Tag Archive: Store


Google pulls 85 adware-laden photography and gaming apps from Play Store

The adware-infected apps were being used by fraudsters to monetize affected devices.

What you need to know Google has removed 85 Android apps from the Play Store after security firm Trend Micro found them to be delivering adware. The adware-laden apps were masquerading as photography or gaming apps on the Play Store. Mobile ad fraud campaigns reportedly cost businesses financial losses of around $ 10 million in 2018.

The security researchers at Trend Micro recently found 85  [Read More…]

How to stop those annoying Galaxy Store notifications on Samsung phones

The notification shade is for useful information, not your terrible ads.

Having the Galaxy Store installed on your Galaxy phone alongside the Play Store isn’t ideal, but it’s the only way to update some of your phone’s core services. What isn’t necessary at all are its notifications, which can be useful sometimes but are often just promotional pushes you may not care about. You can turn off the notifications for the app entirely, though, and it only  [Read More…]

Doom and Doom II now available on the Play Store for the 25th anniversary

Both games require a one-time $ 4.99 purchase.

What you need to know Bethesda has officially released ports for Doom and Doom II for the 25th anniversary. Both games include extra levels and Doom II includes local multiplayer support. Doom and Doom II will set you back $ 4.99 for each game and don’t include any in-app purchases or ads.

Clear your weekend calendar because Bethesda just dropped Doom and Doom II on the Play Store. The  [Read More…]

Tinder is the next app to opt out of paying Google Play Store fees

Fees on the Play Store can be up to 30%.

What you need to know Tinder’s new default payment method requires entering your details directly into the app. Once you’ve entered your payment details, it will remove the choice of paying with Google Play. App developers often pay fees up to 30% to the Play Store, leaving some to look for ways to bypass these fees.

In a move to prevent paying fees to Google with in-app  [Read More…]

Google takes down seven stalkerware apps from the Play Store

All seven apps removed by Google were detected and reported by Avast.

What you need to know Google has removed seven Android apps from the Play Store after it was found that they allowed people to stalk others. The apps were quite popular, with 130,000 total downloads. All the seven apps were apparently created by a single Russian developer.

Google has pulled seven apps from the Play Store after mobile threat researchers at Avast discovered they allowed  [Read More…]

Stop Getting Cheated by Store Warranties

Are you paying a monthly fee for smartphone protection? Were you pressured by a salesperson to add on protection for your new device at the store? If you answered yes, you are paying way too much. Most people do not know that warranties at the store can be marked up as much as 900%. Some of the worst offenders are big box stores and cell phone carriers.

In 2015, Upsie was created to give consumers a more affordable,  [Read More…]

Get ready for next semester with Amazon’s new Off-to-College store

A new semester.

Finishing your exams? Taking some time off? Enjoying your summer? Well, time to start thinking about the next semester! Amazon has launched an “Off-to-College” store to help students stock up on everything they need.

Yay School! Amazon’s Off-to-College Store

Amazon’s hitting the back-to-school stuff early this year with a new store dedicated to collegiate wear, dorm essentials, electronics, and more.

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It’s never too early to think about going  [Read More…]

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…]