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Battlegrounds Mobile India: Pre-Registration For ‘Desi’ PUBG Version From May 18
Battlegrounds Mobile India: Pre-Registration For ‘Desi’ PUBG Version From May 18

"To pre-register for Battlegrounds Mobile India, please visit the Google Play Store and click on the "Pre-Register" button and your rewards will automatically be available to claim on game launch."

Google Removes Hundreds Of Fake Personal Loan Apps In India
Google Removes Hundreds Of Fake Personal Loan Apps In India

New Delhi: Alarmed at the growing harmful financial services products on its Play Store in India, Google on Thursday said it has reviewed hundreds of personal loan apps in India and pulled down several of them found to be violating its app policies. The company said it has asked the developers of the remaining identified […]

Google Play Store: Avast Detects Malicious Adware In 21 Gaming Apps
Google Play Store: Avast Detects Malicious Adware In 21 Gaming Apps

New Delhi: Digital security provider Avast has said that its security researchers discovered 21 adware gaming apps on Google’s Play Store and reported those to the tech giant for necessary action. Currently, 19 of the apps are still available on the Play Store, but Google was investigating the report. Similarly to adware apps reported by […]

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Paytm Back On Play Store Few Hours After Google Removed App

New Delhi: In a dramatic turn of events, Paytm app was back on Google Play store on Friday within a few hours of being pulled down due to alleged policy violations. Earlier in the day, Google had pulled down India’s homegrown financial services company Paytm from its app store for running its promotional UPI cashback […]

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Google Play Store Removes Paytm App Citing Gambling Policy

New Delhi: Google has removed digital payments major Paytm’s app from its Play Store for allegedly violating its gambling policies. “Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google’s Play Store for new downloads or updates. It will be back very soon,” the company said in a tweet on Friday. “All your money is completely safe, […]

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Chingari App Lights Up Google Play Store With 2.5 MN Downloads, Big Thumbs-Up From India Inc

Bhubaneswar: Chingari App, co-developed by Odisha’s Biswatma Nayak is really lighting up the online video sharing application scene after it crossed 2.5 million downloads on Google play store in a span of a couple of weeks. Such has been the popularity of the app that even the bigwigs of India Inc came out in praise […]

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Google Removes 600 'Disruptive' Apps From Play Store

San Francisco: Google has removed nearly 600 “disruptive” Android apps from its Play Store, along with banning their developers who tricked users to click on ads. According to the company, one area of focus for the Ads team is developing new ways to detect disruptive ads shown outside of the app – for example, out-of-context […]

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Facebook, Instagram On Google Play Store Vulnerable: Check Point

New Delhi: Check Point Research on Thursday said it found the latest versions of some of the most famous apps in the world on Google’s Play Store, including Facebook and Instagram, to have vulnerabilities that were believed to have been patched earlier. The research shows that threat actors can still execute code on the latest […]

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Mario Kart Tour reaches 129.3 mn downloads in first month

Washington: Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour has already reached 129.3 million downloads across the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in its first month. Nintendo announced the Mario Kart mobile game back in January 2018, with an original launch date of March 2019, but the game was then delayed and later launched on September 25. […]

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WhatsApp now back on Google Play Store

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Saturday confirmed that the app was now back on the Google App store after its sudden disappearance. New users’ can download the app on Android phones by just typing WhatsApp on the search box of Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the reason for the short absence remains unclear. Users on Friday […]

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WhatsApp disappears from Google Play Store

San Francisco: In a bizarre incident, Facebook-owned WhatsApp seemed to have disappeared from the Google Play Store, some users complained on Friday. “Users are now reporting that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app no longer appears on the Play Store search results,” MSPoweruser reported. This essentially means that whose who are looking to join WhatsApp […]

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UPI now a payment option on Google Play Store

New Delhi: Google Play Store has now added Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a payment option for its users in India, according to media reports. Google Play Store in India currently supports credit cards, debit cards, net banking and carrier billing via Airtel and Vodafone, Google Play Gift Cards and Google Play Balance, and through […]

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Bugs found in backend systems of top 5,000 free Android apps

New York: Cybersecurity researchers have identified more than 1,600 vulnerabilities in the support ecosystem behind the top 5,000 free apps available in the Google Play Store. While the researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University studied only applications in the Google Play Store, applications designed for iOS may share the same […]

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Google brings lighter version of Google Photos

San Francisco: To help users store photos in handsets having less storage and unreliable Internet connection, Google has introduced a lighter alternative to Google Photos called “Gallery Go” that weighs just 10MB. The photo gallery app is designed to work offline and automatically organise photos using Machine Learning (ML) and help first time smartphone owners […]

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UP police app allowing people to file FIRs online gaining popularity

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police has registered nearly 1,500 FIRs through its UPCOP mobile app that allows citizens to report some complaints online, without requiring to visit police stations, a senior official said on Thursday. The police department launched the app in January in a bid to fulfil the objective of the Centre’s Digital India […]

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AirAsia among top 5 most downloaded airline apps

New Delhi: Budget airline AirAsia was among the top five most downloaded airline apps worldwide in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new report from mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The most downloaded airline app worldwide for Q1 2019 was Irish low-cost airline Ryanair with more than 2.4 million installs, which represented […]

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Google removing 100 apps from Chinese developer

San Francisco: Suspecting malicious cyber attacks and data breach possibilities, Google is removing apps from a Chinese Android app developer – DO Global – which holds roughly 100 apps in the Play Store with over 600 million installs and is partly owned by Internet major Baidu. 46 apps from DO Global have already been removed from […]

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TikTok still unavailable on Google, Apple app stores

New Delhi: TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday – a day after the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app. Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be […]

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Why TikTok ban may not have the desired results

New Delhi: With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not have the desired results, say experts. TikTok, which is very popular among children, is facing criticism from different […]

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Airtel's Wynk Music most entertaining app of 2018 on Google Play

New Delhi: Airtels music streaming app Wynk Music has been rated as the “Most Entertaining app of 2018” on Google Play Store, the company announced on Monday. Launched in 2014 as an over-the-top (OTT) application, Wynk Music has emerged as India’s leading music app with one of the highest numbers of active users, the company […]

Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers

San Francisco: Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps. According to a report in The Verge on Friday, a confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the “Google Mobile Services” suite of […]

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Ramdev's messaging app 'Kimbho' disappears from Google Play Store

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev’s “Swadeshi” messaging app called “Kimbho” that aims to take on WhatsApp and WeChat has suddenly disappeared from Google Play Store. However, the app launched on Wednesday is still seen on iOS App Store. Several people who tried to download the app from Play Store were amused at its sudden disappearance. […]

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Google Play Store shuns 60 games infected with porn malware

San Francisco: Google has kicked out nearly 60 games, many of which were for children, from its Play Store after a security research firm found they were infected with a pornographic malware. Researchers from Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies reported that the malware, dubbed as “AdultSwine”, displayed pornographic images that looked like advertisements designed to prompt […]

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'LIKE' awarded best entertainment app on Google Play Store

New Delhi: The ‘LIKE’ app, developed by Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the best entertainment app, best social app and also featured in the most popular app category on Google Play Store, the company has said. LIKE was awarded as the best entertainment app in India and Indonesia and best social app […]

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WhatsApp fake version found on Google Play Store

London: A fake and possibly malicious version of WhatsApp has been found lurking on the Google Play Store as “Update WhatsApp Messenger” with developer name as ‘WhatsApp Inc*’. The app has been downloaded up to 5,000 times on the Play Store. There is another version under the same name which has a million downloads. The original […]