Tag: Google Play Store

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 […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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. […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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, […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021