Google Play Store app downloads surpass iTunes for first time — report

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The Google Play Store has surpassed iTunes in terms of quarterly app downloads for the first time, reports AppAnnie. According to the new finding, Google’s storefront outpaced Apple’s by a margin of 10 percent in the second quarter. As of Q2 2013, app downloads in Google Play were ...

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Google Play Games verified by Play Store changelog

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Over at Google I/O, things are quickly heating up, and it’s causing some people to jump the gun. A new changelog for the app “Eufloria HD” shows support for “Google Play Games achievements”, and also adds: We hope you enjoy using Google Play Games to save and share ...

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Google Nexus 7 dock now available at Play Store

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The Nexus 7 has been around for the better part of a year now and is one of the best affordable tablets you can get. We saw the first glimpse of the official Nexus 7 dock and other accessories, and earlier this year, we had some thorough information about the dock as well. Now, the Nexus... Read More

Google slip accidentally details Play Store gift cards

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Google has let the proverbial cat out of the bag as it pertains to the upcoming announcement of Google Play Store gift cards.  A cached version of the support page has leaked many of the details of the cards, including availability, denominations, and code redemption.  As it appears today, ...

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Google urges developers to make “beautiful, powerful, successful” apps, allows devs to respond to user reviews in Play Store

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with Google IO coming up soon, Google is focusing an extremely pinpointed light on their developers. The Android Developer Site has a brand new look to boot, and Google is encouraging developers to make their apps more beautiful, with more streamlined and simple interfaces. According to the ...

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Google Now adds discounted flight notifications

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Did you know that I can predict the future? Just last week I posted an article about the Future of Google Now, and one of the things I asked for was finer tuning of current functionality within Google Now, and went on to talk about flights. Well, this afternoon, Google took one step closer to ...

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The Future of Google Now

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Google Now is one of the most innovative, useful features to be released in the last few years. It truly makes your smartphone a smart phone. It provides you with information before you even ask for it. It saves you from being stuck in traffic, fumbling through your email to find your plane ...

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Shazam adds immediate Google Play Music purchase option

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Shazam just got an awesome new feature that allows you to instantly purchase a Shazam’d track from the Google Play Store directly from your Android device. Once your Shazam a song you’ll see a new button that will take you instantly to the Google Play Store where you’ll be ...

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How to set up 2-step Google account verification (step-by-step)

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You can never be too safe when it comes to your online accounts. Luckily Google has a way to make it nearly impossible for anyone to log into your account even if they have your login credentials. 2-step verification is a truly great way to keep intruders out of the picture and if you’d ...

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Google officially merges Hangouts and Voice experience for calls

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This will be a day long remembered. That is, of course, if you’re a Google Voice user who has been waiting on Hangouts integration. For some of us, the wait for an improved and merged Voice experience stretches back years. Today sees Google announcing that Hangouts and Voice will play ...

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Google to refund consumers $19M in unauthorized in-app purchases

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You may recall quite some time ago when Google got in some trouble for violating a pretty hefty FTC complaint. The Federal Trade Commission launched a prohibition on unfair commercial practices by billing consumers for charges by children in kids’ apps. This was way back in 2011, and ...

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$1,000 Google Play Giveaway [DEALS]

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How would you like to get your hands on $50 worth of Google Play Store credit? What about $100…or $150? If you head to our deals page between now and the end of September you can toss your name in the hat for a prize. We’re working with our friends at StackSocial to help give ...

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Google Purchases Smart Messaging Service Emu!

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Google has purchased the smart messaging application Emu. There is very little news on the details of the purchase, such as selling price or what Google plans to do with Emu. Emu did confirm on their website that they were indeed purchased by Google. If you are not familiar with the smart chat ...

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Download and install Google Search 3.6, Google Play Music 5.6 and YouTube 5.9 apps manually [APKs]

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Google Search, Google Play Music and YouTube all got updated by Google. Versions 3.6, 5.6 and 5.9 respectively. If you’re not willing to wait for updates to show up in your Google Play Store (if they haven’t already), you can find the download links at the bottom of the article and ...

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Google Now Launcher is no longer exclusive to Nexus and Google Play Edition devices (UPDATE: available to all 4.1+ devices)

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Many people like Google Now Launcher, mainly because of its nice design, big icons, “OK Google” hotword which makes the service very accessible and a very handy feature which makes Google Now only 1 swipe away. There’s much more to like when it comes to this launcher though, ...

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