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Twitter kills official applications for Android TV, Roku, and Xbox

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Instagram now lets you 'mute' accounts without unfollowing them

Instagram announced a new feature today that allows users to stop seeing posts from accounts they follow without actually unfollowing them. It's called "mute," and Instagram is billing it as "a new way to personalize your feed."

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Dropbox app gets revamped home screen, file activity list, and more

Dropbox might be running behind Google Drive when it comes to storage, but there's a mobile app update rolling out with some handy new features. Today's update kicks off the updates, but not all the new features will be available right away.

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[Update: 16 new languages] Gboard v7.2 adds ability to make your own GIF with the camera, plus a new sticker gallery [APK download]

Sometimes words just aren't enough when sending messages. That's when you resort to emoji, stickers, and (in extreme cases) GIFs. It's getting easier to create GIFs with the latest beta update to Gboard. All you need to do is open the GIF section, and you can make your own custom GIF with the camera.

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Google Photos gains option to mark photos as favorites

Your smartphone makes it easy to snap photos on the go. Maybe too easy. You might end up with so many photos of the same things that it's hard to find your favorites. In the next few days, Google Photos will make that easier with the option to mark images as favorites in the app.

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11 new and notable Android apps from the last week (5/15/18 - 5/21/18)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Twitter now uses its own emoji on Android

Twitter's Android app looks a little different for many today: the platform now uses its own "Twemoji" emoji set rather than system emoji. The update will have the most effect for users on older Android versions, which lack some newer emoji.

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AirMirror from AirDroid arrives to control your phone from another

From tech support for clueless parents to changing settings away from home, remote desktop tools are an invaluable part of the modern software kit. But the mobile market has expanded to the point that many developers consider the target a higher priority than desktops. That's why AirDroid—makers of the popular tool for managing your Android device from your desktop—have just released a new AirMirror app for remotely controlling one mobile device from another. 

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31 temporarily free and 41 on-sale apps and games to start off the week

A new week has arrived, so let's get down to it with some app sales. Last week presented us with three quite hefty lists and I have to imagine that we'll get slammed with more app sales as we head into Memorial Day weekend (in the U.S.). Today has a few notable items, though, so without further ado, let's get going.

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Steam Link for Android hands-on: A nearly effortless game-streaming solution

A few days ago, Valve released the beta version of the Steam Link app for Android. This means that you can play your Steam library right on your phone, and it's pretty great. Though it's by no means a new concept – we've seen it before with Sony and Nvidia devices – it doesn't require either a PlayStation or a GeForce graphics card. All you need is a Steam library and your phone on the same network, plus a controller, and you're good to go.

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