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  • Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash August 5, 2014

    San Francisco: A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash. "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app...
  • Android app PoochO lets commuters in Delhi locate, hire autorickshaws nearest to them July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you can use your smartphone to hire an autorickshaw in the national Capital with a new App "PoochO", which was launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Delhi Intergrated MultiModel Transit System (DIMTS) has develped "PoochO", which will now allow users to locate autos, fitted with GPS, nearest to...
  • Gossip app Secret now available for Android, lets you anonymously share texts, images with other users May 22, 2014

    London: Now chat with your girlfriend and the world won't come to know. Billed as "Twitter without usernames", the anonymous messaging app called 'Secret' is now available to users worldwide on Android phones. The app lets users share short text and image posts to friends completely anonymously, its developers announced. Your secrets...
  • FIR against Google for pornographic content on Google Play February 8, 2014

    Varanasi: A FIR has been lodged against search engine giant Google under the IT Act following a complaint by a local for allegedly facilitating pornographic content on android based mobile phones, easily accessible to underage users. The FIR was registered against the Manager of Hyderabadheadquartered Google India on a complaint of...
  • GoogleLG Nexus 5 makes accidental appearance on Google Play at $349 October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The next generation of Google's showcase Android smartphone the much awaited Nexus 5 has made yet another appearance. This time on Google Play itself. Some users have reported spotting the Nexus 5, instead of the Nexus 4 on the devices page on Google Play. "Capture the everyday...
  • WIFW: FDCI launches Style Stack Android app to boost fashion business October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) Sunday launched a mobile application called Style Stack to bring buyers, designers and fashion curators on the same platform. Launched on the final day of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring Summer edition, the app will ensure the creations of designers...
  • Malware on Google Play attacks 25,000 Android devices August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Security software developer Dr Web said it has discovered malicious programmes on Google Play which send short messages to premium numbers and deplete subscriber accounts. The Russiabased firm said about 11,000 to 25,000 devices are infected by these malicious programmes. "Dr.WEB has discovered several malicious programmes on Google Play that...
  • After thousands of downloads, Google plugs free ebooks leak August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Online or offline, free is the most loved word for all shoppers and when the word spread that as many as 40 contemporary books including works of Indian literary luminaries such as Khushwant Singh were available for free download on Google Play, thousands scurried to download their copies. The...
  • Google Play crosses 50 bn downloads; 1.5 mn daily Android activations July 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Google had some news to share while talking about its revenue earning's last week, and the news seemed pretty big. While talking about some of the milestones achieved in the second quarter of 2013 while on a conference call, Google's CEO Larry Page revealed that more than 1.5 million...
  • Fake BBM Android app on Google Play fools over 1 lakh users June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking advantage of people's curiosity, a wicked developer uploaded a fake BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Android to Google Play, thereby fooling a hatful of Android users. According to a CNET report, a fake BBM app made its way to Google Play and duped hundreds of thousands before...
  • Apple's App Store hits 50 billion downloads; Google Play at 48 billion May 17, 2013

    Cupertino: Apple says its customers have downloaded more than 50 billon applications from its App Store since its launch in 2008. Apple said on Thursday that the 50 billionth download was a game called Say the Same Thing by Space Inch. The App Store had 500 apps when it first opened. It...
  • Google unveils music service; improves maps, photo, other tools May 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Google used its annual conference for software developers, Google I/O, to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives. Here's a look at some...
  • Barnes & Noble to add Google Play app store to its Nook HD tablet May 5, 2013

    New York: Barnes & Noble is teaming up with Google to vastly increase the number of apps available on its Nook HD tablets. The bookstore chain says it will add Google's Play app store to its 7inch Nook HD and 9inch HD+ products in the US and UK via a...
  • Google Play revenue surges, but still far short of Apple April 22, 2013

    Seoul: Google's app store revenues are growing much faster than those of Apple Inc, but Apple still dominates overall sales, market research data taken from the first three months of the year shows. The app stores collectively raked in $2.2 billion in the first three months of 2013, according to Canalys,...
  • Facebook Home now available in India April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Facebook Home, announced earlier this month, is now available on the Google Play store in India but for select users. Facebook Home currently works on the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II. Home will also work on the...
  • Google revamps Play Store; new user interface is cleaner April 10, 2013

    Mumbai: After weeks of leaks, Google has begun rolling out a new design for the Play Store. The Store now sports a cleaner user interface, all the categories are now neatly grouped together, and the payment process has undergone some improvements. In a blog post showing off the swanky Cardbased...
  • Google Play movies now available in India March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: After satiating the bookworms, Google now has the movie buffs sorted too. Google Play Movies is finally here in India. It's a new section on the Play Store that could well turn out to be your newest movie shopping destination. Google Play Movies lets you buy or rent...
  • Nexus 7 tablet now available on Google Play India store for Rs 15,999 March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has finally made its muchawaited Nexus 7 tablet, with 16GB of storage space, available for Indian consumers via its Google Play (India) store. The tablet is available for sale on Google Play for Rs 15,999. However, the website lists that the tablet will be shipped by April 5,...
  • Google updates Gmail for Android; lets you reply from notifications March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has rolled out a new update to its Gmail app for Android, thereby saving your time on the actions - reply, archive, and search - you often use. Users, who are using the Gmail app on an Android 4.1+ device, can reply and archive messages right from...
  • Google gives away gifts on Google Play's first birthday March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Play, the online storefront for music, books and digital goods, turned one on Wednesday. Launched a year ago, Google Play lets users enjoy their favourite music, movies, books and apps on their Android phone and tablet. Google Play has grown rapidly in the last year, bringing more...
  • Books on Google Play now available in India February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has now added books to its Google Play store, for usersin India. Books on Google Play include thousands of Indian titles, from new releases to classics. The Play Store now has two sections - Apps and Books. Selecting Apps will take you to the old app store,...
  • 'Carbon for Twitter' app released for Android smartphones February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Carbon, a third party app for Twitter, is now available for Android users. Available on Google Play for download, the app has been released for free. The muchawaited app was released after a long delay. Carbon was earlier scheduled to be released last July for Android users. Unlike other...
  • Google Play Books updated; new features include 'Read aloud' and 'pinch to zoom' December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has now made some updates to Google Play Books for Android. The new version now includes an interesting feature "Read aloud" that allows users to listen to most flowing text books. In other words, the read aloud feature will read books to users. This new feature is touted...
  • Android finally earns respect with developers November 13, 2012

    San Francisco: The mobile video game Kingdoms at War is popular with owners of Apple's iPhone and Google's Android smartphones alike. But for the game's maker, there is a very important difference it earns more than double the money on iPhones and iPads than it does on Android devices. The...
  • 25 per cent of Android apps in Google Play are suspicious November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: According to a new research report, more than 100,000 Android apps available on Google Play are suspicious. Bit9 has released a report summarising an analysis of more than 4,00,000 Android apps available on Google Play. The report has been prepared after looking at the permissions, categories, publishers, ratings...
  • Data stealing trojan targets Android devices October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Android's application store, Google Play's security has once again been rattled with the discovery of a new malware application which is said to be stealing sensitive information from the users' Android devices. Identified as 'Trojan!FakeLookout.A' by TrustGo Security Labs, this malicious app steals user SMS/MMS messages and video files,...
  • Google Play now allows Indian developers to charge for apps September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Smartphone apps are serious business, though developers of Android apps were left in limbo. In India, developers were only allowed to publish free apps, and this had limited the potential for innovative apps because of lack of incentive. Recently, India has made it in to Google's official list...
  • Pinterest unveils Android, iPad apps August 15, 2012

    San Francisco: Social networking start-up Pinterest has rolled out versions of its service for Android-based smartphones and for the iPad, its latest move to boost its appeal to a broader audience. An online scrapbook where users can "pin" images and share them with others, Pinterest has grown to about 23 million...
  • Google Analytics app now available for Android July 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Google has released its website analytics service as an app for the Android mobile platform. The new Google Analytics app is ideally meant for bloggers, website owners and webmasters to stay updated with website statistics. This new app arrives with limited functionality compared to the exhaustive set of features...
  • VLC Android app comes to Google Play, finally July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: That dream of being able to seamlessly play any kind of media file on your Android smartphone is now many steps closer to fruition. The long awaited and after more than a year of development the official VLC app for Android has finally made its maiden appearance on...