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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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Mozilla teams up with ProtonVPN, will offer subscriptions to small set of Firefox users

In many cases, using a VPN is actually worse for your security than connecting to a public Wi-Fi network. Many services have been found logging user data, and it's hard to know which ones actually care about your privacy. To help solve this, Mozilla has conducted an extensive review of many VPN services, and will offer ProtonVPN subscriptions to a limited set of Firefox users.

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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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Pixel 3 camera rolling out to Pixel 1 and 2, adds viewfinder to Wear OS watches

As we've previously covered, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL have an updated Google Camera application. The new version has an iPhone-like sliding UI, support for capturing RAW images, a new panorama mode, and more. Not only does the update also add a viewfinder to your smartwatch, but it's also now rolling out to 2016 and 2017 Pixels.

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[Update: Now at Best Buy] Misfit Vapor 2 smartwatch appears at Dutch retailer prior to official announcement

The second generation Vapor smartwatch from US company Misfit (Fossil Group) has been rumored for some time, but we now have some clear details on the device from an unlikely source. Even though the follow up to last year's Vapor hasn't been officially announced, a Dutch online retailer has already started listing the device for sale.

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[Deal Alert] The international LG G6 (H870) is just $250 on B&H

The LG G6 is over a year old at this point, but if software updates aren't a major concern for you, it's still a pretty good phone. The 2017 flagship has now dropped to just $250 on B&H — that's $350 lower than the original MSRP, and $150 less than the current Best Buy price.

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Pixel 3 supports Wi-Fi calling, hotspot, and HD voice on AT&T

With all the recent issues cropping up on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, it's probably about time for some good news, right? As it turns out, the Pixel 3 on AT&T has access to network features most other unlocked phones don't — including Wi-Fi calling, HD voice, and creating a hotspot.

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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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Google Home Hub is shipping today

Google took its sweet time launching a smart display, but it finally unveiled the Home Hub at the recent October event. You couldn't get the device right away, but the wait hasn't been too long. Home Hub pre-orders are now shipping, and you can purchase the device from the Google Store and other retailers.

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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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