Scamware Using Google Popup Found In Play Store

Phishing attacks that prey on unsuspecting users who don’t check URLs or fall for fake popups are nothing new, but now a scam that uses Google’s own payment confirmation popup to get money from unwary users has appeared in the Play Store. Though the app seen below, Pingu Cleans Up, is gone now, the type […]

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Google Begins Addressing The Uncertified Use Of Its Apps

Google has fundamentally changed the way its own app ecosystem works in order to put pressure on manufacturers and ROM users to certify their Android device. Primarily, the goal here appears to be the creation of a more unified platform and halt the unauthorized distribution of its wholly-owned software. Android itself may be open-source and […]

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Google & Co-Sponsors Launch Change The Game Design Challenge

Google is continuing its Change the Game initiative, geared at empowering women in the mobile gaming industry, through the co-sponsorship of a new contest it calls the Change the Game Design Challenge. The new challenge goes beyond the parameters laid out by that initial effort by centering around the upcoming generation of content creators. More […]

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Google Play Store Web Update Adds New Screenshot, Review Design

Google seems to be in the process of rolling out some changes to the presentation of the web version of the Google Play Store. Most notably, the changes affect the way screenshots, reviews, and the device compatibility list are presented. Unlike some Google design changes this one seems to already largely be in effect and […]

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Google Adjusts Play Store For International Women’s Day

Google has jumped into International Women’s Day, which takes place on March 5, with the addition of a new editorial section to the Google Play Store. That’s according to a new post on the company’s official blog. As might be expected, the category is centered around the celebration of women across all forms of media […]

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Appthority Partners With Google On Enterprise Security

Appthority has partnered with Google on Enterprise security by way of integrating Managed Google Play with its own mobile threat protection solution. By integrating the two, companies can still comply with Managed Google Play’s security, privacy, and regulatory policies for apps that are distributed through the platform while using the Mobile Threat Protection tools that […]

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Google Play Is Finally Offering Audiobooks

Google Play is finally offering audiobooks today for consumers who are always looking for a new book to read but may simply not have the time to sit down and actually read it. The launch of audiobooks is not a complete secret as the feature had been hinted at before now with evidence that it […]

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Audiobooks Coming To Google Play Store, First Title 50% Off

Google Play Store is now advertising its audiobook library in select countries using a straightforward banner that can be seen below and promises consumers a 50 percent discount on their first related purchase. The banner leads to a new marketplace category that still isn’t live but its premature appearance suggests the official launch of audiobooks on […]

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Google Updates Play Store’s Android Excellence Games & Apps

Google has now updated the list of apps and games featured in the Android Excellence portion of the Editor’s Choice section on the Google Play Store. For those who may not be aware, the two lists are effectively meant to showcase the very best of what Android has to offer. Google launched the program back […]

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Dozens Of Children’s Apps On Google Play Found With Adult Ads

Nearly 70 Android games for children featuring advertisements promoting adult websites were found listed on the Google Play Store by cybersecurity firm Check Point Research, as detailed by the company on Friday. The malicious code injecting such unseemly materials into apps catering to extremely young audiences was dubbed by the company as “AdultSwine” and appears to […]

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