Tag: Google Play Store

Play Store developers will need to target their apps for Android 9 Pie by this fall

Google is continuing to push Android developers to use the latest API features. Last November, all applications submitted to the store were required to target Android 8.0 Oreo or higher — meaning they would have to support runtime permissions and other breaking API changes. As expected, Google is now stepping up the requirements. Starting in […]

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Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest up for pre-registration on the Play Store

[embedded content] Games Workshop, in partnership with studios Tilting Point and Hunted Cow, announced that Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest is available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store. Taking place in the pre-40,000 Warhammer universe, Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest is a tactical strategy game that puts you in the shoes of a Chaos Lord. As […]

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Apple and Google in hot water over app that tracks a Saudi woman’s whereabouts

Apple and Google are under fire for hosting a Saudi Arabian government app that lets men track women and prevent them from leaving the country, reported Business Insider. Downloaded over one million times, Absher includes innocuous functions like being able to pay a parking fine. However, it’s the app’s travel features that have been the target […]

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Movies, audiobooks, and more on sale on the Google Play Store for Valentine’s Day

Starting today, the Google Play Store is offering deals on several romance movies, e-books, and audiobooks for Valentine’s Day. The discounts are available through February 15. Here are some highlighted deals: Movies E-books Audiobooks You can find additional discounts on Titanic, The Fault In Our Stars, Brokeback Mountain, and other romance-themed movies, e-books, and audiobooks. […]

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Popular beauty apps on Play Store showed porn ads, stole photos

Trend Micro has discovered over two dozen malicious beauty apps on the Play Store. These apps pushed malicious ads, pornographic pop-ups, and redirected users to phishing websites. Some of these apps are stealing photos by posing as filter-style apps. The Google Play Store isn’t completely free of nefarious apps, and a new discovery by security […]

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Google Cloud Print passes one billion installs on the Play Store, is the first app to do so in 2019

The billion-app-installs club — it may not be as sweet as the three comma club, but with fewer than 30 members, it’s actually more exclusive. Four apps on the Play Store crossed a billion installs last year, including Gboard and Duo, and 2019 just got its first entrant – Google’s Cloud Print. The app does […]

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Attack on Titan: Assault is up for pre-registration on the Play Store

[embedded content] Are you patiently waiting for the fourth season of Attack on Titan? You might want to look at Attack on Titan: Assault, the mobile incarnation of the popular anime series. Previous Attack on Titan games for consoles and handheld systems were open-world action games that let you explore the world and fight Titans […]

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This app might give Uber and Lyft a run for their ride-sharing money in US

Whim Finnish company MaaS Global announced that its mobility app Whim will debut in the U.S. later this year, reported TechCrunch. Whim will launch in one of the following five cities: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, or Miami. In addition to the U.S., MaaS Global also plans to launch Whim in Singapore. The app is currently available in […]

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Puzzle game Angry Birds Dream Blast now available on the Play Store

[embedded content] Developer Rovio has just announced Angry Birds Dream Blast, the 18th entry in the Angry Birds game series. Dream Blast doesn’t feature the castle-destroying gameplay mechanic of the original Angry Birds. Instead, your job in Dream Blast is to match bubbles with the same color. Think of the game like a cuter version […]

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[Update: New top reviews, wider rollout] Google Play Store’s redesigned ratings and reviews section lets you easily filter by star rating

While Google’s new nearly all-white Material Design update for the Google Play Store has been rolling out and rolling back for many users since May 2018 eliciting mixed responses. Some say it’s sleek and elegant, others dislike the brightness and lack of differentiation between elements. But one new change rolling out to some users is […]

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Power Shade and Material Notification Shade are back on the Play Store, suspicious library removed from apps

When popular apps Power Shade and Material Notification Shade were flagged as malicious and taken down from the Play Store last month, our main takeaway was to be cautious of the apps and the developer, Treydev Inc., going forward. Now both apps have returned to the Play Store, but with a less-than-satisfying explanation from the developer, […]

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Coming soon: Break out of prison with The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout on Android

[embedded content] Already available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout is now available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store. The Escapists 2 adheres closely to the gameplay mechanics of the original: to help inmates break out of prison. To get out of prison, you can craft […]

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Gay conversion therapy app still on Play Store, Google facing backlash

The Living Hope Ministries app promotes practices aligning with gay conversion therapy. The controversial app was removed from the Apple and Amazon app stores but remains on the Google Play Store. Gay conversion therapy is denounced by almost every prestigious medical institution. A controversial mobile application used as a gay conversion therapy tool was recently […]

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