Google Play Store Android Malware

Brand new malware discovered in Android apps on the Google Play store

By on September 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Brand new malware discovered in Android apps on the Google Play store

Some people dismiss the threat that malware poses in the Android world, but the problem is still real. Individuals with malicious intent will always target the most popular operating systems, and Android is one of them. A new report details a troubling new malware strain that has been found in the wild, and this time around it wasn’t discovered just in shady third-party app stores. It was also found in apps approved in the Google Play store in spite of Google’s various protections.

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Pokemon Go vs Other Apps

See how Pokemon Go stacks up against the most popular apps of all time

By on July 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

See how Pokemon Go stacks up against the most popular apps of all time

Unless you’ve been off-planet for the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard about the unrivaled popularity of Pokemon Go. No one expected the app to fail, but it’s impossible to predict this kind of success either.

In fact, even at this relatively early stage Pokemon Go is already considered to be the most popular mobile game in the history of smartphones. So what exactly does that mean, relative to other popular smartphone games?

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Pokemon Go Download Europe

Pokemon Go rollout begins in Europe: What you need to know

By on July 13, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Pokemon Go rollout begins in Europe: What you need to know

Pokemon Go is a massive mobile success, enjoying impressive popularity among Pokemon fans who can’t get enough of hunting the tiny creatures across town with the help of their mobile devices. However, Nintendo and Niantic’s hit AR game is not available worldwide, at least not officially. Europe is just starting to get a taste of Pokemon Go, with Germany being the first market to receive official support – so here’s what you need to know.

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Google Play Family Library

Google Play Family Library lets you share movies, books, apps and more

By on July 12, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Google Play Family Library lets you share movies, books, apps and more

If you’re a member of an Android family, your life just got a whole lot easier. After unveiling the Family Library earlier this summer, Google officially launched the feature this week, allowing up to six family members to share a single Google account, including any movies, shows, books, apps or games on that account.

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Google Play

You can get 4 months of YouTube Red and Google Play Music for free right now

By on July 4, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

You can get 4 months of YouTube Red and Google Play Music for free right now

Google is currently offering one of the best promotions for Google Play Music that we’ve ever seen. For what may be a limited time, new users can sign up for a free four-month trial where they can enjoy everything on the Play Music store along with enjoying a YouTube Red subscription to boot.

The only qualifiers is that the promotion is only valid for U.S.-based consumers and is only an option for users who are completely new to both Google Play and YouTube Red. The promotion is being positioned alongside the 4th of July holiday weekend so there’s no telling if it will extend beyond Monday. That being the case, you might want to sign up for this crazy deal ASAP just to be safe.

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Nova Launcher Prime Sale

Huge Google Play sale on one of the most popular Android launchers in the world

By on June 21, 2016 at 5:50 PM.

Huge Google Play sale on one of the most popular Android launchers in the world

Some of its fans call Nova Launcher “the best thing that ever happened to Android,” and it may very well be so. The innovative app reimagined the Android experience to give users more control over their smartphones and tablets. For many, it’s a must-have app, so you should consider getting it right now, as it’s available in the Google Play Store for 80% off the regular price. More →

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Most Popular Android Apps of All Time

The most popular Android apps of all time

By on May 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM.

The most popular Android apps of all time

On March 6th, 2012, Google officially launched Google Play in order to consolidate its mobile stores and compete more effectively with Apple’s App Store. Four years later, Android has seen explosive growth in the apps department, with revenue climbing by a massive 35x in that timespan.

This week, analytics firm App Annie took a look back at the past four years to see which apps have contributed most to that astounding growth.

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Most Popular Smartphone Apps

List of most popular iOS and Android apps is dominated by Facebook and Google

By on February 4, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

List of most popular iOS and Android apps is dominated by Facebook and Google

Whether you’re an iPhone user or partial to Android, one thing smartphone users across the board can enjoy equally is an absolutely endless selection of apps. Today, both the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store each house more than 1.5 million applications. Even better, the days of top applications being exclusive to one platform or the other appear to be winding down.

That said, if we look at a list of the most popular apps, it quickly becomes apparent that the mobile app experience is still dominated by big time players.

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Google Play Cyber Weekend 2015 Sale

Google Play Cyber Weekend 2015 sale goes live with great deals on apps, movies, music

By on November 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Google Play Cyber Weekend 2015 sale goes live with great deals on apps, movies, music

Android fans are getting an early gift from Google this year thanks to the Google Play Cyber Weekend 2015 sale that just went live. The sale gives Android users terrific deals on mobile apps, games, movies, music and more. We’ll go over some of the highlights below.

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Android Users Blast Apple

Android users troll Apple’s latest app on the Google Play Store

By on November 2, 2015 at 8:50 AM.

Android users troll Apple’s latest app on the Google Play Store

Apple is slowly but surely making its way into the Google Play Store and Android fans are none too thrilled about it. Last month, you might recall that Apple’s Move to iOS app was bombarded by negative 1-star reviews from people who seemed downright offended by Apple’s mere presence on their precious app store.

Recently, Apple released its second Android app to date, a companion speaker app called Beats Pill+ for the company’s recently released Beats Pill+ speaker system. And much like its initial foray into the Google Play Store, the negative reviews for Apple’s latest effort are coming in fast and furious. At the time of this writing, the app has an average rating of 2.1 stars with 170 1-star reviews.

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Google Play Apps

Google Play is Copying Apple’s App Store, and Why That’s a Good Thing

By on June 26, 2015 at 2:01 PM.

Google Play is Copying Apple’s App Store, and Why That’s a Good Thing

Since their inception, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store have taken diametrically opposed positions when it comes to policing the content allowed into their respective online marketplaces. Whereas Apple, in natural fashion, reviews every single app submitted, Google has historically taken a more lax position, creating an open digital playground of sorts and opting to address issues after they arise as opposed to before.

Initially, this strategy helped position the Google Play store as a more accommodating and developer-friendly marketplace. All the more so given Apple’s penchant for rejecting apps for seemingly arbitrary and contradictory reasons.

Over time, though, Google has slowly but surely started to see the wisdom in Apple’s approach. While Google still takes a relatively hands-off approach to submitted apps, a recently updated version of its Google Play Developer Program Policies demonstrates that Google sees the merit in having stricter governing rules in place.

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TV
Comedy Central Free Shows

Download 12 episodes of Comedy Central shows for free on Google Play right now

By on May 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Download 12 episodes of Comedy Central shows for free on Google Play right now

Every day, we try to bring you the best selection of free apps we can find on the App Store, but today we have the unique pleasure of being able to alert you to some free TV shows as well. For a limited time, Comedy Central is giving away an episode from 12 of its most popular shows as part of a huge sale on Google Play. More →

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Android App Install from Google Search

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

By on April 17, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

Google on Thursday announced a new app discovery feature that developers can use to further drive up app installs. However, this new developer tool is also a neat trick every Android user should know, as it could significantly improve the overall app install experience. More →

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