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Best Windows 10 apps this week

6 days ago   |   By Beta News

Two-hundred-and-ninety-five in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days. Microsoft plans to launch a dark theme for File Explorer in the next Windows 10 version. If you are worried about privacy, check out Wayne's review of Blackbird which is a tweaking tool for Windows 10. The latest version of Chrome for the desktop supports native notifications on Windows 10. As always, if I've missed an app or game that has been released this week that you believe is particularly good,...
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Google has slashed the size of Android apps

6 days ago   |   By Beta News

To tie in with the launch of Android 9 Pie, Google has given a glimpse into the improvements it has made to the app store. In a blog post aimed primarily at developers, the director of Google Play, Purnima Kochikar, said that improved discovery features had helped to boost visits to the store by 30 percent while new tools helped to dramatically reduce crash rates. Google also points to new techniques which have enabled it to reduce app size by up to 65 percent. See also: Android 9 is... Android Pie! Seriously, Google? Confirmed: Fortnite for Android will risk players'...
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Google Play officially acknowledges that Fortnite is not in the Play Store

Google Play officially acknowledges that Fortnite is not in the Play Store

6 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Earlier this month, Epic Games detailed that Fortnite would require a direct APK download and install. With the game officially launching yesterday on Samsung devices and a general Android beta opening this weekend, Google is acknowledging that the hit gaming sensation is not available through the Play Store.
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Instant Apps, Play Store Refinement Planned By Google

7 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google has taken to the Android Developers Blog to outline big plans for the Play Store over the next year with a renewed focus on safety, discovery, and quality. For starters, the search giant is continuing work to find new ways and places to surface app advertisements to prospective users. In addition to more traditional advertising, improvements are planned for the Play Store's various test tracks such as its early access and staged app rollout features as well as the app pre-registration program. The company hopes to bring Google Play Instant Apps, which allows users to try out an app...
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Google's Play Store Gets Network Download Options

Google's Play Store Gets Network Download Options

Due to certain apps having huge file sizes, it was understandable that companies such as Apple and Google placed some restrictions on file downloads over cellular networks... Read more ...

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

As part of Apple's “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and... Read more ...

Twitter Explains API Changes to Employees as Limits for Third-Party Apps Go Live

Twitter Explains API Changes to Employees as Limits for Third-Party Apps Go Live

Twitter's API changes went live today, disabling key features for third-party apps like Tweetbot and Twitterific . The new API removes timeline streaming, preventing... Read more ...

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

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Google updates Firebase with In-App Messaging, new Crashlytics integrations...

Google updates Firebase with In-App Messaging, new Crashlytics integrations, and tools improvements

Google today updated Firebase, its service for helping developers build apps for Android, iOS, and the web. Firebase has gained an In-App Messaging feature, new Crashlytics... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: 4th Grade Vocabulary Challenge, Drop Flip, Hatchi...

Today's Apps Gone Free: 4th Grade Vocabulary Challenge, Drop Flip, Hatchi and More

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HTC's Viveport app store is adding support for Oculus Rift

HTC's Viveport app store is adding support for Oculus Rift

HTC is adding Oculus Rift support to its Viveport app store. Developers can choose to mark their games as Rift-compatible from today, and Rift owners will be able to start... Read more ...

Wear OS Apps Will Now Be Put Through Mandatory Review Process

Wear OS Apps Will Now Be Put Through Mandatory Review Process

In what appears to be a bid to improve the quality of apps available for Wear OS , Google has announced that all Wear OS apps submitted by developers will now go through a... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: 4th Grade Vocabulary Challenge, Drop Flip, Hatchi...

Today's Apps Gone Free: 4th Grade Vocabulary Challenge, Drop Flip, Hatchi and More

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Twitter kills third-party push notifications and auto timeline refresh

Twitter kills third-party push notifications and auto timeline refresh

Despite months of protests from both users and developers, Twitter is today killing third-party app access to some of its most popular features, including push notifications... Read more ...