Tag Archive: Play


Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play (Smartphone Showdown)

In 2017 Motorola has chosen not to launch a standard Moto Z2. Instead, customers are given the choice between the middle-range Moto Z2 Play and the more powerful Moto Z2 Force. So which should you purchase? The Moto Z2 Play with its bigger battery or the faster Moto Z2 Force? Read below to get an […]

OnePlus brings its custom OnePlus Launcher to Google Play

OnePlus Launcher comes to the Play Store.

The lightly customized and well-liked OnePlus Launcher, which received some nice visual changes with the OnePlus 5 release, has been brought over to Google Play. But the listing is there not to open it up to every phone, but to speed up the process of updating the app outside of a full system update on OnePlus phones.

Along with the newly-public OnePlus Weather,  [Read More…]

Best Cases for the Moto Z2 Play

Best cases for keeping the Moto Z2 Play protected!

The Moto Z2 Play is a really compelling phone, a ultra-slim device that incorporating Motorola’s Moto Mod design for expanded functionality.

But when you don’t have a Moto Mod on, your phone is more exposed and prone to damage. You need a case you can slip on and off as needed. We’ve rounded up some of the best cases for the Moto Z2 Play. Find your new favorite  [Read More…]

Snag some Comic-Con deals on movies from Google Play this weekend!

The San Diego Comic-Con is well underway, and to celebrate Google Play has some pretty sweet deals on superhero movies!

Following along with all the news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con is always fun but if you’re looking jump even deeper into the superhero world, why not take in a movie at home this weekend? Right now, Google Play has discounted a bunch of superhero movies that you can rent or purchase. Everything from live action movies  [Read More…]

Google Play Protect now widely available, keeping your phone safe from bad apps

There’s a new interface to the app security on your phone.

Google’s new (and now properly branded) security system, Google Play Protect, is now widely available and should at this point be active on any phone with the latest version of Google Play Services. After a slow rollout with varied reports that Play Protect was available, as we look at our own devices here every one of them has it.

Google announced Play Protect back  [Read More…]

Google makes it easier to find high-quality apps with new curated Play Store bundles

Find better apps from the humans at Google that use them every day.

Google has announced that it is bringing more order to the Play Store with a bunch of new human-curated app lists.

As part of an increased focus on its Editor’s Choice section, which began last month with ‘Android Excellence’, which focused on high-quality individual apps, Google will now post “stories” that highlight groups of its favorite programs based on theme.

These so-called editorial pages  [Read More…]

Gear VR games you need to stand to play

Some games aren’t meant to be played sitting down.

Samsung’s Gear VR delivers tons of great games to play in VR. While plenty of them are playable while sitting down, this isn’t the case across the board. We’ve collected a few of the best games that are meant to be played while standing up.

Read more at VR Heads!

Google Home can now play your personalized tunes from Play Music

A new update to Google Home now allows users to play uploaded or purchased playlists via Google Play Music.

Google Home will now play your uploaded and purchased music on Google Play Music

One of Google Play Music’s best features has finally come to Google Home.

Google Play Music is one of the few online music services that allows you to mix your personal uploaded and purchased music with a subscription library with millions and millions of songs. However, when Google Play Music launched on Google Home when the little air freshener lookalike debuted, you could cast any music you wanted to the speaker, but if you asked Google Assistant for your  [Read More…]

Google is using deep learning and data analysis to curate the Play Store

Machine learning plays a big part in how apps are monitored in the Play Store.

Google has released some details from the Security and Privacy team about how Google Play is being curated, and machine learning plays a big part.

Google has two basic goals for applications in the Play Store: safety and exposure. The Security and Privacy team wants to weed out apps with malware, but they’re also concerned about applications that ask for broad permissions that might  [Read More…]