Hundreds of mobile games banned in Australia

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The government has also placed a ban on a range of different web based games. The Australian government has now implemented a new international rating system that has caused it to ban a broad range of different mobile games that are available on specific marketplaces such as Google Play and the Firefox Marketplace. It has been estimated that there are been hundreds of titles that have been determined to be unsuitable. This type of move in the mobile games industry is not actually something new. For example, Apple and certain…

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Google continues to rock the mobile technology world with update to Android OS

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New Android update is dubbed “L” Google recently unveiled the latest version of its Android operating system, highlighting the new version’s various features. The latest version of Android is called “L” and is meant to make the Android platform more competitive with other mobile operating systems that are also receiving major upgrades. Notably, L features new functionality that makes it less energy intensive and more engaging for consumers that have come to rely heavily on mobile technology in their daily lives. L features BLE Peripheral Mode to better connect with…

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Mobile security is bumped up at Google Play

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In app purchases will now require a password in order to complete the transaction. The Google Play Store has upped its mobile security by adding a new feature that will make it harder for people to be able to make unauthorized purchases through a smartphone or tablet. The addition of the requirement of a password is hoped to make a difference in ensuring purchases are legit. The mobile security move that requires a password to be entered in order to make an in app purchase through the Google Play Store…

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3 Steps To Protect Yourself From Malicious QR Codes

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Ninety-one percent of American adults own a cell phone, and 56 percent own a smartphone as of May 2013, according to Pew Internet Project research. Compare that against the 43 percent who report using QR codes for discounts, 23 percent who use QR codes to purchase an item and 18 percent who report using QR codes to learn more about a brand, details the Chadwick Martin Bailey Consumer Report, and you have a major activity rife for exploitation. QR codes are increasingly common, but they leave opportunities for malicious software…

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How to Use Your Android Phone Safely

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Google’s Android operating system is more popular than ever. Unfortunately, Android’s open source architecture and substantial market share have made it a continuing target of malware attacks. According to a recent report by Trend Micro, 79% of all malware threats affect Android. In fact, they report that there have been over a million of these threats in the first nine months of 2013 alone. While some of the statistics may be alarming, there is no reason for Android users to give up their devices. By following some prudent steps, you…

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