February 7, 2013

Easily remove those unwanted apps in your Play Store list

So you've been download plenty of apps from the Google Play Store for a few years now. Back then, it was still called the Android Market (nostalgic) and was limited in visual appeal. With each update Google made, the Google apps became more powerful and beautiful. With the recent updates of the Play Store, it allowed the functionality to remove those unwanted apps from your "My Apps" list.

You can easily remove any app you don't want showing in your list by pressing the "Remove" icon (the icon with a circle and a line through it). However, if you got a huge list of apps (like me), it would be a pain to remove them one by one manually.

Here is a simple trick that will save your time and energy.

Simply long-press on one of the apps you want removed and a menu bar will show at the top.

Continue selecting all the apps you want to make disappear by pressing on each one. Scrolling down won't cancel the action.

Once you are happy, simply hit the "Remove" button, and bam!, all gone.

Note that you cannot select apps which are already installed on your device.

Don't worry about your paid apps. They will still be there in the Play Store and owned by you, but they will not show up in your "My Apps" page.

This is one technic you would want to keep in mind as it is extremely useful for clearing out the junk in your list!

Legendary Pokémon coming to Aussie stores

Available only from special events, Meloetta is a legendary Pokémon with a unique ability: it can shift both form and type mid-battle, making it a formidable addition to your line-up. In Aria Forme, Meloetta is a Normal- and Psychic-type Pokémon; in Pirouette Forme, Meloetta shifts in to Normal- and Fighting-type.

Meloetta will be available in selected JB Hi-Fi, Target and EB Games stores from 4 March to 19 April. All you have to do is go in and request the Pokémon, making sure you have the following:
  • A Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo DS system
  • A copy of the Pokémon Black 2, Pokémon White 2, Pokémon Black or Pokémon White game
  • The Pokédex within the game
  • No more than 11 Wonder Cards in their possession
The full list of participating stores can be found here.

[via CNET]