A group of consumer advocations filed a complaint with the FTC alleging parents were misled by “inappropriate” kids apps on the Google Play Store.
One strain of malware was found on 22 apps with over 2 million downloads before it was taken off of the market. This has caused some concern over how Google vets their apps.
Google removed 13 malware apps from the Play Store, but this was after it was discovered the Google malware apps were downloaded 500.000 times.
It can be frustrating to see a “download pending error” message while installing an app from Play Store. This shows how to fix it and get the app installed.
What if malware apps can skirt around the Play Store’s virus detection system? This is the case of the malware called “Andr/HiddnAd-AJ,” which managed to sneak its way onto the app store and infect 500,000 devices before it was caught.
Malware developers are now able to fool the system and sneak malicious code into the Android Play Store that can dodge security checks. Find out how you can identify a fake Android app that’s trying to impersonate a real one.
The Play Store has most of everything you need. But there are times when you need to install apps without the Play Store. Here’s how you can do so.
Most smartphone users run the risk of racking up huge fees if they use up too much mobile data. Here are some ways for you to reduce mobile data usage on Android.
The Play store will usually notify you when there is an app update. Here is how you can turn off the app update notifications on an Android device.
Have you ever received a cryptic error message while browsing Google Play? Here are eight of the most common Google Play store errors and their solutions.
If you don’t have the Play store app installed on your phone, accessing Google Play in the browser will also work. Here’s the walkthrough.
Do you know what your Android apps have permission to do? Many Android users skip through what permissions an app needs in order to start using it as quickly as possible. However, Clueful is a powerful app that helps you learn your privacy risk, identifying Android apps that can potentially abuse your privacy.
Malware has become a concern for Android users. While Google has a rigid policy in place to protect users by screening apps that go live, they can’t catch them all. How can you avoid malware apps in the Google Play Store and not be one of those people who get infected?