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Bitwarden password manager adds encrypted text and file sharing

Bitwarden password manager adds encrypted text and file sharing

Bitwarden is something of a rising star in the app world, quickly gaining users and favor after LastPass crippled its non-paying tier. The free, encrypted password protector has emerged as the most feature-rich option for free users. The Android app and the platform at large are getting a new option: Send, an ability to send text info with the same encryption tools as the password keeper.

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Chrome 89 gains a ton of performance improvements and updates Discover feed (APK Download)

Chrome 89 gains a ton of performance improvements and updates Discover feed (APK Download)

Chrome 88 was released only last week, marking the release of the Manifest V3 extension API, changes to password management, and the official death of Adobe Flash support. Chrome 89 has now arrived in the Beta Channel, and it seems to be an even bigger release — even if many of its changes are hidden to most people. Let's dive in!

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OnePlus confirms 9 and 9 Pro colorways

OnePlus confirms 9 and 9 Pro colorways

The cat is finally out of the bag — well, half out of the bag, shall we say. The OnePlus 9 series will be officially announced on March 23. As expected, the phones will benefit from a new three-year partnership between OnePlus and Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad. And yes, the previously-leaked images of the OnePlus 9 Pro were right on the money.

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18 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/8/21 - 3/14/21)

18 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/8/21 - 3/14/21)

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 a unique driving game where you'll drive blind, an enjoyable card game from one of the more dedicated indies on the platform, and a fun little pinball game that you play in landscape.

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24 of the best classic games on Android remade with a modern design (Updated for 2021)

24 of the best classic games on Android remade with a modern design (Updated for 2021)

Today's roundup is centered around classic games that have been updated with modern graphics, often known as remasters or enhanced editions. These are all older titles in the grand scheme of things, but they've all been updated with modern aesthetics to support modern Android devices. In total, I have 24 games to share with everyone, having cleaned up the list while adding in some new additions. I'd also like to point out that this roundup also serves as a sister list to my retro port roundup, so if you're looking for even more classic games, make sure to check out the companion article.

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Puzzle-platformer Trine 4 and adorable action game Blue Fire set for Stadia

Puzzle-platformer Trine 4 and adorable action game Blue Fire set for Stadia

Stadia's library of available games continues to grow, steadily if slowly. The two newest titles announced as upcoming aren't earth-shattering by any means, but a sequel to a popular platforming series and a well-received 3D action game will be welcome additions.

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Google Maps really wants Android users to update 100,000 businesses this month

Google Maps really wants Android users to update 100,000 businesses this month

Google is looking to juice its Maps service up with tons of new data and it's looking to you for help. With warmer weather coming across the U.S., Google Maps is looking for updates on what stores and restaurants are doing with indoor and patio layouts as well as learning about new roads it hasn't caught onto.

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Google Fit's nifty camera-based HR monitor is now available on Pixels (APK Download)

Google Fit's nifty camera-based HR monitor is now available on Pixels (APK Download)

I know that a month feels like a lifetime ago, but do you remember the Google Fit Mobile Vitals features that were announced — you know, the ones that promised heart rate and respiratory monitoring without any extra hardware? The Pixel timed-exclusive Google reminded us was coming during the March Feature Drop? Well, we're told that the pair of Mobile Vitals features (which work with nothing more than your phone's existing camera) start rolling out to Pixels on Monday, and we even know what they will look like in action.

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Samsung's next big Galaxy launch event is on March 17

Samsung's next big Galaxy launch event is on March 17

Traditionally, Samsung’s Galaxy A series phones have gone official before their flagship counterparts, but it's the other way round this time. About two months after the Galaxy S21’s grand debut, Samsung is holding another digital event — Galaxy Awesome Unpacked — later this month to most likely unveil the long-rumored Galaxy A52 and A72 mid-rangers.

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Chromebooks have changed a lot over the last ten years

Chromebooks have changed a lot over the last ten years

Today, Google is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Chromebook. The timing may not be quite correct depending on where you're counting from, but Google's Chrome OS hardware platform has been around for at least the last decade. And, in the face of early criticism, it's carved out quite a niche for itself. Between the exploding education sales and our pandemic work-from-home shift, Chromebooks are one of the fastest-growing markets — one in five computers sold in the US is a Chromebook, according to Google. And in the middle of this Chrome OS-powered gold rush, it's easy to forget how humbly things began.

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