.

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Messages 3.7 adds contact sharing, fully rolls out Automatic previews, and removes Smart Reply [APK Download]

Messages, the renamed Android Messages, has seen a few interesting changes in the past months. A new Material UI, a dark mode, and an overhauled search experience have rolled out to the app, and although today's update may not seem as groundbreaking, it's certainly quite useful as it finally lets you share contacts.

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Razer has now over 100 UltraMotion-compatible games

The Razer Phone 2 is out, with its impressive 120Hz display, front-facing speakers, and light-up RGB logo on the back. It's the ultimate gaming device, despite its slightly uncomfortable grip, and now you can make the most of its hardware thanks to Razer's updated list of compatible titles.

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Gboard v7.7 beta prepares to launch a clipboard manager, may be enhancing voice typing, and more [APK Teardown]

The latest Gboard update is rolling out to the beta channel, and this one comes with the promise of a very heavily requested feature: Clipboard integration. Soon we'll be able to copy stacks of things between applications without hopping back and forth for each and every line. There are also interesting strings suggesting we might get improved voice typing.

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Google Assistant's keyboard button vanishes for some people

Google's Assistant underwent a slight redesign earlier this year, and since then it's seen some subsequent tweaks and icon shuffling — the typical incremental tweaks that seem to be a defining part of Google's design process. It could be the herald of a future change, or something as innocuous as a bug, but the keyboard icon for text input on the Assistant seems to be disappearing for some of us, though it still brings up the text entry field if you tap where it used to be.

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32 temporarily free and 41 on-sale apps and games to begin the week, including Trine 2

Welcome to the last full week of October. Halloween is just around the corner, meaning that those noisy decorations at Target and Walmart will soon be replaced with Christmas trees and such. Anyway, since it's Monday, we have some app sales to get through. Today's list features a couple of goodies, including the fantastic platformer Trine 2. The only caveat is that it's only compatible with the Nvidia Shield TV, so keep that in mind before purchasing.

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Ghostbusters World is Pokémon GO with ghosts, and you can play it now on Android

We knew Ghostbusters World would be releasing soon thanks to its recent pre-registration listing, and as of this morning, the location-based augmented reality ghost collection game is available for download from the Google Play Store. So put on your proton pack and grab your Tobin's Spirit Guide because this time you’re the one who’s gonna be called.

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Dropbox for Android now supports Chrome OS keyboard navigation and right-click menu [APK Download]

Dropbox has just released a relatively minor update to its Android app, but it does bring support for keyboard navigation and the right-click menu on Chrome OS devices.

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