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Pokemon GO sideloaders potentially risking world full of nasties
Pokemon GO is taking New Zealand and Australia by storm - but there's a downside - malware attackers can quickly create a storm too.
Fourfold increase in ransomware attacks against Android
Android users beware, ransomware is becoming more prevalent towards your devices. Kaspersky Lab warns that the ransomware landscape is growing.
Hands on review: Android Auto vs CarPlay
"While both CarPlay and Android Auto are similar concepts, their layout differs."
'The Red Team' discovers widespread Android vulnerability
"Since many flagship and non-flagship devices use Qualcomm chips and/or Qualcomm code, it's possible that hundreds of models are affected."
Smartphone market: Is this Android’s time to shine?
In the slowing smartphone market, Apple has reported its first every year-on-year decline, while Samsung has held its ground.
Apple and Microsoft set to battle for Aussie tablet supremacy
The tablet battleground is moving to Apple versus Microsoft according to a new report, which shows higher end two-in-ones are winning ground.
Hands-on review: MicFlip’s Reversible Micro USB Cable
MicFlip has created the first ever reversible Micro USB, compatible with all Micro USB plugs.
Adobe + Dropbox integration now on Android
The partnership has been extended to include the 300 million Acrobat Reader customers who have installed the app on their Android devices.
Hands-on review: Miitomo - Nintendo’s first mobile hit
Miitomo has only been released in Japan, but it is already a big hit. Nintendo's first successful smart-device app is well worth its hype.
Android continues to be second most attacked platform, Kaspersky steps in
"Statistics show that Android continues to be the second most attacked platform after Microsoft Windows, which is why owners need security solutions."
Warning: Android malware targeting NZ and Aus bank apps
Thieves use stolen credentials to log into the victim’s account remotely and transfer money out.
Windows to dominate detachable tablet market
Demand for detachable tablets is set to bolster Windows tablet play, with Windows devices expected to dominate the detachable market come 2020.
Samsung backs business transformation
“Samsung is giving enterprises and professionals the most productive and secure mobility experience available on the market today."
Crikey - Aussies get own emoji keyboard
In the beautiful world of the Emoji language, there’s an Aussie Emoji keyboard that features – wait for it – a Vegemite emoji.
Android phone dying fast? Facebook might be the culprit
Facebook’s Android app chews through smartphone battery life at a rapid rate and significantly reduces performance, according to recent reports.
Google dominates mobile enterprise space
"Google has leveraged its broad technological reach and foresight to anticipate and address the evolving needs of mobile customers."
Screen sharing Android app enables greater collaboration
“How we meet today - the way we share ideas and get stuff done - is increasingly a series of quick, iterations and interactions."
Social media app for gamers, Leaping Tiger, launches on Android
If you are wanting to find new gamers to play with, Leaping Tiger is the app you should use. It connects you to other gamers.
Nearly all Kiwi adults to own a smartphone in 2016
The equivalent of 2,543,173 people aged 18+ now have a smartphone, with research showing 92% of adults will own a smartphone in the the next 12 months
New security app from ESET to protect children online
“The problem is [kids are] unaware of the possible risks online and may put themselves in danger of lurking predators and inappropriate web content."
Check your speed: new speed camera app released
TomTom has released a free a speed camera app for Android smartphone users.
Microsoft bites into Android's Aussie tablet share
Demand for two-in-one devices are ramping up, with Microsoft cashing in on demand for more professional devices.
Hands-on review: Touchjet Pond TP1
The Touchjet Pond is a small projector and an Android device, capable of turning any vertical surface into an 80" interactive screen.
The apps sucking the life out of your phone
The latest report from AVG Technologies reveals what the top apps are for draining battery life on Android devices.