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The OG App for Android Removed from Google Play

The OG App, an ad-free and suggestion-free Instagram client which was pulled by Apple from the App Store just over a week ago, has now been removed from Google Play as well, TechCrunch is reporting. Created by a startup called Unf1feed, the app was removed by Apple for violating Instagram owner Meta’s terms of use for the...

Adware on Google Play, App Store Downloaded Over 13 Million Times

Security researchers from HUMAN’s Satori Threat Intelligence team have identified 75 apps on Google Play and 10 apps on the App Store engaged in ad fraud, resulting in over 13 million installations (via Bleeping Computer). The researchers say they have identified a collection of mobile apps that are part of a new ad fraud campaign named 'Scylla'....

Google Blocked 1.2 Million Policy-Violating Android Apps in 2021

Google has today highlighted its efforts toward keeping people safe from malware and unwanted software, highlighting how it blocked 1.2 million policy-violating apps from being published on Google Play in 2021. The company also banned 190k bad developer accounts and closed nearly 500k developer accounts that are inactive or abandoned last year. Earlier this week, Google...

Google Rolling Out ‘Data Safety’ Section in Play Store

Google has started letting developers fill out details for the new data privacy section in the Play Store. Similar to Apple's privacy labels in the App Store, Google will start showing details about apps in the Play Store, reads a new report from 9to5Mac. According to the report, App developers can now fill out the relevant...

‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ Now Available on PVOD in Canada

After two weeks of theatrical exclusivity, 'Spiral: From the Book of Saw' is now available on PVOD services in Canada. Liongate's ninth film in the 'Saw' universe was deadset on a theatrical-only release. However, as far as many provinces in Canada go, that meant a limited release in the country. Early on into its theatrical...

Google Announces Lower Play Store Commissions for Developers Worldwide

Back in November, Apple announced that it would be reducing the total commission it takes from small businesses from its standard 30% down to 15% and now, Google is following suit by lowering its Play store commissions globally for developers (via TechCrunch). Starting July 1, Google will be reducing the service fee for Google Play...

Google Removes Parler From the Play Store

According to The Verge on Friday, Google removed "unbiased" social media app Parler from the Play Store for hosting content intended to incite violence: In order to protect user safety on Google Play, our longstanding policies require that apps displaying user-generated content have moderation policies and enforcement that removes egregious content like posts that incite violence....

WWE Undefeated Coming to iOS and Android Dec. 3rd

WWE and nWay have announced that the licenced game WWE Undefeated will be coming to iOS and Android on December 3rd. WWE Undefeated has been described as a competitive multiplayer game, featuring real-time strategies. Players can go head-to-head in real-time and take their favourite WWE Superstars and Legends to the ring. The game will feature...

Pokémon GO Has Earned $1 Billion in 2020

Pokémon GO has been estimated to have brought in $1 billion in the first 10 months of 2020. Developer Niantic is seeing the most amount of player spending since Pokémon GO launched in 2016. According to Sensor Tower, estimates place Pokémon GO revenue this year close to $1 billion. When the mobile game launched in...