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Google is Testing a Monthly Subscription Pass for Play Store Apps and Games: Report

It feels like a lifetime has passed since WWDC 2019 in early June, when Apple announced Apple Arcade, a monthly subscription service that gives users access to a curated list of games on the App Store. Now, while people continue to wait for Apple Arcade to go live later this autumn, it seems Google is testing out something similar with its Google Play Pass. Read More >>

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Google Pulls Seven Stalkerware Apps Discovered by Security Researchers From the Play Store

Google has yanked several apps from its Play Store after cybersecurity firm Avast identified them as “all likely designed by a Russian developer to allow people to stalk employees, romantic partners, or kids,” CNET reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

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Apple, Google Remove Three Dating Apps That Could Expose Minors to Sexual Predators

The US Federal Trade Commission on Monday said that Apple and Google had removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after – yikes – the agency found they allowed children under the age of 13 to sign up, collected data on them in likely violation of federal law, and could allow sexual predators to contact children, CNBC reported. Read More >>

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Google is Giving the Boot to a Major Play Store Developer With More Than 600 Million Installs

Google has begun purging the Play Store of apps made by DO Global, a Chinese firm that makes Android apps and is partially backed by Baidu, after a BuzzFeed News report indicated it was committing massive ad fraud. Read More >>

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Apple, Google Both Hosting Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women, Restrict Their Travel

Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store both continue to host a Saudi government app, Absher, that allows men in the country to track their female relatives’ movements and restrict their travel. Read More >>

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Google Yanks 29 Malicious Photo Apps From Play Store, But Not Before Millions of Downloads

Google yanked some 29 photo apps from the Play Store this week after they were discovered to have malicious code that pushes full-screen ads, steals information from users by tricking them into believing they have won a contest, and in some cases even lifted photos from devices to send to the malware designers behind the apps, Engadget reported this weekend. Read More >>

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Please Don’t Download Fortnite for Android From Sketchy Places

When Fortnite developer Epic Games decided to skip the Google Play Store and asked players to install the newly released Android app from its website instead, the decision made a lot of sense financially. By cutting out Google, Epic could now retain 100 percent of the game’s profits on Android, rather than let Google take its traditional 30 per cent cut for apps hosted on Google Play. Read More >>

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Here’s How to Get Fortnite on Your Android Phone

After months of waiting, Fortnite, the most popular game on the planet, is finally ready for its debut on Android. Unfortunately, when the news was first announced alongside the Galaxy Note 9's launch last week, there were a couple catches. Read More >>

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Researchers Conclude Google’s Play Store Is Likely Chock Full of Apps That Improperly Track Children

Thousands of apps may be tracking the online activity of children in ways that violate US privacy laws, according to a recent survey of Android apps available on the Google Play store. Read More >>

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Google’s 3D Sensing Tango Tablet Up On The Play Store

Project Tango, as we know, is a swathe prototype smart devices that can see in 3D. Although they're mostly aimed at developers, that's not stopping Google from putting the development kit tablet on the US Play Store, along with a $1,024 (just over £650) price tag – although it's not actually for sale quite yet. Read More >>

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Primecast Disabled After Just 36 Hours of Life

Welp, that was pretty fast: just two days after springing into life on the Play Store, Primecast, a £3 app that put Amazon Instant Video-streaming capability onto your Chromecast, has ceased to be. Read More >>

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Google’s Launching a Special Store Just for Project Ara Hardware

Everybody's favourite modular phone project, Google's Ara, is about to get little bit more interesting. Recently, the company quietly announced that it would be launching a hardware store for developers to sell their own Ara components. It'll be a little bit like the Play Store, except with hot-swappable hardware instead of apps. Read More >>

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Report: Android’s Material Design Will Take a Rolling Pin to the Play Store

When Google introduced its Material Design manifesto to the world at I/O, it was made clear that it was only a matter of time before flat design took over the entire Googleverse — starting, it would seem, with the Play Store. Read More >>

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Sky’s Android Apps Are Back After Hacking Mess

After the Syrian Electronic Army sunk its teeth into Sky, forcing the Murdoch massive to remove its Android apps, they're back again, seemingly without any changes. Still, if you want Sky on the Go, you can download, err, Sky Go. The Android balance is restored. [Play Store via Twitter] Read More >>

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Google Updates Play Store App Again, Adding App Data Sync and More

A new version of Google's Android app store and its associated services plugin is out there for your fiddling, adding an "App Data" sync option presumably in preparation for Google's anticipated Play Games service, further tweaking the design and some of the buttons and generally tidying up its appearance ahead of its starring role at Google I/O later today. You can download the updated Play Store app from this here link: [Slashgear] Read More >>