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The NSA teamed up with four other agencies to spy on smartphone users. Photo: NSA

The NSA teamed up with four other agencies to spy on smartphone users. Photo: NSA

The National Security Agency and several of its allies around the world have hijacked connections to multiple Android app stores to plant spyware on hundreds of millions of devices.

According to a top secret document leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the Google Play Store, Samsung’s app store, and UC Browser, a web browser that’s incredibly popular in China and India, were the main targets.

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.

The first Nintendo game will land on smartphones this year.

The first Nintendo game will land on smartphones this year.

Nintendo will deliver its first smartphone game by the end of this year, and there will be four more to come by 2017, president Satoru Iwata has confirmed.

While they may not sound like a whole lot, Nintendo insists it will demonstrate its commitment to smartphones and tablets by delivering quality games that are supported long after their release dates.

LG Call for Watch Urbane (and only Watch Urbane). Screenshots: Google Play

LG Call for Watch Urbane (and only Watch Urbane). Screenshots: Google Play

LG today rolled out a brand new Android Wear app called Call, which allows smartwatch owners to initiate phone calls from their wrist. It’s a useful addition to any wearable, but it has sparked outrage among the Android Wear community, leading to a torrent of 1-star ratings and bad reviews.

Meerkat is here. Photo: Meerkat

Meerkat is here. Photo: Meerkat

Meerkat, the video streaming app that has made quite a name for itself on iOS, is now officially available on Android. It’s still in beta for now, but anyone can download it via Google Play and begin broadcasting to their Twitter followers.

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