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About 60 apps have been dumped from the Google Play Store after it was revealed the apps were infected with malicious software that either displayed scareware or porn ads, or tried to trick people into accessing and paying for premium services.

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While it might sound like shooting fish in a barrel - Google Play is working with HackerOne on a bug bounty program to find vulnerabilities in "in-scope" applications distributed through the Play Store. The number of apps in scope is limited but is expected to expand over time and covers remote-code-execution vulnerabilities and corresponding Proofs of Concept that work on Android 4.4 devices and higher.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Google is well known for its capacity to try new things, give them a year or two and then drop them if things don't pan out as expected or they can't turn a good idea into a revenue raising one. Which is why something in a recent MSPowerUser article piqued my interest. Google has 91 different apps in the iOS App Store. Is this a sign of great platform support or an indication that things are out of control at the Googleplex?

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In May, Google launched YouTube Music in Australia to a few cheers, a few groans and a lot of, "Don't they already have a music service?" In fact, they have several: Google Play Music and YouTube Red, for starters. But don't be fooled -- they seem separate, but they actually compliment one another.