Tag Archive: Store


Google Play Store redesign rolling out with bottom navigation bar

The new design is showing up for users with version 15.1.24.

What you need to know The new Material Theme version of the Play Store has started rolling out to users. It is available with the latest version of the app which can be downloaded from APKMirror. Google Music has been removed from the navigation bar but can still be found in the pull-out menu.

The new Material Theme Play Store redesign is now rolling out with  [Read More…]

Can you gift VR games in the Oculus Quest store?

Best answer: There is no direct way to gift someone a game on the Oculus Store. You also can’t gift someone Oculus Store credit. To give someone a game for the Oculus Quest, you’ll have to use a prepaid gift card from Visa or Mastercard or transfer them money through PayPal.

Spending versatility: $ 50 Visa gift card ($ 55 at Amazon) Flexible spending: $ 50 Mastercard gift card ($ 55 at Amazon) Giving gift cards

Unfortunately,  [Read More…]

Can I use a PlayStation Store gift card to buy EA Access on PS4?

Best answer: If the program is keeping parity with its Xbox One counterpart, then yes, you should be able to use a PlayStation Store gift card towards your EA Access subscription.

Amazon: PlayStation Store Gift Card (From $ 10)

What is EA Access?

EA Access is a digital game subscription service that gives you access to a catalog of EA-published and developed games. Members also receive a 10% discount on EA digital purchases and are allowed  [Read More…]

Inside Google’s plan to have security patches updated via the Play Store

Google’s next step following the success of Project Treble.

At the beginning of each month, Google updates its monthly Android Security Bulletin and pushes out a security patch to its Pixel phones to ensure they’re as up-to-date and secure as can be. The process is pretty smooth and painless for those Pixel owners, but if you have a phone that’s made by Samsung, LG, Huawei, etc., you can often find yourself waiting a while before the patch  [Read More…]

Best Buy accidentally puts the Pixel 3a XL on store shelves

The Pixel 3a XL isn’t official yet, but it’s already being displayed at a Best Buy in Ohio.

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are launching on May 3, but it looks like a Best Buy store in Springfield, Ohio wasn’t willing to wait any longer. The store in question inadvertently put a few units of the Pixel 3a XL on store shelves for all customers to see, which is how the photo made its way to  [Read More…]

Can you gift digital games through the PlayStation Store?

Best answer: Unfortunately, people can’t gift digital games to others through the PlayStation Store yet. The only way to “gift” a digital game is by purchasing a PlayStation Store gift card and giving that to your friend so that they can use it to purchase a game on their account.

Digital goodies: PlayStation Gift Card (From $ 10 at Amazon)

Why can’t we gift digital games through the store?

There doesn’t seem to be a good  [Read More…]

Google is starting to deliver Pixel system updates via the Play Store

Google may deliver system updates alongside app updates on the Play Store.

From Android’s inception, system updates have been delivered from the Settings app, but it looks like that’s set to change with Android Q. The folks at 9to5Google uncovered a new string in the Play Store APK that allows system updates to be installed directly from the app, alongside regular app updates.

Google is now testing that particular implementation, with a user on Reddit getting a  [Read More…]

Huawei phones can once again install VLC from the Play Store

You can once again use VLC to play music and videos on Huawei devices.

VideoLAN blacklisted Huawei phones from downloading VLC last year, stating EMUI’s “ridiculous policy of killing all background apps” caused several issues with background playback. The issues led to negative reviews by Huawei users, and VideoLAN decided to pull the plug. The company said a few months later that it would be working with Huawei to issue a fix, and it looks like that  [Read More…]

It looks like the Google Play Store will soon get a big UI overhaul

Recent APK teardown shows refreshed UI

It appears the Play Store might be next on the list for a Google Material Theme refresh, following in the steps of Gmail, Google Messages, and Google Drive’s recent redesigns. The folks over at 9to5Google have dissected the recent version of the Play Store’s APK to discover what this redesign will look like.

While this updated design is a big change from the current Play Store, if  [Read More…]

Save a ton and store even more with PNY’s 512GB Elite microSD card on sale

All the data and a place to put it.

The PNY Elite 512GB microSDXC card is down to $ 115.99 on Amazon. It was as low as $ 110 during a one-day sale on March 30, but we were surprised to find out that the card didn’t immediately jump back up to the $ 150 price it was going for before. While this is not quite as low as the March 30 sale, $ 116 is an amazingly low  [Read More…]