iOS devices have already been cleared for use by a number of government agencies, and today, The Wall Street Journal reports the DoD is about to grant two more important security approvals that could increase the number of agencies allowed to deploy iPhone, iPads, and Samsung Galaxy devices.
Amidst the gloom and doom predictions about the dark and murky future of Apple’s iPhone comes a survey that actually paints a rather bright outlook for the Cupertino company’s popular handset.
The EMBRACE+ is wearable technology. Through a combination of visual and tactile cues, the EMBRACE+ gives you the information you want to know – while your smartphone stays in your pocket or purse.
Slow updates for smartphones using the Google Android operating system create a security risk for owners of those phones according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
It’s time for Opera’s State of Mobile Advertising report for Q1 2013, and it looks like the iPhone is back on top when it comes to generating traffic to mobile ads, regaining its throne from Android. iOS also is king of the hill when it comes to monetization among the mobile platforms.
App Annie has released its latest information on mobile app downloads, and finds that while the Google Play marketplace nearly matches Apple’s App Store in the number of downloads, it is still lagging far behind in revenue. It seems iOS device users in general remain much more willing to pay for content than Android users.
In-app purchases have proven to be an excellent revenue stream for developers of apps found in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store, but now a government department in the U.K. is taking a look into whether developers are misleadingly enticing children into making these types of purchases.
Microsoft has stepped up its “Scroogled” campaign against Google with a new video that highlights the fact that Android users’ personal information is shared with developers every time they download an application.
Overall, the smartphone and tablet app market grew to 11% in the first quarter of 2013, bringing in $2.2 billion on revenue, this according to a report released by Canalys.
While Google’s Android platform continues to lead the industry in per-device market share (largely due to the huge number of low-end budget Android-based devices), the latest numbers from NetMarketShare show that Apple’s Mobile Safari browser dominates the competition in another significant area: web traffic.
The fragmented nature of the Android market means that nearly half of all Android users will be unable to run Facebook’s new “Home” experience. At launch, only 6 Android phone models will be set to run the new feature.
Apple continues to reign as the top smartphone maker in the United States, as comScore released its survey for the 1st quarter of 2013. Apple padded its lead nicely, while Samsung, the global smartphone leader, also showed slight growth in its share of the market.
Following numerous rumors that Facebook would announce a new Android-based operating system, or even a Facebook-branded phone, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg today announced something completely different: Facebook Home – a fancy social lock screen replacement for Android devices.
The BikeSpike is a GPS tracker that automatically reports a crash to key contacts, alerts you if your bike is tampered with, works with IOS/Android/web, and for your programmer types, it even has an open API.
A recent report from Citrix says the iOS continues to be the preferred mobile platform in the business world.
Facebook has invited members of the press to an Android-related event on April 4th. It is believed that the event is for the debut of the long-rumored Facebook phone. Reports say that the device would be an HTC handset running a Facebook-modified version of Android.