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Ask AC: Can I install Android apps on more than one device?

Have all your apps, everywhere We get questions, and often they are from users new to Android or from folks with their first smartphone. One question we get a lot is about installing an app from Google Play on more than one Android device. People want to use the same app they paid for on their...
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Check this Play Store setting before you do anything else

App shortcuts are great, but can quickly overwhelm your homescreens There are a few important settings in the Google Play Store app on your phone or tablet. Settings that keep the kids (or yourself) from making random in-app purchases, or content filtering for folks who want to sort mature-...
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Here's what's up with the Google Play Store being blocked in Firefox mobile

There's been a bit of consternation this morning at Hacker News when folks discovered that the Google Play Store was being blocked from the mobile view in the Firefox browser for Android. Switch to the desktop view, however, and everything worked fine. So ... Conspiracy? Not so much. If you...
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Google Play promotion offers up tons of hit movies for only $5

Google Play promotion offers up tons of hit movies for only $5 each

If you're looking for a good way to spend your Friday night, you might want to check out Google Play's most recent movie promotion. Currently, you can score a number of hit movies from the storefront, such as Inception, Anchorman, and Looper, for a cool $5. There are far too many titles to...
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Google Play store: How to keep your kids from buying everything in sight

Requiring a password for purchases will let you control who can buy what. There are a lot of things to spend money on inside the Google Play store app on your Android. Some apps cost a few bucks, some have in-app purchases (some have too many) and others have subscriptions for monthly or...
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Google expands Play Store merchant registrations to 12 new countries

Google has announced that app developers from 12 new locations will be able to offer free and paid apps in the Google Play Store. Developers from Bulgaria, Lithuania, Cyprus, Malta, Latvia, Estonia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Bolivia, Bahrain and Jamaica can now apply to have a Google...
Content filtering in Google Play

Google Play Store and parents: how to control what apps are listed

Content filtering puts you in control of what you (or your kids) can see in Google Play. Smartphones and tablets can be a great match for your kids. Open up Google Play, and you'll find there are plenty of educational apps and entertainment apps, and even clever applications that have...
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Updating your apps through Google Play

Keeping your apps up-to-date Now that you have some great apps installed on your Android — whether you have just a few or have went wild and installed all the apps — you'll want to keep them all up to date. Apps get updated for different reasons. Sometimes developers offer new features or a...
icon shortcuts setting

Check this Play Store setting before you do anything else

App shortcuts are great, but can quickly overwhelm your homescreens There are a few important settings in the Google Play Store app on your phone or tablet. Settings that keep the kids (or yourself) from making random in-app purchases, or content filtering for folks who want to sort mature-...
Series premieres for Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones free on Google Play

Series premieres for Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones free on Google Play

The series premieres for two of the most-talked-about shows right now are currently free on Google Play. Those shows would be Better Call Saul, which premiered just this month on AMC, and Game of Thrones, whose fifth season premiere is due out in April. The first episodes of each — Uno for Saul...
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Using your Google Play wishlist

The wishlist is a great place to stash things for later, but that's about it Google Play's wishlist is something of an oddity. You can't share your wishlist. People cannot buy you things off your wishlist. Because of this, most users seem to think the wishlist in Google Play is useless, but they...
Sharing apps

Sharing app links on Google+

Sharing app links is easy — especially via Google+ Apps in Google Play are plentiful, and when you get right down to it, finding good apps can sometimes be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack, or a diamond in the rough. And diamonds are awesome, so you should share them with your friends...
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Managing your apps through Google Play

Take control of your 'My apps' list before it takes control of you Most of us like to use plenty of apps on our Androids. That means we're always trying new ones, some of which we like enough to keep, but others get uninstalled. That happens when you have so many to choose from, and over...

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