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This week’s top stories: Google Play Store redesign, new Pixel 2 power menu, Samsung adopts ARCore, more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Google Play Store rolls out a new nested tab design, the Google Pixel 2 has a brand new power menu, and Samsung adopts Google’s ARCore platform for it’s phones.<p>We kick things off this week with a redesign for the Google Play Store. The new design features a nested …

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WhatsApp to soon empower group administrators with more features

WhatsApp will be giving more powers to group administrators, allowing them to choose if their participants can modify the subject of the group, icon …

Technology (India)

Android security: ​Google will pay $1,000 for holes in these top apps

Google brings the bug bounty vulnerability research model to Android apps in the Play Store.<p>Google has teamed up with bug bounty platform HackerOne …

Google

Google is rolling out a feature that will let you use apps without downloading them

• <b>Google announced "Instant Apps" at its I/O developer conference back in 2016.</b>• <b><br>Instant Apps lets you use an app's specific feature by streaming the app off the web, without the need to download it.</b>• <b><br>Google is rolling out the feature now, but it will take some time before it reaches all users.</b><p>Google …

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Kodi for Android: Want to get the app on your tablet or smartphone? Here's how

Thousands of television, film and live sport fans are turning to Kodi for their streaming needs.<p>Kodi is open-source software designed specifically …

Birmingham, UK

Google apologizes as pop-up stores charge too much for Pixel 2; plans to pay back buyers

Call it smartphone sticker shock.<p>Google issued an apology and says it will pay back consumers who were charged about $30 above the regular price for its new Pixel 2 smartphones in a Manhattan pop-up store. The pricing discrepancy, on both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL models, was first reported by the</i> …

News (U.S.)

The Top 5 Photo Editing Apps For Android

We all click photos regularly. We can make our photos even more interesting with effects, frames, and filters.<p>Editing our photos from phones has …

iPhoneography

You can play the Game of Thrones in this awesome new mobile app

Winter has finally arrived. To our phones anyway.<p>If you've been wondering how you're going to kill all that time between <i>Game of Thrones</i>' final season …

Game of Thrones

Google to match Apple by lowering app subscription fee to 15 percent

Starting January 2018, the search giant will reduce the amount of money it charges app developers for app subscriptions from 30 percent to 15.<p>Editor's Pick<p>The search giant is following the footsteps of Apple and making some changes to its policy regarding mobile subscriptions. Apple announced back …

App Store

Google announces 'Instant Apps' availability on the Play Store, improved developer console and new homepage for games

The <b>Google Play Playtime event</b> has kicked off in Berlin and San Francisco, and the first major announcement at the event is the fact that Instant Apps …

Google

How To Remap The Squeeze Feature On The Pixel 2 To Do Whatever You Want

One of the Pixel 2's most interesting features is Active Edge, which lets you launch Google Assistant by simply squeezing your smartphone. …

Google

Google halving its cut of in-app subscriptions, mirroring Apple’s move last year

Google has announced that it is halving its commission on the sale of in-app subscriptions from 30% to 15%. The change will take effect in January of next year.<p>The move mirrors one made by Apple last year, likely for the same reasons …<p>Apple had previously treated in-app subscriptions in exactly the …

Technology

Google brings select Android Instant Apps to the Play Store

Today, Google announced some changes to its Google Play Store. The biggest of which will add a new method for people to try apps without going through the process of installing them first. The new feature leverages Google’s Android Instant Apps functionality that was introduced last year.<p>Editor's …

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Symantec Concludes Just Eight Google Play 'Minecraft' Apps May Have Added Millions To Botnets

In a blog post on Wednesday, Symantec security researchers wrote they had discovered at least eight Google Play Store apps that functioned as fronts …

Technology (Australia)

6 common problems with Netgear routers and how to fix them

Got yourself a Netgear router? Here are some quick troubleshooting tips.If you're using a Netgear router, then first of all, you made a good choice. …

Wi-Fi

Google Play Store now lets you try out apps before downloading

You can now try out select Android apps without downloading them first.<p>Android users now have a way to instantly try out apps without installing them first.<p>Google announced "Android Instant Apps" at its 2016 developer conference and made it available to all developers this May. Accessible via a …

Google

Minecraft Botnet: Android Apps Hijacked By Malware For Attacks

A number of apps available through Google Play Store purporting to be companion services for the popular game <i>Minecraft</i> actually house malicious …

Information Security

Sockbot Android Malware Found in Eight Apps on the Google Play Store

Google has removed eight apps from the official Play Store that were infected with the Sockbot Android malware. [...]

Google

Google Play Store Offers Bug Bounty Program

While it might sound like shooting fish in a barrel - Google Play is working with HackerOne on a bug bounty program to find vulnerabilities in …

Google

Android Instant Apps now tied with “Try Now” tag on Play Store

We first learned about Android Instant Apps back when Android 7.0 Nougat was still just Android N at Google I/O. Testing has been ongoing and …

Technology

Cardiogram Availability for Android Wear

Cardiogram is a mobile app that’s no stranger to the wearable health sector. Their app has been around on the App Store for more than a year now and …

Wearable Tech

WhatsApp : des copies de l'application infestent le Google Play Store !

<b>Lorsque vous avez téléchargé WhatsApp, vous vous en êtes forcément rendu compte : de nombreuses copies factices de l’application de messagerie</b> …

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Google Play Store rolling out nested tab design that goes against Material guidelines

Several weeks ago, users spotted a new Google Play design on Android that featured a nested navigation bar just underneath the main tab of categories. That redesign — which goes against the Material guidelines — now appears to be more widely rolling out today.<p>A few weeks ago, Google Play split up …

Technology

Tips to secure your Android Phone from Hackers

Mobile Phones are becoming more as a part of human life. Rather than simply helping us do our tasks mobiles are like our companion.<p>All our photos, …

Android Phones

JioPhone Vs Micromax Bharat 1 Vs Airtel Karbonn A40 Indian: Spec, feature, price and tariff comparison

Micromax has launched its own 4G feature phone, the Bharat 1 priced at Rs 2,200. It will go up against Reliance’s JioPhone and Airtel’s Karbonn A40 …

India

Apple censored pro-life group by dropping app, activists say

Pro-life? There’s an app for that, but you might not know by looking at your iPhone.<p>Tech behemoth Apple has suddenly dropped a pro-life prayer application from its App Store after left-wing bloggers complained about it being listed on the store’s directory.<p>Pro-life organization Human Coalition says …

Rights & Freedoms

Amazon takes 10% off your next Google Play purchase w/ this discounted gift card

Amazon is offering a $50 Google Play Gift Card for <b>$45 shipped</b>. That’s 10% off your next app or movie purchase from the Google Play Store. We rarely see these gift cards go on sale, let alone from Amazon.<p>Google Play Store Details, Terms and Conditions:<p>Power up in over 1M Android apps and games on …

Android Lollipop

Lawnchair comes to Google Play with Pixel-y goodness

Getting a Pixel-y home screen is as easy as grabbing a lawnchair.<p>Lawnchair Launcher has been around for a while on XDA Developers, where the app has …

Google

Top 10 Amazing Android Apps You Must Install Now – Intel Nutrition

1Weather is about as complete of a weather app as you can find. It comes with all kinds of stuff including current conditions, forecasts, radar, …

Google

What apps do you offer? Where can I find the CBC apps? – CBC Help Centre

The CBC has many apps you can download. All are free.<p>If you are an Apple user, you can find them in the Apple App Store here: …

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