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Google removed over 700,000 malicious apps from the Play Store in 2017

99% of abusive apps were removed before users could install them.

There are a lot of excellent apps and games to be found on the Play Store, but to no one’s surprise, it can also be home to some bad seeds, too. There were quite a few reports of malicious Android apps all throughout last year, but new numbers from Google reveal that things could have been a lot worse.

In just 2017 alone, over 700,000 malicious  [Read More…]

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL could see 3.5mm headphone jack removed

In what seems as a trend in the industry right now with manufacturers removing the headphone jack from smartphones, it seems Google may be following suit with the Pixel 2. Yesterday we saw leaks of the rear of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The renders were only the back of the devices […]

Alt-Right network Gab removed from the Play Store

Google has removed alt-right social network Gab from the Play Store.

Google has removed alt-right social network Gab from the Play Store, the social network shared on Twitter. This comes days after Nazis protested in Charlottesville, VA, leaving one woman dead after a protester drove a van into a crowd of counter protesters. Two police officers also perished when a police helicopter crashed during the protests.

Gab stated the application was removed for violating the Play Store’s  [Read More…]

Niantic explains why it removed the footprints feature from Pokémon Go

Niantic, the developer behind Pokémon Go, has explained why it made several changes to the game in the latest update. The update removed footprints of nearby pokémon, and limited access to third-party services. Niantic states that both changes were geared toward improving the design and quality of service of the game.

Niantic’s servers were unable to handle the massive influx of users that made their way to the game following its debut in early July. From  [Read More…]

Ad blocker for Samsung’s browser removed from Google Play

Samsung recently announced a new API that would allow developers to build content and ad blockers for its web browser, and now one has been removed from Google Play. Adblock Fast, an app from the team at Rocketship Apps, was downloaded more than 50,000 times following its release, and made its way to the top charts quickly. The developers received an email from the Google Play Review Team, citing that the app was in violation of section  [Read More…]

Voice activation removed from Cortana for Android because it might break your phone

Earlier this month, Microsoft officially launched its Cortana digital assistant for Android devices, but apparently one feature of the app is causing lots of issues, at least for U.S. users. The company has now updated Cortana for Android, which among other things removes the “Hey Cortana” feature for the U.S. market.

‘Ok Google’ detection removed from Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux

With the latest stable release of Chrome, version 46, Google has removed the always-listening feature that let users simply say “OkT Google” to start a voice search in the browser. Citing generally low user adoption, Google removed the feature from Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux — it’s sticking around, at least for now, on Chrome OS.

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Chrome’s notification center to be removed in upcoming release

Chrome will be removing its dedicated notification center in an upcoming release as Google looks to streamline notifications for everyone. This doesn’t mean that Chrome is changing the way push notifications are handled, just that there will no longer be a dedicated hub to find all the previous notifications.

HTC’s woes continue, removed from top 50 Taiwanese index

The hits keep on coming for embattled smartphone maker HTC. They’ve had a rocky year with smartphone sales down and a shakeup at the top of the company and now they’re taking another hit. Following a downward spiral of stock prices, the Taiwanese Stock Exchange FTSE TWSE Taiwan 50 Index will remove HTC’s listing. As of September 21st, the tech giant will be replaced by a textiles company on the index. The top 50 index lists the biggest and best of Taiwanese  [Read More…]