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Android 12 May Include Feature That Will Hibernate Apps You Haven't Used in a While

You probably have a bunch of apps you’ve installed on your phone but only use rarely, so to free up some extra space, it looks like Google is giving Android 12 a new feature that will automatically delete temporary files for apps you haven’t used recently.Read more...
Tags: Android, Mobile Linux, Google Play, Google, Computing, Google Io, Operating Systems, Cloud Clients, Alphabet Inc, Technology Internet, Mobile App, Smartphones, Android Version History, Software


Google Assistant Just Got a Useful Update With Four Helpful Features

Four new upgrades coming to Google Assistant will help you track down your phone, order takeout faster, and even discover new automated routines. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Mobile Software, Alphabet Inc, Technology Internet


New Google Photos Video-Editing Features Finally Appearing on Android Phones

Google announced back in February it was adding new video-editing tools to its Photos app, but those updates appeared only on iOS devices first. Now, according to Android Police, Google is rolling out the same tools to Android users.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Google Photos, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Google Pixel, Android Police Google, Pixel 3, Cross Platform Software


Google Is Yanking Play Movies and TV App From Roku and Most Smart TVs

Google is officially pulling the plug on its Play Movies and TV app on all Roku devices and Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TVs, the company announced via 9to5Google on Monday. Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Play, TV, Science, Technology, Samsung, Apple TV, Computing, Roku, Vizio, Smart TV, Internet Television, Mass Media, Movies Anywhere, Samsung LG Vizio, Digital Media Players


APKPure app contained malicious adware, say researchers

Security researchers say APKPure, a widely popular app for installing older or discontinued Android apps from outside of Google’s app store, contained malicious adware that flooded the victim’s device with unwanted ads. Kaspersky Lab said that it alerted APKPure on Thursday that its most recent app version, 3.17.18, contained malicious code that siphoned off data from a victim’s device without their knowledge, and pushed ads to the device’s lock screen and in the background to generate fraudulen...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Security, Apps, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Bank, App-store, Sdk, Mobile App, Online Advertising


How to Navigate the New Google Play Store Interface

A new Google Play Store interface is rolling out now for all Android users. It looks mostly the same as before, but reorganizes the store’s layout and streamlines the menus, so finding your way around the app will be different. Here’s a quick tour of the Google Play Store app’s new design, noting where the various…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Menu Bar, New Google, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation, Ios Version History


Uninstall This Android App, Which Gave You Malware Instead of Netflix

In what is becoming a recurring ritual, Google has removed a scammy Android malware app from the Google Play Store. This time, the offending culprit is FlixOnline, a malware app that roped people in by pretending to offer them free Netflix access. Its banishment from the Play Store is great, but the onus is on you to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Social Media, Malware, Whatsapp, Software, Netflix, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Seeking aspiring designers looking to Change The Game

Though women are playing mobile games at record numbers and make up 45% of gamers, they are heavily underrepresented in the gaming industry and as protagonists in video games. At Google Play, we have a mission to make mobile gaming truly for everyone by enabling women to be celebrated and empowered as both players and creators.   In 2017, we launched the Change The Game Design Challenge to inspire teens to turn their passion for gaming into careers. The Design Challenge has grown from just a fiv...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Canada, Chromebook, Diversity and Inclusion, Purnima Kochikar


How to Banish the Ghost of Google Play Music From Your Phone

The Google Play Music service is dead, but the app still haunts many Android devices. Its icon remains on the launcher and its data takes up space in the internal storage, but opening the app simply takes you to a screen with the message “Google Play Music is no longer available.”Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Google Drive, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Google Maps, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Google Play Music, Alphabet Inc, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Google Is Cracking Down on Apps That Can See Every Other App You Have Installed

As Google continues to upgrade its privacy and security policies, it’s now making an important change in Android that will significantly limit the ability of Android apps to see all the other apps you have installed on your device.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Google Allo, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Consumers spent $32B on apps in Q1 2021, the biggest quarter on record

The pandemic’s remarkable impact on the app industry has not slowed down in 2021. In fact, consumer spending in apps has hit a new record in the first quarter of this year, a new report from App Annie indicates. The firm says consumers in Q1 2021 spent $32 billion on apps across both iOS and Google Play, up 40% year-over-year from Q1 2020. It’s the largest-ever quarter on record, App Annie also notes. Last year saw both app downloads and consumer spend increase, as people rapidly adopted apps un...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, India, Disney, Tech, Whatsapp, Netflix, Computing, App Annie, DOP, Mobile Applications, Roblox


Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. We wanted to take another moment to spotlight a few of the titles and developers we think you’ll enjoy. Dive in to the newest games and apps With this most recent batch of new additions, we’re happy to share that Play Pass now offers access to 800+ games and apps. We’ve added some great, award-winning titles this past month, like: Football...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Anne, Old Republic, Tesla Tower, James Kavanagh


The best free live wallpapers for Android

Tired of static Android wallpapers that serve only as bland backdrops? Live wallpapers add panache to your Android device without draining the battery.
Tags: Android, Google Play, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Live Wallpapers, Tier 4


Dangerous Android App Pretends to Be a System Update to Steal Your Data

Beware a newly discovered malicious app that pretends to update your phone but, in reality, is just a giant spyware application that can steal pretty much all your data while also monitoring your movements and online search history. Read more...
Tags: Android, Google Play, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Zimperium, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Your Phone, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, Shridhar Mittal


A new Android spyware masquerades as a ‘system update’

Security researchers say a powerful new Android malware masquerading as a critical system update can take complete control of a victim’s device and steal their data. The malware was found bundled in an app that had to be installed outside of Google Play, the app store for Android devices. Once installed by the user, the app hides and stealthily exfiltrates data from the victim’s device to the operator’s servers. Researchers at mobile security firm Zimperium, which discovered the malicious app, s...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Security, Technology, Mobile Security, Tech, Spokesperson, Ceo, Malware, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, App-store, Mobile Devices, Firebase


Data shows how few Google Play developers will pay the higher 30% commission after policy change

Google this week announced its was cutting the commissions it charges Android app developers who publish on its Google Play marketplace, following a similar move by Apple last year aimed at fending off antitrust claims. According to Google’s own estimates, 99% of its developers who sell goods and services would see their fees cut in half, as a result of the move which reduces the 30% commission to 15% on the first million dollars a developer earns. Now, data shared by App Annie helps to further ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Tech, App Annie


How to Sideload Any App on Your Chromecast With Google TV

Google’s newest Chromecast dongle has a lot going for it, including support for an increasingly broad range of apps. But despite being made by Google, you won’t find every Android app on the device—just the ones that have been approved and tweaked for big-screen use. If you want to install other apps and games, here’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Android TV, Chromecast, Computing, Dropbox, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Sideloading, Networking hardware, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet


App Store Small Business Program's Lower Fees Cost Apple Less Than 5% of Revenue

Apple in November launched the App Store Small Business Program, which drops App Store fees from 30 percent to 15 percent for all developers who earn less than $1 million from the ‌App Store‌, and it turns out the price drop isn't costing Apple much money. According to estimates from app analytics company Sensor Tower shared by CNBC, had Apple's program been in place for all of 2020, Apple would have missed out on $595 million, or approximately 2.7 percent of the estimated $21.7 billion in ‌A...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, App Store, Cnbc, Sensor Tower, App Store Small Business Program


Daily Crunch: Google Play halves commission on developers’ first $1M

Google is letting developers keep more of their Play revenue, Instagram adds teen safety features and we examine the global distribution of venture funding. This is your Daily Crunch for March 16, 2021. The big story: Google Play halves commission on first $1M Following a similar move by Apple last year, Google said that it will be reducing its fee from 30% to 15% for the first $1 million that developers earn through Google Play annually. This is slightly different from Apple’s approach, in th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Instagram, China, Tech, United States, Ford, Alibaba, Michigan, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Ford Motor Company, NFT, Soli


How to Check if You're Running Android's Speedier 64-Bit Chrome

The recent release of Chrome 89 brought with it one super-useful upgrade for a number of Android users: an official 64-bit version of the browser, which Google claims is “up to 8.5% faster to load pages and 28% smoother when it comes to scrolling and input latency.”Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Smartphones, Software, Chrome Os, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Google Pixel, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Technology Internet


Google’s Family Link updates reflect the pandemic’s impact on how parents view screen time

Google is making changes to its parental control system, Family Link, that aims to better reflect parents’ changing views on children’s screen time. In the pre-pandemic world, parents were more likely to see screen time as something in need of restriction — they’d rather their kids get offline or go outside to play with friends, perhaps. But the challenges of a locked-down world and the push towards virtual learning have impacted parents’ views. Google says today’s parents are more concerned abo...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Technology, Kids, Families, Education, Parents, Tech, Smartphones, United States, Screen Time, Mobile Applications, Tiktok


Google Play drops commissions to 15% from 30%, following Apple’s move last year

Google will lower its Play commissions globally for developers that sell in-app digital goods and services on its marquee store, the company said, following a similar move by rival Apple late last year. The Android-maker said on Tuesday that starting July 1, it is reducing the service fee for Google Play to 15% — down from 30% — for the first $1 million of revenue developers earn using Play billing system each year. The company will levy a 30% cut on every dollar developers generate through Goog...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, App, Play Store, Payments, App Store, Paytm, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney


Google to Lower Play Store Commission to 15% on First $1 Million Earned by Developers Per Year

Google today announced that, starting July 1, it will be lowering its Play Store commission from 30% to 15% for the first $1 million of revenue developers earn using the Play Store billing system each year, as reported by TechCrunch. Google estimated that 99% of developers that sell goods and services with the Play Store billing system will see a 50% reduction in fees. This moves comes nearly three months after Apple introduced a Small Business Program that reduces the App Store's commission...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Play Store, Google Google, TechCrunch Google, Lower Play Store Commission


How to Use Your Android Phone Seamlessly With Your Chromebook

Google is making it easier than ever to move seamlessly between an Android phone and a Chromebook. New and existing features in Chrome OS mean that you can get pair your Android device to your Chromebook in seconds, which means you can sync notifications, Chrome tabs, and more between the two. Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Android, Google Play, Science, Smartphones, Software, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Computing, Google Play Services, Laptops, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet


Check Your Android for Malware Clones of These Useful Apps

A handful of malware-filled Android apps has, once again, been removed from the Google Play Store, and they were all taking advantage of the latest trend in malware design: masquerading as innocent clones of useful apps to escape initial detection by Google, and transforming into crappy malware once people started…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Technology, Malware, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Malwarebytes, Mobile App, F Secure, Antivirus Software, CamScanner, Technology Internet, Brain Test


How to Check Your Pulse With Your Pixel Phone

You can now use your Pixel phone can to check your pulse and respiratory rate without using a third-party app or fitness device.Read more...
Tags: Android, Google Play, Technology, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Mobile Phones, Computing, Lifehacks, Google Fit, Wearable Devices, Pixel, Google Pixel, Wearable Computers, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation


New tools make children's books easier to read

As a parent to two young kids, bedtime stories are a big part of our evening ritual. My daughter, who’s almost 4, can now recognize all the capital letters, but she’s still learning how to identify lowercase letters and put them all together in a complete word. As we celebrate National Read Across America Day in the United States, I’m reminded of aspiring readers like my daughter, who experiences both the joys and the challenges of books. Google Play Books recently introduced a set of tools to h...
Tags: Google, Google Play, United States, Google Play Books, Julia, Elmo Abby, Google Kids Space, Vitaliy Dikker


How to Customize Netflix's New Automatic Downloads

Netflix’s Android app will now automatically download shows and movies it thinks you’ll enjoy. It’s similar to the app’s Smart Downloads feature, which automatically deletes episodes saved on your device after you watch them and downloads the next. However, the new “Downloads for You” feature saves content to your…
Tags: Android, Google Play, Software, Netflix, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Technology Internet


Google Maps Dark Mode and More Useful Android Features Are Rolling Out Today

While we wait for Android 12 to officially go live later this year, Google has a bunch of tweaks and updates coming to Android this spring. Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Android, Google Play, Science, Gmail, Smartphones, Software, Chrome Os, Computing, Google Maps, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet


App spending to reach $270B by 2025, new forecast predicts

A new market forecast predicts app spending will reach $270 billion by the year 2025, including paid downloads, in-app purchases, and subscriptions. According to data from Sensor Tower, in-app spending will return to pre-pandemic levels of stable growth over the next few years, downloads will continue to grow, and, perhaps most notably, it’s predicting app store spending in non-game apps will overtake mobile game spending by 2024. This is a big bet, given that, today, consumers spend twice as mu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Netflix, App Store, Cagr