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30 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps and games to start the week

30 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Welcome to the final full week of July. There is quite a list of app sales today, including my personal favorite icon pack. Enjoy what's on offer today and be sure to pop by again on Wednesday for
Tasker updated to v5.8 with new features for third-party apps, Bluetooth, and more

Tasker updated to v5.8 with new features for third-party apps, Bluetooth, and more

When you need to automate something on your phone, there's a good chance Tasker can do it. You just need to learn how to use it. Now, the app can do even more things, assuming you have the patience to
Huawei reportedly helped build North Korea's wireless network and everyone's freaking out

Huawei reportedly helped build North Korea's wireless network and everyone's freaking out

Beyond the political luggage generated in the midst of the protracted U.S.-China trade dispute, the American import ban that Huawei has to deal with is laden with doubt from tech critics who chide
Monday deals: Save big on Google Nest Hub, plus discounts on security cameras, USB-C cables, and more

Monday deals: Save big on Google Nest Hub, plus discounts on security cameras, USB-C cables, and more

Following the 48-hour discount blizzard that was last week's Prime Day, we're back to our regularly scheduled deal programming. This week is headlined by a deal matching a previous low on the
Google Assistant lets some users send texts without unlocking their phone

Google Assistant lets some users send texts without unlocking their phone

One of the many trade-offs companies face in developing voice assistants is balancing user privacy and utility. Relying on voice commands alone may be very convenient, but what happens when those
WhatsApp arrives on feature phones running KaiOS

WhatsApp arrives on feature phones running KaiOS

KaiOS is the web-based feature phone OS that Google has heavily invested in. We did a hands-on review of the platform earlier this year, and one of the major gaps in functionality was the lack of a
New update for ASUS Zenfone 6 includes camera improvements

New update for ASUS Zenfone 6 includes camera improvements

The Zenfone 6 has been one of the best surprises in the smartphone industry this year. Asus has been making Android phones for years, but the excellent design, flagship specifications, and low $499
Chrome might add support for scheduled notifications that even work offline

Chrome might add support for scheduled notifications that even work offline

If you use Chrome, then you have probably seen it deliver a notification — or, at least, you've been to one of those sites that spams you with repeated requests to enable them, yuck. According to some
Cross-platform Bluetooth device sync arrives in Chrome OS Beta channel

Cross-platform Bluetooth device sync arrives in Chrome OS Beta channel

Last year, Google announced a series of improvements coming to Fast Pair, a component of Google Play Services that detects nearby Bluetooth devices and pairs them automatically. One of the promised
Samsung Galaxy A10e and A20 coming to T-Mobile on July 26, available now from Metro

Samsung Galaxy A10e and A20 coming to T-Mobile on July 26, available now from Metro

Samsung is slowly starting to bring more of its mid-range devices to the United States. Some carriers began selling the Galaxy A50 last month, while the lower-end A10e became available from AT&T
Sky: Children of the Light is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

Sky: Children of the Light is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

Sky: Children of the Light comes from Thatgamecompany, the same developer behind the critically-acclaimed titles Journey, Flower, and Flow. Sky offers an experience closest to that of Journey, where
OnePlus Nightscape mode coming to telephoto and ultra-wide cameras on the OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus Nightscape mode coming to telephoto and ultra-wide cameras on the OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus has made great strides in camera quality over the last few years. Whereas past OP cameras have been "good for the price," the OnePlus 7 Pro is just plain "good." It's going to get a little
Hex Installer enables Substratum-like theming for Samsung Galaxy phones

Hex Installer enables Substratum-like theming for Samsung Galaxy phones

After years of torturing customers with the hopelessly bloated TouchWiz UI, Samsung's software team has drastically improved the user experience on recent flagships. The latest interface is OneUI, and
Hex Installer enables Substatum-like theming for Samsung Galaxy phones

Hex Installer enables Substatum-like theming for Samsung Galaxy phones

After years of torturing customers with the hopelessly bloated TouchWiz UI, Samsung's software team has drastically improved the user experience on recent flagships. The latest interface is OneUI, and
Chrome OS might get a touchpad gesture to move between virtual desktops

Chrome OS might get a touchpad gesture to move between virtual desktops

Back in 2018, Google told us that it was planning on adding support for virtual desktops to Chrome OS, and following some teasing, we finally got them under the name "Virtual Desks." The only real
Google is stopping people in the street to buy their face data — possibly for Pixel 4's 'Face ID'

Google is stopping people in the street to buy their face data — possibly for Pixel 4's 'Face ID'

If you're working on any kind of software that utilizes facial recognition — a secure Face ID camera system for a phone is just one example that comes to mind — you need a good amount of data in order
All-time low: Nokia 7.1 drops to $250 ($100 off)

All-time low: Nokia 7.1 drops to $250 ($100 off)

The Nokia 7.1 was released a year ago and remains one of the most relevant budget devices on the market. The phone was initially priced at $350 when it came out, but it's dropped to $300 a couple of
Latest 1Password update adds dark mode and enhanced Autofill functionality

Latest 1Password update adds dark mode and enhanced Autofill functionality

1Password is one of the better cloud-based password managers out there, pairing a beautiful design and good UX with tons of security features — leaving aside the controversy surrounding its move to a
Asus ROG Phone II is officially a beast: SD 855 Plus, 120Hz display, 6,000mAh battery

Asus ROG Phone II is officially a beast: SD 855 Plus, 120Hz display, 6,000mAh battery

We've been skeptical about the need for dedicated gaming phones over the years, but it appears there's enough appetite for them as they keep on coming. The latest is the second generation ROG Phone
Google Shopping has a new desktop site with checkout for 'Buy with Google' items

Google Shopping has a new desktop site with checkout for 'Buy with Google' items

Earlier this year, Google confirmed that it would merge Shopping (a way to search for products from many stores in one place) and Express (a combined storefront for multiple retailers) to make the new