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UC Browser booted from Google Play after 500 million downloads

You might be more familiar with Chrome, Firefox, and Opera than UC Browser, but the Chinese Android app has clocked more than half a billion downloads on Google Play. Sadly, you might now learn the name only because it’s been removed from the Play store.<p>When contacted about booting UCWeb’s browser, …

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The freeCodeCamp Podcast is now live. You can go binge-listen to the first 6 episodes in Apple iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you want.<p>We’ll …

Podcasting

This Imagination Expert Can Help You Get Your Best Creative Work Done

The author and scientist shares how to make something compelling -- and get more work done.<p>How Success Happens <i>is a podcast featuring polar explorers, authors, ultra marathoners, artists and more to better understand what connects dreaming and doing. Linda Lacina, Entrepreneur.com's managing editor,</i> …

Creativity

Buk Lets You Create Sharable Links into the Contents of Your Book | The Digital Reader

Authors have long used excerpts to promote their books, but it's never been all that easy to share a snippet. Most of the time authors have had to …

Kindle

Google details Autofill plans in Oreo as LastPass gets reprieve from accessibility removals

Last week, Google announced a crackdown on apps that do not use Accessibility Services for its intended purpose. This was specifically intended to counter a “toast overlay” attack. While a good security move, it seemingly put popular apps like password managers at risk of no longer …

Technology

Conan O’Brien Signs as Google Play Mobile-Game Pitchman Under One-Year Deal

Conan O’Brien, self-styled as a woefully incompetent video-game player, will promote multiple mobile-game titles under a one-year pact with Google …

Conan O'Brien

S2 Ep1: Preview of Season 2 – Guests and Drones

Jonathan and Tom are back for Season 2. Surprised by thousands of listeners to season one, this time they are adding amazing guests and tackling …

Amazing

Lineage 2: Revolution Now Available on the App Store and Google Play in 54 Countries

Most Influential Technology Blogs<p>By Fouad Khalil<p>Networks have become large, complex entities that are increasingly difficult to manage and control. …

Internet of Things

Android security: Sneaky three-stage malware found in Google Play store

Tens of thousands of users have downloaded two newly uncovered forms of malware.<p>Another crop of Android apps hiding malware have been discovered in - …

Google

$10 off $150 Visa and Mastercard gift cards, 10x fuel points on Google Play w/ Just4U

The <b>Just4U</b> supermarket loyalty program has an offer this week for <b>$10 off of $150+</b> in <b>Visa</b> or <b>Mastercard</b> gift cards through 11/28/17. This should work at …

Samsung Pay

Amazon Music picks up limited Chromecast support

Amazon and Google have had a fairly strained relationship over the past few years, despite Amazon using Android as a base for their hardware devices. …

Android News

Grabos Malware Discovered On 144 Trojanized Android Apps

Cybercriminals have been practically relentless in their attacks against the Android OS, and McAfee’s own Mobile Research team has discovered yet …

The Best Smartphone Apps To Download This Christmas

Deck the halls. But before that, deck your smartphone.<p>PROMOTED BY FITBIT<p>TARIK KIZILKAYA via Getty Images<p>Christmas may be just around the corner but …

Christmas

Former Hulu CTO Tian Lim hired last month by Google as VP for Google Play

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Sex toy company ‘accidentally’ recorded sound of people’s orgasms

<b>A sex toy company has apologised after one of its vibrator’s remote control apps recorded the sound of their intense sex session.</b><p>Hong Kong-based sex …

Google

Google Play may lose some popular apps due to their use of Accessibility Services

Google is keen to ensure that its services have truly mass appeal, and part of this means offering functions to help those with disabilities. This includes YouTube captions for the hearing impaired, screen reading for its Chrome browser, and a host of features for its premier mobile platform.<p>On …

Technology (India)

Google Hires Former Hulu CTO Tian Lim as Google Play VP (EXCLUSIVE)

Google just added a high-ranking Hulu executive to its team: The company has hired former Hulu CTO Tian Lim, who will be leading product and user …

Google

Former Hulu CTO hired by Google as vice president leading Play Store

Google last month hired a high-ranking executive from Hulu to lead its Play Store division. Tian Lim was formerly the streaming service’s chief technology officer and is now leading Google Play as a vice president.<p>Spotted by <i>Variety</i>, Lim’s LinkedIn profile notes that he left Hulu last month after a …

Google

Toast Overlay Attacks Prompt Malware Removal for Android Users

Android users may be spending more time on malware removal following the discovery of an exploit associated with the Toast feature in Google’s …

Google

Best food delivery apps for India in Google Play

It wasn’t very long ago that if you wanted to get food delivered, you had to go through the whole ordeal of finding the paper menus, calling the …

Restaurants

Google will remove apps that misuse Android Accessibility Services from Google Play

Android app developers whose offerings implement Accessibility Services for reasons other that helping users with disabilities use their apps have …

Google

Google set to remove apps from Play Store that use Accessibility Services not designed for disabled users

To better help disabled users, Android has a set of Accessibility Services that developers can use to improve their applications. For some time, though, these services and APIs have been used by some apps (such as LastPass and Tasker) to create unique overlay user interfaces and control functions …

Google

Hands on Foxtel Now streaming set-top box

Too little, too late, Foxtel's long-awaited streaming media player is outclassed by the Telstra TV 2.<p>While Foxtel has taken a progressive approach to …

Televisions

10 best science apps for Android

Science is everywhere and is a part of everything. However, most people don’t know all that much about science. We have the basics, like how water evaporates when heated or (in general) how the sun works. There is a whole lot more than that, though. There is always an opportunity to learn more …

Google Drive

Doodle your way to relaxation with Patchwork [App of the Week]

Generally, the apps we use on our phones provide the opposite of relaxation.Twitter shows us all the horrible news you’d rather avoid, Facebook is …

Amazing

The amazing Hitman Sniper for Android is now FREE on Google Play (Reg. $1) + more

Hitman Sniper is now available as a <b>free</b> download for Android users on Google Play. Regularly $1, this fantastic mobile-stealth sniper game can now be yours for nothing. While it is always free via Amazon’s Underground program, that is not the case on Google Play. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 100,000 …

Gear & Gadgets

What's New In Movie Digital Downloads And Rentals: Amazon, Vudu, And More

It's nearly time for the weekend, which means you might be checking out all the new movie streaming services to see what's new to buy and rent in the US. This week offered a few new movie releases, one of which won't be on Google Play, at least for a little while.<p>The biggest releases this week …

Entertainment

This Android malware can empty your bank account – and it was found on Google Play

The app - "Cryptocurrencies Market Prices" - had more than 1,000 downloads.<p>A notorious banking Trojan that can mirror legitimate applications in …

Google

After leak, Google’s new file manager for Android, Files Go, launches into public beta

Google today decided to launch its new Files Go Android app into public beta to reach a wider group of testers. The company had been preparing to announce its new file manager for Android later in December, but those plans were thwarted earlier this week when the app was spotted in the wild during …

Technology

'Eavesdropper' Exposes Millions of Mobile Conversations

App developers fail to remove their hardcoded credentials, affecting hundreds of millions of data records.<p>Mobile application developers using …

Information Security