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There's great news for Android, but not so good for Apple
The relentless march of Android continues, and it isn't good news for Apple. There is no Steve Jobs to ride in and turn things around this time.
8 years of Android: malware, malicious apps, and how to stay safe
Android now controls over 85% of the smartphone market and is by far the biggest player in the tablet market as well.
Emergency location tracking can be life or death, so why is NZ taking so long?
With the accuracy of GPS, combined with the amount of data about users, using emergency location tracking for medical purposes seems obvious. Right?
Trend Micro tackles ransomware threat with new software
"As technology and cybercrime continue to evolve, so do the security threats that come with it."
Android 6's security features prove no match for Gugi banking trojan
Android 6's security features are proving no match for the Gugi banking trojan, which has been able to slip past the platform's blocking mechanisms.
Lenovo and Microsoft strengthen strategic ties
"The collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for Lenovo’s customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s popular apps."
ESET warns Android users to beware of fake QuadRooter patch apps
ESET is warning Android users to watch out for fake patch apps, the first of their kind to take advantage of the QuadRooter vulnerability.
BlackBerry launches new services to Android users
BlackBerry delivers on its smartphone software strategy, offering BlackBerry Hub+ for Android users.
ESET discovers fake Prisma apps full of trojans
ESET researchers reported fake versions of photo transformation app Prisma on Google Play, just ahead of the official app's launch last month.
Start experimenting with Google's new science app
Making & Science is a new initiative created by Google that’s aimed to inspire prospective scientists and future creators.
Fake apps on Google Play tricked users into paying
Many malicious developers try to trick users into downloading their apps by creating the illusion of a useful application.
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."