Google Play Services update silently disables Android Device Manager

Google has just started to roll out an update for its Google Play Services that, while surely bringing in some improvements or bug fixes, exhibits a rather strange and somewhat worrying behavior. For a yet unknown reason, the update disables the Android Device Manager without informing the user at all. As updates for various Google […]

Sound Search for Google Play widget, now available on Google Play

“What’s this song?” Starting today, the Sound Search for Google Play widget is available to download from the Play store, so you can start identifying music playing around you, directly from your Android device’s homescreen. Sometimes, you hear a song you like while you’re out and about but don’t want to download it right at […]

Get ready for college with textbooks on Google Play

Heading to college? Be prepared for the typical rites of passage: decorating your dorm room, choosing your classes and buying textbooks. And when it comes to buying textbooks from the campus store, some things never change like long lines, limited supplies and heavy backpacks. Or do they? Rolling out this week, you can now rent […]

How to install apps outside of Google Play

The Google Play store is a great resource that can enhance your mobile experience. It givesAndroid users access to more than one million apps, such as Facebook, Pandora, and Instagram, among thousands of others, but what do you do when Google unexpectedly pulls an app from its marketplace? Google has removed apps from the Play store […]

A little guide on how to get incompatible apps in Google Play to work for your device

Every now and again there is an app in the Google Play Store that’s either incompatible for your device or not available in your country. Well, thankfully as with Android, there is always a solution for everything but it might not just be as straight forward as you would think. Here’s a little guide on […]

Bored of your icons? Check out kovdev’s latest icon pack

Icon packs in the Google Play store are a thing of beauty. A simple download can drastically change the look of your Android home screen. If you’re running a custom launcher such as Nova or APEX, then I’m sure you’ve dabbled a little bit with changing out your icons. There’s hundreds of them in the […]

How to install and use Flash Player on your Android device

Adobe Flash is no longer available on Google Play, which means that you have to download the Android version of it from another source. The official source is Adobe’s archived Flash Player versions page where you find Flash versions for Android listed. Do not get confused too much by the versions displayed here though. Even […]

Take control of your Google Play application settings

The Google Play application on your phone or tablet is your gateway to all the content Google has to offer. You’ll use it often, whether you’re looking at apps, books, magazines or any other digital content you can buy or rent from Google for your Android device. Needless to say, it’s important to take a […]