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Malware: Android is the New Windows

Posted on 04/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

For decades, Microsoft Windows has been the platform of choice for malware creators. As the dominant operating platform on PCs it was a lucrative target for many kinds of malware. However, with the transition to mobile computing there’s a new target for the bad guys. Android.

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Samsung Rips Off Apple’s Passbook App

Posted on 27/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

And now in our “That looks good, let’s copy that,” department… Samsung has announced Samsung Wallet, an Android app that replicates the functionality of Apple’s iOS Passbook app, including time and location-based notifications.

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iPhone Found to Be 3 Times More Reliable Than Samsung Smartphones

Posted on 22/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Following a report earlier this week stating that the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 are the world’s top 2 best-selling smartphones, FixYa presents some findings to add extra icing to the iPhone cake. Not only is the iPhone the most popular smartphone in the world – it’s also the most reliable. In fact, it is three times more reliable than Samsung smartphones!

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Google Play Sends Users’ Personal Information to App Developers Without Permission

Posted on 14/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

As if the horrifying wave of malware affecting Android devices (which can now even infect your PC!) wasn’t bad enough, ZDNet reports that Google is also sending users’ personal information to Google Play developers (including names and addresses) without permission – a massive privacy violation if there ever was one.

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iOS is Still A Main Priority for Developers

Posted on 30/01/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Mobile ecosystems analysts VisionMobile has released its fourth Developer Economics report. The 2013 report looked at developer opinions in order to chart which platforms have the highest mindshare among developers, as well as which platforms make the most money for developers.

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Verizon Had Plans For Siri Before Apple Stole Her Away

Posted on 23/01/2013 by Chris Hauk

You have a crush on a girl, and you have big plans for your future together. You’re ready to make your move… Then someone else catches her eye, wins her heart, and takes her away to fame and fortune. Welcome to Verizon’s world.

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The Original Android Logo Was Just Plain Scary (Image)

Posted on 21/01/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

The little green thing that represents Android today could have been yellow (or blue, or red) with weird eyes – and downright scary. Android engineer Dan Morrill posted some pretty horrific early concept art of the Android logo to his Google+ account.

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