Google-Play-Classic-album

To celebrate the phonograph’s birthday, Google is slashing the price of 50 classic albums that were released during the vinyl-era on the Play Store. Admittedly, these albums are mostly from artists that some of you may not have grown up with, but there’s a reason why they are considered legends in the music industry.

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The Verge

Piracy is a problem for developers on any platform, and pirating an app on Android is not that much harder than doing it on... Windows. Some would say the piracy on Android is a lot higher than on iOS, but some developers have disproved this. Since most of the piracy happens in China, for both Android and iOS, where people wou...

Verizon-HopeLine

Domestic violence is an issue not to be taken lightly, as it affects more people than you know. According to studies, 1 in 4 women, 1 in 9 men, and over 3 million children have to deal with... this harrowing problem. Clearly, we’re not just talking about celebrities. Verizon is hoping to bring more awareness about domestic violence by releasing the HopeLine app for Android devices.

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google-wallet

Google Wallet promised to replace physical wallets with a virtual wallet that can be accessed from your Android phone. However, the momentum has been slow in the... U.S. because carriers are trying their best to avoid using it on the handsets they sell, because they are preparing their own competing solution called Isis. The only carriers in the U.S. that have b...

android malware

With several cases of malware-ridden apps surfacing on Google Play, Google is updating its developer program policies to make the digital playground a somewhat safer place to hangout. In its... own words, it is shaming “unhealthy behavior” shown by irresponsible developers that use deceptive app names and spammy notifications, among others.

Google is now restricting the use of nam...

fake infinity blade android

Another blemish on the reputation of the Google Play Store – a fake Infinity Blade 2 app went live on the Play store on July 28, and accrued more than 1000 downloads before being taken down.

The... fake application, a 2.2 MB APK, prompted users to earn 50 points on Tapjoy (paid ad clicks) in order to unlock the full game download. Some users reported that the download never became available, while others sai...

wind-up-knight-android

Although Wind-up Knight is arguably one of the most entertaining 3D games on Android, piracy has had little effect on the company’s fortunes. In fact the developer behind it says that... while on Android the piracy rate is about only 12%, on iOS it’s about 15%, and when it was a paid app on iOS, the piracy rate was as high as 80%.

That seems almost unbelievable to those...

nexus-7

On Friday, we reported that the 16GB version of the Google Nexus 7 has become available again in the Canadian Play Store, after being listed as sold out for the last two weeks.

Today,... the 16GB Nexus 7 has made a comeback on the US Google Play store. The device is now listed as in stock, and ships in 3 to 5 days, just like the 8GB version. The 16GB model is available for $249, while...

Nexus-7-apps

Google has recently started a whole series of videos for their Nexus 7 tablet to show their customers what they can do with the Nexus 7 tablet and how to take advantage of all its apps and services.... This latest video is about perhaps the most innovative feature of their Google+ service – Hangouts.

Hangouts is a multi-way video chat tool, which allows up to ten people to talk to each other at...

dead-trigger-special-content

Dead Trigger was recently updated and soon after that Madfinger Games decided to offer the game free of charge in the Google Play store, instead of keeping the $0.99... price in place.

Then the developer revealed that due to the high piracy rate, it made the game free of charge on Android, a move that prompted one other app developer to explain why devs would rat...