HTC to roll out
Aug13

HTC to roll out

HTC has been in a sales rut over the last two years, and building some of the best pieces of hardware has proved to be the most temporary of remedies. The HTC One M8 may has driven profit last quarter, but the rest of the year looks bleak for the Taiwanese giant. The company could have a trick up its sleeve though in the form of some of its in-house apps and services. The company has been placing its own apps and skins on Android for...

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Android’s apps can be mimicked by hackers
Jul30

Android’s apps can be mimicked by hackers

Android is hardly known as the most secure of mobile platforms, no matter how much Google tries to say it is. Five million infected Android devices sort of tells us that, but just in case we needed more proof a new security flaw in the OS has been found, and this one could have some fairly wide implications. Security firm BlueBox Security has found a very big flaw in the way Android approves apps and the result is a bug that means...

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South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises
Jul08

South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises

The FTC in South Korea may have done consumers all over the world a favour as the fair trade commission in the country has implemented changes to make getting app purchase refunds easier. We have all been burned by that app that looked great but wasn't, or worse simply didn't work, while stories are numerous of unwitting parents who have let their kids use their devices and rack up thousands of dollars in accidental purchases. In...

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Reading Rainbow is Back on Your Android Device

For those of you who remember Reading Rainbow, I am guessing you have great memories of the show and my guess is that feeling helped the company reach its Kickstarter goal to help fund a new app for Android devices.  While Reading Rainbow began in 1983 this project had a goal of bringing it into the electronic age and to a new generation of children. This Kickerstarter project goal was a lofty 5 million dollars and somehow they have...

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Amazon’s App Store flourishes on eve of smartphone launch
Jun18

Amazon’s App Store flourishes on eve of smartphone launch

Amazon has always openly admitted that its hardware exists purely to drive sales in its digital stores. That is the reason the company builds and sells its high end Kindle HDX tablets at a loss. With the company's first smartphone set to land tomorrow (with 3D) the device could once again merely be a conduit for consumers to buy goods. This time though Amazon will be more focused on apps now that its app store is a reasonable success....

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