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Installing apps from the Google app. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Installing apps from the Google app. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google is making it possible to install Android apps directly from Google Search. The feature, which is already available for some users, makes it even easier to find Android apps and games.

Google kicks off its 'Best of 2015' promo. Photo: Google

Google kicks off its ‘Best of 2015’ promo. Photo: Google

The year isn’t quite over yet, but Google has wasted no time in highlighting its best Android apps and games of 2015. The list includes hit titles like Fallout Shelter, Clash of Clansand Lara Croft: Relic Run — plus awesome apps like Google Photos, Twitch, and Telegram.

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Facebook’s chief product officer has had enough of workers preferring the iPhone. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Facebook has a problem of iPhone love: too many of its employees prefer Apple’s device when given the chance between an iPhone and Android smartphone. This means that up until now, far less workers have been able to truly live in an Android environment where they can identify bugs within Facebook and fix them. Now, the chief product officer is changing that by ordering some employees to switch to Android.

Thousands of apps on iOS and Android run invisible ads you didn’t know about. Photo: Apple

“What you don’t know won’t hurt you” is a common phrase that unfortunately does not apply to the apps on your phone. It turns out that thousands of apps on Android and iOS secretly have ads in them that you can’t see, and they very well might be what’s causing a number of problems that plague smartphones today.

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Now you can anonymously share photos in your Yik Yak feed. Photo: George Tinari/Cult of Mac

Yik Yak, the popular social networking app around college campuses, now lets users post photos in addition to their regular text posts. Being that the app relies on anonymous submissions, photos could significantly complicate that, so here’s the catch: you can’t post any photos of faces.

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