Tag Archive: Store


Google Play Store shrunk down app size by up to 65%, so you can install more on your device

You’ve might have noticed there’s a trend of Lite apps for Android devices. In recent times, a handful of major apps have released stripped-down, barebones alternatives to their original apps. These Lite versions allow users to save space on your phone because they weight next to nothing. They are also a lot faster to download.

At the same time, Google is also striving to cut the size of regular apps, in order to allow users to keep more on their  [Read More…]

The Google Play Store puts a ban on cryptocurrency apps, along with many others

Google has started banning any apps that have anything to do with the process of cryptocurrency mining from the Play Store. The search giant regularly updates it policies regarding which apps are allowed in the Store.

This week Google changed the guidelines yet again. This can be seen in the July update to Google’s Developer Policy Center. The decision appears to be an extension of a previous ruling. This saw all extensions associated with cryptocurrency mining removed from the Chrome  [Read More…]

The Google Play Store puts a ban on cryptocurrency apps, along with many others

Google has started banning any apps that have anything to do with the process of cryptocurrency mining from the Play Store. The search giant regularly updates it policies regarding which apps are allowed in the Store.

This week Google changed the guidelines yet again. This can be seen in the July update to Google’s Developer Policy Center. The decision appears to be an extension of a previous ruling. This saw all extensions associated with cryptocurrency mining removed from the Chrome  [Read More…]

Huawei phone owners can no longer download VLC from the Google Play Store

VideoLAN, the developer of popular VLC media player, has recently taken the drastic measure of preventing Huawei phones from acessing its app from the Google Play Store.

VideoLAN says it has taken this step due to the way Huawei phones handle background apps. The maker of VLC explains that Huawei software will prevent any apps from running in the background unless there are its own. This, in turn, hurts the overall VLC experience on mobile.

PSA: @HuaweiMobile phones  [Read More…]

Store 256GB of data securely with the $40 SanDisk Ultra Fit Flash Drive

This compact flash drive is ready to store your important data.

Amazon has the SanDisk 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive on sale today for just $ 39.99. This deal saves you $ 30 off what it sells for regularly and is an all-time low price for the product. This deal is exclusively available to Prime members as part of Amazon’s Prime Day. If you’re not a member, you can still get in on this deal  [Read More…]

The best Google Play Store tips and tricks for Android users

For many, using the Google Play Store is limited to searching for apps or tapping the Install button. But the Play Store includes a bunch of lesser-known features to help you optimize the experience.

Whether you’re a new Play Store user or you’re looking to get the most out of this app, here’s a list of useful tips and tricks you should definitely try out.

Use parental controls

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Spotify Lite is now on the Play Store and missing a ton of features

What sort of “lite” app doesn’t let you download songs?

Over the past few years, companies like Twitter, Instagram, and more have created “lite” versions of their mobile apps that take up less space, use less data, and can run better on slower hardware. Spotify is the latest company to follow this trend with its new Spotify Lite app, and while it looks good on the surface, Spotify might have made this a little too lite.

Talking  [Read More…]

Google Podcasts app is official and now available in the Play Store

In the past months, we’ve seen Google do much development in the background dealing with podcasts. The company has been updating the UI and functionality of podcasts that you can find in Search. Now they have released the official app for podcasts, so you don’t have to do the roundabout “add to home screen” method.

This new Google Podcast app, though, is essentially the same as the previous method uncovered earlier in the year — an Assistant shortcut. Similar to  [Read More…]

Store 128GB of important data with SanDisk’s $26 Ultra Fit USB Flash Drive

Transport documents quickly and keep your files secure with this USB flash drive.

SanDisk’s 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive is down to $ 25.99 at Amazon while supplies last. This limited time deal saves you $ 5 off its average price and marks the lowest it’s ever dropped. It regularly sells for up to $ 38.

This high-speed USB 3.1 flash drive features read speeds up to 130MB/s. You could  [Read More…]