PAYDAY: Crime War limited beta access live in the US, soft-launched in further regions

It's been a while since PAYDAY: Crime War popped up on my radar. Back in September of 2018, I went hands-on with the title. I came away unimpressed thanks to iffy controls, many signs of egregious monetization, and poor matchmaking. In the last eleven months, the game has apparently received a few updates, and so it is once again being tested in the US as a limited beta release. On top of this, the game was recently soft-launched in Sweden, Finland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil, India, and Canada.
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Nvidia bringing GeForce Now to more Android devices, starts rolling out RTX servers

Nvidia has just announced that it's planning to bring its game streaming service GeForce Now to more mobile Android devices sometime in the future with a beta app. Right now the entire service is in beta, and it's only available to Windows, Mac, and Nvidia Shield users. This service beta should end in a couple of months whenever it's officially launched, though it's currently unclear if the upcoming beta for the mobile-focused app will be launched at the same time.
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Google Duo v60 brings Low Light mode, pin to homescreen, and call history deletion

Google Duo recently celebrated its third birthday, but instead of chilling on the beach with margaritas and a big celebratory cake, the team is still hard at work adding new features. The latest version of Duo brings a few changes that didn't show up right away, but seem to have needed a server-side switch to be enabled. Chief amongst them is the new low light mode in video calls.

Low light mode

First discovered in a teardown of the Duo app last November, then spotted in action thanks to an anonymous source, low light mode is exactly that.

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Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are working on a unified nearby file sharing solution

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have announced that they're joining forces to create a new file transfer solution that will work seamlessly across devices made by each of them. The peer-to-peer protocol will be able to transfer files at a speed of up to 20MB/s, likely using Bluetooth for pairing and then WiFi for transfer.

As reported by The Verge, Xiaomi outlined the news in a WeChat post on its official MIUI account.

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[Update: Selfie Mode for Pixel 3a] Google Playground has joined the dark mode club [APK Download]

  • Our friends at 9to5Google noticed a neat addition for Pixel 3a and 3a XL owners. They can now use Playmojis in selfies, bringing Google's budget devices in line with

Google is introducing a system-wide dark mode with Android Q and is hard at work to get as many apps as possible in line for the stable launch. While it already implemented the eye-soothing theme on many apps like Calendar, Phone, Messages, and Drive, other apps are still notably lacking one, like Gmail.

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23 best new Android games released this week including Chessplode, Witcheye, and Beholder 2

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 I have a unique take on the game of chess, a beautiful 2D platformer published by Devolver Digital, and sequel to the totalitarian spy game Beholder. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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Chrome will soon remove support for FTP connections

Many moons ago, the File Transfer Protocol (FTP, for short) was a popular way to host files online. It was also commonly used to manage files on servers, but was never designed to be a secure protocol, and suffers from countless vulnerabilities. Now that it has largely fallen out of use, Chrome will soon drop all support for FTP connections.

This has been a long time coming, as Chrome 59 started blocking pages from embedding content from FTP servers, and Chrome 72 started forcing all FTP links to be downloaded instead of viewed in-browser.

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[Update: Back again] Google rolls out new Material Play Store interface with bottom navigation bar

  • Google appears to be rolling back to the previous Play Store interface, according to several tips we've received. The colorful UI is back — at least for a
  • Subsequent updates to the Play Store have brought back the interface and taken it away again. Someone should buy the Play Store team some flip flops, because they're flip
  • Several tipsters and Reddit users have reported the new interface has shown up on their device, which seemed to have disappeared lately.
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