23 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Don't miss out on the sales for This War of Mine, 911 Operator, and Death Squared

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Today I have a solid selection of sales, including a bunch of titles from Toca Boca, a fantastic developer of children's games. Of course, if you're looking for something a little more adult, then the drastic discount on This War of Mine is an easy pickup today. If you're more in the mood for a solid simulation game, then the sale on 911 Operator is worth a look.

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Chrome 84 hangs and crashes for some, especially when they close incognito tabs

Can't close this

Chrome 84 is exhibiting stability issues for some people on Android. Whenever they close their last incognito tab, the browser freezes and eventually displays the dreaded "Chrome isn't responding" dialog. The bug seems to bog down the whole interface, as neither home nor back buttons/gestures work while you wait for the popup to appear. Other people even report that Chrome just crashes out of the blue for them, with no incognito tabs involved.

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Samsung's Secure Folder hits more than 1 billion downloads on the Play Store

It's been a few years that Samsung phones ship with the company's Knox technology. Secure Folder leverages this offering to create a local sandbox that's encrypted and separate from the phone's standard apps. Although this may seem like a niche solution, the app has now been downloaded more than a billion time on the Play Store, confirming its popularity.

If you're unfamiliar with Secure Folder, it lets you store files separately, isolate apps from the regular ones, and add an additional security layer with PIN or password protection.

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Google Chat gets a dark theme to spare your eyes from searing DMs

If you're on a G Suite team and use Google Chat on your phone, there's a sight for sore eyes if you're also a night owl: a dark theme is rolling out for both Android and iOS apps right now.

For Android 10 or later devices, the Dark mode toggle will be under the Display section of Chat's settings. If the toggle is on, the app will follow the system state.

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Google Assistant is bringing visual and touch-enabled games to smart displays

Casual gaming on a Nest Hub near you

You can look all the way back to the launch of the first Pixel phone to find Google has been tinkering with games in Assistant. Four years later and Google's directory of voice-controlled games is brimming with activities you can use to pass the time. And since smart displays have become a substantial part of the Assistant ecosystem, Google's sights are set on some more visually stimulating experiences that involve interaction through both voice and touch.

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Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is a new match-3 game from Zynga, now available in early access

Surprise, Zynga is still awful

Zynga has officially announced that it's working on a Harry Potter match-3 game for mobile. This game is called Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and of course, Zynga has yet to share a single screenshot or video of the title. Paradoxically Zynga has noted that the game is already available as a soft-launch release in the Philippines, which means the studio is already publicly testing the title, which begs the question as to why there are zero screenshots or videos shared with today's announcement.

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Microsoft's Family Safety is now available on Android and iOS

Keep track of family members, no matter what platform they're using

Microsoft announced last month that its new Microsoft 365 subscription service (formerly Office 365) would offer some family-oriented features, like a new 'Family Safety' app that combines screen time data across multiple platforms and provides tracking information. Following two months of a public beta program, Microsoft has today shared that the app is going stable.

Microsoft Family Safety has many of the same features as existing group management tools from Google and Apple, but Microsoft's application can pull together data from Android, iOS, Windows, and Xbox devices.

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Google Play services is the first Android app to hit 10 billion installs

Google Play services have been installed more than 10 billion times.

The app is, in reality, a package of APIs and services that have been pre-installed on Android devices that use Google apps since 2012. As such, it is the first Android app to achieve "downloads" in the 11 digits. Platform-level features can be distributed to end users through Play services. They can also track diagnostic data from devices.

Play services achieved 5 billion installs 3 years ago almost to the day, when Android was on 2 billion actively-used devices.

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Phone backup and a new storage manager in the Google One app

Two years ago we launched Google One: a membership that gives you more out of Google. We started with expanded storage plans, the ability to share your storage with family members, live support for all your Google questions, and member benefits like Google Play credits and Google Store member rewards.

Last year, we launched automatic phone backup for members on Android devices. So no matter what happens to your phone, you won’t lose the important stuff like texts, contacts and apps, and photos and videos.

To bring this peace of mind to more people, we’re making some Google One features—phone backup and a new storage manager tool—free for Google users wherever Google One is available. You can back up your devices and clean up your files across Google Photos, Google Drive, and Gmail—all in the new Google One app for Android and iOS.

Back up your Android or iOS phone

Automatic phone backup will be available on Android phones, even if you don’t have a Google One membership. And if you have an iPhone, we’re introducing a new iOS app that lets you store photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events with Google. Start backing up your phone with the Google One app, and save the stuff you care about using the free 15 GB of storage that comes with your Google Account. If you break, lose, or upgrade your phone, you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe in the cloud.
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Clean up and organize your storage

But peace of mind is about more than just safekeeping your information—it’s just as important to be able to easily manage and clean up your files across Drive, Gmail, and Photos. That’s why we're also adding a new storage manager in the Google One app and on the web, which gives you an easy way to see how you’re using your storage, and free up space. You can keep the files you want, get rid of the ones you no longer need, and make room for more—all in one place.
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And if you need more storage and want the full Google One experience, you can always upgrade to a Google One membership right from the app. With plans of all sizes, you can get the additional storage you need at a price that works for you, starting at $1.99/month. As a member, you can share your plan with up to five additional family members, access live help with anything Google, and get benefits including premium support and family sharing. The best part? We’re always looking to improve your membership so your plan keeps getting better.

To learn more and get started, download the Google One app. The new features will be rolling out for Android on the Play Store in the coming days, and the iOS app will be available soon. These updates only apply to consumer accounts and will not be available for G Suite business customers.


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Epic CEO says so few people play Stadia that a Fortnite port isn't worth doing

Will Google pony up the cash?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? I often see this question used to illustrate Stadia's current predicament, where the platform lacks games, and so it also lacks players. Clearly, Stadia needs more games to boost its player base, but without a mass of users, devs don't want to port their games. It's quite the conundrum, which was recently pointed out by the CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney, when asked if Fortnite would be coming to Stadia.

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Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, Cash app, and Google Pay compared: Which is the best money transfer service?

If you're still splitting the bill with cash, you're doing it wrong

Paying and getting paid is easier than ever, but the various apps you can choose to transact with have their upsides and downsides. Picking one can be difficult, and signing up for all of them even more so — especially when it often means convincing friends and family to do so as well. But old school bank ACH transfer tools are for the birds, and cold, hard cash remains a dicey proposition in the current environment.

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24 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Don't miss out on the sales for Threes!, Teslagrad, and One Deck Dungeon

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. The middle of the week tends to be slow when it comes to sales, and while today's list is on the shorter side, I still have a few noteworthy titles to share with everyone. First and foremost, the puzzle game Threes is available at a substantial discount, along with the fantastic 2D platformer Teslagrad as well as the roguelike board game One Deck Dungeon. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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Dropbox declares end of support for Android 4.4 KitKat and 5 Lollipop

But the app will probably keep working for a long time

It's always admirable when a developer supports older operating systems; but there comes a time of diminishing returns when the effort to keep software working on old versions becomes disproportionately expensive compared to the ever-dwindling number of decrepit devices that still use an app. Such is the situation with Dropbox, which just declared the end of support for Android 5.x and older.

The message above was recently posted with the release of v198.2.2, confirming Dropbox will not be releasing any more updates with support for Android 4.4 and 5.x.

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Google AR animals now include 23 beetles, butterflies, cicadas, and other insects

For a higher creep and ick factor

Summer is in full swing, which means the air and ground are teeming with little critters, crawlies, and other tiny things that fly and buzz. If you're not having enough of those buggers in real life, you can now view them in AR through your phone's screen as Google just added 23 insects to its collection of 3D animals in search.

The 23 insects are available on devices that support AR Core.

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Netflix hits one billion installs on the Play Store

It does come pre-installed on many devices, though

With everyone holed up at home, Netflix has probably been getting a little more usage than usual. Those extra few downloads could have just tipped the app over one billion downloads on the Play Store, which is no small feat even for an app that comes pre-installed on some devices.

Netflix is bundled in some OnePlus and Samsung devices out of the box, which definitely pumps the numbers a bit. That said, we'd give it good odds that many of those downloads would have occurred even if it weren't pre-installed; after all, Netflix is still the biggest streaming service globally.

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Mozilla's next-gen Firefox hits stable after a year of previews, without full extension support (APK Download)

Mozilla has been working on a brand new version of Firefox for Android, nicknamed 'Fenix,' for over a year at this point. The new codebase slowly trickled down from Preview to Beta, and at long last, the aging stable browser is now receiving the update. However, fans of the stable browser might still notice a few features missing.

The stable version of Firefox for Android has not been significantly updated since July 2019, while Mozilla's developers have focused solely on the new codebase.

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Google Stadia: Subscription cost, games list, free games, compatibility requirements, and more

Everything you need to know about Stadia

In fall 2018, Google made its interest in gaming known with Project Stream, a beta that let users play the high-end Assassin's Creed Odyssey from a humble Chrome tab. The following spring, it announced Stadia, a full-fat gaming platform that would leverage the company's computing and networking prowess to provide users access to games with no dedicated gaming hardware required.

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Celeste is available on Stadia today for $20

Plus: August's Pro games include Metro 2033, Strange Brigade

Google announced earlier this month that indie darling platformer Celeste was making its way to Stadia "soon." The company made good on its word: you'll be able to pick the game up today for $19.99. Google also announced August's free games for Pro subscribers: Metro 2033 Redux, Strange Brigade, Kona, and Just Shapes & Beats.

Tough-as-nails platformer Celeste was a breakout hit in 2018, and prior to arriving on Stadia, was available on every current-generation console plus PC.

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Google Maps speed limit data has improved in 9 countries, worsened in 9 others

Millions of people around the world rely on Google Maps to get places, and for that, Maps' data has to be as accurate and timely as possible. Google tracks the quality of its data all the time and every few months, it updates us on the improvements or regressions it has noticed. In the latest set of changes, Maps has seen upgrades to the speed limit data in nine countries, accompanied with downgrades in nine others.

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Spotify's real-time group listening sessions will soon work over long distances too

Remote music parties!

Sharing music we love with others isn't a novel idea. We've changed the way we do it over the years and adapted to newer technologies, but the core concept remains the same thing as playing that cassette tape in front of your friends and hoping they like it too. Spotify introduced a more modern version of that through Group Sessions a few months ago, but the feature was limited to users in your vicinity.

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Dropbox brings new eSign feature to all desktop users

Subsidiary HelloSign gets a high-profile path to monetization

Dropbox is launching a native method for its users to electronically sign and secure signatures from others on its web client using HelloSign, a startup it acquired last year for $230 million. The integration is the latest in a series of a monetized additions to its core cloud storage business this year.

HelloSign eSignatures is only available on the web right now with no sign of a mobile release — in the Android and iOS apps, users are guided to use Adobe Acrobat for signing.

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The best third-party file managers for Android

Because sometimes, you want something other than the default

You might be wondering why we're rounding up file browser apps if the latest Android smartphones already come with perfectly-functional versions. Frankly, there's too many in the Play Store not to highlight the ones worth checking out. And if you're a frequent device hopper, switching between your phone, tablet, and Android TV device, you might be looking for a file browser with a bit more functionality than what the default Google, Samsung, and Motorola versions have to offer.

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Garmin confirms cyber attack, working on bringing systems back online over the next few days

Services like Garmin Connect, call centers, and even production lines have all been affected

If you tried to sync your Garmin fitness band or smartwatch to the company's servers over the last few days, you may have noticed that something's awry. After initial reports pointed to a ransomware attack (via ZDNet), Garmin has now publicly confirmed that it's been hit by a cyber attack and that it's working to bring its servers back online over the next few days.

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Introducing the Motion Editor

Posted by Scott Swarthout, Product Manager

We spoke with the Android developer community and learned that animations are important for making UIs more intuitive and memorable. However, we also heard that adding complex animation to Android apps has been a difficult task.To address this problem, we created a powerful set of APIs with Motion Layout and a corresponding tool – Motion Editor, that when combined make it easier to build pixel-perfect animations. This blog is a quick tour of the new Motion Editor and how to use the latest features during your animation development. Additionally today, you can now watch a new video series specifically created to teach you about the various APIs included with MotionLayout. Watch here.

Motion Editor is a visual design editor for the MotionLayout layout type, making it easier to create and preview animations. We just released the stable version Motion Editor in Android Studio 4.0 and we already see many developers using it to build animations.

Animation running in the Motion Editor

The Motion Editor is an extension of Android Studio’s layout editor, and automatically opens when you select the Design or Split view on an XML file containing a MotionLayout. From there, you can edit your layout and Motion Scene files using the familiar interactive tools of the Layout Editor as well as preview your animations right from the Android Studio preview pane.

Motion Editor

The Motion Editor is broken up into several panels which we will describe in this article. The main panels are: Overview, Selection, Attribute, and Preview.

The Motion Editor has four main panels


Overview panel

MotionLayout helps you animate layout changes, which you specify as transitions between ConstraintSets. The Motion Editor helps you visualize these states with the Overview panel. To edit constraints in a ConstraintSet, click on the corresponding box in the Overview panel.

MotionLayout Scene with two ConstraintSets, start and end, and a Transition between them


Selection panel

The Selection panel provides detailed controls based on the state of the Overview panel. It has three modes:

  1. Motion Layout selected
  2. ConstraintSet selected
  3. Transition selected

The selection panel has three modes depending on the state of the Overview panel

MotionLayout selected

The Motion Editor supports editing of the base Motion Layout. When Motion Layout is selected in the Overview panel, you can select components to see if they are properly constrained.

Check if components are properly constrained with the Selection panel

ConstraintSet selected

When a ConstraintSet is selected, the Selection panel displays the list of components and a checkmark to indicate if the component is constrained in this ConstraintSet.

Select components to be included in the ConstraintSet


Transition selected

When a transition is selected, you can control the playback of the animation with the animation toolbar. When an animation is selected, click Play ▶️ above the timeline to preview the animation.

Preview animations on the Motion Editor timeline

Keyframes

Sometimes you want to modify the path a view takes during an animation. To do this, MotionLayout uses keyframes. We build keyframe editing into the editor to make it easy to tweak animations. To create a new keyframe, click on the new keyframe icon in the top right of the selection panel. This action opens a dialog where you can set attributes for the keyframe. To edit a keyframe, click on the diamond ◆ icon to open the KeyFrame attribute panel.

Create keyframes with the selection panel


Attribute panel

Creating animations in MotionLayout involves editing lots of view parameters, so we brought the Attribute panel from the Layout Editor into the Motion Editor. The Attribute panel includes handy visualizations for Constraints as well as all the attributes set on each view in the Motion Scene file.

Constraint visualization in the Attribute panel

The Attribute panel is also where you can create custom attributes. You use custom attributes when you want to animate view properties that are not part of the ConstraintLayout or MotionLayout APIs, such as backgroundColor. We made it easy to create custom attributes with autocomplete and input validation for all view properties.

Preview panel

We wanted to make it easy to quickly edit and get immediate feedback when working on animations, so you can view animations right from the Preview panel. Now you don’t have to recompile and redeploy your app every time you want to make a small tweak to your animation.

We also added a number of features to the Preview panel to make it easier to understand how views are animating. You can preview animations with the Design view and Blueprint view to get a clearer idea of how your views are moving with fewer visual distractions.



We also added visualizations for the paths views take across the screen, including markers for keyframes. We hope these features make it easier to parse complex transitions and simplify the creation experience.



The Motion Editor is available in Android Studio 4.0, give it a try and let us know what you think! We are eager to see what the community builds with MotionLayout and the Motion Editor. The Android Studio team is constantly gathering feedback to improve the experience of using our tools, so if you have any ideas for new features or run into any issues using these tools, please file a bug.

The code used in this example, along with several other MotionLayout examples, are available on our GitHub sample page, found here.

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Here are 516 apps and games available on Google Play Pass right now

A good-faith effort to list all the apps you can get for free on Play Pass

Google Play Pass, a program that gives subscribers no-charge, ad-free access to premium apps and apps with premium features, launched last year with over 350 titles on its roster. Thing is, though, Google doesn't make it easy to suss out all of the apps participating in the program, whether through the Play Store or external documentation on associated Google sites. Great. Well, guess what? We're gonna give it a try and list as many apps participating in Play Pass as we can.

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Google app tests Lens shortcut directly in the search bar

I spy yet another way to access Lens

Google introduced Lens back in 2017 as a new way to provide contextual info on things you see. Since then, it's continued to evolve and add new features. There are a number of places to find Lens, including in Google Photos and the Google Camera app. Now Google seems to be testing placing a Lens icon directly in the search bar of the Google app.

While this doesn't seem to be rolling out widely, at least some users are seeing the Lens icon on the far right of the Google search bar directly to the right of the microphone icon.

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Amazon is updating the Alexa app with a sleek new home screen design and personalized suggestions

One of the most popular voice assistants gets even better

Amazon's Alexa is one of the most popular voice assistants around. It's available on almost every platform, and the company has been improving the Android app of late with features like hands-free, hotword-activated voice commands. Now Amazon has announced a revamp of the app's home screen, along with new navigation and a sleek new design.

The redesign should make the app faster and easier to use thanks to quick access to frequently used app features right from the new home screen.

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30 temporarily free and 58 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Don't miss out on the sales for Evoland 2, Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition, and DISTRAINT 2

Welcome to Monday, everyone. The beginning of the week typically starts off strong thanks to the many sales that pop up over the weekend, and so I have more than a few standouts to share today. First and foremost, the nostalgia-laden RPG Evoland 2 is currently available at a worthwhile discount, though if you're a hardcore RPG fan, then the CRPG Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition may be more what you're looking for.

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Google Photos movie creations are now always in portrait mode for some reason

Because landscape videos are so out

If you recently tried to create a movie via Google Photos and got a portrait only result, even though all the videos you've added were shot horizontally, you're not alone. It looks like Photos is preventing people from creating horizontal movies. The app is instead always opting for a vertical layout with black bars at the top and the bottom.

The problem has been brought to our attention by a tipster, and sure enough, we could reproduce it and found tons of other people complaining on Twitter and Google's support forum.

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Faily Brakes 2 takes endless running to the streets once again, and it's now available on Android

Enjoyable racing brought down by bugs

Spunge Games has carved out a niche for itself with its Faily series of titles, such as Faily Tumbler and Faily Breaks, where the latter has already amassed over 10 million installs on the Play Store over the last four years, which is nothing to sneeze at. Clearly, mobile gamers enjoy this casual arcade series, and so the developer has released Faily Brakes 2 on the Play Store, a bigger and badder followup to the first title.

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The winners of the Google Play Indie Games Festival are...

Posted by Leticia Lago, Head of Developer Marketing, EMEA

We wrapped up the Indie Games Festivals in Europe, Japan, and South Korea. You can now check out the three winners and Top 10 finalists from each of the contests.

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The Google Play Indie Games Festival celebrates the creativity and innovation that small games developers bring to the Play Store.

We shortlisted 20 finalists for each contest after receiving hundreds of submissions. The finalists were to showcase their art at events in Warsaw, Tokyo, and Seoul. However, this year’s unprecedented events saw the finalists presenting to jury members online. The juries then deliberated to select the winners.

Winning developers receive prize packages designed to help them grow their business on Android and Google Play. Each package offers promotions on the Google Play Store, consultations with members of the Google Play team, Google hardware, promotion campaigns, and more.

Join us in congratulating the developers and try out their games.

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(In alphabetical order)

Cookies Must Die by Rebel Twins (Poland)

inbento by Afterburn (Poland)

The White Door by Rusty Lake (Netherlands)

The other finalist to make the Top 10 as selected by the jury members are, in alphabetical order:

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60 Parsecs! by Robot Gentleman (Poland)

Alien Escape by KORION Interactive (Germany)

Alt-Frequencies by Accidental Queens (France)

Doors: Awakening by Big Loop Studios (Bulgaria)

My Diggy Dog 2 by King Bird Games (Russia)

Traffix by WebAvenue Unipessoal Lda (Portugal)

Void Tyrant by Quite Fresh Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Japan

winners

(In alphabetical order)

GIGAFALL by Shiki Game Studio

METBOY! by REBUILD GAMES

Wasurenaide, otona ni natte mo by GAGEX Co.,Ltd.

The other final list to make the Top 10 as selected by the jury members are, in alphabetical order:

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Boku to hakubutsukan by oridio Inc.

GummyShooter by simatten

Home Fighter by hap Inc.

MonsterTrader by Mitsuhiro Okada

Snowman Story by Odencat

World for Two by Seventh rank

Zelle by Odencat


South Korea

winners

(In alphabetical order)

Heroes Restaurant by Team Tapas

Magic Survival by LEME

Project Mars by Moontm

The other finalist to make the Top 10 as selected by the online audience and the jury are, in alphabetical order:

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CAT THE DJ by CATSBY STUDIO

Dust by I-eye studio

Extreme Football by 9M Interactive

Great Sword by olivecrow

QV by izzle

Sand Shark: The Boy and The Sea by GABANGMAN STUDIO

Sword Master Story by CodeCAT

Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks to everyone who entered.



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Chrome 84 brings new dino-themed QR codes to Android and desktops

It works in stable, but you need to enable the flag manually

We've known about Google Chrome's quick page-sharing through dino-themed QR codes since last year. After an initial release in Canary and more development, the feature is now finally available in the latest stable version of Chrome, 84. It's working properly on both Android and desktops, but you'll need to manually enable the flag to get it going.

QR codes on Android

On Android with the new Chrome 84 release, QR codes are functional but they're linked to the hidden Sharing hub that we first uncovered in January.

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EVE Echoes is finally coming to Android on August 13

After a lengthy delay, EVE Echoes will launch soon

It would appear that many people are greatly anticipating the release of Eve Echoes, and even though we still haven't heard word-one about an official release date for the sandbox MMO, development is now delayed thanks to the coronavirus. As of this morning, the official Eve Echoes account on Twitter has stipulated that the COVID-19 epidemic has "hindered the developer's schedule," and while an official release date has yet to be decided, the game is expected to be launched at the end of 2020.

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