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Android Wear bug blocks paid apps due to encryption

If you already have your hands on one of the earliest Android Wear smartwatches and are itching to get a hold of some dedicated Android Wear apps, you might want to hold of cashing out on a new paid app for a while. At the moment, installing paid Android Wear apps are silently failing due to an encryption mechanism in Android that is used to prevent paid apps from being pirated.

Top Play Store apps revealed in Distimo study

The apps we use can tell us a lot about ourselves. Are we gamers, productivity fiends, or social media junkies? Distimo has released their latest quarterly numbers about the top apps, and it says a lot about how we use our phones. Turns out we like distractions.

YouTube tipped to launch paid channel subscriptions

We've been hearing a lot of different reports and rumors lately regarding what Google could have planned for YouTube. Obviously YouTube isn't showing any signs of slowing down, but they might as well improve it and capitalize on the billions of viewers, right? Today we're hearing YouTube will announce paid channel subscriptions soon, possibly sometime this week.

The 10 highest-rated Android apps of 2011

As the end of the year draws nigh, just about everyone is putting together their wrap-up stories that are, let's be honest, pretty predictable if you've been following tech news for 2011. But at least one story caught our eye this morning: Mobilewalla's app scores. Mobilewalla is one of many app aggregation services, though unlike a lot of Android specific sites, it doesn't distribute its own apps. Instead it keeps a close eye on the various app platforms and offers up an updated database of apps that anyone can use. This year, the top ten list is dominated by games.