Tag: Google Play Store

[Update: Fixed] Pre-registration on the web version of the Play Store is broken for many

Usually, pre-registering to be notified of an app’s release is a simple click of a button over on the Play Store, but for some reason, that usually straightforward process seems to have hit a snag. For many, selecting pre-register on a Play Store app listing doesn’t actually appear to do anything. On refresh, the relevant button […]

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Pre-registration on the web version of the Play Store is broken for some

Usually, pre-registering to be notified of an app’s release is a simple click of a button over on the Play Store, but for some reason, that usually straightforward process seems to have hit a snag. For many, selecting pre-register on a Play Store app listing doesn’t actually appear to do anything. On refresh, the relevant button […]

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Update Notes for Photos, Play Store, Keep Notes, and more (October 8th, 2018)

Article Contents Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and […]

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15 best emulators for Android

Older consoles are an endearing and memorable part of a lot of childhoods. From the SNES to the PlayStation, there were a ton of amazing, iconic games. Some of them are still good by today’s standards. Many of those games have mobile releases, like older Final Fantasy games. However, many only exist on those older […]

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From Android to YouTube: 20+ pro tips from the Googlers behind them

Between Search, Gmail, and Android, Google’s products have become indispensable to many of us in the years since they’ve been introduced. Though you may know your way around all of Google’s services, as the company marks its 20th anniversary, the company has revealed a handful of lesser-known tips, direct from the people behind them. Android Sagar […]

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Bouncer limits third-party app permissions using Android Accessibility Services

App permissions are one thing most people give away much too liberally — but what’s the other option, using less apps? Trying to remember to manually toggle off permissions for certain apps after using them? Sounds like a lot of work. Turns out, there’s an app for that (or at least one currently in beta), […]

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Google launches FameBit marketing app for influencers on the go

If you aren’t a Youtube content creator, then you probably aren’t familiar with FameBit — unless you remember the (now debunked) Pixel 3 release date rumor from last month. For the uninitiated, it’s a service for YouTubers and other content creators to connect with marketers, helping “influencers” make a bit of cash with sponsored content. […]

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Play Store v11.6 reveals rewards program called Play Points, hints at new voting system [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Things have been quiet for the Play Store for the last few months, but a pair of updates to v11.5 and v11.6 began rolling out with some interesting clues hidden under the hood. Two new features appear to be in the works. The first is a loyalty program called Play Points that works […]

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10 best calendar apps for Android for 2018

Calendars are useful tools. Even paper ones are great for remembering dates, taking out the trash, and keeping track of family birthdays. Some of the first mobile apps were datebooks and calendars. They’re useful to this day for exactly the same things as their antiquated paper ancestors. Surprisingly, the technology behind calendars has changed very […]

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Game demos come to Google Play Store: Simply hit the ‘try now’ button

[embedded content] The Google Play Store now has a “try now” button for games, right next to the “buy” or “install” button. The feature uses technology from mobile studio AppOnBoard, and has already been implemented in a few titles. AppOnBoard is offering a 30-day free trial to developers wanting the feature in their games. Instant […]

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