Developers can now show off ten screenshots on their App Store listing

Developers have been given a little more real estate to promote their apps in the Apple App Store. Listings in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch can now include as many as ten screenshots per device. With that in mind, altogether developers can post as many as 40 screenshots. Prior to the change, announced today, developers were limited to five screenshots per device, for a total of 20.

By doubling the number, developers will be able to show off more key features of an app, and display more tiers and characters of a game. Besides the ten screenshots, 30-second video …


New BBM beta for Android now available from the Google Play Store with several new features

Signing up to be a beta tester for the Android version of BBM is a snap. Just click on the sourcelink at the bottom of this story, and click on the box that reads “Become A Tester.” Shortly after that, you will receive an update to the version of BBM that allows you to test new features for the app. Just keep in mind that features added to the beta version of the messaging app could be buggy until developers have these added capabilities perfected. If you decide to quite being a beta tester, you can uninstall the testing version and install the public version of the app.

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Google releases lighter version of Gmail in the Play Store

For all those Android users who are struggling every time they have to check their email or messages due to low-performance devices, Google is launching lightweight apps that require fewer resources.

Up until now, Google release YouTube, Assistant and Gboard for Android smartphones that pack less than 1GB RAM. The latest app to get the lightweight treatment is Gmail, which has just been released in the Google Play Store.

According to Google, “the Gmail you love” has just got lighter and just as fast. Although the app is meant to run faster and eat less resources, Gmail Go probably …

Tell the world that you are a proud Snapchat member by purchasing something from the new Snap Store

Snapchat parent Snap announced today the opening of the Snap Store, which will sell you merchandise based on Snapchat features. For example, you can buy a Dog Lens T-Shirt for $30.  Scanning the code at the top of this story using the Snapchat camera will allow you to enter the store and purchase exclusive items that will be on sale for a limited time. When in the store for the first time, you can subscribe to the Snap Store, which will allow it to pop up in the Discover section of the app when new merchandise is available. That will next happen on February 8th, one week from today.

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Apple removes Telegram from App Store for "inappropriate content"

Popular encrypted messaging app Telegram is currently unavailable for download on iOS. The reason – Apple has removed the service from the App Store after receiving complaints that “inappropriate content” was hosted on the platform. 

The nature of the content in question is currently unknown, but what’s certain is that it breached Apple’s developer guidelines for iOS apps. These state that each app should have filters and mechanisms for the detection and reporting of objectionable material, as well as tools for blocking users who posted such …

Keeping you safe: Google removed a record number of bad apps from Play Store in 2017

There aren’t many online platforms that can compare to the size of Google’s Play Store. It is estimated that the Android digital distribution service hosts more than 3.5 million apps, with thousands of new offerings being uploaded on a daily basis. Given these numbers, we won’t exactly go out on a limb by saying that keeping the app store free from malicious software and developers isn’t an easy undertaking. Still, it looks like Google is getting better at protecting users and their devices from harm’s way. 
A recent post on the Android Developers …

Running low on storage? The Google Play Store wants to help

Тhe rage-provoking “You’re running low on storage space” 

We’ve all been there – you are chilling at home, browsing through the Play Store and you see a cool game you’ve heard about. You want to play it so badly that you press the download button without checking if you’ve got any more precious storage. Then the unthinkable happens. You see the worst message one can see in such a moment: “Not enough space”. You clench teeth for a brief moment and proceed to freeing up storage manually.

Worry no more though, as Google has …

iOS 11.3 App Store will finally let you sort app reviews

The Apple App Store has had reviews of the different apps for years now. And that’s a useful thing — especially if you are considering whether to buy an app — it lets you get the opinions of other users before making the “Buy it now” decision. But it’s very easy for a comments and ratings section to get cluttered with either unhelpful, generic, or just very repetitive opinions.

Other services battle this by letting you sort the comments — you can look at the ones that rated the product high, you can look at the ones that rated it low, or even filter out the reviews …

Google Play topped the Apple App store in the number of Q4 downloads

Thanks to Android users in markets like India, Indonesia, and Brazil, the Google Play Store set a record with more than 19 billion apps downloaded globally during the fourth quarter of 2017. This figure includes only new installations; re-installs and app updates do not count. The data, compiled by App Annie, shows that downloads from the Google Play Store out numbered downloads from the App Store by 145% during the three months from October through December. Games, Finance and Personalization were the categories with the biggest growth on the Google Play Store year-over-year. Shopping and Finance …

Chrome 64 for Android released in the Google Play Store, here's what's new

It’s been more than a month since Google released the last stable version of Chrome for Android, which brought the enhancements of some existent features. Today, Google is rolling out Chrome 64, which further adds improvements to the mobile browser

There’s one important thing that Chrome 64 does better than any of the previous versions of the browser: it prevents sites heavy on ads from opening new windows or tabs without the user’s permission.

Also, the updated browser includes a new setting that allows users to mute the sound of an entire a website. You can access it from the Settings …