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Google ban fails to stamp out short-term payday lending apps

January 26, 2020 12:44 pm

Google had announced a global crackdown on Android apps offering short-term loans in August last year but still, payday-style applications are still easy to find in many countries on Google Play Store.

Here’s how to protect against malicious apps before hitting download

January 17, 2020 9:53 am

Malicious apps put you at risk of losing your personal data. We are sharing some tips to help you stay safe from such risks.

Google India announces Best of 2019 Apps on Play Store: Call of Duty, Spotify top the list

December 05, 2019 1:50 pm

Google India announces the list of the most popular and demanding apps on Play Store this year. Apps like Call of Duty and Spotify top the list.

Flashlight apps on Android ask for up to 77 permissions and it is alarming: Here's why

September 17, 2019 8:40 am

Decoded Avast has warned against the sheer number of permissions asked by flashlight apps which are available on Google Play Store for Android smartphones.

27 Android gaming apps found installing fake Google Play Store, a malicious adware

August 21, 2019 3:58 pm

Quick Heal Security Labs has spotted 27 dropper malicious apps that prompt user to install a fake Google Play Store, which is an adware.

Adware apps posing as photography apps, games tricked millions of Android users

August 18, 2019 6:26 pm

The security firm Trend Micro found 85 individual apps which have been downloaded more than eight million times from Google Play — all of which have since been removed from the app store.

A fake 'updates' app tricked millions of Samsung users: Here’s what happened

July 08, 2019 8:54 pm

A fake app, known as 'Updates for Samsung', has tricked millions of users. The app is unrelated to Samsung and it used to ask people money for updates.

Google Play Store back online: Users can now browse and update apps

June 03, 2019 10:37 am

Google Play users took to Twitter posting screenshots of their Play Store app not working. The issue has been solved now and the platform is back online.

Google outlines new Play Store policies to make it safer for kids

May 30, 2019 12:35 pm

Google has set up new policies to make the Play Store a safe place for the children. Developers have until September 1, to comply with the new changes.

Why is Google removing all apps made by this Chinese developer

April 27, 2019 2:07 pm

Google has banned Chinese app developer Do Global and started removing its existing apps from the Play Store after a BuzzFeed News report found that the developer was committing large-scale ad fraud and abusing user permissions.