Google Play (Google Play Store): News

25 Oct 2019


Over 50 Android, iOS apps caught stealing data, now removed

In another case highlighting the problem of poor smartphone security, Apple and Google have taken down more than 50 malicious apps that stole data from devices and served disruptive ads.

17 Oct 2019


Apparently, Google has killed AI camera Clips, Datally app

Just a day after confirming its plan to kill Daydream VR, Google appears to be throwing two more products on the chopping block - Clips and Datally.

11 Oct 2019


What is OnePlus Care, how it is useful?

On the eve of launching the elder sibling of 7T, OnePlus has announced a new after-sales service program in India - OnePlus Care.

03 Oct 2019


Service to install Google apps on Mate 30 taken down

Just recently, Huawei launched its latest flagships, Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, without any Google services, not even Play Store.

29 Sep 2019


Amazon, Flipkart sale: Top deals on 55-inch 4K Android TVs

With festive season just around the corner, Amazon and Flipkart have kicked off the Great Indian Festival and The Big Billion Days sales, respectively.

29 Sep 2019


Google removes nearly 50 apps from Chinese developer: Details here

Just a few weeks after pulling the plug on 85 apps involved in malicious activity, Google has purged another big chunk of apps.

23 Sep 2019


2 popular malware-infected photo apps removed from Google Play Store

Despite ramping up the policies for screening and eliminating malicious apps, Google hasn't been able to curb the spread of malware-laced apps on Android phones.

11 Sep 2019


Period tracking apps caught sharing sexual life details with Facebook

In an extremely shocking case, a number of period-tracking apps have been caught sharing sensitive details with Facebook.

03 Sep 2019


Taking on Jio, Airtel launches Xstream set-top box, Xstream Stick

Airtel is revamping its Digital TV service as Airtel Xstream. Just days after rebranding its Airtel TV app, the company has launched its Android-based Xstream set-top box and Xstream Stick in India.

27 Aug 2019

Google Calendar

Google Calendar's bug: Here's how scammers can fool you

From the Pixels to the all-new Mi A3, every stock Android phone runs Google Calendar, one of the neatest calendar apps on the Google Play Store.

Is it worth buying a dedicated gaming phone in 2019?

Thanks to the popularity of some modern gaming titles, more and more smartphone manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon and designing flagship phones with gaming as their main focus and selling point.

02 Aug 2019


Google subscription offers unlimited access to paid apps, games

Months after the launch of Apple Arcade, a subscription service for mobile games, Google is jumping on the same bandwagon.

25 Jul 2019


Google's 'Sound Amplifier' hearing assistant becomes widely available: Details here

After a long wait, Google is making 'Sound Amplifier' - an accessibility tool for users who are hard of hearing - widely available to Android users.

17 Jul 2019


Over 150 fake Jio apps detected on Google Play Store

More than 150 apps masquerading as legit products from Reliance Jio have been spotted on the Google Play Store.

09 Jul 2019


Thousands of apps track you without permission: Here's how

If you are using Android, there is a good chance you have encountered data permissions, a dedicated prompt to choose what data an app should get access to.

25 Jun 2019


Google Play Store has over 2,000 dangerous apps: Details here

Google Play Store, the primary marketplace for Android, still remains plagued by the problem of malicious apps.

24 Jun 2019

Uttar Pradesh Police

UP Police launches app for lodging e-FIR: Details here

Several people opt out of filing a complaint at police stations in the country, despite the gravity of the crime, as it's tedious.

14 Jun 2019

Tamil Nadu

TN: Husband scolds wife for using TikTok, she commits suicide

In a bizarre incident, a 24-year-old woman from Tamil Nadu committed suicide on Thursday after her husband expressed his disapproval with her TikTok obsession.

02 Jun 2019


Google Play Store down for some Android users: Details here

If you are unable to access the Google Play Store, you are probably not alone.

20 May 2019


Watch out! Apps with fraud ads have grown by 159%

Often, we witness cases of fake apps entering the Google Play Store and marring the experience of unsuspecting users.

18 May 2019


Netflix's Android app is eating up your battery: Details here

While modern-day smartphones come with fast charging solutions that can give up to 50% juice in a matter of minutes, the problem of battery drainage still exists.

17 May 2019


16-year-old develops an app to help people cope with OCD

Whether it is Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory or Danny Tanner of Full House, both the characters are made fun of for exhibiting Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

25 Apr 2019


#TechBytes: How to get rid of spam messages on Android

For years, junk messages have been marring our smartphone/feature phone experience.

18 Apr 2019


Now, Google can stop you from overspending: Here's how

Google has launched a new 'budgeting' feature to prevent overspending on the Play Store.

24 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha

Voter Helpline app by ECI: All you need to know

With the much-anticipated Lok Sabha elections less than a month away, it's time to gear up.

22 Mar 2019


Want free VPN services? Download Opera for Android

Free internet access can be a major problem, especially with the risk of ISPs, governments, or third parties tracking web activity.

20 Mar 2019


Maharashtra: Citizens lodge 400 poll code violation complaints via app

The Maharashtra chief electoral office has received up to 400 complaints of violation of the model code of conduct through its app cVIGIL, an official said today.

19 Mar 2019


Android Q could increase your mobile data usage: Here's why

Just recently, Google released the first developer preview of Android Q, the next iteration of its mobile operating system.

18 Mar 2019


Shocking! More than half Android antivirus apps are fake

If you are looking for an antivirus program for your Android device, make sure that the app you choose comes from a renowned security company.

12 Mar 2019


#FinancialBytes: 5 apps to help homemakers manage finances better

Financial management, planning, and budgeting are essential skills homemakers should have in order to run their household smoothly.

20 Feb 2019


Want to go anonymous on internet? Set up a VPN

With all the leaks happening around, the internet doesn't appear to be a safe place anymore.

18 Feb 2019


Now, grab several paid Android games for free: Details here

Google Play Store hosts a bunch of paid games but also bundles them with tempting discounts from time to time.

16 Feb 2019


All-in-one emergency number '112' to kick-off in 14 states, UTs

In an attempt to make emergency services faster, 14 states and Union Territories in India will be getting a single emergency number '112' on February 19, something similar to the 911 service in the US.

10 Feb 2019

Saudi Arabia

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

Tech giants Google and Apple have been accused of misogyny for hosting an app on their platforms that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control where women travel.

08 Feb 2019

Indian Railways

5 useful apps for frequent Indian Railways passengers

In India, the railways are genuinely a lifeline for tourists.

05 Feb 2019


Now, Google will help people with hearing problems: Here's how

In a major move, Google is taking a step to help people with hearing problems.

31 Jan 2019


Carry Aadhaar in your smartphone with the mAadhaar app

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

16 Jan 2019


Soon, these apps will be removed from Google Play Store

Google Play, the official app store for Android, hosts an insanely high number of apps.

15 Jan 2019


Google criticized for hosting 'gay conversion' app on Play Store

Google is facing flak for hosting a hate app offering 'conversion therapy' for LGBT youth on Play Store.

10 Jan 2019


9 million Android users downloaded fake, adware-packed apps: Details here

The problem of bad apps sneaking into Google Play Store is far from over.