Google Play Store

A former librarian blew $89,000 of public money on a mobile game

A former librarian in Utah will serve 30 days in jail after he was found guilty of spending around $89,000 in public money on a mobile app called …

Google Play

How To: Easily Change Your Play Store Country to Download Region-Locked Apps & Games

What you see when you open the Play Store is completely dependent on your country settings. Search results and top charts are specific to each region …

Apps

6 Work-Life Balance Tips for Employees and Freelancers

One of the most crucial elements in attaining work/life balance is making sure you maintain clear boundaries, so your job doesn’t spill over and eat …

Work-life Balance

Imposter Fortnite Android Apps Are Already Spreading Malware

Two weeks ago, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney confirmed that the Android version of <i>Fortnite</i>, largely seen as the most popular game in the world, would …

Apps

Acer’s Chromebook 15 has USB-C, 32GB storage, 802.11ac, more: $249 (Reg. $320+)

Target offers the Acer Chromebook 15 2.5GHz/4GB/32GB for <b>$249 shipped</b>. Originally $350, Amazon is currently charging $320 with today’s deal beating the all-time low there by $50. This Chromebook has it all, including USB-C, a nice aluminum design, 802.11ac and more. In fact, we called it one of the …

Gear & Gadgets

How to install Linux apps on your Chromebook

Chromebooks are great because they're simple: there's a lot you can get done with web services without exposing yourself to the troubles and security …

Linux

Fortnite Challenge: Snobby Shores Treasure Map Location; Rift Portals (Season 5)

We're now into Season 5, Week 5 of <b>Fortnite</b>, which means there's a new selection of <b>challenges</b> for players to complete on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS. As with previous weeks, the newest batch are split between challenges that are available to all players, and a small selection of …

Battle Stars

Zero to 15 — Building a Nothing PWA in 15 minutes

The original version of the “Nothing” Android App was developed by Chilango Lab and it has more than 1 million downloads and 4.2 stars rating on …

Web Development

Mobile Privacy: What Do Your Apps Know About You?

The average smartphone user these days has between 60 and 90 apps on their device. Most of these apps request some sort of information about you and …

Apps

120 hours with Samsung Galaxy Note 9: here are five note-worthy features

Five days of using a smartphone is a good period of time to get to know the nuances and different features it offers alongside how powerful it is and …

Phones

How to Get Customizable Quick Settings and Notifications Without Updating to Android Pie

If you’ve upgraded to Android Pie, you’ve likely found a host of new features on your device, as well as some new visual changes. One of the coolest …

Lifehacks

Taskbar 4.0 brings back freeform window support to Android Pie devices

Support for multiple windows on Android was first popularized by Samsung, but the feature slowly made its way into Android. Android 6.0 Marshmallow …

Google Play

Google Play Store now lets users decide how to download apps

Smartphones are built for the Internet. Almost every functionality and every app seem to be designed with the presumption of an Internet connection …

Apps

Royal Caribbean provides smart phone app and online check-in feature updates

Royal Caribbean issued an update to travel agents on the current status of its new smart phone app and mobile check-in options for guests sailing on …

Royal Caribbean

Fortnite Week 6 Challenge Guide: Search Where Stone Heads Are Looking (Season 5)

It's time for another round of Fortnite challenges, as we enter week six of season five. When you fire up the Battle Royale mode in Epic's wildly popular game on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or mobile, you'll be greeted with a fresh selection of mini-quests to do so you can level up the …

Battle Stars

WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage

WhatsApp Inc. has reached an agreement with Google to no longer count backups against Google Drive storage quotas, starting November 12, 2018. …

Google Drive

Here's How You Can Stream The MTV VMAs So That You Don't Miss A Single Musical Moment

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are airing on Monday, Aug. 20 and that means it’s time to sort out how you’re going to watch the ceremony unfold. If …

Music

Google One cloud storage and subscriber perks now available in U.S.

(Credit: Screenshots: Download.com/Tom McNamara)<p>Google One cloud storage expanded to all users in the U.S. today, providing an interesting upgrade to Google Drive that includes discounts on travel, credits for the Google Play Store, and broad-based tech support directly from Google via chat, phone …

Google Drive

Alphabet Invests $375M in Health Startup Oscar | Investopedia

Global tech behemoth Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) has taken a larger stride into the health care space by upping its investment in an insurance startup …

Insurance Industry

App Annie: Android users will download 170 billion apps in 2018 thanks to Fortnite

Android users will download 170 billion apps, spending over $50 billion in 2018. This is according to mobile insights company App Annie, which pegs the Android release of Fortnite as a driving factor for growth.<p>Fortnite is in beta on Android, but it’s been available on iOS since April. According to …

Apps

New Bus Service Launches from State College PA to NYC - Harrisburg, PA Patch

Go Back-to-School With OurBus!<p>Tech Company Offers New Transportation Option for State College, PA Students To NYC<p>For Immediate Release – AUGUST 15, …

Florida

Win gifts, prestige in this amateur virtual contest at Topgolf Atlanta

If you’re really good at virtual golf, you may have shot at playing a California course in Atlanta.<p>Here’s the deal: The USGA and Topgolf have …

Golf

Six Deals You Need To Know About In Australia

Image: Nintendo<p>G'day! Here are some cracking online deals for Lifehacker readers, including: Get up to 50% off audio gear at JB Hi-Fi, cheap Nintendo …

Nintendo Switch

How To: Make the Volume Buttons Control Ringtones & Notifications Again in Android Pie

As a longtime Android user, one of the changes I was most excited about with Android Pie was the fact that the volume rocker finally controls media …

Gear & Gadgets

Daily News Podcast: Rupee hits record low of 70.32 against US Dollar : Bulletin

<b>Cosmos Bank ATM hack: NPCI says cyber fraud due to malware attack on bank's IT system</b><br>A day after Pune-based Cosmos Bank said it was hit by a cyber …

Business (India)

Save time, save money: Run your small business from your smartphone

Once upon a time, if you wanted to start a small business, you needed a whole bunch of stuff. You needed an office or store, office equipment, staff and a website. Even when I started my own one-person business from my home, I needed an expensive computer and software, not to mention a printer, …

Small Business

Infowars.com Site Goes Down Amid Big Tech Censorship

<b>Alex Jones’ flagship website Infowars.com went down for several hours Tuesday, in a suspected DDOS cyber attack targeting critical Infowars</b> …

Alex Jones

Google One now publicly available, new Google Store perks coming soon

Google One, first announced at Google I/O 2018, is Google’s new all-in-one subscription package for Drive storage, online support for services, and other handy perks. After a few months in an invite-only beta, it’s now open to all.<p>Google One’s subscription prices aren’t a far cry from the previous …

Android News

Microsoft launches Your Phone, letting Android users connect to Windows 10 PCs

After a brief trial for Windows Insiders, Microsoft is rolling out Your Phone to all Windows 10 users running the latest version of the operating …

Windows 10

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Apps