Tag: play store

Files by Google hits 100 million installs on the Play Store

Google introduced its smart file manager back in November 2017 as “Files Go,” though the Go moniker has since been dropped in favor of a more simple “Files by Google.” In a little over 14 months, Files by Google has managed to get over 100 million downloads on the Play Store, which is pretty impressive […]

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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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Play Store to phase out 32-bit apps on 64-bit devices by 2021, all new apps from August 1 must be 64-bit

While Apple phased out 32-bit apps on iOS over a year ago, Google has been taking its time — likely because there are still many 32-bit Android phones and tablets still in use. Google announced in December 2017 that 32-bit apps would eventually be phased out on 64-bit devices, and now the company has provided […]

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19 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Article Contents Another week is about half done, so that means it’s time for another round of app sales. Today’s list is small and features more questionable items. Have fun and see you all on Friday. Free Apps Clipboard Manager Pro $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 9 hours Side Protect: Auto Touch Guard $0.99 […]

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37 temporarily free and 29 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Article Contents Good evening. Despite it being a bit later than usual, I have the first round of app sales for the week. Today’s list has a few notable items and we see the return of the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ section — I know that some of you are very excited about this. Free Apps inches to centimeters or […]

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The new National Geographic app looks nice, but still needs a bit of work

National Geographic National Geographic launched a new app on the Play Store. The app replaces the current National Geographic magazine app. Unfortunately, only folks in the U.S. and Canada can download the new app. National Geographic launched a new app for folks in the U.S. and Canada. The app replaces the current National Geographic magazine […]

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26 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps and games to kick off the weekend

Article Contents It’s finally Friday! Another week is wrapping up and boy what a busy one it was. CES, though not as a big of an event for us at AP as MWC, is still a deluge of news. And since it’s Friday, that means it’s time for another round of app sales to get […]

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Google’s new SMS and call permission policy is crippling apps used by millions

Late last year, Google decided it was time to crack down on apps requesting SMS and call log permissions. Ostensibly, exceptions would be granted for categories including backups and automation, but as of now, there are still gaps which cover legitimate use cases. While some popular apps like Tasker have successfully secured exemptions, others like Cerberus have […]

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Deal: 2K Games’ year-end sale offers discounted games on the Play Store

With 2019 almost upon us, publisher 2K Games is currently holding a year-end sale on its games on the Google Play Store. The discounted games include NBA 2K19, Borderlands 2, XCOM: Enemy Within, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, WWE 2K, and Civilization Revolution 2. Keep in mind that Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! are only available […]

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Nova Launcher Prime on sale for just $1 — cheaper in some countries

Nova Launcher is the defacto drop-in launcher replacement for those dissatisfied by a given phone’s software. Its range of options and customizations cover the gamut from stock-ish to garish and everything in between, making an essential part of the basic Android enthusiast kit. And if you’re a recent software transplant enjoying our greener pastures, Nova […]

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Google Duo reaches 1 billion downloads on the Play Store

Back in May of 2016, Google announced two new messaging apps: Allo and Duo. The former, as you probably know, is being killed off in about three months. Duo, however, is still alive and kicking, as it’s a pretty good video calling app. It just hit a whopping one billion downloads on the Play Store, […]

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23 temporarily free and 89 on-sale apps and games for Friday, including titles from Square Enix and Asmodee Digital

Article Contents Hello, all. We’re on the cusp of Christmas, so it’s no surprise that we have a lot of apps on sale today. Part of that is, of course, due to my skipping of Wednesday’s roundup as a sort of experiment — spoiler alert: it didn’t work out in my favor. So here we […]

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Sony surprises everyone with a free Lemmings mobile game, and it bleeds gacha

[embedded content] Surprising virtually everyone, the PlayStation Blog has revealed that a mobile version of Lemmings is now available. The game is the latest entry in the Lemmings series, which started in 1991 and initially launched on the Amiga. Even though this version of Lemmings is brand new (being developed by Sad Puppy Limited), the basic […]

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