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# google-play - Sunday 2 April, 2017

What is SimSimi and how has it been used as a 'bullying app' for children?
# Cyber Bullies
# Cyber Bullies

What is SimSimi and how has it been used as a 'bullying app' for children?

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 27,975 Views 12 Comments

One parent said she discovered “vile, disgusting comments” about her daughter on the app.

# google-play - Monday 4 April, 2016

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app

Apr 4th 2016, 5:20 PM 11,649 Views 34 Comments

The app, which was designed to show news and videos from the group, was only up shortly before it was taken down.

# google-play - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

You'll finally be able to listen to The Beatles on Spotify this Christmas
# Fab Four
# Fab Four

You'll finally be able to listen to The Beatles on Spotify this Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 12:01 PM 9,056 Views 42 Comments

Several other music streaming services are also making hundreds of tracks from the Fab Four available for the first time.

# google-play - Monday 26 October, 2015

You can now use your fingerprint to purchase apps from Google Play*
# Get Your Finger Out
# Get Your Finger Out

You can now use your fingerprint to purchase apps from Google Play*

Oct 26th 2015, 10:26 AM 6,559 Views 15 Comments

*Provided you’re lucky enough to have access to Android Marshmallow.

# google-play - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Now you have another place to read TheJournal.ie
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Now you have another place to read TheJournal.ie

Mar 26th 2015, 2:32 PM 13,533 Views 15 Comments

Irish publications have now been added to Google Play Newsstand alongside international content.

# google-play - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Google is now getting humans to review all Android apps
# Fresh Pair Of Eyes
# Fresh Pair Of Eyes

Google is now getting humans to review all Android apps

Mar 17th 2015, 5:38 PM 6,257 Views 5 Comments

As well as using automated tools, Google’s staff will check each app and update before they’re approved.

# google-play - Thursday 20 November, 2014

There's been a small, but important change made to the App Store
# Clarify
# Clarify

There's been a small, but important change made to the App Store

Nov 20th 2014, 11:47 AM 16,014 Views 8 Comments

At the very least, it will make apps with in-app purchases a little more honest.

# google-play - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Google challenges Apple HealthKit with its own fitness app
# Let's Get Physical
# Let's Get Physical

Google challenges Apple HealthKit with its own fitness app

Oct 28th 2014, 5:29 PM 10,926 Views 1 Comment

Google Fit will sync with all Android Wear devices and can bring health and fitness information from different services and apps together.

# google-play - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Is Google going to introduce a 'try before you buy' feature for apps?
# Trial Mode
# Trial Mode

Is Google going to introduce a 'try before you buy' feature for apps?

Oct 9th 2014, 6:04 PM 4,837 Views 3 Comments

The company is said to be working on a system which would allow users to download micro versions of an app before paying for it.

# google-play - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook
# Week In Web
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

Aug 10th 2014, 11:30 AM 7,241 Views 2 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# google-play - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash
# Insensitive
# Insensitive

Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash

Aug 5th 2014, 9:46 AM 10,717 Views 94 Comments

The Android game, which allows players to be the Israeli army and drop bombs on the city of Gaza, was removed from the Google Play store after complaints were made.

# google-play - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

What to keep in mind when you're downloading apps
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

What to keep in mind when you're downloading apps

Jul 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 13,970 Views 3 Comments

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

# google-play - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Google brings its Nexus 5 smartphone to Irish shores
# Pure Android
# Pure Android

Google brings its Nexus 5 smartphone to Irish shores

Mar 19th 2014, 3:12 PM 19,428 Views 53 Comments

Both the Nexus 5 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet are now available to purchase through the Google Play store.

# google-play - Thursday 27 February, 2014

App companies face EU pressure to limit in-app purchases for kids
# App Store
# App Store

App companies face EU pressure to limit in-app purchases for kids

Feb 27th 2014, 4:52 PM 3,842 Views 3 Comments

The European Commission is meeting with a number of large tech companies and policy makers to discuss the problem of paid content in apps designed for children.

# google-play - Monday 17 February, 2014

Even Apple and Google have had enough of Flappy Bird
# Send In The Clones
# Send In The Clones

Even Apple and Google have had enough of Flappy Bird

Feb 17th 2014, 8:30 PM 21,212 Views 8 Comments

Both app stores are stopping app developers from using the word “Flappy” in their title, but numerous clones are still available to download.

# google-play - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Controversial plastic surgery apps no longer on iTunes, Google Play
# Children
# Children

Controversial plastic surgery apps no longer on iTunes, Google Play

Jan 14th 2014, 7:32 PM 9,165 Views 15 Comments

An online Twitter campaign was launched today asking for iTunes to reconsider how it markets the app.

# google-play - Thursday 22 August, 2013

'Boyfriend Tracker' app removed from Google Play
# Oh No He Didn't
# Oh No He Didn't

'Boyfriend Tracker' app removed from Google Play

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:36 PM 22,363 Views 69 Comments

The Brazilian app allowed partners track their boyfriend’s location, listen in on conversations and get copies of their texts.

# google-play - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Google Play brings music to Irish ears
# Music To Your Ears
# Music To Your Ears

Google Play brings music to Irish ears

Apr 10th 2013, 7:15 AM 15,200 Views 37 Comments

The service is available in an additional seven countries from today.

# google-play - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Microsoft sold 750,000 XBox 360s over US holiday week
# Gadgets
# Gadgets

Microsoft sold 750,000 XBox 360s over US holiday week

Nov 27th 2012, 9:20 PM 8,230 Views 26 Comments

Blame Black Friday…

# google-play - Monday 12 November, 2012

Google’s Nexus 4 launches... But not in Ireland
# Nexus 4
# Nexus 4

Google’s Nexus 4 launches... But not in Ireland

Nov 12th 2012, 4:21 PM 23,937 Views 31 Comments

If you want to get your hands on a Nexus 4 you must get it sent to one of the countries it is being launched in and then get someone to ship it to Ireland.