Tag Archive: Play


Battery life champ, the Moto Z Play just got a significant price cut

One of the most intriguing phones from 2016 is getting a big price cut. The Moto Z Play, which has the best battery life I’ve ever seen in a phone, just got a temporary $ 50 price cut. The phone drops from $ 449 to $ 399 until February 13. You can pick up the Moto Z Play

Samsung’s new Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro come with Google Play support

Samsung and Google today introduced new Chromebooks which aim to appeal to the Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro. The two, known as the Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus, offer nearly identical features between them. The key difference between the pair being the processor. Built with support for Android apps and the Google Play Store,

Play Store carrier billing is now live for Airtel and Vodafone customers in India

You can now buy digital content on the Play Store with your carrier account.

In a bid to make it easier for customers to purchase digital content in India on the Play Store, Google has rolled out carrier billing to Airtel and Vodafone customers in the country. The company tested the waters with Idea last year, and now Airtel and Vodafone subscribers can buy apps, games, movies, and ebooks on the Play Store and bill it to  [Read More…]

Google Play Music: The Ultimate Guide

There is more music than you can imagine right at your fingertips.

While there are many apps that stream music, and stream it well, Google Play Music is Google’s music service and as such is an app that comes on millions and millions of devices. While the app has gotten clunkier in recent years, the app is still undoubtedly one of the most useful on the Android scene, and with generous benefits to both paid and free  [Read More…]

How to spend the Google Play gift card you received this holiday season

Looking for the best way to spend your new Google Play gift card? Here are some great ways!

Google Play gift cards are awesome gifts, and if you got some for presents this holiday you should be very thankful. Having them is only half the battle though, spending them in the best way is the other half. There are lots of things you can use those great gift cards on, and getting creative helps out.

Some like  [Read More…]

How to download and manage apps from the Google Play Store

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Whether this is your first smartphone or just your first using Android, there’s a lot to love here, and it all starts with finding some apps to fill that new phone (or tablet) with. Google Play is the app store that Google runs, and it’s also an important piece of Android’s security as it scans apps before and after they’re downloaded and monitors  [Read More…]

Best games to play during Christmas dinner

You can get together with your family — but then maybe play a game to get away.

We’ve already touched on the best games to play with friends and family over the holidays season, but for some folks the holiday season means forced, awkward interactions with your extended family.

Whether you still find yourself relegated to the kids table, or you need something to distract you from your family holiday snoozefest (no judgement here), we’ve got some  [Read More…]

How refunds work on Google Play

We all have purchases we regret.

We buy apps that aren’t as great as we hoped. We buy books and movies we don’t like. Our kids buy things we didn’t want them to. Co-workers get into your phone while you’re in the bathroom and buy dirty movies. Things happen, and if you need a refund on Google Play, there are ways to get one.

But as always, there are caveats and hoops to jump through.

Refunding  [Read More…]

How to buy and email a Google Play Gift Card

In need of a last-minute gift? Google’s here to help!

A Google Play Gift card makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for any Android user on your shopping list. You can find gift cards at a number of popular brick and mortar stores, but if you’ve been trying your darnedest to avoid the hustle and bustle of the shopping season, Google has made it incredibly easy to give the gift of Google Play credits via  [Read More…]

Best multiplayer Android games to play at a party

Phones can bring the family together!

Being on your phone at a party or family gathering used to be viewed as a major social faux pas. This remains the case in many social circles, but more and more often these days the smartphone is being embraced (or perhaps folks are just giving up the fight).

But when the phones come out, it doesn’t necessarily mean everyone’s got to retreat into their social feeds. There’s a number  [Read More…]