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More than a dozen apps have been removed this week.
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Fortnite on Android
Epic Games won’t give Google a penny.
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Microsoft may be building a ‘Movies & TV’ app for Android and iOS

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Microsoft hopes it will boost Microsoft Store downloads.
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Microsoft is developing a “Movies & TV” app for Android and iOS in an effort to boost downloads from the Microsoft Store, according to a new report.

Customers can enjoy content purchased from Microsoft only on Windows platforms for now. The company hopes that by supporting new platforms, it will encourage more people to use its store over competitors like iTunes.

Apple Music update fixes streaming issues on Android

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Many small business owners are unaware they need a license to stream music in their shops.
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Apple Music subscribers who use Android devices can now enjoy stable streaming. Apple’s latest update fixes the frustrating playback issues some users were facing on certain devices. It also adds the ability to listen to music videos in the background.

Simple Android app lets AirPods activate Google Assistant

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AirPods in ear
AirPods now work even better on Android.
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AirPods can be paired with any smartphone, just like other Bluetooth headphones. But you don’t get full functionality on third-party platforms. On Android, however, they just became a lot more useful.

You can now use AirPods to activate the Google Assistant — thanks to one simple app.

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