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Sensor Tower: Mixi, Tencent, and Netflix were 2017's top grossers in mobile

3 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Mixi's mobile game Monster Strike was the top grossing app in 2017, according to mobile data and insights company Sensor Tower. The caveat, though, is that Google Play isn't available in China - the stomping grounds of tech giant Tencent, which recently released its hit title Honor of Kings with the name Arena of Valor in the West. In outside gaming, Netflix's app was the highest earner, dethroning Spotify, which sat at No. 1 in 2016.
The mobile market generated $58.6 billion last year , thanks mostly to games. The category accounted for $48.3 billion of spending, and many of the top...
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Google removes over 60 apps and games from the Play Store for displaying pornographic ads

Google removes over 60 apps and games from the Play Store for displaying pornographic ads

3 monthes ago   |   By Phandroid

For parents giving their children Android smartphones or tablets, it's tough to make sure they're not being exposed to things they shouldn't be seeing. Even when you think you're doing the right thing by sticking to children's apps and games, you still have to be vigilant.
Take this story from security research firm Check Point who discovered pornographic ads had crept into apps and games for children, some that have been downloaded over a million times. The malicious bug responsible - known as AdultSwine - was found in 60 apps/games, some of which directly targeting children. Games based...
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Apple files patent application for an eye tracking system designed for its...

Apple files patent application for an eye tracking system designed for its AR glasses

Apple is rumored to be developing a device that one ex-Wall Street analyst thinks will be bigger than the iPhone. We are talking about Apple's AR glasses that are expected to... Read more ...

Google updates I/O 2018 app w/ latest Material Design stylings, simplified...

Google updates I/O 2018 app w/ latest Material Design stylings, simplified navigation

With I/O 2018 just 12 days away, Google has updated the companion Android app for livestreamers and in-person attendees at the Shoreline Amphitheater. The app features a heavy... Read more ...

Google bar in G Suite redesigned to include app logo/name, tweaked company...

Google bar in G Suite redesigned to include app logo/name, tweaked company branding

Yesterday's launch of the new Gmail includes a plethora of new features and design tweaks, with some coming to other Google apps in the future. One of those changes is to the... Read more ...

LG G7 ThinQ new Second Screen menu leaks out: Rounded app corners & notch...

LG G7 ThinQ new Second Screen menu leaks out: Rounded app corners & notch customization

A just-recently leaked real-life image of the LG G7 ThinQ spills the beans on the display submenu of the device's settings, not only once again revealing that you will be able... Read more ...

Spotify has arrived on Sky Q

Spotify has arrived on Sky Q

After revealing its plans to bring Spotify to Sky Q customers back in February, Sky has announced that the music subscription service is now available on all Sky Q boxes. Now... Read more ...

Google says Inbox for iOS will be updated w/ iPhone X optimization ‘soon'

Google says Inbox for iOS will be updated w/ iPhone X optimization ‘soon'

Since the iPhone X's release back in November, developers have been updating their applications to take full advantage of the new 5.8-inch display. Some developers have moved... Read more ...

Asus Lyra Trio Mesh WiFi kit available for pre-order

Asus Lyra Trio Mesh WiFi kit available for pre-order

GadgetyNews - Low Jargon: High Tech Asus knows a thing or two about wireless connectivity and have just announced a new mesh WiFi system called Lyra Trio. The white and blue... Read more ...

Sonos One gets Alexa support in Australia

Sonos One gets Alexa support in Australia

While the Sonos One has been available Down Under since early this year, the voice-enabled speaker launched without any, erm, voice support in Australia. That changes today... Read more ...

The 2018 Google Play Award Nominees Have Been Released

The 2018 Google Play Award Nominees Have Been Released

The 2018 nominee set for the annual Google Play Awards is now live, and is organized categorically to point out exemplary games and apps that shine in a number of different... Read more ...

Concert tracking app Bandsintown adds integrated Apple Music streaming with...

Concert tracking app Bandsintown adds integrated Apple Music streaming with MusicKit

Popular live music discovery application Bandsintown has been updated today with direct Apple Music integration. This means that you can now stream Apple Music directly within... Read more ...