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You might be forgiven for thinking that the iPhone is the most secure of the smartphone choices, especially if you've opted for a 5S or above with that fingerprint reader for secure ID and iOS 8 as the most robust of operating systems. Forgiven, but wrong; despite the claims from …
by happygeek 1,655 in Mobile Development ()
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Another day, another breach. The latest to disclose that there had been some 'unauthorised access' to systems and internal company data' is music streaming service Spotify. The disclosure itself was something of an odd one, claiming that investigation suggested only a single user's data had been compromised following an issue …
by happygeek 1,655 in Mobile Development ()
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Wearable computing has been a buzzword for so long that it's easy to get blinded by the hype and not realise that actually it's a reality; and one that got even more real with the announcement by Google of Android Wear. Forget the fitness bands of today and the 'smart …
by happygeek 1,655 in Mobile Development ()
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Aggressive adware, of the kind that creates shortcuts on your screen or changes your search engine configuration, has arrived on Android devices and then some. According to security vendor Bitdefender, as much as 90% of free Android apps contain adware with up to 75% coming with the 'aggressive' variety. ![dweb-androidadware](/attachments/small/0/dweb-androidadware.jpg …
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A successful tournament poker player from Japan, with earnings estimated at $1.5 million from his prowess at bluffing and holding his nerve under pressure, has been arrested and charged with being behind an Android malware distribution operation that netted even more: $3.9 million according to Symantec. The Chiba Prefectural Police …
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The UK-based [Surrey Police Force](http://www.surrey.police.uk/) has long since embraced Internet culture as being a way to help fight crime. It has an online crime reporting tool, active accounts on Facebook and Twitter, as well as a video channel on YouTube. But now it has moved into smartphone territory in order …
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The world's largest digital jobs survey, using data extracted from more than 230,000 jobs posted to The Freelancer.co.uk site, reveals some interesting hiring trends in the developer sector. ![dweb-androidapps](/attachments/small/0/dweb-androidapps.jpg "align-right") According to the latest Freelancer Fast 50 survey, if you are a mobile apps developer than it's pretty good news …
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Samsung has fixed the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) exploit that could remotely wipe data from a Galaxy S III smartphone, but that doesn't mean the USSD threat is over: far from it in fact. According to some security researchers, 400 million Android device users are at risk from having …
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Last week a group of six 'm-commerce' experts took part in a round robin discussion in Manchester, England to determine the best ways forward for developers interested in creating a serious mobile web presence yet wanting to make money through the medium of mobile advertising at the same time. Anyone …
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The results from what is claimed to be the most comprehensive global online job trends survey, the 'Fast 50' Q2 2012 report took data from 190,000 online job postings as an indicator of the global online employment economy. Some of the findings are surprising to say the least, such as …
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With the recent announcement of an easy way to gain root access for Android phones running 2.3.4, to add to the list of similar exploits for earlier versions and 3.0 and beyond, it should come as no real surprise that the bad guys are taking advantage of the relative weakness …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]22271[/ATTACH]It's official: Android now has a greater market share than iPhone across the EU5 countries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. According to newly published data from the [URL="http://www.comscore.com/Products_Services/Product_Index/MobiLens"]comScore MobiLens service[/URL], nearly one in four smartphone users in the EU5 region were using smartphones running on a Google …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21839[/ATTACH]Appcelerator and International Data Corporation released the results of their joint [URL="http://appcel.us/q3_2011_report"]survey[/URL] today, August 3, 2011. This survey of 2, 012 Appcelerator developers shows that Apple and Google are accelerating their market share in mobile with the new Google+ and iCloud. Developers surveyed believed Apple and Google will offer fierce …
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A [URL="http://bit.ly/appcelerator_idc_q4_mobile_developer_report"]new survey[/URL] jointly conducted by Appcelerator┬« and International Data Corporation (IDC) released September 27, 2010 reveals Appcelerator Titanium developers favor Android over iOS in TVs and other devices.[ATTACH=right]17397[/ATTACH] Although the market shows that Apple currently leads in iPhone/iPad sales and popularity, the survey reveals that of the approximately 2,300 …
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News reports suggest that March has been a good month for lovers of, and developers for, the Android operating system in pretty much every regard. That good news comes at the expense of the Apple iPhone and iOS we are led to believe, which appears to be losing the fight …
by happygeek 1,655 in Mobile Development ()
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[ATTACH=left]17409[/ATTACH]A [URL="http://www.safecellapp.com"]new app[/URL] now connects smart phone's GPSs with its location's federal, state, county and city current cell phone usage laws to prevent accidents from distracted driving. SAFECELLapp, released on Apple September 27, 2010 and slated for Android release in early October, issues real-time alerts to drivers entering areas with …
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[URL="http://vimeo.com/15374659"]Titanium +Geo[/URL], a new location-based analytics platform for mobile applications, released on September 29, 2010 and developed jointly by Appcelerator┬« and FortiusOne, allows marketers and retailers to accurately measure the effect of where, when and how their mobile applications are being used by their customers. [ATTACH=right]17421[/ATTACH] This is a data …
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When I was studying computer programming in college many years ago, I didn't imagine that our work could impact lives, particularly in a negative way. We've heard reports (mostly true) of death, dying, and destruction as a result of software problems, such as the time a plane flew right into …
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[ATTACH=left]17531[/ATTACH][URL="http://www.5o9inc.com/products/download/"]5o9┬« EZMobile[/URL], to be released on October 11, 2010 is a new mobile context app for all Web apps that utilize the browser to deliver real-time context (mobile user, device and location data) to the Web server for use in any Web application. This new software enables developers to know …
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Apple has tonight given us a sneak preview of what is coming in the iPhone 3.0 major update which DaniWeb writer Davey Winder was [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4137.html"]second guessing[/URL] earlier. While Davey managed to predict the arrival of cut, copy and paste functionality for iPhone 3.0, this was pretty much a given to …
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[ATTACH=left]17212[/ATTACH]In the past, the word [I]embedded[/I] was limited to specialty devices that a lot of us used, but few programmers really cared about. Embedded devices meant things like the controllers on your microwave oven or the computer that ran your car's fuel injection system. There are certainly a lot of …
by jeffcogswell 175 in Mobile Development ()
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]17189[/ATTACH]I'm here at the Intel Developer Forum 2010 in San Francisco, and this has been a great opportunity for a programmer such as myself. While most programmers might think of Intel as a hardware manufacturer and look to other companies (such as Microsoft) for their development tools, in fact that …
by jeffcogswell 175 in Mobile Development ()
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]17138[/ATTACH]In an impressive gesture of goodwill, Apple has decided to publicize their app store review guidelines for developers, and has even lifted their restriction on third party development software. Yes, this even includes apps written in actionscript, the code behind Adobe Air and the ever-contested, Flash. While the does not …
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With the Android developer community buzzing about how easy it is to pirate apps, one outfit took it upon itself to try and track down the pirates. The results are truly shocking. [attach]16959[/attach]The provocatively named Android Police site last week claimed that [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/626374/android-app-flaw-allows-easy-piracy"]most Android apps can be simply patched and …
by happygeek 1,655 in Mobile Development ()
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[URL="http://www.google.com"]Google[/URL] has upgraded its mobile version of [URL="http://www.youtube.com"]YouTube[/URL] so that it shares more in common with the desktop version on HTML5 enabled phones. This anticipates the idea that more people will watch videos on the move than on the desktop, so you'll get a better browsing experience, the ability to …
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[ATTACH=LEFT]16646[/ATTACH]Yesterday, Facebook released an [URL="http://github.com/facebook/facebook-ios-sdk"]updated SDK[/URL] for the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/reviews/review291912.html"]Apple iOS4[/URL], intended for use with Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Between this and the recently released Facebook SDK for Android, third-party developers can build applications with a social networking component for two of the most popular mobile platforms. Two key …
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Because it is unrealistic for companies to mandate a particular kind of smartphone for all their mobile employees, a new app will soon makes it possible for iPhone and iPad users to have the same access to their companies mobile "line-of-business" applications as employees carrying Android or Windows mobile devices. …
by VanessaRyan 12 in Mobile Development ()
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[ATTACH=right]15792[/ATTACH]Google has been attempting to break out of their search engine based box for quite some time by presenting challenges to some of the IT world's biggest names such as Microsoft and Apple. Now with the new App Inventor that Google has launched for Android it is giving developers more …
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According to recent [URL="http://blog.quantcast.com/quantcast/2010/06/may-mobile-os-share-north-america.html"]reports[/URL] the Android operating system has an impressive 19.9% share of the US mobile web market. That's still some way behind Apple iOS on 58.8% but the iPhone has been around for a lot longer. It should come as no surprise, then, that Yahoo! wants to get …
by newsguy 30 in Mobile Development ()
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I recently argued '[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story289730.html"]Why Goatse was right to disclose iPad data leak[/URL]' after it came to light that the FBI had started an investigation into the hacker group following the responsible disclosure of an iPad data leak caused by poor AT&T security measures. I said "The security researchers which discovered …
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