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Taliban App Yanked From Google Play for 'Technical Issues'

Says the Taliban; Google's being a little more cryptic

(Newser) - The Taliban has been taking pointers from the Islamic State's online presence, keeping its social media accounts and website updated and fresh, and even launching a new app through the Google Play store last week. But that app—called "Pashto Afghan News—Alemarah," per the Guardian —... More »

Kanye Caves, Puts Pablo Track on Apple, Spotify

He swore last month he'd 'never never never' do that

(Newser) - Whether Kanye West has actually finished The Life of Pablo is unclear. But as of Tuesday, one song from the so-called "anti-album" is finally up on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play, Esquire reports. The song is "Famous," featuring Rihanna and the "I made that bitch... More »

Kim Kardashian Now Has Her Own ... Video Game

Coming soon to a smartphone near you

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian: The Video Game? No, this is not a joke. "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" is coming next week to the App Store and Google Play, Kardashian announced yesterday , along with a video preview of the game. Based on the trailer, it appears to involve walking red carpets and runways,... More »

Google's Spotify Rival Is Here

'Google Play Music All Access' is $10 a month

(Newser) - Google today announced its Spotify competitor, although we have to say that when it comes to names, Spotify has the edge: Google's service is called Google Play Music All Access, VentureBeat reports. The streaming music service is available today for $9.99 a month, after a free 30-day trial.... More »

Facebook's App Center Open for Business

Unlike rivals, App Center puts focus on social

(Newser) - The App Center Facebook announced last month is open for business. The phased rollout will ultimately give all its US users access to 600 apps, like Pinterest and Draw Something, reports TechCrunch . Unlike Apple's App Store and Google Play, though, Facebook's App Center is more of a discovery... More »

Google to App Makers: Use Google Wallet or Else

....your apps will be dropped from Android Market

(Newser) - Google is looking to follow in Apple's footsteps and simplify its app store—and that means pushing developers to change their payment systems. The search giant is calling on developers to drop PayPal and other methods in favor of Google Wallet. And, according to several developers, it's been... More »

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