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Nest thermostat Google Play listing appears, then pulled

Nest thermostat Google Play listing appears, then pulled

If you expected Google to sell the product of their recently-acquired company’s works, Nest, to be sold by Google Play, you might have another thing coming. The product was listed today in a single page inside Google Play under a support topic, as any other Google Play-listed piece of hardware would be. It was subsequently pulled once social media picked it up.

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Google adding continuous rogue Android app scans

Google adding continuous rogue Android app scans

Google is updating Android to continuously check phones and tablets for rogue apps, picking out those with malware behavior even if they've managed to squeeze through the initial verification. The new feature, which builds on Android's existing "Verify apps" system that sifts through software at the point of installation to flag up any concerns, will add real-time and ongoing checks.

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Google Play Music uploads hit browser: drag and drop

Google Play Music uploads hit browser: drag and drop

When Google Play Music's streaming service was first launched, we found just one feature to be less-than-intuitive. To upload music to your own Google Play Music collection, you needed an app running on your desktop computer. Starting on March 26th, 2014, Google is integrating this feature into their own Chrome web browser.

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HTC One M8 Google Play Edition detailed: duo camera intact

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition detailed: duo camera intact

Right on top of the HTC One M8 being revealed this week in full, officially, the company has made clear they intend to continue releasing Google Play Edition devices. What’s unique about this release - as opposed to the HTC One code-named M7 from 2013 - is that it’s got some API code HTC is providing Google to make its camera setup work in Google’s vanilla Android build. The camera, as you may already know, is not one, but a set of two on the HTC One M8’s back.

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Google Play update gives users option of forcing password for every purchase

Google Play update gives users option of forcing password for every purchase

One of the biggest complaints that Android and iOS users have about the way the iOS App Store and Google Play works is with how purchases are made. While an adult is responsible enough to know that an app or in-game purchase requires real money, children aren't. This has resulted in an outcry from parents whose kids have racked up big charges on various app stores for purchases without permission.

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