Mobile app revenue jumped 35 percent last year on iOS and Android

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Over the last couple of years, there have been concerns about app sales dropping off – so far so good. The last couple of years have been worrisome for developers and their mobile app revenue. Many experts have suggested that smartphone apps have either peaked or are dying off and are no longer worth creating. However, the revenue growth experienced last year suggests that there is life yet in the application market. Developers that still have incredible app ideas up their sleeves may still have considerable opportunities to take advantage…

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Apple App Store removes applications made in Iran due to U.S. sanctions

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The iPhone maker issued a letter to Iranian developers informing them that their offerings have been cut. The Apple App Store has removed iOS applications made in Iran. The iPhone maker made this move in order to follow U.S. government sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. According to Iranian app developers, they received letters informing them of the action, but no warning. Dozens of developers said they were informed that the Apple App Store removed their applications. They were notified as it happened but were not warned in advance at…

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Retail mobile apps have moved ahead of e-commerce sites

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As consumers use their smartphones for a growing number of tasks, retailers are being advised to keep up. As m-commerce reaches an explosive growth rate, retail mobile apps are becoming increasingly important to consumers as they shop. In fact, this trend is becoming important enough that retailer are now being cautioned that if they don’t start offering the right tools to attract and keep shoppers over their smartphones, they will already be losing out. Due to a growing number of analytics reports, it has become generally accepted that more traffic…

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Disney mobile game lawsuit filed over data collection from children

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The entertainment giant has been accused of violating privacy laws about how personal data can be collected from minors. A federal court is asking some heavy questions about Disney mobile game practices involving personal data collection from children. As a result of these alleged activities, Disney has been sued. The class action lawsuit accuses Disney of having included inappropriate ad-tracking software in its mobile games. The Disney mobile game security lawsuit alleges that the company’s ad-tracking software illegally monitors its users and shares children’s personal identifying information with third parties.…

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So-called “Judy” Android malware could affect over 36.5 million devices

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The announcement of this spreading cyber attack follows closely on the heels of the WannaCry ransomware. In a month riddled with PC and cyber security issues, a new Android malware called “Judy” has made its way onto the scene. This is expected to affect more than 36.5 million smartphones and tablets, after WannaCry planted its ransomware into over 200,000 computers. The Judy malware was uncovered by researchers at Checkpoint security and it will rapidly infect millions. Judy is a form of Android malware that is meant to build fraudulent clicks…

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Airline apps under development in United Airlines partnership with IBM and Apple

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The goal is to come up with a complete fresh generation of mobile applications for United employees. United Airlines is working with IBM and Apple to come up with a brand new generation of mobile airline apps to be used by its employees. The intention to create the mobile applications reflects a new strategy underway at United Airlines. United has already issued over 50,000 Apple iPhones and iPads to its gate attendants, flight attendants and other front-line workers. This new effort with IBM and Apple will help those employees to…

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Top mobile security threats include app collusion and ransomware

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Intel Security has released the results of its latest data analysis and has revealed the leading problems. Intel Security data has revealed the leading mobile security threats. Mobile app collusion, ransomware and the Pinkslipbot Trojan are among the top cybersecurity problems. These threats have been growing especially quickly over the last quarter. Ransomware has been spending a great deal of time within the media spotlight over the last short while. The recent McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2016 showed that there was a 24 percent rise in ransomeware samples. That…

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Half of revenue from mobile game apps generated by 0.19% of players

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Gaming applications must be very careful about their strategies as very few users actually buy. Publishers of mobile game apps need to take a great deal of care as they market their applications and target their new users, as a wide majority of players won’t ever actually make any purchases. A recent Swrve study revealed that only a tiny sliver of all players made up about half of the revenue. In fact, 48 percent of the total revenue generated by mobile game apps comes from a virtually microscopic 0.19 percent…

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WhatsApp mobile app won’t continue supporting BlackBerry and other platforms

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The messaging platform owned by Facebook will also stop supporting a number of older platforms. The popular messaging mobile app, WhatsApp, has now announced that it will no longer be supporting a number of different platforms, which include older versions of Android and Windows Phone, as well as any BlackBerry version. The support for those platforms will cease for the mobile app at the close of this year. The announcement made by the mobile app has revealed that it will stop working with BlackBerry based devices, as well as those…

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Mobile apps now work with Android Pay

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Though Google’s mobile payments service has been out for a while, it just stepped into a new market. Though Android Pay was originally launched earlier this fall, it’s only very recently that it has now become available for use within mobile apps to pay for purchases as an alternative transaction method. Google has stated that people will be able to use the option in several Android apps selling goods and services. This means that when someone reaches the checkout and is ready to pay for his or her purchases within…

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Mobile security is no higher in payments apps than other applications

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A recent study of 10 popular digital wallets showed that even basic levels of protection were absent. A recent study conducted on the mobile security associated with the top 10 smartphone payments apps has determined that these applications lack everything from basic protection and controls upward. While the holiday shopping season is now underway, shoppers might want to understand this risk before paying over mobile. American retailers are now in full swing of the holiday shopping season and while many companies feel that this will be the season in which…

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