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Android Malware Up 580% In One Year (Infographic)

Posted on 29/10/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Figures released last week show that Android malware has grown by 580 percent between September 2011 and September 2012. To add insult to injury, more than 175 million downloads of “high risk” apps were from Google Play’s Top 500.

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iOS 6 Adoption Rate Hits 61% After Just 1 Month

Posted on 22/10/2012 by Chris Hauk

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After just one month of release, Apple’s iOS 6 mobile operating system is installed on roughly 61% of all compatible devices in the U.S. and Canada. Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? It’s melting from lack of use.

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French Hacker Stole 500,000 Euros From Android Users

Posted on 19/10/2012 by Chris Hauk

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A 20 year old hacker has been arrested in northern France after creating and spreading a virus via smartphone apps that defrauded thousands of victims. The hacker grabbed about 500,000 euros from his victims before being caught.

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FBI Issues Official Warning to Users About Android Malware

Posted on 15/10/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Android is well known as being a cesspool for all types of malware, with threats continuing to grow at an alarming pace – and now even the FBI is putting out the red flag! The Crime Complaint Center of the FBI has issued an official warning about malware attacks on Android.

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iOS App Monetization Lead Over Android is Shrinking

Posted on 24/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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It’s always been the accepted belief that Apple’s iOS platform was the best way for developers to monetize apps by far. Now, that’s all changing thanks to the greater diversity of app monetization strategies.

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Gartner: Blackberry, Android Users Will be Switching to iPhone 5

Posted on 20/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple releases it’s new iPhone 5 on Friday, and while its huge base of current customers will certainly be looking to upgrade, analysts are saying a good amount of the new iPhone 5 owners will be converts from the Blackberry and Android camps.

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Why I Almost Bought an Android Tablet (Opinion)

Posted on 15/09/2012 by Ian Fuchs

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Steve Jobs said that a 7″ tablet wouldn’t yield a good experience. While the allure of the smaller, 7″ Nexus 7 tablet is very tempting, Android continues to be the biggest flaw for iPad competitors.

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Comparing The New iPhone 5 to its Android and Windows Phone Competition

Posted on 12/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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With the iPhone 5, Apple has addressed most of the issues where its Android competitors were believed to hold an advantage: a larger display, 4G LTE, a better camera? It’s all there for you now. But as Apple has worked to improve the iPhone, their competitors haven’t exactly been standing still.

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Report: iOS Outgrows Android in July Quarter

Posted on 04/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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More numbers from ComScore today gives us another look into the US smartphone market, as they are out with July 2012 numbers, showing market share across the mobile platforms from April 2012 to July 2012.

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