Tag Archive: Play


Brighter, whiter Google Play redesign rolls out after months of testing

This new store is cleaner, brighter, and absolutely killing my eyes during midnight app binges.

What you need to know New Google Play UI is rolling out on Android and Chromebooks. New design is cleaner, uses new font, and moves the section carousel to bottom tabs. New update also brings customized store lisitng options for app developers.

The Google Play Store seems to go through a redesign about once or twice a year, but the new UI  [Read More…]

Is this the beginning of the end for Google Play Music?

It looks like Google may be planning to draw curtains on Play Music very soon.

What you need to know Google has removed the ability to gift Play Music subscriptions with the latest version of the app for Android. You can still gift a Google Play Music subscription using the web version or an older version of the Android app. Google has already confirmed that it plans to eventually replace Play Music with YouTube Music.

Earlier this  [Read More…]

Google Go is now available on the Play Store for everyone

You can download the lightweight app for free right now.

What you need to know Google Go is a lightweight version of the regular Google app and uses less storage/data. It was first launched in 2017 for select countries as part of the Android Go program. As of August 20, 2019, it’s available worldwide for everyone to download via the Play Store.

Back in 2017 when Google launched the Android Go program, it created an assortment of  [Read More…]

Google extends review time for approving new Play Store apps

Developers are unhappy about not being notified regarding the changes in the review process ahead of time.

What you need to know Google is now taking more time to perform a thorough review before approving new apps for the Play Store. The change has reportedly been made to protect users from malicious apps. Developers can no longer schedule the release of their apps.

Google has silently made a few significant changes to the review process for approving  [Read More…]

LAVR Tag is arena-scale laser tag for Oculus Quest that you must play

LAVR Tag creates an untethered VR experience that could be the next big thing for the Oculus Quest and VR.

The Oculus Quest provides an untethered VR experience that, in many ways, can’t be delivered through any other headset. The lack of wires or external sensors and the fact that it doesn’t require a PC or phone to operate opens it up to liberating VR experiences. Games like SUPERHOT VR and Sports Scramble are incredible on the  [Read More…]

Google pulls 85 adware-laden photography and gaming apps from Play Store

The adware-infected apps were being used by fraudsters to monetize affected devices.

What you need to know Google has removed 85 Android apps from the Play Store after security firm Trend Micro found them to be delivering adware. The adware-laden apps were masquerading as photography or gaming apps on the Play Store. Mobile ad fraud campaigns reportedly cost businesses financial losses of around $ 10 million in 2018.

The security researchers at Trend Micro recently found 85  [Read More…]

How do you play No Man’s Sky on the PlayStation VR?

Best answer: Launching into the VR version of No Man’s Sky can only be done from inside the headset. You will need to put on the headset and start the game from there. If you start the game then put the PSVR on you will only get the big-screen version

VR at its best: No Man’s Sky ($ 30 at Amazon) The how to

The step by step for doing this is very quick. All you need  [Read More…]

Google Play Books is launching new beta features for true bookworms

You can try the latest Play Books features while the team is still working on them.

What you need to know New opt-in beta program gives you early access to experimental Play Books features. Custom shelves, granular searching and “Ready to Read” shelf are the first features to roll out. Beta features are only available on the web at first, and will change regularly.

Google Play Books isn’t the flashiest of Google’s services, but many frequent readers  [Read More…]

Can non-VR and VR players play together in No Man’s Sky?

Is this going to be a free-for-all or will we be sectioned off, like VR pariah?

On August 14, 2019, Hello Games are giving us the biggest update to No Man’s Sky we have ever seen, and we have seen some big’uns. This latest update, called Beyond, has three major components: VR, 32-player multiplayer, and a bump to version 2.0 with lots of smaller changes.

The big question though is whether all of those things talk to  [Read More…]

Which Oculus Quest games can I play while seated?

The Oculus Quest is an incredible VR headset that can track your movements around a room, but you don’t need a lot of space to have a good time. Whether you don’t have enough the room, want to stay in your favorite chair, or are in a wheelchair, there are still plenty of games and experiences you can enjoy on the Oculus Quest.

★ Featured favorite Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Not only is this game fun  [Read More…]