coronavirus
Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets on Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly every mainstream online platform. Read More >>

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Researchers Find Android Apps for Kids Riddled With Malware

It’s a familiar story: Security researchers find apps in Google’s Play Store that are infected with some sort of malware, which eventually get pulled. Well, it’s happened again. This time, a new type of malware dubbed Tekya was discovered farming ad clicks to earn money in 56 apps, of which 24 were aimed at kids. Read More >>

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Google is Giving out Play Store Credit as a Little Lock Down Treat

Google is sending a little something your way to make your possible self-isolation a little more bearable: credit to use in the Play Store. Read More >>

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Google’s UK Play Store is Full of Scam Apps That are Brazenly Topping the App Charts

Someone at Google has seriously dropped the ball if the Play Store is anything to go by, with a bunch of scam apps infiltrating the platform for long enough to make it to the top of the charts. Read More >>

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Google, Unlike Apple, is Making it Easy to Cancel App Subscriptions

Mobile app subscriptions are usually a pain in the arse to cancel, but Google is doing its part to make it slightly easier to get out of the fees with its new Subscription Center. The feature, announced at Google I/O earlier this year, rolled out to most Android users Wednesday. Read More >>

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North Korea-Linked Hackers Targeting Defectors With Android Malware

Escaping the isolated and oppressive regime of Kim Jong Un’s North Korea requires a harrowing effort, but even getting out of the country may not be enough to escape its reach. New research from McAfee suggests hackers in North Korea are targeting defectors with malware-infected Android apps. Read More >>

apps
This Free App Adds An iPhone X Notch to Your Android Phone

Android smartphones with edge-to-edge screens, like the Samsung S8 or the Essential phone, have found elegant ways to deal with the devices’ forward-facing cameras and sensors. But if you’re an Android user who’d rather have a garish notch up top like the iPhone X, a new app called XOutOf10 will add a screen-blocking bar to whatever device you’re using. Read More >>

design
What Google Play Looks Like When Material Design Leaks In

Google announced a brand new look for Android at I/O this year, one that revolves around stacks of floating cards, and that Google wants to take over everything. Android Police has some exclusive shotsof what the Play Store will look like with Material Design lathered on. Read More >>

tablets
This Slick Teaser Trailer Shows Archos Is Pulling “an Asus” as Well

Transforming tablets seem to be all the rage at the moment; even RIM’s kind-of getting involved. Now Archos wants a piece of that pie, and it might have something a bit special up its sleeve. Read More >>