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Google Play 'iMessage Chat' app lets you send iMessages to Android phones but don't try it

Note: If you read nothing else, read this: Do NOT download this app. Now read why below. An unofficial iMessages app has appeared on the Google Play store that allows iMessages to be sent between Android and iOS devices, reports 9to5Mac. The app itself, called "iMessage Chat" isn't a counterfeit...

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Google Play tops App Store in downloads, but App Store still leads in revenues

In the second quarter of 2013 Google's Play Store bested the App Store in overall downloads by roughy 10%, according to new data released by analytics firm App Annie. This is in contrast to the company's Q1 2013 and Q4 2012 reports which both showed Apple leading in overall downloads. However,...

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Google Play Music All Access coming to iOS in weeks

Engadget reports Google's Play Music All Access app will appear on iOS in the next few weeks. Google's Sundar Pichai, speaking with Walt Mossberg today said the goal is to make the service "universally accessible" across all platforms. Google Play All Access was exclusive to Android mobile...

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Google Play app revenue up, but still a distant second to Apple App Store

A new report from Distimo, a company that provides mobile app store analytics for developers, shows that revenue for the Android-based Google Play store is up. In November 2012, revenue from Google Play made up only 19 percent of combined total revenue between the Apple App Store and Google...

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Google Play Music All Access announced at Google I/O

Google's long-rumored music streaming service became a reality today with the announcement of Google Play Music All Access. The company has already cleared licensing deals with all three major labels left standing -- Warner, Universal and Sony -- meaning they'll have millions of songs available...

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Google Play Game Services services to support iOS

This morning at Google I/O the company announced that Google Play is coming to iOS. No, not the Android store, but Google Play Game Services -- a new group of application programming interfaces (APIs) the company is releasing to developers today. The APIs allows gamers to pick up their games...

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Google Play catching up with iOS App Store in volume, trails in revenue

The App Annie Index market report for the first quarter of 2013 is out, showing some fascinating trends. While the Android-centric Google Play app store is seeing continued growth in download volume, the iOS App Store dominates revenues, earning almost 2.6 times the app revenue of Google...

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Apple could face 'legal undertakings' in UK over in-app purchases

Remember the UK police officer who reported his son to authorities for fraud after the 13-year-old ran up a US$5,600 bill for in-app purchases on the iOS App Store? That kind of unexpected consumer cost has thrown the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) into a tizzy, and they've announced that...

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iOS App Store accounts for nearly 75% of mobile app download revenue

A new research report from Canalys took a look at the four leading mobile app stores -- Apple's App Store, Google Play, BlackBerrry World and the Windows Phone Store -- and came away with some interesting data. During the first quarter of 2013, Canalys found that the number of worldwide...

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Fake Apple apps available briefly in Google Play store

For a brief time last weekend, a developer impersonating Apple was selling versions of the company's popular iOS Apps in the Google Play Store. According to a post on Reddit, six apps with familiar titles like iPhoto and iMovie were being sold by Apple Inc. The icons were similar to the...

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Google Play Books updated with new bookmarks, text selection

Google's Google Play Books market isn't just for Android devices. There's also an iOS app available to read content purchased on that market, and it's just been updated with some new features. Bookmarks let you place a bookmark by touching the top right corner. You can also highlight and even...

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