Google Play App Listings Will Say if an App has Ads in Early 2016

By early next year, the apps you consider downloading through Google Play will specify if they contain advertisements. Google notified developers today that they have until January 11, 2016 to sign into the developer console and declare whether or not their apps contain ads and that misrepresenting ad presence violates the Google Play Developer Program Policies.  (more…)

FYI: Google Removed Tasker From Google Play (Updated: It’s Back!)

Yesterday, Google removed Tasker, the automate-the-world with insanely complicated triggers and scenes and actions and tasks, from Google Play and has yet to restore the app for the hundreds of thousands of users who have downloaded it over the years. No one is quite sure the exact reason for the removal, which is often the case when Google suddenly, without warning, removes an app, but the developer did take to the app’s support group to say that Google did so “mistakenly.”  (more…)

Apple Music Now Available on Google Play

Apple Music is now available for Android devices through Google Play. Yup, this is a pretty momentous day for all in Silicon Valley, as Cupertino begins to acknowledge the importance of porting its luxurious iOS experiences to Mountain View.

The Apple Music app is currently listed as a beta, but if you do decide to check it out, you will be able to begin a 3-month trial for free, granting you access to over 30 million song titles. The service features catered recommendations, a way to “connect” with artists (on their own terms, of course), and create custom playlists for whatever mood you are feeling.  (more…)

Reminder: You can Pay for Google Play Items Using Your Fingerprint on the Nexus 6P and 5X

If you ordered a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, don’t forget that thanks to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the fingerprint scanners on each, you can use your fingerprint to pay for goods on Google Play. You will have to enable the option and setup some fingerprints, but once you have done that, password typing will become a thing of the past.  (more…)

Tip: Check on Your Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Shipping Date Through Google Play Too

When is my Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X shipping? Do you guys know anything? What did Google say? Those questions keep showing up in our inbox on an almost daily basis, because Google hasn’t really given us a specific date since announcing their new Nexus phones a few weeks ago. And seriously, we don’t know other than they should begin shipping at some point in October.

With that in mind, a couple of clever redditors noticed that if you go into Google Play’s “My Account” section and check on order history there, you can see more specific information.  (more…)