Dropbox becomes collaborative work tool with new 'Spaces' feature

Despite competition from tech giants like Google and Microsoft, Dropbox has remained one of the best cloud storage options because it just syncs files. However, the desktop app was recently overhauled to become a hub for all your work, and now Dropbox is introducing a new feature for people collaborating on a project.
Dropbox now allows you to turn any folder into a ‘Space’ by adding a description. Once you do that, you can pin files and folders and create lists/to-dos. Read MoreDropbox becomes collaborative work tool with new ‘Spaces’ feature was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

19 best new Android games from the week of September 23, 2019: Mario Kart Tour, Lock's Quest, and Vestigium

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 Nintendo’s free-to-play mobile racer Mario Kart Tour, a port of a premium tower defense game, and a delightful card-based puzzler. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android games released the week of September 23, 2019.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Read More19 best new Android games from the week of September 23, 2019: Mario Kart Tour, Lock’s Quest, and Vestigium was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Play adds one-tap options for leaving all beta programs, clearing wishlist, and more

Google Play now has quite a few opt-in features for apps. You can join a beta program, add apps to your wishlist, register to get notifications when apps/games are released, and so on. If you want to wipe all of these settings at once, now you can.
A new ‘Google Play preferences’ section in the Play settings is now visible for some users (it seems to be a server-side rollout). Inside, you’ll find one-tap options to clear your wishlist, leave all beta programs, unregister for all upcoming events, and remove all app/game pre-registrations. Read MoreGoogle Play adds one-tap options for leaving all beta programs, clearing wishlist, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitch app gets new coat of paint in v8 beta release

I can’t think of any complaint I’ve ever had with the Twitch Android app, but Twitch isn’t resting on its laurels. A beta for the 8.0 update is now available on Google Play with a refreshed design and other minor changes.
The design has been refreshed to match other modern Android apps, with copious amounts of white and larger fonts (don’t worry, there’s still a dark mode). The actual stream viewing experience isn’t much different. Read MoreTwitch app gets new coat of paint in v8 beta release was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Firefox 68 arrives with Web Authentication support, Android Q fixes, and more

Mozilla is working on a brand new Firefox for Android, but in the meantime, version 68 of the browser is rolling out on the Play Store. This is the final feature update for the current browser, and future updates will only contain bug fixes until the rewritten browser is ready to be released.
The only major addition in this release is support for the Web Authentication API, which arrived in Chrome (and desktop Firefox) a year ago. Read MoreFirefox 68 arrives with Web Authentication support, Android Q fixes, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gboard 8.4 rolling out with taller emoji keyboard and dictionary import/export for some [APK Download]

Gboard has long become more than a simple keyboard app. It also allows you to send rich media files like GIFs, emoji, ASCII symbols, stickers, and even little Google Search cards for quick reference when chatting. So many different options to choose from threaten to make the keyboard feel overcrowded; to help alleviate that, Google is testing a taller media picker for the new Gboard 8.4 release.

As you can see in the screenshots below, the taller keyboard lets you view many more emoji, stickers, and GIFs at once, although the added space naturally comes at the expense of real estate for the rest of the screen — Google Keep looks outright cramped. Read MoreGboard 8.4 rolling out with taller emoji keyboard and dictionary import/export for some [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Photos product lead confirms manual face tags, timestamp edits on Android, and other features in the works

Yesterday, Google Photos’ product lead, David Lieb, took to Twitter to ask users for direct feedback about the app. The goal, as he said, was to be made aware of outstanding bugs, possible performance improvements, and most importantly feature requests. The conversation lasted for many hours, during which David replied to many of the messages sent, confirmed a few features are coming, and heard what everyone had to say.

Topping the upcoming features is the ability to manually tag a face, which is said to be on the roadmap. Read MoreGoogle Photos product lead confirms manual face tags, timestamp edits on Android, and other features in the works was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

43 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everybody. We’ve reached the halfway point of the week, and since tomorrow is a major US holiday, it’s almost time to start celebrating. Acquiring a few new apps and games while they are on sale should make for a great way to enter into this brief reprieve. I’ve highlighted a couple of standouts so you won’t have to dig to find the gems in today’s list, so go ahead and start grabbing a few of these sales already. Read More43 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Everyone can now mirror notifications between their Android phone and Windows 10 PC

Microsoft’s been toying with the idea of mirroring your phone’s notifications (and more) to Windows 10 for quite a while. The feature was previously present for beta-testing folks running the so-called “insider” builds, and yesterday the company formally announced that notification mirroring has arrived for the rest of us — though reports indicate that the rollout is happening gradually.

Notifications have arrived! With the Your Phone app, you can now receive and manage your Android phone’s notifications on your PC. Read MoreEveryone can now mirror notifications between their Android phone and Windows 10 PC was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google confirms Top Shot isn't coming to the Pixel 2, despite some seeing "dots" in Motion Photos

When Google introduced Top Shot to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, it was viewed as a lifesaver for blurry shots, jittery shots, friends who’ve had too many shots (you know who they are), or just bad happenstance. Owners of other Pixel phones were a little jealous and wondered if the feature would ever make it back to their model. Well, the official answer is “no,” but if Pixel 2 and 2 XL owners happen to receive a Motion Photo taken on a Pixel 3, they should be able to see and save those Top Shots. Read MoreGoogle confirms Top Shot isn’t coming to the Pixel 2, despite some seeing “dots” in Motion Photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.