The Play Store hit 19 billion downloads in Q4 2017, increasing its lead over Apple’s App Store to 145%

People are downloading more apps than ever. According to App Annie, the Google Play Store saw over 19 billion downloads in Q4 2017, with year-over-year growth at 10%. That’s around 145% more than the Apple App Store, which garnered around 7.7 billion downloads. That being said, the App Store still blew the Play Store away in terms of revenue.

That 19 billion figure is only made more impressive when you realize that it only includes new downloads, not reinstalls or app updates.

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Deal: Get a Galaxy S7 Edge for $240, Galaxy Note5 for $145

Fancy getting yourself a capable smartphone at a bargain price to start the weekend right? A few deals from Daily Steals let you have last year’s flagships for fractions of their prices if you can live with a minor scratch or two. Starting with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – you can get it in two versions – “Scratch and dent” for $ 260 and B Grade for $ 290. The first of those is said to have some obvious signs of wear and tear, but no cracks on the screen, while the B grade items will only have minor blemishes here and there. The phone is available in both GSM only and GSM&CDMA…

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[Deal Alert] 8 and 16 zone Rachio 2nd generation smart sprinkler controllers on Woot for $145 and $175 ($55/$85 off)

If you missed this deal the last time we saw it (as many of you did), not only is it back, but it’s now slightly better. Over at the popular daily deals site Woot you can pick up the Rachio smart sprinkler controller in both the 8 and 16 zone varieties for just $ 144.99 and $ 174.99, respectively. It turns out that, in addition to flying electric cars, the future also includes well-manicured lawns. 

Our own Artem has one of these.

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Apple Deals: Save $145 to $245 on 27-inch iMac 5Ks & 21.5-inch iMac 4Ks with AppleCare

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Our exclusive deals keep rolling in: This week, save $ 145 to $ 190 on current-generation 27-inch iMac 5Ks (Late 2015) paired with AppleCare extended protection plans, or take $ 145 to $ 245 off 21.5-inch iMac 4Ks paired with AppleCare. Alteratively, pick up an iMac 5K by itself for $ 1,679 or an iMac 4K for $ 1,399 — all with free shipping and no sales tax outside NY and NJ.
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