Google Play’s Best of 2019 for apps and games announced

Since we only have a few weeks left for 2019, it’s time to brace ourselves for all of those year-end (and even decade-end) best-of lists and awards. Just last month Google announced the finalists for the Users’ Choice awards and now the results are in for what users determined as …

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Here’s how app recommendation is helped by machine learning

Machine Learning is something not many people will fully understand. It’s vague because the human mind can’t really determine how a computer “reads” and “performs” but simply put, machine learning is the study of statistical models and algorithms that a machine uses. A machine refers to a mobile device or …

Google Play Store undergoes redesign on Wear OS smartwatches

If you own a smartwatch running on Wear OS, you might want to check the Play Store on your device as you might be pleasantly surprised that it looks different now. Well, that is, if the latest update to the Wear OS has already rolled out to your wearable. Unfortunately, …

People report losing Google Opinion Rewards without warning

If you’ve been answering some Google surveys and turning them into usable Google Play Store credits through the Google Opinion Rewards system, you might want to check now if they’re still there. There are several reports of users finding they’ve lost their rewards or that they suddenly expired even though …

Google Play Points gives rewards for using Play Store, launches in U.S.

If you’re a frequent user of the Google Play Store, not just for downloading free apps but making various purchases, then you’ll finally get your just rewards. Google is launching the Google Play Points rewards program in the U.S. after enjoying successful launches the past year in South Korea and …

Adware identified by ESET team, deleted from the Play Store

Who hates any forms of virus here? Whether it’s one that affects the physical body, a gadget, or a system–we hate it. A new form of adware affecting Android was recently discovered by ESET. The campaign is said to have been running for over a year now, reaching a staggering …

Google now restricts “predatory” loan apps from the Play Store

Google is continuing its crackdown on financial apps that are deemed predatory and harmful to users on the Google Play Store. They have now updated the restricted content policy page and have listed high-interest loan services or those with 36% and higher APR as well as personal loan apps. While …

Google Play Store may be bringing Incognito Mode, warning for sideloading apps

If you like discovering and installing new apps every once in a while to make your life easier or to entertain you, then the Google Play Store is one of the most important services you have on your phone. But it can also sometimes be the source of a lot …

Google Play Store dark theme works with Samsung’s Android Pie Night mode

Google has started rolling out a dark theme for the Google Play Store on Android devices running Android 10, and the good news is that it works just as well on Samsung devices running Android Pie and One UI. Google is rolling out the dark theme for many of its …

Google supprime 50 applications du Play Store, sans raison

La semaine dernière, Google a sans alerter personne, supprimé près de 46 applications du Play Store. Toutes ces applications appartiennent au développeur chinois iHandy, mais Google n’a pour le moment pas expliqué pourquoi s’être autant acharné sur cette entreprise. iHandy, est une société basée à Beijing, qui a fait les …

Android 10 gets Slices, Dark theme for the Google Play Store

The Android 10 may be out but it’s not fully ready for most Android devices. We know only a few smartphones that will be upgraded to the new Android OS version but we can expect related announcements in the near future. More features and enhancements may also be uncovered. One …

Google Play Pass subscription service may finally arrive soon

We’ve already seen a preview of how it will look like through screenshots and now we have an indication that we may be getting the Google Play Pass soon. After undergoing initial testing to selected users, the arrival of the app subscription service was teased by the official Google Play …

Google Play Pass may be announced soon

No other information has been provided but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the Google Play Pass. Last month, we learned the tech giant was testing out a Play Pass app and a game subscription service. A few details were shared from screenshots of what is said to …

Huawei : un moyen d’accès aux applications Google pour le Mate 30 ?

Il faut avouer que la conférence du 19 septembre prochain, où les nouveaux Mate 30 seront présentés, à de quoi faire trembler Huawei. Depuis les mesures américaines sanctionnant les partenaires travaillant avec des firmes chinoises, Huawei s’est vu retirer sa licence Android, et sera écartée du magasin d’application de Google, …

Google Play Store may start autoplaying promo videos in listing

If you’re highly annoyed with all the autoplaying videos that you’ve encountered on Facebook and YouTube, prepare to become even more irritated especially if you like visiting the Google Play Store. It seems like they will be introducing autoplaying promo videos in the Play Store listing, despite the fact that …