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  1. cageymaru

    Epic Games to Launch an App Store to Compete with Google and Apple

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Epic Games is working on an mobile app store to compete with the Google Play app store for Android users in 2019. As a consequence of competing with Google, Epic Games will also be competing with Apple and its App Store for iOS. The Epic Games app store will...
  2. FrgMstr

    Your Horoscope Says All Your Money is Going Away

    Lukas Sefanko on Twitter is better at predicting your future than than that astrology app 1500 of you just downloaded from Google Play. Seems that he identified more than a few of these horoscope apps that steal your SMS, call logs, and banking credentials. Stefanko has already reported these...
  3. DooKey

    Netflix is the Latest Company to Try Bypassing Apple’s App Store

    Netflix is wanting to join companies like Epic, who dumped Google Play, and bypass the Apple App Store. They are testing a way for their customers to register and pay for Netflix without using the Netflix app. While they are at it they are also looking to skirt the commissions from Google Play...
  4. cageymaru

    Fornite on Android Forgoes the Google Play Store for Increased Revenue

    Tim Sweeney has finally confirmed that Fortnite on the Android platform will forgo the Google Play store in favor of a direct sales approach. Mr. Sweeney explains that Android is an open platform and having multiple sources for software will benefit consumers in the long run. He also says that...
  5. cageymaru

    Big Star Labs Spyware Infected 11 Million Devices Before Removal from App Stores

    A Delaware company called Big Star Labs created multiple spyware applications and 11 million people downloaded them from the Google Play store as Google Chrome extensions and the Apple App Store as an ad-blocker. The apps ranged from mobile health club apps to speed boost utilities. The apps...
  6. cageymaru

    Google Vows to Appeal $5 Billion Fine from EU Over Bundled Android Services

    Google has been fined $5 billion by the European Union (EU) for anti-competitive practices. First Google required Android phone manufacturers to bundle Google search and other Google web services with every device as the default in exchange for access to the Google Play store. Secondly, Google...
  7. cageymaru

    Mobile Game Spending Drives Global App Revenue to $34 Billion in the First Half of 2018

    Sensor Tower conducted a study into the amount of revenue that has been made by Apple's App Store and Google Play in the first half of 2018. Together they made an estimated $34.4 billion in the first half of 2018 with 78% of that coming from mobile gaming revenue. Gaming expenditures by...
  8. DooKey

    Coin Miner Mobile Malware Returns, Hits Google Play

    Those pesky hackers are once again planting malware in apps to use your hardware for making money through mining. They are back in android apps and they're on Google Play and ready to rock. If you feel your phone heating up and the battery going down it might just be a similar app. Come on...
  9. Zarathustra[H]

    Millions of Apps Could Soon be Purged from the Google Play Store

    And it's about time! Google has been sending developers notices of their intent to limit visibility or remove apps that violate the company's user data policy. You know, the types of apps that are poor knockoffs of the real thing, with limited functionality, that exist only to trick you into...