Google Play

Bored programmer made Android Blacklist for the worst apps on Google Play

Hell hath no fury like a bored programmer annoyed by all the crappy Android apps that make it to Google Play.<p>One irked Redditor has decided to launch the very first Android Blacklist with the aim to expose the massive pile of intrusive or exploitative apps that currently reside on Google’s mobile …

Google

Don’t want your SMSs stolen? Don’t download these Android apps

<i>Thanks to Rowland Yu of SophosLabs for his behind-the-scenes work on this article.</i><p>It’s normal for Android apps to download plugins. The main …

Apps

The 'Cloak & Dagger' Attack That Bedeviled Android For Months

Usually vulnerabilities in software are accidents or mistakes—flaws that shouldn’t be there. But they can also stem from unintended consequences of …

Android O

Debugging a killer launcher feature: Why Google Now on third-party launchers has to jump through hoops

Google Now's feed is a killer launcher feature with a killer requirement.<p>Months ago when Google announced it would be retiring the Google Now …

Google

Refer friends to Project Fi, get paid in Google Play credit

Google really wants you to share Project Fi with your friends and family, and they’re willing to pay you for it. Last year they launched a referral …

Google

Inside the ongoing fight to stamp out govt-grade Android spyware

<b>Black Hat</b> A study into government-grade Android spyware led researchers to a new strain of surveillance malware lurking in the Google Play app store …

Horses

How Many Plays Does it Take to Make Minimum Wage? – This Infographic Perfectly Sums It Up!

Life as an unsigned artist in a digital world can be tough, but before this infographic it was even tougher to decide which music streaming to go …

Music

Google is handing out a free $1 Play Store credit today

Google Play is granting some of its members a free <b>$1 credit</b> today. So hurry up and check your account to see if you got it! You can use your new balance on movies, music, books and more from the Google Play library.<p>You should see a pop-up when you log into your account saying “A Gift For You – $1 …

Google

Google Home: The personal assistant all busy mums are actually going to love

In the world of technology there are the early adopters – those who rush to take up new tech and products as soon as they’re available – and then …

Google Home

Trends with Benefits: YouTube Red/Google Play Music merger & iPhone 8 rumors

<b>YouTube Red/Google Play merger</b>: The two streaming music services (and much more) have announced that they will be joining forces under one umbrella. …

Google

5 best Nikon apps for Android

Nikon is one of the big two when it comes to cameras alongside Canon. Their midrange models are inexpensive, and they work quite well. Much like Canon and others, you can also control them with the right apps. We can help you find some of the better ones. Here are the best Nikon apps for …

Apps

Stealthy Google Play apps recorded calls and stole e-mails and texts | Ars Technica

Company expels 20 advanced surveillance apps installed on ~100 devices.<p>Google has expelled 20 Android apps from its Play marketplace after finding …

Apps

We tested apps for children. Half failed to protect their data.

When parents download a learning or gaming app from the “Designed for Families” section of the Google Play store, they likely assume that those apps keep their kids’ data safe. After all, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prohibits website operators and app developers from …

Privacy

YouTube Red and Google Play to merge into one streaming platform

During a panel at New York City's annual New Music Seminar, hip hop mogul and YouTube's Global Head of Music <b>Lyor Cohen</b> announced this week that …

Google

GoPro QuikStories Automatically Edits Your Video, But Is It Any Good?

Image: Supplied<p>GoPro has a shiny new editing app that promises to take the hard work out of turning your adventures into a ready-to-share video - …

App Store

BlackBerry Privacy Shade gains some minor tweaks in latest beta

In addition to the new BBM beta being rolled out, BlackBerry has also released a new BlackBerry Privacy Shade beta. Granted, the changes are small …

BlackBerry

Apple iOS App Store continues dominance over Google Play in earnings battle, gap widening

While iOS App Store purchase volume may be losing ground from a marketshare perspective by number of downloads, Apple continues to dominate the …

Apple

Roku is beating Apple TV, Google, Amazon in the battle for your TV attention, study claims

It's been about 10 years since the debut of the Roku streaming media player, and in that short time, the company has gone from a total unknown to now beating all the tech giants competing to be your TV streaming device of choice, a new report claims.<p>The analysis comes from market research company …

Smart TV

Why the world's biggest search engine has to pay for traffic to its site

More<p>Despite reporting solid financials on Monday, Google parent company Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) saw its shares dip almost 3% in after-hours trading …

Women in Tech

Despite Alphabet's Continued Revenue Growth, EU Fine Impacts Profits

Alphabet announced its second quarter results on July 24. The company posted 21% growth in revenues to $26 billion. The key highlights of the results were as follows:<p>Google segment revenues for the quarter grew by 20.6% y-o-y to $25.7 billion. While Google’s operating profit grew by 11.6% to $7.8 …

Google

Alphabet had a massive quarter, and everyone thinks the stock is going well above $1,000

It was another huge quarter for Google's parent company Alphabet.<p>With over $26 billion in revenue, that record-breaking $2.7 billion EU fine seemed like a drop in the bucket.<p>But the stock still dipped in after-hours trading following Monday's earnings report due to concerns over Google's rising …

Markets

Google is still growing 21 percent — and its cloud segment is growing even faster

Despite a $2.7 billion fine, Google’s parent company beat expectations for revenue and profits.<p>Google’s parent company Alphabet just reported its second-quarter results, posting both higher revenue and profits than estimated.<p>Of note:<p>Overall, Alphabet revenue grew 21 percent year over year to $26 …

Markets

Google and Samsung smartphone owners are now spending as much in-app as iPhone owners

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Apple may be losing its grip as the most valuable app platform. US consumers with Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones are spending as much in-app as iPhone …

Play Store

The Google Machine Barrels Along Despite Record EU Fine

Last month the European Union clobbered Google with a record $2.7 billion fine over its shopping search results. It was a big fine by any measure, …

Competition Law

OnePlus brings its custom OnePlus Launcher to Google Play

OnePlus Launcher comes to the Play Store.<p>The lightly customized and well-liked OnePlus Launcher, which received some nice visual changes with the …

Android Lollipop

10 best sleep tracker apps for Android

A good night’s rest is very important to one’s health. Those who don’t get enough may not feel great during the day. Smartphones can’t do all the work. They can be helpful, though. There are apps out there that can track your sleep. It’ll tell you when you’ve been restless, how many times you woke …

Technology

App Developers Losing $3-4 Billion Annually Thanks To 14 Billion Pirated Apps

Mobile app developers and publishers are losing $3-4 billion dollars annually thanks to pirated apps, according to mobile advertising company Tapcore. Up to 14 billion app installs globally each year are pirated installs: stolen from their original creators.<p>But these pirates don’t fly the skull and …

Apps

Secure chat app Telegram adds self-destructing photos & videos, bios & more

Secure messaging app Telegram has borrowed a feature from SnapChat in the form of photos & videos that disappear after a time-out.<p>You can now set a self-destruct timer for any photos and videos you share in private chats. If you set a timer, the countdown starts the moment your recipient opens the …

Apps

Sensor Tower: Mobile game revenues grew 32% in Q2 as Asian titles surged

Mobile gaming revenue grew 32 percent from a year ago to $12.2 billion in the second quarter, according to mobile measurement firm Sensor Tower.<p>Game revenues on iOS grew 34 percent while Google Play grew 28 percent. Mobile game downloads on iOS and Google Play combined were 9.2 billion, up 19 …

Mobile Gaming

5 best speedometer apps for Android

Smartphones can do so many things. Gauging your speed is one of those things. You may need a speedometer app for a variety of things. Runners can use them to gauge their speed. Car enthusiasts can use them for obvious reasons. Anyone who moves can use something like this. There aren’t a lot of …

Apps