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21 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

21 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. It's the middle of the week, and while today is a slow day for sales, I'm still excited to share with everyone that Stardew Valley is currently available for $3 off.
Google boots popular anti-spam call service YouMail off the Play Store, claims it doesn't work as advertised

Google boots popular anti-spam call service YouMail off the Play Store, claims it doesn't work as advertised

Google really needs to fix its automated app review process Every other month, a legitimate, useful app gets kicked off the Play Store while sleazy applications with bad intentions thrive. Google's
Slide for Reddit returns to Play Store, single word in app listing's screenshot blamed for removal (Updated)

Slide for Reddit returns to Play Store, single word in app listing's screenshot blamed for removal (Updated)

After an almost two-week absence, the Reddit client is back Update 1: 2020/02/09 10:55am PST It was pointed out to us that even the official first-party Reddit app doesn't meet the same age rating
The Play Store has a problem with sleazy apps that overcharge for basic functionality

The Play Store has a problem with sleazy apps that overcharge for basic functionality

A Google Lens wannabe charges $300 a year Google is right to be proud of how well it keeps a vast majority of malware and scams out of the Play Store, but there is one particular kind of misleading

Google pulls alleged UAE spying app ToTok from the Play Store, again

From TikTok to FaceApp, it can be hard to tell when an app has nefarious intentions hidden behind its useful or buzzworthy features. The same goes for ToTok. The New York Times reported in December
30 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for Monday

30 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. I absolutely love it whenever I can start the week off with a bang, and today is one such day. Not only are all of the Goat Simulator titles on sale, Baldur's Gate II
Tasker briefly disappears from the Play Store due to automated removal

Tasker briefly disappears from the Play Store due to automated removal

Google's automated app review system strikes again Tasker is one of the most popular power-user tools for Android, giving people the ability to automate many functions. As great as the app is, Tasker
ToTok messaging app quietly returns to Play Store after spying accusations (Update: Gone again)

ToTok messaging app quietly returns to Play Store after spying accusations (Update: Gone again)

Update 1: 2020/02/14 5:28pm PST Well, that didn't last long. ToTok has once again been pulled from the Play Store (as spotted by 9to5Google), though it's not clear what prompted its latest
33 temporarily free and 72 on-sale apps and games for Friday

33 temporarily free and 72 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The end of the week is finally here, and so it's time to check out the latest app and game sales available on the Google Play Store. For some reason, this entire week has

Android saw a 98 percent drop in apps asking for call and text data

Google has been clamping down on Android apps that abuse permissions, and that appears to have had a very tangible effect on the Play Store. As part of a larger piece explaining how Google continues

42 temporarily free and 40 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Continuing the trend from Monday, there are many icon packs on sale today, so if you're looking to theme your device on the cheap, this is the week to do it. Of course,
Google prevented 1.9 billion Android malware installs in 2019, still has a long way to go

Google prevented 1.9 billion Android malware installs in 2019, still has a long way to go

With recent scam apps incidents in mind, it might look like Google isn't very good at keeping malware and fraud out of the Play Store, but the company is hard at work to allow as little in as
Spotify launches standalone Kids app exclusive to Premium Family subscribers (Update: UK, Australia)

Spotify launches standalone Kids app exclusive to Premium Family subscribers (Update: UK, Australia)

Update 1: 2020/02/11 8:30am PST UK and Australia To give parents peace of mind while their children are listening to music, Spotify is introducing a separate app for younger users. Only
46 temporarily free and 59 on-sale apps and games for Monday

46 temporarily free and 59 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. Typically sales start off rather slow at the beginning of the week, and yet today there's a surplus of sales to share. Not only are there a bunch of icon packs on sale
Slide for Reddit kicked from Play Store as age rating issue spirals into bogus content policy violation

Slide for Reddit kicked from Play Store as age rating issue spirals into bogus content policy violation

Update 1: 2020/02/09 10:55am PST It was pointed out to us that even the official first-party Reddit app doesn't meet the same age rating the initial review attempted to impose on Slide for Reddit
29 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for Friday

29 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The end of the week is finally here, and so it is time to celebrate by checking out the latest app and game sales available on the Google Play Store. As always, I've

Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, and Vivo are gearing up to fight Google’s Play Store

In the 9 months or so since its inception back in May 2019, we’ve covered the US ban on Huawei to the point of ad nauseam. Today a new twist on the company’s attempts to bypass being unable to access
Google Play Points loyalty program rolls out to the web store

Google Play Points loyalty program rolls out to the web store

Google's Play Store loyalty program, Play Points, launched in the US last year and has let you earn perks for trying new apps and purchasing media since then. So far, it has been limited to the mobile
26 temporarily free and 26 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

26 temporarily free and 26 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Our sales roundup in the middle of the week tends to be lighter than our Monday and Friday roundups. So I only have a total of 52 apps and games to share today, but
Firefox Preview gains extension support in latest Nightly build

Firefox Preview gains extension support in latest Nightly build

Firefox developer Mozilla is busy redesigning its mobile browser from the ground up with an in-house engine running underneath. Called Firefox Preview, the experimental browser got a feature-packed