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Delete these eight malware-ridden Android apps immediately

There's a new family of malware called Haken, and Joker is staging a comeback
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Security, News, Trends, Malware, Computing, Haken

Google Bans 600 Android Apps from Play Store for Serving Disruptive Ads

Google has banned nearly 600 Android apps from the Play Store for bombarding users with disruptive ads and violating its advertising guidelines. The company categorizes disruptive ads as "ads that are displayed to users in unexpected ways, including impairing or interfering with the usability of device functions," such as a full-screen ad served when attempting to make a phone call. Although [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Mobile Security, Tech, Cyber Security, Adware, Android security, Android Malware, Android virus, Google Play Protect, Android Antivirus, Ravie Lakshmanan

Google removes ‘nearly 600’ apps from the Play Store over annoying ads

Google is cracking down on apps on the Google Play Store with the most obnoxious ads. The company today announced it had removed ‘nearly 600’ apps from the Play Store – banning them from monetizing ads too – for their disruptive advertisements. Specifically, Google says that “disruptive” ads are those that are displayed to users in “unexpected ways” such as when ads show up when you’re not actually using the device, or if you get a surprise full-screen ad when trying to make a phone call, unlock...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Startups, Insider

Google exiles 600 apps from Play Store for 'disruptive advertising' amid push to clean up Android souk's image

Purge is the latest in a series of similar store scourings On Thursday Google confirmed it has removed nearly 600 Android apps from the Google Play Store and banned them from its ad services for violating its policies on disruptive advertising and interstitials.…
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Software

Google removes 600 apps with annoying pop-up ads from the Play Store

Google cracked down on its disruptive ad policy by removing 600 troublesome apps from its Play Store
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Mobile, News, Trends, Web, Google Apps, Google Ads, App Ads

How to send someone Google Play credit or books as gifts in the Google Play Store

You can send someone Google Play credit by buying them a physical gift card or an ecard from an online retailer, like Amazon. Google Play credits can be used to purchase anything from movies to games and books. You can also gift digital books directly in the Google Play Store. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When you give the gift of Google Play credit, you give your friend, family member, or colleague the ability to choose from among an almost immeasurable library of mus...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Google Play, Google Play Store, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Google Photos, Gamestop, Amazon Samsung, Amazon Google Play

I just spent a day using Samsung's new foldable flip phone — here are the best and worst things about it so far

Samsung's $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip is the company's latest foldable phone. As its name implies, it has a bendable screen and hinge that allows the phone to snap shut just like an old-school flip phone. The phone's hinge and flexible screen enable you to prop it up on a table or flat surface, making it easy to watch videos hands-free or use it as second miniature display throughout the workday. But there aren't many apps available to take advantage of the Z Flip's unconventional design, and it's st...
Tags: Apple, Google Play Store, Motorola, Samsung, Trends, Galaxy Fold Samsung, Galaxy Z Flip

The best media streaming sticks and devices

A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV shows. These days, the best TV shows are coming out on stre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Hbo, Mac, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Chromecast, Netflix, Nvidia, Roku, Vizio

Mozilla's New Firefox Android App Only Supports These Extensions for Now

Mozilla is about to remove the Nightly beta of its new Firefox Android browser from the Google Play Store, leaving only Firefox Preview for users to try. It’s worth swapping over from the Nightly build to this browser right now, or giving it a peek for the first time, but there’s one small catch: Only one extension is…Read more...
Tags: Firefox, Google Play Store, Web Browsers, Mozilla, Lifehacks, Firefox Extensions, Mobile Browsing, Firefox Preview

Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones's last major project was this Canterbury Tales app

Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones who died last month was also a scholar of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, having penned two books about the great English poet. Before Jones's death, he was collaborating with an international team of Chaucer geeks on a Canterbury Tales app. “We want the public, not just academics, to see the manuscript as Chaucer would have likely thought of it—as a performance that mixed drama and humor,” said University of Saskatchewan English professor and p...
Tags: Google Play Store, Apps, Post, News, Wales, Literature, Monty Python, Shakespeare, Terry, Canterbury, Peter Robinson, Writers, Jones, Robinson, Canterbury Tales, University of Saskatchewan

10 Free Android TV Launchers Compared & Reviewed

Here’s a list of 10 free Android TV launchers with reviews and screenshots. Some are ad supported, and I’ve made sure to clearly point that out in each overview. HALauncher Google Play Store link: HALauncher is my new Android TV launcher. I’ve put this one at the top of the list of 10 in case you just came here to find out which one I recommend the most. This is it. It’s free but ad supported. Don’t like ads? You can d...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Android, Google Play Store, Multimedia, eLearning, Don, Hotboxz TV Launcher Google Play Store

China's leading smartphone manufacturers are teaming up to take on Google Play Store

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Chinese smartphone manufacturers Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have banded together to create the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), a unified app store platform intended to challenge the dominance of Google's Play Store, according to Reuters. The report sugg...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, China, Samsung, Trends, Os, Malaysia, Huawei, Idc, Vivo, Reuters, Business Insider Intelligence, India Indonesia Russia, Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity Tech, GDSA

Chinese mobile giants are reportedly uniting with Huawei to challenge Google's Play Store

Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are reportedly building a platform for app developers to upload apps onto all of their app stores at once, a move analysts say aims to challenge Google's Play Store. Reuters, citing sources, said that the alliance, known as the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), is aiming to launch in March. The project will cover nine regions including India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia – although the GDSA website makes no reference to Huawei. A Xiaomi spokesman told Re...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Europe, China, Russia, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Xiaomi, App Store, Huawei, Vivo, Trump, Reuters, Canalys

HUAWEI, Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo said to create Google Play Store alternative

Earlier last year, Google suspended some of its business operations with HUAWEI which includes a ban on using Google Services and Play Store. Subsequently, the company got another 90-day license extension to do business with American firms and there have been reports that the company has been working on alternatives. On similar lines now, according to the latest reports, Chinese mobile giants Xiaomi, HUAWEI, OPPO, and Vivo are said to be working on a platform to rival Google Play Store. The...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, China, Blogging, Xiaomi, Rumors, Huawei, Vivo, India Indonesia Russia, Google Services, Global Developer Service, GDSA, Global Developer Service Alliance, Google Play Store alternative, OPPO Vivo HUAWEi Xiaomi GDSA, Xiaomi HUAWEI OPPO Vivo app store

How to record a call on your Android device using a third-party app

You can record a call on your Android using a third-party app or platform, like Google Voice. If you use Google Voice to route calls to your Android phone, you can set up incoming call recording but you can't record outgoing calls. Recording a phone call may present both legal and ethical issues if you don't inform all of the parties involved that they are being recorded. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Yes, you can legally record a phone call. Federal law permits recordi...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Samsung, Trends, Google Voice, Best Buy Lenovo, Open Google Voice

Yes, you can get Apple Music on an Android device — here's how to download and set it up

You can get Apple Music on your Android phone or tablet, and listen to all the same music as iOS users. To get Apple Music on an Android device, you can go through the Google Play Store. Apple Music can be downloaded on any Android device that's running Android 5.0 or higher. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It would make sense if you thought that Apple Music was only available on Apple devices. However, this isn't the case — Apple's premium music streaming app is availab...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Elon Musk, Trends, Apple Music, Apple Samsung, Google Play Store Check

The best Android games currently available (February 2020)

The Google Play Store is loaded with both terrific and terrible gaming titles. We found the best for you.
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Best Of Everything, T2E

How to update WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device

You can update WhatsApp from the App Store in iOS or Google Play Store on Android. You should update WhatsApp regularly to ensure that you have the latest version running efficiently on your mobile phone. WhatsApp updates can be performed manually or automatically, depending on your phone's settings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. WhatsApp is a great alternative to regular texting for chatting with friends, family, colleagues, and other contacts quickly and easily. The popular co...
Tags: Google Play Store, Samsung, Trends, Best Buy Samsung

Huawei sold more smartphones than Apple in 2019 despite the fact that its new phones can't run Google apps — but it's not so surprising

Huawei sold more smartphones than Apple in 2019, according to new market research. It's a triumph for Huawei, which is facing sanctions from the US that ban the company from accessing Google's Android apps. Such a sanction would typically cripple a smartphone company, but Chinese smartphone users rallied behind Huawei in 2019.  On top of that, regardless of the sanctions, Chinese smartphone users haven't had access to the Google Play Store since 2010. Smartphones without Google Android apps is...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, China, US, Samsung, Trends, The New York Times, Huawei, Weibo, Taobao, Trump, Google Android, Der Standard The company, Motorola Razr Join

How to join a WhatsApp group from a link or QR code invite on your iPhone or Android

You can easily join a WhatsApp group via a link or QR code invite, and start communicating with others in the group. If the group creator opts to use a QR code, and you have an Android, you'll need to download a third-party app to scan the code and join. Here's what you'll need to do to join a WhatsApp group, whether you have an Android or an iPhone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Group chats can be a great way to stay in touch with people. If you're wondering how to get ...
Tags: Apple, Google Play Store, Trends, Best Buy Samsung

Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera’s finance products in Nigeria and Kenya have run afoul of prudent consumer practices and Google Play Store rules for lending apps. Hindenburg — which is based in NYC and managed by financial analyst Nate Anderson — went on to suggest Opera’s U.S. listed stock was gros...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, TC, Lyft, Asia, India, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, E-commerce, Web Browsers, Software, United States

Google launched 3 new apps to help you put your phone down (GOOG)

Google released three new apps to cut down on screen time.  The apps vary in how they function, from simply making a user aware of how many times they unlock their phone, to asking them to put their phone away in an envelope. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It seems like everyone is interested in digital detoxes and lowering screentime, from the Silicon Valley investors who are 'dopamine fasting,' to tech executives who raise their kids tech-free. Now Google is getting in ...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley

Google Play Store missing on Likebook Mars

Hello. I just got a new Likebook Mars and thought that they now come with the Google Play Store installed. It's not there (though Play Books is, but it doesn't seem to work). Does anyone know how to install it or if this is a new issue with the new firmware? thanks so much
Tags: Google Play Store, Books, Boyue, Likebook Mars

The best smartwatches for women

We tested dozens of smartwatches to see which ones are best for women in terms of style, size, and function. The 40mm Apple Watch Series 5 is the best high-tech smartwatch for women with its simple interface and attractive looks. If you're looking for men's or unisex styles, check out our guide to the best smartwatches overall. The first smartwatches were bulky, ugly monstrosities that only the most ardent of tech addicts could stomach wearing every day, but over the past few years, smartwatch...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, New York, Samsung, Trends, Apple Watch, Kate Spade, Nfc, Garmin, Michael Kors, Skagen, Julianna, Food Drug Administration, ECG, Falster

How to Install Any App on an Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV devices, like Amazon Fire tablets, don’t have access to the standard Google Play Store, so you can’t get at as many audio, video and other apps as you can on, say, an Android TV. You don’t have to settle for this state of affairs though—you can sideload just about any app you want on to a Fire TV device…Read more...
Tags: Google Play Store, Apps, Science, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire, Media Streaming

‘Bloatware on Android devices can leave users’ data vulnerable’: 50+ privacy orgs write to Google

Android device manufacturers make smartphones equipped with pre-installed apps (bloatware), “which can leave users vulnerable to their data being collected, shared and exposed without their knowledge or consent,” said more than 50 privacy groups in an open letter to Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai. The letter, which includes signatories such as the American Civil Liberties Union […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, Google Play Store, News, Privacy, Bloatware, Sundar Pichai, American Civil Liberties Union

Come celebrate the art of indie games with us

Today we’re announcing the 2020 edition of the Google Play Indie Games Festival, a celebration of the passion, creativity and innovation that indie game developers bring to the Google Play store. This year we will host three competitions for indie game developers from Japan, South Korea and several European countries. The top 20 creators in each region will be chosen to showcase their games at public events in Tokyo, Seoul and Warsaw. Players, industry experts and the Google Play team will vote ...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Europe, Developers, Seoul, Warsaw, Japan South Korea, Tokyo Seoul, Patricia Correa, Warsaw Tokyo

How to screen record on your Android device using a third-party app

You can screen record on your Android device using a third-party app. Unlike the iPhone, there is not currently a built-in app or feature to screen record on your Android device. The third-party app AZ Screen Recorder makes it easy to record, edit, and share screen recordings on your Android 5.0 device or newer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Have you ever wanted to record your Android device's screen while you're playing a game or browsing an app? Such videos are popular...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Facebook Messenger, Start, Samsung Galaxy, AZ Screen Recorder

How to clear your Google Play cache on an Android to make the app run more efficiently

If your Google Play Store is loading much slower than usual, you can easily clear your Google Play cache on an Android to refresh the platform and make it run more efficiently.  Clearing your Google Play cache will not delete any apps or other programs you have downloaded. Google Play is a digital marketplace used to get free or for-purchase movies, games, books and other apps for Android users. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since its launch way back in 2008, Google Pl...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, US, Samsung, Trends

Here we go again: Software nasties slip into Google Play, exploit make-me-root Android flaw for maximum pwnage

Apps spotted abusing use-after-free() bug seven months before patch At least three malicious apps with device-hijacking exploits have made it onto the Google Play Store in recent weeks.…
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Software