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Google Play to be completely replaced by YouTube Music in December

On August 4, the YouTube Official Blog announced in a post that Google Play would be entirely phased out by the end of 2020. Plans to merge the two platforms together have been public since July 2017, but this announcement is the first to assign an official departure date to the Google Play platform for […]

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How to Protect Your Personal Data From the Google Firebase Leak

It appears that nearly 24,000 apps on the Google Play store may have sprung data leaks. Unlike the Play Store malware and scams we often cover that actively steal or distribute user information, these apps are leaking data by accident due to a poorly configured Google Firebase, one of the most widely used Android app…Read […]

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Use Permissions to Keep Scammy Apps Off Your Android

Google has removed yet another batch of awful Android apps from the Google Play Store for breaking the company’s terms of service. The roundup includes 101 apps belonging to a single group known as the 2NAD network, which used 27 fake developer names as a front to distribute its many questionable apps.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Join Google and Delete Cheetah Mobile’s Spammy Apps From Your Android

Google recently announced it banned over 600 apps from the Play Store for using aggressive advertising practices. Buzzfeed reports that many were published by relatively popular developers like Cheetah Mobile, which had 45 apps available on the Play Store—some with billions of downloads—before being banned. Read more…

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Delete These Scammy Android Apps That Drove 382M Downloads

Whenever we post “delete these apps” stories, we invariably see comments claiming that the malware apps in question are so bizarre and pointless, you’d have to be the dumbest Android user on Earth to download them in the first place (or something to that effect).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Send Your Phone Back to the ’90s With This Free Android Game

Even if I don’t remember much of the ‘90s, I sure remember all that old ‘90s tech, especially the classic look and feel of older Windows operating systems. So when I saw Android Central’s post about the free-to-play Android game Progressbar95, I knew I had to give it a shot.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Where to Find the Full List Apps and Games Included With Google Play Pass

Not long after Apple announced its subscription-based gaming service, Apple Arcade, Google countered with its own similar subscription program: Google Play Pass. Unlike Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass includes access to premium games and non-gaming apps available through Google Play that you would normally have to pay… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Where to Find the Full List Apps and Games Included With Google Play Pass

Not long after Apple announced its subscription-based gaming service, Apple Arcade, Google countered with its own similar subscription program: Google Play Pass. Unlike Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass includes access to premium games and non-gaming apps available through Google Play that you would normally have to pay… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Delete This New Batch of Crappy Android Adware Apps From Your Device

While I’m willing to bet that you probably haven’t downloaded any adware from the Google Play Store recently, a new report from ESET indicates that various Android users have downloaded 42 different adware-filled Android apps more than eight million times in total. So, just in case, here’s what’s going on—and a list…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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