11 Apps Infected with ‘Joker’ Malware Removed By Google – Precautions You can Take

Google first detected apps with the Joker malware, a premium subscription bot in 2017. As of January 2020, Google has removed more than 1,700 apps from Play Store over the past three years that had been infected with the Trojan. Joker Malware tactically simulates interaction with ads, steals the victim’s SMS along with the OTP to authenticate payments, the contact list and device info. The majority of the discovered apps target the EU and Asian countries. Most of the discovered apps have an additional check, which makes sure that the payload doesn’t implement while running within the US or Canada. The UI of C&C panel and some of the bot’s code comments are written in Chinese, which could be a hint in terms of geographical origin. Read More

Google & Microsoft Collaborate To Bring More Web Apps To Play Store


Google and Microsoft have joined forces to bring more Progressive Web Apps into the Play Store by making sure their tools co-exist and help developers to do so. In a blog post on July 10, Microsoft’s Builder Community Member Judah Gabriel Himango announced, “We’re glad to announce a new collaboration between Microsoft and Google for the benefit of the web developer community. Microsoft’s PWABuilder and Google’s Bubblewrap are now working together to help developers publish PWAs in the Google Play Store.”

PWABuilder is Microsoft’s open source developer tool that helps developers build high quality PWAs from existing websites and publish them in app stores, while Bubblewrap is a Google command line tool and library used to generate and sign Google Play Store packages from PWAs. PWA is using Bubblewrap to give integration features to PWAs on Android. Both the companies in collaboration announced significant features for PWA developers including web shortcuts standard and advanced Android features & customization.  Read More

Top 5 Photoshop Like Apps For Android

Be it a professional or an amateur, everyone likes their photo to stand out in the crowd and that’s why we use a photo editor. Finding a good photo editor might seem like a task as Play Store offers so many Apps that we can use for editing. But the question still remains, which are the best one’s amongst them? If this is your cue, then don’t worry as TheAppleGoogle has got you covered. We have come up with the top 5 Photoshop-like Apps for Android that will give you just what you need. Read More

Google Takes Down Mitron App From Play Store

Google-Mitron-AppGoogle has reportedly taken down Mitron App which was a popular Indian alternative for TikTok for violations its terms and conditions on Play Store. After the Remove China Apps, Mitron seems to be targeted next. The reason has not been officially stated by Google but as per reports from fellow sources, the reasons can be closely linked to the violation of terms and conditions of play store. The App had more than 5 million downloads and the matter is still under speculation as to why the App was removed. Read More

Google Deletes Remove China Apps From Play Store

Google-Remove-China-AppsAs per recent updates, The Remove China Apps has been deleted from the Play Store by Google. The App which has recently gained immense popularity in the last few weeks, has now been removed. According to Google, the App violated Google’s Deceptive Behaviour Policy. The App, just as its name suggests, was developed in order to detect and remove Chinese Apps from the user’s phone. Read More

Google Releases List Of Best Apps In 2019

We are almost nearing the end of the year and Google has announced the best Apps and Games for 2019 in their blog post. Some of them definitely deserve the award while others are not as worthy as it seems to be. Anyways, we will take a look at the Apps that made the cut this year and also some of the new Apps that made it to this top download list. Read More

Firefox Preview 3.0 Goes Live On Play Store

Firefox has released the new version its Preview browser – Firefox Preview 3.0, which is basically an experimental phone browser from the company aimed at speed and user privacy. The Preview browser has been rumored to be under development since a long time and they have been teasing a variety of features and now it is finally live on the Play Store. Read More