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Google Wallet Will No Longer Violate Your Privacy Google Wallet Will No Longer Violate Your Privacy

It was revealed back in February that Google Play sent your personal details to developers whenever you bought their apps on the Play store. It caused a small outcry among the Android community, and Congress even got involved. Google is …

Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews
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Facebook Home, Facebook’s Android homescreen takeover, has been available for just over a week. In that time, we’ve seen the app take on a barrage of negative reviews. But people are still downloading it and trying it out. As of …

Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And …

Facebook Home Now Available to Download in the Google Play Store Facebook Home Now Available to Download in the Google Play Store
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Facebook Home, Facebook’s attempt to make your Android homescreen all about Facebook, is now live in the Google Play Store. As of right now, you can only download Facebook Home if you have one of these four Android devices: HTC …

Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries
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Google announced this morning that Google Play Music is launching in five new European countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal. “Music first launched on Google Play in Europe in November 2012, and the fast rollout to more countries today …

Google Play Gets A Design Refresh Google Play Gets A Design Refresh

Google announced a new redesign for Google Play on Android smartphones and tablets. It starts rolling out today. Google says the design is “simple, clean and – most importantly – helps you find great entertainment, fast.” “The new design focuses …

Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info Into Movies You’re Watching Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info Into Movies You’re Watching
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Google has added a new feature to the Google Play Movies & TV app that lets you pause what you’re watching and figure out information about it without having to go search to find out what you’re looking for. Google …

Adblock Plus Gets Self-Updating App To Circumvent Google Play Ban Adblock Plus Gets Self-Updating App To Circumvent Google Play Ban

Last week, Google made everybody angry by announcing the retirement of Google Reader. While everybody was fuming about that, the company also started removing ad blockers from Google Play, including Adblock Plus. It didn’t take long, however, for the app …

Google Kicks Adblock Plus Out Of Google Play Google Kicks Adblock Plus Out Of Google Play
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In a report from February, it was found that Google stands to make about $20 billion in mobile search advertising by 2016. That won’t happen if more people start using ad block software on their mobile devices. Till Faida, creator …

Google Play Turns One, Celebrates with Free Stuff Google Play Turns One, Celebrates with Free Stuff

It’s been exactly one year since Google merged the Android Market, Google Music, and the Google eBookstore into a singular product called Google Play. So, happy first birthday, Google Play! And for a week, Google is offering some free gifts …

Lawmaker Wants Larry Page To Address Google Play Privacy Concerns Lawmaker Wants Larry Page To Address Google Play Privacy Concerns
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Google Play, and subsequently Google Wallet, were subjected to scrutiny last week for its privacy policy. A developer found that the service sends him a customer’s personal information at the time of purchase. Some see it as a massive invasion …

Google Play Is Making More Money, But iOS Still Makes More Google Play Is Making More Money, But iOS Still Makes More
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Google Play has always lagged behind Apple’s App Store in terms of pure revenue since its inception. That trend has not changed, but Google Play is at least starting to show signs of major growth after months of very little. …

All Android Developers Will Soon Be Able To Reply To Reviews On Google Play All Android Developers Will Soon Be Able To Reply To Reviews On Google Play

In a rather awesome move for developers, Google allowed Android developers to directly reply to reviews on Google Play back in June. Unfortunately, the ability to do so was restricted to those who had achieved “Top Developer” status on the …

Cookie Monster Uses Google Play To Get In Shape Cookie Monster Uses Google Play To Get In Shape
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Google, per its mission statement, wants to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible. The company also would like you to reinvent yourself by using its numerous products. For New Year’s, Google posted to its official blog, a …

Google Play Music Gets Music Matching In U.S. Google Play Music Gets Music Matching In U.S.

Google announced via a Google+ post today that Google Play Music now has music matching in the U.S. The feature was launched in Europe last month, but now the iTunes Match-like feature, which scans your music collection and “rebuilds” it …

Magazines Are Now Available On Google Play In The UK Magazines Are Now Available On Google Play In The UK

One of the more prominent selling points of Google Play is its large magazine library. Google even includes free issues of popular magazines on new Nexus devices. Unfortunately, our friends in the UK weren’t graced with magazines or music at …

Google Announces In-App Billing Version 3 For Android Google Announces In-App Billing Version 3 For Android

In-app billing is a big money maker for the top apps on Google Play. According to Google’s stats, the “vast majority of top-grossing apps” use in-app billing in a variety of ways including try-and-buy, virtual goods, and subscriptions. Now Google …

Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android
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Google announced the launch of new Google+ Communities today. These can provide public or private membership, and come with the option to start hangouts and plan events with community members. “From photography to astronomy (and everything in between), Google+ has …

Google Play Private Channels Now Available To Google Apps Customers Google Play Private Channels Now Available To Google Apps Customers
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Google Apps for Business was one of the first serious contenders to Microsoft’s reign over the Enterprise market. It has reportedly been pretty successful thus far with Google announcing that 5 million businesses, 45 states and 66 of the top …

Google Launches Update For Google Maps Android API Google Launches Update For Google Maps Android API
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Google announced that it is launching an update to the Google Maps Android API to include some highly requested features. For one, there are “more dynamic and flexible” user interface designs for large Android devices, using Android Fragments, and adding …

Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers
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If you prefer to hide behind the veil of anonymity when posting reviews, Google Play is probably not the place for you anymore. In a move that will pretty much wipe Google Play of nameless, faceless feedback, Google is now …