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Best Windows 10 apps this week

5 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

Two-hundred-and-ninety-five in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days. Microsoft plans to launch a dark theme for File Explorer in the next Windows 10 version. If you are worried about privacy, check out Wayne's review of Blackbird which is a tweaking tool for Windows 10. The latest version of Chrome for the desktop supports native notifications on Windows 10. As always, if I've missed an app or game that has been released this week that you believe is particularly good,...
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Google has slashed the size of Android apps

5 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

To tie in with the launch of Android 9 Pie, Google has given a glimpse into the improvements it has made to the app store. In a blog post aimed primarily at developers, the director of Google Play, Purnima Kochikar, said that improved discovery features had helped to boost visits to the store by 30 percent while new tools helped to dramatically reduce crash rates. Google also points to new techniques which have enabled it to reduce app size by up to 65 percent. See also: Android 9 is... Android Pie! Seriously, Google? Confirmed: Fortnite for Android will risk players'...
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Google Play officially acknowledges that Fortnite is not in the Play Store

Google Play officially acknowledges that Fortnite is not in the Play Store

5 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Earlier this month, Epic Games detailed that Fortnite would require a direct APK download and install. With the game officially launching yesterday on Samsung devices and a general Android beta opening this weekend, Google is acknowledging that the hit gaming sensation is not available through the Play Store.
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Instant Apps, Play Store Refinement Planned By Google

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google has taken to the Android Developers Blog to outline big plans for the Play Store over the next year with a renewed focus on safety, discovery, and quality. For starters, the search giant is continuing work to find new ways and places to surface app advertisements to prospective users. In addition to more traditional advertising, improvements are planned for the Play Store's various test tracks such as its early access and staged app rollout features as well as the app pre-registration program. The company hopes to bring Google Play Instant Apps, which allows users to try out an app...
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Google's Fossil deal won't save Wear OS

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Facebook trying to win back the youth with upcoming 'LOL' app focused on...

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While today's Facebook news is focused on the much-anticipated Messenger app redesign , the company has apparently been silently working on a new product aimed at a younger... Read more ...

Producing Podcasts with an iPad, the Best App for Taking Hand-Written Notes...

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Google Home Essentials: 10 of the best Google Assistant apps

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