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New Google Play Store rolling out with flat icon, Material Design makeover

It's happening. The Google Play Store is picking up an update to version 5.0.31, crossing over the 5.0 border for the first time and bringing a pretty comprehensive redesign within Material Design guidelines. It all starts with a new "flatter" Play Store icon and continues throughout the app with...
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Get Linkin Park's 'The Hunting Party' for free on Google Play this week

Google has selected Linkin Park's The Hunting Party as the album of the week, allowing those in the US to download the album for free. As the band continues with its tour, fans will be able to grab all songs contained in the release from Google Play for absolutely nothing. It's worth noting...
Play store Material makeover adds new My Account page

Play Store Material makeover adds new My Account page

Google will be rolling out a software update for its Play Store app, giving its digital storefront a Material Design makeover. For Material lovers, the Play Store will get full-height drawers, consistent visuals and scrolling in the My Apps section, real-time card shadows, and a new My Account...

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Google Play drives growth in 'other revenues' section of Google business to $1.95 billion

Google released its Q4 2014 earnings today, showing strong numbers all around, but on the earnings call we also got word on the strength of Google Play. Google CFO Patrick Pichette said today on the call that Google's "other revenues" segment grew by 19 percent year-over-year (6 percent quarter-...
Kickstart your heart with Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits, free on Google Play

Kickstart your heart with Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits, free on Google Play

If you're finding that you could use a little injection from Dr. Feelgood tonight, Google Play has your back. Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits album is now free on Google's online music store. There's no telling how long this deal will last. So, if you feel like shouting at the devil while you're...
Galavant music on Google Play Music

Music from 'Galavant' is hitting Google Play Music All Access weekly

If Arthurian-ish musical comedies are your thing, and lets be honest they probably should be, you had better be watching Galavant. If you're anything like me, however, just watching the episodes isn't enough. The four week musical treat that has taken up residence on Sunday nights over at ABC can...
The Interview

The Interview has become 2014's top selling movie on Google Play and YouTube

Less than a week after Sony's much-talked about movie The Interview became available to purchase or rent on the Google Play Store and YouTube, Google has now confirmed that the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy has become the top selling movie of 2014 for both sites. A Google spokesperson did not...
Frozen soundtrack

The 'Frozen' soundtrack is free on Google Play

You might well hate yourself, but your kids will love you. The (admittedly excellent) soundtrack for the "Frozen" movie is available for free today on Google Play. (At least it is here in the U.S.) If you've got kids, do 'em a favor and give in and download this ASAP. They'll love you for it....
The Interview will be available to rent or buy on Google Play and YouTube

The Interview now available to rent or buy on Google Play and YouTube [update: now live in Canada]

Update: Google Canada just took to Twitter with news that those in the great white north can get in on the action now, too! Original Story: Sony is making The Interview available on Google Play and YouTube one day before its initial limited theatrical release. The movie will be available to rent...
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Google Play Store has lots of music albums on sale for the end of 2014

Music lovers who also own Android and iOS devices should be happy that the Google Play Store is currently running a sale for the end of 2014. It has some deep discounts on a bunch of albums, a couple of which are just $1.99 each. Those particular albums are Where It's At from country singer...
Rayman

Several games have deep holiday price cuts in the Google Play Store

It's not unusual to see price cuts on apps and games in the Google Play Store, but it looks like a bunch of popular games have some deeper than normal reductions from now until the end of the current holiday season: Let's take a look at the games that are currently on sale. You can expect to...
Linkin Park

Get Linkin Park's 'The Hunting Party' for free on Google Play this week

Google has selected Linkin Park's The Hunting Party as the album of the week, allowing those in the US to download the album for free. As the band continues with its tour, fans will be able to grab all songs contained in the release from Google Play for absolutely nothing. It's worth noting...
Brazil's new app content ratings make a little more sense than ours

Brazil's new app content ratings make a little more sense than ours

Brazil does (at least) a few things better than us here in the U.S. Beaches for one (and I say that as a Gulf Coast native, albeit one for more casual nudity and fewer beer bellies), soccer for another (though we're getting better on that front) — and now Android app ratings. Google today...

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