Millions of users download malicious Minecraft-related Android apps

Security company ESET found that 30 malicious apps claiming to offer tips and cheats for popular gaming app Minecraft have been uploaded to Google Play in the last nine months, before subsequently being downloaded by up to 2.8 million Android …

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Google to outsource app age ratings

Google will soon be using an external body to judge the age ratings of apps available via its Play Store, rather than letting developers set the ratings themselves, as it continues its efforts to protect younger users. The International Age …

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Google Play to encourage family-friendly apps

Google is introducing a new programme called ‘Designed for Families’, which allows Android developers to categorise their apps as family-friendly in order to provide consumers with “new ways to browse, search, and discover high quality apps and games for their …

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Korea’s Big Three plan joint app store

South Korea’s three leading mobile operators met on Friday with 150 mobile app developers to discuss setting up a joint app store call the One Store, which is scheduled to open in May. The three currently have their own app …

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Korea’s Big Three plan joint app store

South Korea’s three leading mobile operators met on Friday with 150 mobile app developers to discuss setting up a joint app store call the One Store, which is scheduled to open in May. The three currently have their own app …

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Korea’s app sales in Google Play jump fourfold

South Korea’s mobile application developers expanded their sales in Google Play fourfold last year. Google Korea held a press conference in Seoul on Thursday to talk up the success of domestic app developers in Google Play, which celebrates its third …

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Nokia HERE to power maps for Baidu outside China

It has been announced Nokia’s HERE mapping solutions will be powering search engine Baidu outside its home country China. Nokia said the search giant, which already uses HERE for its desktop version of its location and mapping services, will add the solution to its map apps for Android and iOS.

Nokia HERE coming to iOS in 2015, arrives in Google Play

Nokia announced that its HERE mapping app will be launched for iOS in early 2015, as it also introduced a beta of the Android version for Google Play. The company said its iOS development team is “working hard” on a …

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Indosat launches carrier billing with Google

Indonesia’s Indosat has introduced Google Play carrier billing that allows customers to purchase apps using prepaid airtime credit. Indosat, owned by Ooredoo, said it’s the first operator in the country to offer direct carrier billing to subscribers. CEO and president …

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