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Google Play Store Android App Search Broken For Some Users

The Android app search function of the Google Play Store is presently broken for some users who are seeing an endless list of duplicate results after inputting a wide variety of queries, particularly more generic searches such as “movies,” “downloads,” and “water tracker.” 9to5Google reports the bug is present on both the web version of the Play Store and its ...

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Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps – TechCrunch

Just a few years ago, it might have been a bit of a challenge to convince investors that a mindfulness app would end up being a big business — but thanks to an increasing focus on mental health from both startups and larger companies, companies like Calm are now capturing the excitement of investors. From meditation sessions like you might ...

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Apple’s iTunes App Now Available Through Microsoft’s Windows 10 Store

iTunes, Apple’s software for downloading, purchasing, and managing content on iOS devices and playing Apple content on Macs and PCs, is now available for download through Microsoft’s Windows 10 Store. Microsoft first announced plans to bring the iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store in May 2017, and said at the time that the app would be available by the ...

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Proposed EU rules could require Apple to explain App Store rankings, defend take from subscriptions

  By Roger Fingas Thursday, April 26, 2018, 07:21 am PT (10:21 am ET) The European Union on Thursday proposed a new set of laws governing platform holders like Apple, Amazon, and Google, intended to improve transparency and non-discrimination in relation to the smaller businesses that depend on them. The rules could require Apple to provide more details on how ...

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iOS 11’s new App Store boosts downloads by 800% for featured apps – TechCrunch

When Apple launched its new App Store in iOS 11 back in September, it aimed to offer app developers better exposure, as well as a better app discovery experience for consumers. A new study from Sensor Tower out today takes a look at how well that’s been working in the months since. According to its findings, getting a featured spot ...

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eBay’s mobile app can now fill out your listings for you – TechCrunch

Ebay is rolling out an app update designed to make it easier to list items for sale on its online marketplace. Instead of filling out detailed forms on your mobile phone’s small screen, you can now scan the barcode on the item in question or type a description, choose the item’s condition, then click “list your item” to make the ...

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Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live – TechCrunch

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write JavaScript, via short lessons on their iPhone or Android device. The goal is to get coders proficient in the basics and core concepts, so they can take the next steps in ...

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Amazon launches a ‘lite’ Android web browser app in India – TechCrunch

Amazon has quietly launched an Android web browser app for emerging markets, where access to mobile data and high-speed connectivity is more limited. The browser has the rather generic name of: “Internet: fast, lite and private” on Google Play, and promises to be “lighter than the competition.” The app first appeared on the Play Store in March, and has fewer ...

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Apple News may combine with Texture app to create new subscription service

Apple bought Texture last month. Texture You may be willing to pay Apple every month for music or iCloud storage, but would you pay it for news? The tech giant is planning to launch a subscription news service following its purchase of magazine app Texture last month, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Texture is a kind of Netflix for magazines, which provides access ...

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Podcasting app Anchor can now find you a cohost – TechCrunch

Fresh off its relaunch as an app offering a suite of tools for podcasters, Anchor today is rolling a new feature that will make it easier for people to find someone to podcast with: Cohosts. As the name implies, the app will now connect you – sometimes immediately, if people are available – with another person who’s interested in discussing ...

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Singapore orders Grab to delay closing Uber app for an additional 3 weeks – TechCrunch

Grab’s plan to shutter Uber’s app quickly following its merger deal in Southeast Asia has hit another snag in Singapore where the ride-hailing firm has been forced to delay closing its rival’s service until May 7. This is the second time that Grab has pushed back the removal of Uber’s app in Singapore, which was initially scheduled for closure on April ...

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Amazon’s fart app is the best reason to buy an Echo Button – TechCrunch

As of this writing, there’s a single, solitary review for Button Tooter. It’s three stars and three sentences, and it’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. “They clearly ran out of ideas!” the reviewer writes. “It’s kind of fun! How about a game where you can make music. [sic]” Is Amazon’s creation of a fart app a true indication of creativity ...

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