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Google Play refund window seemingly extended to two hours

Google Play refund window seemingly extended to two hours

The Play Store policy on refunds is 15 minutes — Android users probably know that, especially if they’ve had to ask for a refund. It’s a healthy amount of time to download and try an app, but it may be changing. It seems the Play Store is at least testing a method for allowing users up to two full hours to ask for a refund.

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Amazon Wallet here to store your loyalty cards, not buy stuff

Amazon Wallet here to store your loyalty cards, not buy stuff

Amazon is keen to get us using their Fire Phone, and one of the latest apps released from Amazons hows why. The Amazon Wallet app, available on the Amazon App Store and Google Play, is a bit of a misnomer. While it can digitally store some things you might otherwise put in your wallet, it doesn’t keep the most important aspect close-by.

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Destiny Companion App arrives on Android and iOS

Destiny Companion App arrives on Android and iOS

Bungie's upcoming Destiny will makes its way into your smartphone or tablet, at least as far as data and 3D models go. The Destiny Companion App has made its debut in the App Store and Google Play Store, and with it comes the ability to track your eventual gaming progress and more from a mobile device.

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The best app for measuring WiFi, carriers just got better

The best app for measuring WiFi, carriers just got better

Whether at home or on the run, a good mobile connection is often important. If you’ve got work to do while traveling, or just want to check on your own home connection, this simple app can help you. Even better, the iOS version received an update today, making it faster and much more responsive.

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Five apps that give back for Android, iOS

Five apps that give back for Android, iOS

Apps can be fun, but they can also serve another purpose. In going about our daily lives, we often turn to apps on our smartphones and tablets to assist us. What if those apps did more than just help us out? Here are five that aim to give back, and all you have to do is use them.

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Barnes & Noble spins off Nook division

Barnes & Noble spins off Nook division

After sourcing outside entities to make their hardware, Barnes & Noble is now spinning of the Nook division from the company proper. They’re going to pursue having the Nook division spinoff into a standalone entity, effectively creating two companies. One has the potential to sustain the troubled waters ahead, while the other may not.

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Play security flaw may affect all Android apps, running or not

Play security flaw may affect all Android apps, running or not

A significant security issue has been discovered in the Play Store, where Developers have been leaving keys inside the software. Those keys can lead to data being compromised, and can affect us even when the app is not in use. Google is currently working with the researchers responsible for this discovery on a fix.

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Google asked to include other app stores in Play: should they?

Google asked to include other app stores in Play: should they?

A recent lawsuit overseas suggests Google is exercising anti-competitive actions. The crux of the complaint has to do with Google strong-arming those app download portals that aren’t theirs, effectively placing a scarlet letter on anything that isn’t the Play Store. Part of the complaint asks that Google take smaller app portals under the Play Store umbrella, but should they?

 

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Google Offers yanked from Play Store, App Store

Google Offers yanked from Play Store, App Store

If you use Google Offers to find deals in your area, those days are numbered. Offers has been pulled from the Play Store and App Store, coming on the heels of another Google shutdown. Though Google promises not to remove themselves from retail, their deal-finding app/service is gone.

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Study: iOS has more fake reviews, but Android’s are better

Study: iOS has more fake reviews, but Android’s are better

Ever ran into a review on the App Store or Play Store and wondered if it was fake? A new study shows that on either store, about half the reviews are, with iOS holding a slight edge on total number of fakes. When it comes to the "quality" of fake reviews, Android is in the lead, though.

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Lifelock Wallet app pulled for data security concerns

Lifelock Wallet app pulled for data security concerns

Lifelock, the company who openly brags of protecting your data, has realized they’ve done a terrible job. The information security company has suspended their Lifelock Wallet Android and iOS apps over concerns they’ve not adequately secured user data. The news sent stock prices into a tailspin.

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Google Now update makes cards available offline

Google Now update makes cards available offline

Google Now is handy for all kinds of things, and the team is constantly working to add more to the service. One of their incoming features might be of great use to many, as cards will continue to be available when you're offline. Whether you have a signal or not, Google Now can keep you informed and up to date.

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