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Google brings back notifications for finished Play Store app updates

Not many of you may have noticed it but the tech giant removed the Play Store notifications that appear after apps are updated automatically. For some people, it was a welcome change but others prefer they still see them. It wasn’t a bug. Google definitely removed the alerts. Now the notifications are back, so again, […]

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Premium games section for Chromebook show up on Google Play Store

With a lot of Chromebooks being introduced in the market today, perhaps it is the best time for game developers to work on their titles and offer them on the Play Store as premium games compatible for Chromebooks. And with many people staying at home these days, such games will appeal to more young kids […]

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Google cracks down on QAnon apps on Play Store

You’ve probably seen people on your social media feeds posting about various conspiracy theories. Imagine if they had an app where they are fed constantly with all sorts of false, alarmist, and eventually harmful stories. Well, actually they do have that. Well, they did. Google has finally cracked down on three apps related to QAnon, […]

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Google Play Store getting search filters for better results

The Google Play Store is probably more widely used these days by millions of Android mobile consumers. Being on lockdown is making a lot of people crazy and bored. But of course, there are numerous solutions to that. Google, for one, has been offering solutions and updates to its many products and services. Google Duo […]

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“Creeperware” apps are making a comeback on Google Play Store

Back in 2019, after cybersecurity researchers notified Google that they were publishing dangerous and malicious apps, the Google Play Store removed more than 1,000 apps that were found to be surveilling, monitoring, and harassing users. This was probably their biggest purge even as some of the apps were not initially punished because they didn’t violate […]

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Android Advanced Protection will block directly sideloading apps

Android security has sometimes become the butt of jokes in the mobile market. Despite Google’s best machine learning systems, malware-bearing apps still get through to users, often from unverified, unofficial, and third-party sources. This has made Android phones non-ideal for users at risk from targeted attacks, like journalists and activists. That is why, starting today, […]

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Google’s app review process may take 7 days or longer

Google has previously shared their efforts in not just providing us with the best information during this COVID-19 pandemic situation but also in taking care of their employees. They have adopted a work from home policy when possible and adjusted the work schedule in some of their offices. However, it will have an effect on […]

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Four Chinese mobile OEMs working on Google Play Store alternative

This is happening. The Google Play Store may soon be toppled by a new mobile app store as the biggest Chinese OEMs have started to join forces to work on a new platform for developers. It won’t be just for the Chinese developers but also for those devs outside the country. The idea is to […]

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Google Play Store says developers already made more than $80 billion

There are millions of apps in the Google Play Store and while some of them are free, there are also a lot that earn profits from the apps themselves and from in-app purchases. Google has now announced that developers have earned more than $80 billion to date on the platform and they thanked the “developer […]

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Google Play Store will now allow you to turn off autoplay video (sort of)

Whoever invented autoplay should always receive coal in their Christmas stockings for the rest of their lives. While it is a good marketing and discoverability ploy, users should always have the option to turn it off. Some apps have learned from their mistakes and are giving more control to their users over this. Google Play […]

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