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Instagram lets users post to multiple accounts, but only on iOS for now

Instagram influencers will tell you, that life is hard. If they maintain several accounts with different scopes and specializations, it's easy to switch between one and the other, but it's not easy to post common photos and videos to more than one. They'd have to do it from scratch for each. However, that might be changing as some users on iOS have started noticing the option to share their post to other accounts they own.

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Android Auto v3.9 improves visibility for currently selected apps [APK Download]

Things are really happening for Android Auto this week. They're not necessarily big things, but they are things, and that's pretty cool. In addition to yesterday's news that Google Podcasts is finally integrated with Auto, meaning we can stop fiddling with our phones to listen to podcasts and start fiddling with the screen built into the car, there's also an update to the Auto app itself that brings its own helpful change to the source picker.

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43 temporarily free and 70 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Well, hello there. Fancy seeing you here. After a break that was brought on by the holidays and some other circumstances, I'm back again to bring you all some app sales. Put your concerns about the fate of this regular Android Police series to rest, dear readers, and feast your eyes on the list we have today.

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[Update: Officially available] Ragnarok M: Eternal Love is available on the Play Store, but you can't play it yet

Ragnarok M: Eternal Love is the latest mobile adaptation of the famous Korean MMORPG Ragnarok Online, and the English version just went live on the Play Store. This is a title that's been available in Asia for some time, and it's only just now making its way to the Play Store for Western users. The catch is that today's release isn't actually the official launch since the servers aren't live yet. So think of today's availability as an optional pre-load for those eager to download the 5.07GB install before the servers go live tomorrow.

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[Update: Rolling out again] Facebook Messenger's massive UI redesign is widely rolling out and people aren't loving it

If you weren't among the select few that began seeing Facebook Messenger's massive redesign (otherwise known as Messenger 4) in late September, you should see the changes shortly. Facebook is now rolling out Messenger's new, simplified UI more widely through a server-side update. 

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Google is rolling out Android Auto support for Podcasts

When Google released the all new Podcasts app (again), many people were surprised its stark lack of features. Many things were missing, like auto-downloading, Cast support, and Android Auto integration. While many of these things have either trickled in, or are obviously on the to-do list, Google v8.91 is finally checking Auto support off of that list.

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Google Maps finally gets usable voice commands with Assistant integration

Today Google is (finally!) announcing its rollout of real Assistant integration into Google Maps, though it was spotted in testing late last year, and announced at I/O. Gone are the days of limited voice controls in navigation. Soon we'll all be able to harness Google's full Assistant and all its enhanced functionality — from asking to play music, read/reply to messages, sharing Maps' ETA, and even add new stops on your way.

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Sphero Specdrums are app-enabled rings that play music using colors

Toy robot maker Sphero hasn't had the best time of late, with slow sales forcing job cuts this time last year and, more recently, an end to production of some of its licensed products. There must be high hopes for its latest product, then, which is a new type of musical instrument for that responds to different colors.

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NoxPlayer is the perfect Android emulator to play mobile games on PC [Sponsored Post]

Choosing an Android emulator for the best mobile gaming experience on PC can be a pain thanks to the vast assortment of options out there, but thankfully NoxPlayer is here to save the day. Its cutting-edge engine can easily surpass your mobile phone's performance so that you can expect a fast and smooth experience with the best app compatibility and proper physical keyboard/gamepad support.

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YouTube TV app now available on all Vizio SmartCast TVs

After roughly six months of slow and steady rollout, the YouTube TV app is now available on all Vizio SmartCast TVs. The $40 per month cable alternative first arrived on a selection of newer, high performing Vizio models about half a year ago, with a YouTube engineer on Reddit noting that the company would add more models after monitoring and fine-tuning playback quality. That process seems to be complete now, as Google has just updated its YouTube TV app help page confirming the support.

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