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Android camera app reportedly getting portrait and effects improvements through Play Store

To be updated independently of Android, gaining custom filter support The Android camera app will soon be split off into the Google Play Store and is looking to get an update with a refreshed UI and new effects. Manufacturers have put a lot of effort into expanding the capabilities of their...
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UK closes tax loophole on digital downloads, Google Play prices likely to increase

New rules see standard VAT of 20% to be paid from January 1 2015 Buried within the recent Budget, it seems that UK Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced that digital content downloads will pay tax based on the country they are sold in. In other words all content from Google Play, Amazon,...
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Nexus 5 Snap Case now available on Google Play for $29

Google Play has just added yet another case offering for the Nexus 5, this time called the Snap Case. It's a hard-sided case (hence why it'd need to "snap" on) that fits around all sides of the Nexus 5, and is a harder-looking material than the previous Nexus 5 Bumper case. It's available in...

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Google Play now offers section for games that can be played offline

Google has now set up a section of its Google Play Store devoted to games that can be played offline, in an apparent attempt to give Android device owners a choice between those types of games and others that require an online connection. While many of the titles listed in the Offline Games...
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Google Play Store now tells you when albums are in All Access

One of the many cool things to come from Google's Material Design update to the Play Store app, which now features big beautiful images and colorful icons when you select just about anything, is a huge deal for All Access subscribers. After this update hits your phone or tablet, you'll be able to...
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Material Design-inspired Google Play app update now rolling out

Materiyolo As shown off at Google I/O 2014, the new version of Google Play is beautiful, heavy on the Material Design, and starting to push out now to regular folk like you and me. While much of the interface is unchanged, when you dive into an application's page (or a book, or movie, or music...
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Google will ditch the 'free' label on games with in-app purchases

The European Commission has announced that Google will stop labeling Android games in the Google Play Store as being "free" if they have in-app purchases, as part of an agreement between the company and the commission to offer better consumer guidance when downloading apps. In their statement...
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Google Play adds new TV shows from MTV, Comedy Central and more

Google has revealed it has added a number of new shows from Viacom's various cable networks to the Google Play Store, including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Spike and TV Land. The shows added to Google Play include such classics as SpongeBob SquarePants and Beavis & Butt-head to more...
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'My Apps': What is it, and what can you do with it?

Take control of the installed apps on your devices Google Play has made some serious usability improvements since it launched to replace the now-ancient-sounding Android Market, but that doesn't mean it doesn't still have a few tricks up its sleeves. One of the best features of the Play Store is...
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Game of Thrones season 4 lands on Google Play + Amazon Instant Video in the UK

Just days after its conclusion on TV, the fourth season of Game of Thrones is available for Brits to stream through Google Play and Amazon Instant Video. The entire ten-episode run will set you back £18.49 in SD or £24.49 in HD from Google Play or £16.99-23.99 from Amazon. Google offers a little...
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O2 adds carrier billing option for UK Play Store

After rolling out a carrier billing service for all purchases made on Samsung's app store earlier this month, UK carrier O2 has announced that it is bringing the service to the Play Store. Dubbed Charge to Mobile, you can now buy apps, movies, games, books and music from the Play Store and...
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How to update your Google Play Store app without sideloading like a savage

Oh, Google. You and your little tricks. Dunno how old this is (Update: Ah, since March or so. Cool.), but apparently there's a neat little trick to forcing your Google Play Store app to check for an update. No installing apk files from who knows where. No waiting like a peasant. Just a couple...
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New Google Play Store greatly simplifies permissions

Important permissions bundled into a primary group, with common permissions relegated to a secondary screen Google is pushing out a new version of the Google Play Store app. The biggest change in recent versions (we're currently at 4.8.20) as we see it so far is that the permissions you see...

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