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Deals of the Day (10-17-2017)

Find yourself buying apps, games, music, movies, or eBooks from the Google Play Store from time to time? Right now Amazon’s selling $50 Google Play gift cards for $45. That’s basically like free money if you were either going to spend $50 anyway and/or could be persuaded to buy your next few DRM-free albums of […]

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Making Amazon’s 2017 Fire tablets more Googley (Play Store, third-party launchers)

Amazon’s tablets run an Android-based operating system called Fire OS. While Amazon has developed a custom user interface for the operating system, featuring tight integration with the Amazon Appstore, Kindle, Music, and Movies apps, it’s surprisingly easy to install the Google Play Store on Amazon’s most recent tablets. You may not be able to root […]

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Deals of the Day (6-30-2017)

Amazon Prime Day may be coming up in less than two weeks, an Amazon may already be offering deals on various goods and services ahead of that event… but rival Google is running its own summer sales. In addition to Google’s 99 cent movie rental sale I mentioned yesterday, Google is running sales on select […]

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Google may remove (or hide) Play Store apps that lack privacy policies

There are more than 2.6 million Android apps available for download from the Google Play Store. But soon some of them may disappear… or at least get harder to find. The Next Web reports that Google is setting a note to some developers letting them know that they have until March 15th to make sure […]

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Google makes it easier for developers to publish Daydream VR apps to the Play Store

Google’s Daydream platform lets you slide some recent Android phones into a compatible headset to run immersive virtual reality apps and games. But while there are some interesting games, video players, and other apps in the Play Store, the current list of Daydream-compatible Android apps is relatively small. That’s likely to change soon. Google is now allowing developers […]

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Google shrinks Android app updates by 65 percent (on average)

One of the nice things about smartphone operating systems is that you can enable automatic updates, allowing your device to grab the latest version of apps and games from the App Store, Play Store, or what have you. Security updates, bug fixes, and new features are delivered when you’re not even paying attention. But those […]

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Acer Chromebook R13 now supports Android apps (beta)

As promised, Google has begun rolling out Android app support to a growing number of Chromebooks. After making the Google Play Store available for the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) this summer, the company added support for several more models in October. Now you can add one more to […]

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Google Play store is rolling out for more Chromebooks

You’ve been able to run Android apps on a few Chromebooks since June, but up until recently only three Chromebooks were supported. Now Google is rolling out an update that lets you use the Play Store and install Android apps on other Chrome OS devices. A number of people have reported that the Play Store […]