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Google Play finally removes controversial Infowars app

It took them a long time but finally, Google has removed the controversial Infowars app from the Play Store. It only took publishing misinformation about the coronavirus for them to finally make the move more than a year after Apple decided to remove the app from its own App Store. This is just one of […]

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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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Understanding Google Play, 2019 Public Policy Report published

Google Play is where we get all the mobile games, apps, and digital content for our Android devices. Active Android users–over 2.5 billion in number–including you and me, access Google Play to get stuff. More Android users are being added each day and each one has access to Google Play. Without Google Play, you can’t […]

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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 computer. For this purpose, we’re […]

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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 the expiration dates are supposedly […]

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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 Japan. It’s a free program […]

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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 eight million downloads straight from […]

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