All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Play’

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 to make its way back to Android. The Adblock Plus team introduced version 1.1 of its Android app today. This …

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Google Kicks Adblock Plus Out Of Google Play

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 of Adblock Plus, says that Google removed his app from the Google Play store due to “interference with another service …

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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 to Play users in celebration. “It was just a year ago today that we launched this amazing shop on the …

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Lawmaker Wants Larry Page To Address Google Play Privacy Concerns

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 of privacy, and one lawmaker wants answers. The Hill reports that Rep. Hank Jonhson sent a letter to Google CEO …

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Google Play Is Making More Money, But iOS Still Makes More

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. App Annie recently released a study that compares revenue growth between Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The findings show …

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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 platform. Now Google is rolling out the ability to everybody. Android Community reports that developer Dave Kover recently discovered that …

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Cookie Monster Uses Google Play To Get In Shape

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 list of ways to use Google products to eat better, get fiscally fit, travel more, and learn something new. I …

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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 in the cloud (for free), is here in the states. Here’s what Google had to say about it: Google Play3 …

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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 the launch of Google Play in the UK. Google already fixed the latter issue, and now it’s fixing the former. …

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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 is further improving in-app billing for even more chances at striking it rich on Google Play. Google announced that in-app …

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Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android

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 always been a place to crowd around common interests and meet new people,” says Google SVP Vic Gundotra. “What’s been …

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Google Play Private Channels Now Available To Google Apps Customers

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 100 universities have all made the switch to Google Apps. Now the company is adding expanded mobile support into the …

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