CNET reports that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will today test Apple’s Activation Lock feature to see how it holds up against thieves.
Free apps continue to grow in popularity, as a new study shows that iPhone users spend an average of only 19 cents per app download, and Android users spend only 6 cents per download.
The co-founder of the torrent sharing service The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, has begun teasing his latest project, a truly secure messaging app for mobile devices named “Hemlis.” (“Secret” in Swedish.)
A new report says the launch of Apple’s iPhone on the T-Mobile network helped the iOS platform step a bit closer to Google’s Android in market share over the past three months.
Security research firm BlueBox claims to have found a “master key” that could give the bad guys complete access to almost any Android phone.
Apple’s iOS platform keeps on truckin’ in the mobile advertising space, as mobile ad firm Velti says it’s most recent look at the market shows Apple’s iOS devices growing their share of mobile ad consumption from 59% to 64% in the time period from May 2012 to May 2013.
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Apple is again the top smartphone vendor in the United States. Apple took 39.2% of the market in the three-month period ending in May.
A representative of Japan’s largest wireless carrier, DoCoMo refused to speculate on when his company might start offering Apple’s popular iPhone to its customers, saying only that the device is no longer “the god of all smartphones.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is working on an Android-based video game console, as well as a smart watch. The company is said to be working on both projects in order to be ready to compete with products believed to be in the works from Apple.
A new study shows that in the last year alone the total number of malicious apps has grown an astounding 614% to 276,259 and 92% of malicious mobile software is targeted at the Android platform.
BlackBerry continues its new focus on services, as it has announced the launch of Secure Work Space, their new solution built on its BlackBerry Enterprise Service. Secure Work Space is compatible with Apple’s iPad and iPhone, as well as Android devices.
In an apparent jab at Google’s highly fragmented Android platform, AppleInsider notes that Apple has updated their “Optimizing Apps” page for iOS 6 with a shiny new pie chart, noting the profound lack of fragmentation in iOS devices. Notably, the chart shows that 93% of all users are running iOS 6, while just 1% are using a version earlier than iOS 5.
Apple’s iOS 7 beta has been the talk of the tech community since it was seeded to developers last Monday -but just how popular has it really been? It’s hard to put it into numbers – but as 9to5Mac notes, it’s apparently a bold enough new look and a popular enough release that even Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of Android, couldn’t wait to get his hands on it!
A new study from Forrester says iOS users are 30% more likely to buy something via their device than Android users are. However, most ebusiness professionals are still planning to develop for both platforms.
One big problem continually presents itself in today’s always on the go, always connected lifestyle, keeping your device charged and ready to go. AT&T, solar kit manufacturer Goal Zero, and Brooklyn’s Pensa Design are attempting to resolve that problem, with Street Charge, a solar-based charging unit.