FlixOnline app busted for malicious intent, banned from Play Store

Google Play has been making efforts to weed out the malicious apps from its platform, but hackers seem one step ahead at all times. A recent example is that of an app called FlixOnline which disguised itself as a way to access Netflix for free, but in reality, has other motives. The app’s malicious behavior […]

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Google to Limit Which Apps Can See Other Installed Apps on Android Devices, Evoking Similar Privacy Changes Apple Made in iOS 9

Google will soon make it harder for third-party apps to see what other apps are installed on a user’s Android device, a policy change that evokes similar privacy protections Apple introduced in iOS 9, way back in 2015. According to XDA-Developers, upcoming amendments to Google’s Developer Program Policy will limit which apps can access an […]

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Google cuts in-app commissions by half after backlash from developers

After Google’s decision to introduce the 30-percent commission for all in-app purchases with a mandate to use Google’s in-house payment system from January 2021, an unrelenting response wave from developers, tech firms, and politicians was triggered. This forced Google to delay the billing policy implementation till September. Now they have been forced to cut the […]

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Trusted Barcode Scanner app turns into malware post update

Google Play Store has proactively full-proofed its protection mechanisms for apps that are hosted on the platform. That said hackers are at times one step ahead, and the latest example is the Barcode Scanner app developed by Lavabird which has turned into a malware delivering application for the innocent users who have installed the app […]

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En 2020, la pandémie permet au secteur des applications mobiles une expansion impressionnante

Cette crise sanitaire liée à la pandémie de Covid-19 aura certes causé beaucoup de torts à de nombreux secteurs, néanmoins certains s’en sortent plutôt bien. C’est en effet le cas du streaming qu’il soit audio ou vidéo, mais également de l’industrie du jeu vidéo, et on vient de l’apprendre, le secteur des applications mobiles se […]

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Google is letting you publish car apps to closed testing on Play Store

Android Auto – the smart driving assistant is steadily gaining popularity as a companion that lets people remain focused, connected, and entertained through commutes. To make it more useful, Google is working with developers behind parking, navigation, and electric vehicle charging apps to create the Android for Car App Library. Google released the open beta […]

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Dedicated Android security team to scrutinize malicious apps in Play Store

Google has had huge success with Android platform that now makes up for the majority of the operating system environment of mobile devices worldwide. The OS has its share of vulnerabilities and bugs which Google should have attended to long ago, but finally, they are now committed to making apps more secure on the platform. […]

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Google Reportedly Plans to Update Play Store Guidelines to Emphasize Use of Its Billing System With 30% Fee

Google plans to introduce updated Play Store guidelines that emphasize the requirement for most apps to use the company’s billing system for in-app purchases as early as next week, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. While this requirement has existed for years, the report notes that some major developers like Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder have circumvented […]

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Play Store approval time now longer, COVID-19 apps screened

With COVID-19 coronavirus becoming an ominous threat globally, people are constantly on the lookout for apps that provide authentic information. However, in the past few weeks, hackers have taken advantage of this surge in search of coronavirus content and put up fake coronavirus tracking apps to steal sensitive personal information. Google has taken down most […]

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Après FaceApp découvrez Gradient… et ses dérives

Après le phénomène FaceApp, la dernière obsession d’Internet est l’application Gradient qui permet de trouver votre sosie parmi les célébrités. Une semaine après sa mise en ligne, Gradient connaît déjà un succès phénoménal, grâce notamment à Instagram. Sur le Play Store on peut voir que Gradient a déjà passé la barre du million de téléchargements. […]

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