The Best Android Apps (December 2020)

If you’re sporting one of the latest Android devices, you are undoubtedly carrying with you one of the most powerful generations of smartphones on the market. From their processors that rival those found in laptops, to their powerful cameras and top-notch displays, today’s smartphones are powerhouses in our pockets. However, if you’re looking to extract their true potential, then you’ll be turning to a vast app marketplace to do so.

With the sheer number of apps for Android available on the Google Play Store, it can be overwhelming to select the best ones for your lifestyle. We’ve tried to make that a little easier by putting together a list of our favorite Android apps to help with anything from work to music, and from sports to news. There’s something for everyone in this comprehensive breakdown.

If you’re an iPhone loyalist, then check out our list of the best iOS apps

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The Top Social Media Apps Of 2020

As 2020, the year of most screen time per capita, begins to thankfully come to a close, it’s worth reviewing which social media apps captivated the American attention. These are the most downloaded apps — representing new downloads, not total users — across iOS and Android smartphones from January 2020 through November 2020, according to Apptopia, a software and data analytics company. 

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No surprise here, the winner is TikTok

Despite President Trump’s numerous attempts to ban the short-form video platform, or perhaps because of

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Google Play reveals its best games, movies, apps and books of 2020


Bill & Ted Face the Music made Google Play’s best movie list for 2020.

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Distractions have been essential for getting through 2020, and Google Play on Tuesday highlighted its editors’ and users’ favorite games, apps, movies and books of the year. The search giant’s digital distribution service noted one choice in each category for users, while editors offered some Top 5 lists.

People who use the service chose fast-food cooking and management title SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off as the year’s best game, streaming service Disney Plus as the top app, action adventure Bad Boys for Life as the best movie, and If It Bleeds from horror master Stephen King as their No. 1 book.

Google Play editors picked online RPG Genshin Impact as their best game, while

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China Drafts Rules on Mobile Apps’ Collection of Personal Data | Technology News

(Reuters) – China unveiled draft guidelines on Tuesday seeking to limit the scope of mobile apps’ collection of personal data in the latest attempt to curb the sprawling technology sector.

The set of draft rules published by the Cyberspace Administration of China covers 38 types of apps from online shopping and instant messaging to ride-hailing and bike sharing.

China has increased scrutiny of its technology sector in recent weeks, last month drafting anti-monopoly rules for tech firms.

It has also expressed concerns about data protection and consumer rights, while authorities have on a number of occasions ordered apps to be suspended for mishandling user information.

“In recent years, mobile internet applications have been widely used and have played an important role in promoting economic and social development and serving people’s livelihoods,” the cyber administration said in a statement.

“At the same time, it is common for apps to collect …

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These are Google Play’s best apps and games of 2020

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It’s finally December, and that means the latest annual list of Google Play’s best apps and games is now live. Unsurprisingly, this year’s roundup is dominated by wellness apps.

This means the top app in 2019 – Appy Weather – makes way for a sleep readiness app, Loóna. The app was also named a Hidden Gem by Google this year, letting users “quickly disconnect from a long stressful day and get in the right mood for sleep,” according to its description. Genshin Impact was named by Google as 2020’s best game. The action RPG title was also named one of our top open-world games to play on mobile this year.

Google also asked users to vote for their favorites of 2020. Here’s what the US public decided.

Users’ Choice 2020

Have a look at all of Google’s picks of the year for the US

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7 Apps That Will Help You Rapidly Increase Your Productivity

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As a businessperson and entrepreneur, you know that building workplace productivity is essential. A more productive work environment means that more work gets done and more money gets made. 

So many leaders fail at building productivity because they’re not technologically savvy. How about you? Are you familiar with smartphones and mobile applications? If so, then you’re already on your way to becoming a better leader. All you need to do now is choose the right apps and use them to your workplace advantage. Mobile apps can help you do the following:

  • Accelerate communication with clients and employees
  • Simplify repetitive tasks
  • Manage time more efficiently
  • Share documents
  • And so much more

I’ve compiled a list of the top seven apps to install on your phone to help increase productivity in your business. Each app is available for

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Cyber Monday Mac App Deal: get Parallels Desktop Pro, Luminar 4, plus 10 other apps for just $42

If you want to run Windows on your Intel-based Mac, you can’t afford not to pick up this bundle of 12 Mac apps worth over $1,266, which includes one year of Parallels Desktop Pro. Snap up the Cyber Monday Mac app bundle for just $42 with coupon.

The collection is headed up by Parallels Desktop Pro, the well-known tool for running Windows applications on your Mac, without needing to use Boot Camp or having to acquire a separate and dedicated Windows-based computer. Given that Parallels Desktop Pro is usually $99.99, that alone makes this an astonishing deal before you take into account what else is in it. Please note: The bundle includes a 1-year license that automatically renews, but users can cancel

Another well-known Mac app in the collection is Luminar 4, a $79.99 photo editor that takes advantage of artificial intelligence to improve your photographs. The software assistance

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Problems downloading Google apps on your Huawei smartphone? This is the reason

The conflict between the Chinese technology company and the US government could prevent you from using your favorite applications.

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If you recently released a Huawei brand smartphone , you may have a problem installing Google applications. The reason behind the new “failure” would be the fight that the United States government maintains against the Chinese multinational.

Last September, Huawei announced that its devices would no longer have Google services by default. Despite the decision, there were ways to download the tech giant’s apps, but now they are failing. In addition, it is possible that smartphones that already had Google installed also begin to present difficulties.

A Reddit user reported problems downloading the

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Amazon Web Service outage takes down major apps and sites

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Amazon Web Services powers big players on the web. 

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A prolonged outage of Amazon Web Services — a core component for a vast number of sites and apps — brought part of the internet to a halt Wednesday, as reported earlier by The Verge. The affected sites include not only major players on the web like Flickr, Adobe Spark and Roku, but at least three news outlets.

The Tampa Bay Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Capital Gazette all took to Twitter to inform readers of their AWS-related downtime. 

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Microsoft could bring Android apps to Windows 10 in 2021

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  • Microsoft is reportedly thinking about adding Android app support to Windows 10.
  • This could potentially come to Windows 10 in 2021 via the Microsoft Store.

It’s already possible to run Android apps on Windows 10 computers thanks to emulators like Bluestacks, but it sounds like Microsoft might cut out the middle man and bring Android app support directly to the platform.

Windows Central journalist Zac Bowden reports that the firm is considering bringing Android apps to Windows in 2021. More specifically, Bowden says it could be coming to the Microsoft Store.

Zac Bowden Windows 10 Android apps

There’s no word on exactly how Microsoft would implement this, and whether it would come to Windows on Arm. The latter certainly makes sense given that the vast majority of Android apps are made with Arm devices in mind.

Many apps such as Gmail, Uber, and others require Google Play Services support though, but it isn’t clear if Microsoft

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