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Android device vendors dragging the chain on patch updates
Security Research Labs claims that TCL, Oppo and ZTE vendors have at least four or more missed patches designated as critical or high severity.
Android ransomware on the rise in APAC - Malwarebytes
Machine learning anomaly detections also rose by 480%, according to a Malwarebytes report on cybercrime tactics and techniques.
Plantronics brings management software to iOS and Android
IT managers can now see, manage and gather insights from the entire line of Plantronics enterprise devices, from desktop to tablets and mobile phones.
Five million Android devices possibly infected with 'aggressive' pre-installed adware
They claim Honor, Huawei and Xiaomi devices are most affected by the ‘extremely aggressive ad network’.
How Google secured more than two billion Android devices
Despite all of the breaches across platforms last year Google remains optimistic about their security progress.
Windows Phones officially dead as market share drops by 99.7%
IDC’s smartphone OS report shows that Windows Phone’s market share dropped to 0% in Q4 2017.
2017 sees smartphone shipments decline for the first time ever
Smartphone shipments fell in 2017 for the first time since their inception with some regions worse than others, but IDC remains optimistic.
Malicious PoriewSpy app spies on Android devices in India
A malicious app called PoriewSpy is targeting Android users in India and is capable of stealing device information as well as making audio recordings.
Android's poor system update process is putting devices at risk
Singh says that even one year after Android 7.0 Nougat was released, only 17% of devices run the operating system. The statistics are poorer for 7.1.
Samsung and Apple struggle to fend off fierce new market competitors
“Samsung’s performance continues to deteriorate, with its shares in China now down to just 2.2%..."
Apple retakes the lead in the smart watch race
Apple retook the lead in the wearable band market in Q3 2017...
Pokemon Go developer now making a new Harry Potter mobile video game
The developer of the famous Pokemon Go game is now making another game based on a famous franchise. This time, Niantic is tackling Harry Potter.
Samsung launches its Android 9.0 beta
Samsung announced the launch of the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta...
MAPS.ME launches a new reviewing platform
MAPS.ME is a service that features offline maps and navigation for mobile devices...
Google launches Family Link to let parents monitor children’s device usage
There’s always a balance to strike between giving kids the freedom to explore the internet and helping guide their experience.
DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts Android files and changes your PIN
“Its payload can change the device’s PIN, preventing the victim from accessing their device and also encrypts the victim’s data."
Tumbling Android tablet sales drag down Aussie market
Microsoft may have lost the smartphone battle, but it’s gaining share in the Australian tablet market according to new Telstye research.
Apple's army – 1 in 5 AU iPhone users wouldn’t switch to Android for $1m
New research has revealed the depths AU millenials would go to in order to afford the iPhone X - including giving up avocado on toast for two years!
Android banking Trojan stalks Google Play - again
It’s a case of déjà vu for one particular Android banking Trojan, which has popped up on Google Play after being removed from the store this year.
ExpensiveWall signs users up to fraudulent SMS services
Some Android users may notice fraudulent charges on their accounts if they have been infected by a new strain of malware dubbed “ExpensiveWall”.
Android 'Toast' overlay vulnerability affects all versions prior to 8.0
Android users are being urged to apply any security patches for their devices, after security researchers discovered a ‘high severity’ vulnerability.
MAPS.ME and OpenStreetMap team up to help disaster recovery and response
"A core component of HOT’s mission is to enable more people in more places to contribute to mapping the world in which they live..."
IDC says basic wearables are declining while smartwatches surge
While basic wearables declined 0.9 percent during the quarter, smartwatches skyrocketed 60.9 percent - a trend that is expected to continue.
IDC expects smartphone growth to continue – led by APAC
The smartphone market is expected to continue its positive growth through to 2021, with APAC taking the bulk of the shipments.