How to Buy Ebooks From Anywhere and Still Read Them All in One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there's a way around this problem. » 3/28/14 10:20am 3/28/14 10:20am

Google Play Made it Slightly Harder to Blow Money on In-App Purchases

Good news for habitual in-app spenders (or their parents): Android Police says Google's newest Play store update lets you curb spending by opting to require a password for every in-app upgrade. It may not actually stop you, but hopefully it'll make you stop and think. Maybe. » 3/15/14 9:00am 3/15/14 9:00am

TV Streaming Head-to-Head: Netflix vs Hulu vs Amazon Prime

One of the more annoying things about Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon's television streaming libraries is the vast difference between the selection available. It would be almost impossible to get a thorough idea of who has the better library without searching for hundreds of TV shows on each service and comparing them… » 3/04/14 4:43pm 3/04/14 4:43pm

The Cheap Moto G Gets a Stock Android Google Play Edition

The Motorola Moto G is a wonderful phone for the money. And the deal just got a tiny bit sweeter for people who would rather run stock Android KitKat than Motorola's very lightly skinned Android UI. It now comes in a Google Play Edition. You know, for the nerds. » 1/14/14 2:37pm 1/14/14 2:37pm

If You've Got Google Music All Access, You Can Get Glass Now

Google Music All Access users are reporting that they've received an email inviting them to join the ranks of Glass Explorers. (Here's the sign up page you can try if you didn't get the email.) As far we can tell it's the first time Google has opened up the program to a subset of its users without demanding that they… » 12/31/13 9:15am 12/31/13 9:15am

Google Play Newsstand Is Your Personalized Feed of Stuff to Read

Google is overhauling its approach to serving you articles and news. With "Newsstand" Google's taking another shot at building a one-stop app for all the different stuff you might want to read online. It's a bit like Flipboard meets your magazine subscriptions in a single application for your phone. » 11/20/13 12:18pm 11/20/13 12:18pm

Why Does BBM For Android Have a Ton of Horribly Fake Reviews?

So BBM for Android and iOS finally made it out after some delays. And how is it? "Really great user friendly and smooth" apparently. At least, according the legion of bots that's leaving positive reviews on Google Play. » 10/24/13 10:38am 10/24/13 10:38am

Good News! The Moto X Will Have a Stock Android Google Play Version

The Moto X is actually pretty awesome all on its own. But super nerds can be happy it's also going to come in a baby-fresh stock-Android-having Google Play version, with zero bloatware, and available directly from Google. It's a trend we continue to be real happy about. » 8/01/13 3:14pm 8/01/13 3:14pm

Sky's Apps Have Been Hacked And Are Off Google Play

The British Sky Broadcasting Group has removed their Android apps (Sky News, Sky Go, Sky+ and Sky Wi-Fi) from Google Play because of concerns that the Syrian Electronic Army has hacked the apps. Sky is advising users to delete the apps while they respond to the problem. » 5/26/13 12:15pm 5/26/13 12:15pm