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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Top Google IO 2016 announcements recap

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This enormous annual event came with a long list of exciting news about what’s happening with the company. It’s that time of year again and the Google IO 2016 – the main annual developer conference held by the tech giant – was once again filled with the company’s biggest announcements about the new and upcoming. Many of the announcements were predicted by those who have been following closely, but there were surprises, too. The predictions about the Google IO 2016 conference announcements were that there would be insights into tech…

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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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Facebook drops BlackBerry BB10 platform support

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The Canadian handset manufacturer is watching some of the largest mobile apps step away from it. Regardless of the efforts that BlackBerry has made to try to convince Facebook and WhatsApp to change their minds about discontinuing their native apps that would support the company’s own operating system, BB10, the applications wouldn’t budge. The company has since responded to the decision and has expressed its disappointment in this development. In a recent blog post on the official BlackBerry site, they stated that “We are extremely disappointed in [Facebook’s] decision as…

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Study reveals top consumer mobile shopping peeves

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Recent research has now revealed some of the biggest complaints shoppers have about m-commerce. Bizrate Insights, a division of Connexity, recently released the results of a survey it conducted with the participation of 100,000 online shoppers in order to better understand the way they felt about the mobile shopping experience. Even though mobile commerce is gaining ground, the experience is still clearly falling short of consumer expectations. The research showed that consumers are dissatisfied by the fact that they are still required to pinch and zoom in order to see…

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Mobile apps boost online dating numbers

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There are now more young adults who date online than ever before because of smartphone applications. According to the results of a recent study, there has been an increase greater than 15 percent in the number of people using mobile apps for dating, within the young adult age group between 18 and 24 years old. The study was conducted by Pew Research Center researchers, who were investigating online dating trends. The researchers were seeking to better understand the trends in the usage of online dating. What they concluded was that…

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M-commerce apps seek improved mobile security

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As a growing number of companies focus on encouraging smartphone shopping, a need for protection rises. As m-commerce and other new technologies such as smartphone wallets grow in popularity, consumer advocates are sending out cautions to consumers that they need to place a greater focus on mobile security in order to protect their sensitive information and identity data from thieves. Shopping over a smartphone uses a considerable amount of personal information which may not be kept safe. The latest m-commerce apps allow consumers to purchase products and services, book tickets,…

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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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Walmart is launching its own mobile commerce solution

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Walmart is following the example set by Starbucks in the mobile commerce space Starbucks has become one of the great success stories in the mobile commerce field, which has lead other retailers to attempt to emulate this success and engage mobile consumers more effectively. Walmart has announced plans to introduce a new feature to its already popular mobile application. The feature will allow users to make use of a new service, allowing them to make mobile payments when using the application. Walmart is introducing a new feature to its popular…

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Apple Maps app receives massive investments and has now returned

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After getting off to an unfortunate start upon its first launch in 2012, the revamped application is back. The term Apple Maps has become synonymous with an application from the iPhone maker that had a very unlikely beginning, directing people to drive off bridges, skipping many towns and businesses, and sending people way out into the outback of Australia. There were countless mistakes in this very rare disaster of a launch for Apple among its mobile apps. Among the many notable mistakes from the original version of Apple Maps was…

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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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