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.
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.
Update 1: 2019/08/30 6:27am PDT
Minecraft Earth beta live in five cities for Android
Update 2: 2019/09/29 5:55am PDT
Early access for Minecraft Earth starts rolling out to select countries this October
In July the first closed beta for Minecraft Earth was released to select residents in London, Seattle, Stockholm, and Tokyo. Today Mojang’s augmented reality version of Minecraft has finally arrived on the Play Store as a pre-registration listing, and it would appear that another beta wave is going to take place next week. Read More[Update: Early access starting in October] Minecraft Earth now available on the Play Store for pre-registration, new beta wave coming next week was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Until recently, most portable projectors either ran no software at all, relying on HDMI and USB for input, or offered a regular version of Android that wasn’t suited for TVs or navigation with a remote. Then Anker’s Nebula Capsule II launched with Android TV and the game changed drastically. It was the first projector to provide a seamless experience thanks to an optimized interface made specifically for TVs and official access to the Play Store. Read MoreXGIMI MoGo review: Another great option for a portable Android TV projector was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
If spending about $1,000 for a flagship is just too much but you still desire an attractive-looking phone with great battery capacity and stamina, a good set of cameras, and a quality screen at an affordable price, the international version of the Samsung Galaxy A50 mid-range phone with 128GB of internal storage is listed on eBay for $285.90.
The international model of the Samsung Galaxy A50 was introduced back in February of 2019 and its stand-out features are support for dual SIM cards, a 6.4-inch 1080P AMOLED screen with a high screen-to-body ratio, three rear cameras, and a relatively big 4,000 mAh battery. Read MoreSamsung’s international dual-SIM Galaxy A50 is just $285.90 on eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
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.
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.
Bluetooth speakers aren’t as exciting as they used to be, what with everything being Wi-Fi-connected anymore. For robust, go-anywhere audio, though, it’s hard to beat wireless speakers like the ones Ultimate Ears makes — and today, you can grab a refurbished UE Megaboom for just 55 bucks on Woot.
The Megaboom released more than four years ago. It was top of its class at the time, and everything that was good about it then is still good now. Read MorePick up a refurbished UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker for just $55 today on Woot was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google likes to mark occasions with search Easter eggs (like the Thanos gag for the release of Avengers: Endgame a couple months back) and doodles, and for the Fourth of July this year, it’s done both. Searching “fireworks” will fill your screen with a light show, and a baseball-themed Google doodle leads to a fun minigame.
🌟🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷 Searching for 🔷🔷🌟🌟🌟🌟🔎🌟🌟🌟🌟🔷 🔷 “fireworks” 🔷 🔷🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟
— Google (@Google) July 3, 2019
As hinted at in a tweet, virtual fireworks splash across your screen when you search for “fireworks” on desktop or mobile (a search for “Fourth of July” will cause the same). Read MoreGoogle celebrates Independence Day with a baseball doodle game and fireworks in search was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Earlier today, a redditor claimed to have received the Android Q Beta 5 update early. At the time, a few details in the apparent leak gave us pause, but the folks at 9to5Google have seemingly confirmed that the update was legit, and a new “Back Sensitivity” setting related to Android Q’s fully gestural navigation system was discovered. It could have something to do with the gesture-related tweaks that Google revealed yesterday. Read MoreAndroid Q Beta 5 may have leaked early, showing off new ‘Back Sensitivity’ setting for gestures was written by the awesome team at Android Police.