Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Google to revamp Play Store app ratings

Soon, Play Store users on phones will see app ratings based on the average of submissions from only the country they are registered.

Google bans location tracking tool that sold Android users’ data

According to a report in Motherboard, SafeGraph whose whose investors include a former head of Saudi intelligence, was one of several companies that collected geolocation records through plug-ins in other Android apps.

All you need to know about malware

They intrude onto devices through malicious apps, public Wi-Fi etc.

Telangana boy develops WhatsApp-like app

Kannam Abhi, a 14-year-old Class IX student from Huzurabad has come up with 'Trace Chat' app, a messenger that is on par with WhatsApp and Instagram

Pre-register PUBG Mobile’s Indian version on Play Store from May 18

There will be specific rewards available for fans to claim, only if they pre-register the game. These rewards would be specific to Indian players only.

Google removes Trump’s campaign app from Play Store

Android Police first reported that the app was unable to load any content and appeared to have been taken down.

Google allows gambling apps on Play Store in 15 countries

From March 1, the new policy changes in Google Play Store will allow authorised and legal gambling apps like online casino games, lotteries, sports betting and daily fantasy sports that will depend on whether these gambling apps

Google Lens passes 500mn installs on the Play Store

Google Lens is an image recognition tool that was first showcased at Google I/O 2017. The search giant integrated this service into Google Assistant on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Google purges hundreds of fake personal loan apps in India

"We have reviewed hundreds of personal loan apps in India, based on flags submitted by users and government agencies," said Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product, Android Security and Privacy.

Google removes conservative app Parler from Play Store

"We're aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US," Google said in a statement late on Friday.

Apple, Google tell developers to remove location tracing tech

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the companies have banned X-Mode from collecting any location data from smartphones running their operating systems.

Google tests tool to let users compare similar apps on Play Store

Google Play Store has over 2 million apps and it gets difficult for users to decide on which app to download.

Google Docs surpasses 100 crore installs on Play Store

According to a report in Android Police, the application crossed 500 million downloads in October 2018 after four years from its launch.

AIR-Adilabad celebrates 34th anniversary

Programme head and director of the station S Sumanaspathi, in a press statement, said that two exclusive programmes titled 'Itlasutha' (This way also) and 'Katha Indam' (Let's listen to a tale) would be broadcast to mark the occasion from October 12.

Google defers 30% Play Store app fee in India till March 2022

The move, the tech giant said, is to ensure that the Indian developers have "enough time to implement the UPI for subscription payment option that will be made available on Google Play".

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