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EU delivers pre-emptive slap for purchasing in free Apps

When is free, not free? Or free, kinda, but not quite all the time. Except… mostly. Yep, we’re talking about those apps and games which are built around the freemium model. There’s more than one way to build a freemium app. The first way is to build a …

Google Play gets facelift and a makeover

You may not see it on your device immediately, but you will, and it’ll thank you for it. The Google Play marketplace has gone through another iteration (one of our colleagues called it Google Play 4 due to the APK being 4.0.25). The formerly-named Market more has a …

Google Play now on .. err… Google

Been to Google recently? You may have spotted this new link on the top bar which appears even when you’re not logged into the Googleplex. When clicked it’ll take you straight into the Android Market Play Store and is effectively a big advert for the Android OS. Linl …

Trojan Android.Counterclank Found in Android Market

A recent study by Symantec has found Trojans attached to various apps in the Android Market. The Trojans found are Android.Counterclank and Android.Tonclank, which worryingly is a bot-like threat that can receive commands to carry out certain actions, as well as steal information from the device. It sounds like the Trojan …

Music about to be available from Android Market too?

Browse to music.google.com on your Android phone and, for a brief period some hours ago, this appeared…. ..we’re a bit dubious about whether this is real or not (the image looks to have been tweaked) but if true it could mean that music will soon get added to …

Films now available to purchase from Android Market

Here in the UK Films on YouTube recently went live. It lets you rent movies from a fair selection and is accessible via the web. On the same day books were introduced into the Android Market but, as of today, you can now buy films through the Android …

Android Market 3.1.5 Available

We took a look at the revamped Android Market recently but there’s quite a few of you who aren’t able to upgrade to it just yet. If you’re prepared to take a chance, xda-developers have an even newer version – 3.1.5. This is apparently quicker than the 3.1.3 …

Seen Android Market recently ?

Checked your Market app recently ? Check for updates and you’ll probably find this glossy new version appearing on your handset. It’s far more sexier than earlier versions and features a stack of extra features. A big, friendly interface greets you when you hop into the app and …

GMail Updated – Performance and possibly better battery life too

Battery improvements, priority mailbox sorting and a resulting lower data overhead are just some of the additions. The full list of additions are as follows… Save bandwidth and battery by only syncing priority mail Use label notifications to mash up filters, labels, and ringtones Remember ‘Show Pictures’ for …

New Android Market Rolling Out

Google are now rolling out a new version of the popular Market application with a brand new look and feel which does look a lot nicer than the existing version we have now become used too. This new version will include support for Books and Movies if you …

Vodafone add their own Android Market Channel

Vodafone have just launched their own branded content within the Android Market. Instead of adding yet another shop app, Voda have instead selected sports, news, information and gaming apps from their partners. They’ll be available either free or for a discounted price. It’s live now in the UK, …

Movies to rent from Android Market

Movies will soon be available to rent through the Android Market. That is, we’re guessing, in certain countries around the world. Movies will start from just $1.99 and will be available across devices provided you’re using Android 2.2 or above (initially). Alas this seems to be US-only at …

Track your spending with My T-Mobile

A new app is available in the Android Market which should help you keep an eye on your phone bill. T-Mobile customers are already adding their comments and, so far, it’s all pretty positive. “Stay up to date with your T-Mobile account from pretty much anywhere. Check how …

Android Web Store Launches

Google have just announced the Web Store which was given a demo a while back at Google I/O last year. You can at last browse to market.android.com and check, search and download direct :) You can now click online, login and send apps directly to your Android handset …

Google set to hire a new team of developers

Google look set to recruit a new team of people to develop apps for Android. The Wall Street Journal states that “dozens” of software developers will be taken on to create apps for Android. They appear to be trying to increase the quality of apps whilst at the …

Google to tweak Android Market, improve purchase stats

There’s a healthy library of apps in the Android Market, that’s a given, but there’s also a selection of pretty poor ones too. Google look set to correct this with a larger “human team” charged with removing apps that violate the Android Market terms and conditions. They will …

Microsoft disputes App Store trademark

Microsoft have started to dispute an Apple application to trademark the words “App Store”. The original submission was filed by Apple back in 2008 but it’s only now that Microsoft have filed a dispute. Windows Phones currently come with an App store called “Windows Marketplace” whilst Android handsets …