Google Play In-App Purchase Restrictions
Google has just started rolling out an update to the Play Store app on Android that, among other things, now offers more fine-grained control when making purchases. This change could very well be related to the class action suit that the company is now facing. Early this week, Google was hit with a class action Continue Reading →
Remember when the launcher on the Nexus 5 turned into the Google Now Launcher? We told you at the time that its appearance on the Play store as an app for everyone was likely imminent as it included a way to import settings from your old launcher. Guess what? It arrived this week, though it’s Continue Reading →
RIP Flappy Bird
The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are filled with clones that mimic Continue Reading →
Google Play
More than one percent of titles available in Google’s official Android app market may be unauthorized copycats of competing apps that have been re-engineered to more aggressively monitor browsing history and other personal habits, security researchers said on Monday. The study, published Monday by researchers from antivirus provider Bitdefender, analyzed 420,646 Android apps available in Continue Reading →
Google Play Music
It’s been more than four months since Google launched its on-demand music streaming service, All Access, on the Web and as part of the native Google Play Music app for Android smartphones and tablets. Now, both Google Play Music and All Access are available for iOS devices too. The free version of the app allows Continue Reading →
Google Play and BlackBerry
I think at this point we can pretty safely say that BlackBerry’s BB 10 relaunch was a bit of a disaster for the once-mighty Canadian smartphone makers. I mean, you don’t give your CEO the boot for nothing right? And it now seems the company is ready to fully capitulate to its Android rival. How? Continue Reading →