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

Judy Android Malware

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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