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Google is dropping Google+ from the Play Store

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Google has begun ditching its Google+ social networking integration from the Play Store, as it continues to make the service far less ubiquitous. While there was once a section about people you knew and what they thought of various apps, and you needed a G+ account to leave reviews, none …

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Google begins putting Android Play Store on Chrome OS

A short while after first announcing that it would be bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, Google has officially begun rolling out the Android Play Store to some Chrome OS devices. This is a test build, so it isn’t perfect yet but this is the first iteration of the Play …

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Google warns of Android root access security flaw

Google has issued a warning to Android users this week after it discovered a bug present in the software that could allow hackers to gain root access to your smartphone through a certain application. The flaw itself isn’t particularly new and was originally discovered two years ago in the Linux …

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Google has quietly stopped selling the Nexus 6

Google has chosen to quietly discontinue the Motorola Nexus 6, which launched at the end of 2014 but failed to really live up to expectations both in terms of sales and acclaim. From this point forward, Google’s first oversized Nexus won’t be available to buy directly through the Play Store, …

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Apple has released its ‘Move to iOS’ app on Android

Apple didn’t just launch iOS 9 last night, but it also launched its recently announced tool to help Android users switch over to an iPhone. ‘Move to iOS’ is Apple’s first Android app and it does exactly what the name suggests, it helps Android users move their pictures, contacts, bookmarks, …

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Google’s own Chrome OS laptop is coming to the UK

Google’s in-house made Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook Pixel 2, is coming to the UK this month. The new model was announced last month over in the US and is intended to get more developers on-board and working with the lesser used Chrome operating system. Chromebooks are generally cheaper, intended …

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Google is now manually reviewing Android apps

Google is starting to crack down on dodgy apps in the Play Store by manually reviewing applications submitted by developers. From now on, when a developer submits an app, it will have to be checked out by somebody before it gets put on the Play Store. This is the way …

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Google removes Pirate Bay related apps from Play Store

Google has gone ahead and started removing popular Pirate Bay applications from the Play Store. An email sent to developers noted that these apps violate intellectual property and Google’s content policy. Google has slowly started getting more involved in the fight against piracy due to intense pressure from media outlets. …

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Google Play on a Blackberry?

Over the weekend some leaked images of an upcoming Blackberry 10 update showed off Google’s Play Store running on the device. Blackberry 10.2.1 might reveal a partnership with Google, bringing the Play Store to the Blackberry Z10 and Q10 smartphones. Blackberry has always struggled with its App store, Blackberry App …

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HMV digital music app pulled from IOS App Store

HMV has had a hard time over the last year, the company went bankrupt and almost closed down completely until Hilco came in and took over the retail chain. Since then, HMV has been working on adjusting to the digital age and it has now done so with the launch …

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The Nexus 5 briefly came out of hiding

While we still have no official word from Google itself on the Nexus 5, we’ve seen plenty of leaks and this one came directly from the Google Play Store. The Nexus 5 appeared there with a price tag of $349. Unfortunately clicking  on the listing didn’t lead to another web …

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Google adds new features to Play Store website

Yesterday Google announced that TV shows, movie purchases and magazines were coming to the Play Store but this wasn’t the end of it. The Play Store website has been overhauled and while it still looks familiar some useful features have been added. The My Android Apps part of the website …

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