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Google Play's going to get better for kids. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Google Play’s going to get better for kids. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Google is planning to add a dedicated ‘Designed for Families’ section to the Play Store that will showcase apps and games that are child- and family-friendly. The company is expected to launch the new section at Google I/O later this week.

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Want to build your own Android apps? Now’s the perfect time with this free introductory developer course from Bitdefender.

This introductory course takes you through the process of making your first Android Lollipop app in Android Studio with the Java language. You’ll learn how to download Android Studio, set up and customize views graphically, and the basics of Java — and it won’t cost you a penny!

Vive, HTC's VR headset. Photo: HTC

Vive, HTC’s VR headset. Photo: HTC

If there’s one way to encourage developers to build software for a brand new device, it’s to give them that device absolutely free. That’s what Valve and HTC are doing with the new Vive VR headset, which won’t cost a penny if you’re a qualified developer.

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Fastboot on an HTC One M8. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you want to unlock the bootloader on your Android device or flash a custom recovery so you can use third-party software, you need a Mac or PC. But that could soon change, thanks to Google.

The search giant is reportedly working to bring the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) and fastboot to its Chrome OS platform, allowing those with affordable Chromebooks and Chromeboxes to tinker with Android development.

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With Android currently topping the list of global smartphones platforms, keeping up to speed with the latest operating system releases is nothing if not advantageous.

This comprehensive Android programming course includes of 30 hours of video instruction, plus 10+ app-building exercises to help hammer the material home, and thanks to Cult of Android Deals, you can get it with 82% off its regular price for a limited time.

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