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Mobile Application

Mobile Application: Also called mobile apps, it is a term used to describe Internet applications that run on smartphones and other mobile devices. Mobile applications usually help users by connecting them to Internet services more commonly accessed on desktop or notebook computers, or help them by making it easier to use the Internet on their portable devices. A mobile app may be a mobile Web site bookmarking utility, a mobile-based instant messaging client, Gmail for mobile, and many other applications. (Source: Wepopedia)

Why Today’s Mobile Workers Are Working Longer Hours than Ever

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Today’s global mobile workers - armed with iPads, smartphones and laptops - are working longer hours, reports mobility services firm iPass in their latest workforce survey on mobile working. So why are these same workers seemingly more content than ever before? The survey indicates that the majority of mobile workers feel empowered by the flexibility of mobile working and cloud services, even if it means clocking in longer work hours. What else can we glean from the  survey? Let’s ta ...   read more

50% of Mobile Apps Hybrid by 2016, say Gartner

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According to the latest research from analysts at research firm Gartner, hybrid apps will be used in over 50% of mobile devices by 2016. This is due to the growing use of HTML5-based web apps which unlike native apps, do not have to use multiple versions of an app for different devices. However, HTML5 with offline capabilities haven’t really come up to scratch, causing developers to consider using hybrid architectures. "The BYOD trend and the increased pressure on orga ...   read more

App sales Reach 40bn for Apple

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Apple announced yesterday that their customers have now downloaded more than 40 billion apps from its store, including re-downloads and updates, and had a record-breaking December, with customers downloading over 2bn apps in that month alone. Indeed, at the App Store , the firm had a great 2012, with almost 20bn apps be ...   read more

BBM Coming to iPhone and Android

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The popular Blackberry Messenger (BBM) app will be offered as a download to run on devices running iOS and Android in the summer. It’s thought that initially, the app will offer texts, MMS and group sharing, with further services such as voice and video calling to be rolled out at a later date. The app is expected to be free, both to download and use. "As we’ve chronicled on our Inside BlackBerry ...   read more

Businesses are adopting smartphones to boost mobile working

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Many businesses are planning on abandoning traditional phones in favour of integrated mobile technology and video conferencing solutions as they vie to boost read more

Ex Nokia Staff Make Rival Smartphone

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A new smartphone and mobile operating system is due to be launched at the end of 2013, which has been developed by a team of former Nokia employees. The ‘Jolla’, will run a custom operating system known as Sailfish , which is a leftover of MeeGo, an abandoned project of Nokia’s which the company dropped in 2011 in favour of the Windows Phone OS.< ...   read more

F-Secure Mobile Threat Report Overview

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Security experts F-Secure Labs has released its Mobile Threat Report for the first quarter of 2012, which shows that the Android platform continues to be the most attacked in terms of malware, spyware and other threats. The popularity of Android has meant that, historically, we have seen a significant rise in the number of malicious apps developed for the platform. This shows no sign of slowing down as in Q1 of 2011 just 10 new threats were discovered and this number has almost ...   read more

IT consumerisation puts pressure on business infrastructure

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Businesses are struggling to cope with the increasing consumerisation of IT - particularly when it comes to security and end-user experience. People increasingly expect to be able to access personal Facebook accounts and private webmail services like Gmail while at work, but often IT departments are not consulted.According to new research by Compuware, chief information officers (CIOs) are finding ...   read more

McAfee offers businesses malicious app tips

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Internet security specialist McAfee is warning businesses about the dangers of malicious apps as a pre-emptive measure to tackle the threat - despite the fact that mobile malware incidents remain relatively uncommon. The firm claims that end-users - whether they are business-based   read more

Microsoft Accuse Google of Blocking YouTube

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Microsoft has said that Google continue to carry out bad business practice, despite the scrutiny of "antitrust investigations”, as they are refusing Windows Phone owners the opportunity to use YouTube as an app on the Microsoft Platform. According to Dave Heiner read more

Microsoft Opens App Store to Developers

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Microsoft has announced that it has opened the doors to developers for app submission ahead of the official release of Windows 8 on October 26th 2012. The company has also added 82 app submission markets so that devs from 120 markets can now make Windows Store apps. The move "more than doubles” the support offered to developers and the software giant has announced even more "subscription program offerings that recognize and thank developers for their interest and com ...   read more

Mobile App Development to Leverage Cloud Back-end

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A special report from analyst house Gartner predicts that by 2016, 40% of mobile app development projects will leverage backend cloud services. This could cause development leaders to "lose control of the pace and path of cloud adoption within their enterprises,” Gartner say.

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Mobile app downloads 'to reach 98bn'

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If ever proof was needed that smartphone adoption is unstoppable, new research has shown that the number of mobile apps downloaded between 2010 and 2015 is expected to reach 98 billion - growing at an annual compound rate of 56.6 per cent. Placeholder0According to new projections from Berg Insight, revenues from smartphone software are also expected to rise rapidly - reaching €8.8 billion by 2015. This is despite the fact that most public-facing mobile phone apps are free ...   read more

Mobile apps should 'set off security alarm bells'

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Businesses should make sure that they consider security when shifting to a mobile workforce and adopting mobile applications. According to Jack Cullen, president of Modis, securing data is paramount for companies that deliver data wirelessly to portable devices. Placeh ...   read more

Mobile malware growing at rate of 614%

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According to the third annual Mobile Threats Report from Juniper Networks, mobile malware threats have grown a huge 614% in the period March 2012 to March 2013. This shows that the "rapid growth and evolution of mobile malware” is swiftly becoming a highly profitable business for cybercriminals. There are now 276,259 malicious apps in total known to be available and malware writers are increasingly behaving like profit-motivated businesses. 92% of the malware picked up ...   read more

Mobile malware up by 800%

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The amount of mobile malware affecting smartphones and tablet computers has increased by 800 per cent in the last four months, according to new research from Get Safe Online. The security expert claims that many smartphone users are being hit with huge phone bills for messages they did not send thanks to malicious attacks from hackers. Placeholder0Get Safe Online claims that cybercriminals are using online app stores to disseminate their malicious software - disguising it as legit ...   read more

Mobile working is a top priority for business, claims IDC

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The integration of mobile devices - including smartphones and tablets - has become a top priority for businesses, according to IT analyst IDC. The organisation claims that so-called 'bring your own device' initiatives are becoming commonplace across the world of business - not just in IT departments.Rohit Mehra, director of enterprise communications infrastructure at IDC, said that demand for wireless local area network (WLAN) solutions was rising as businesses adopt a more inclusive att ...   read more

RIM Offer Developers Guarantee of $10,000

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RIM has announced that it will offer guaranteed minimum payments of $10,000 (£6,200) to developers who make apps for Blackberry 10 at the annual developer’s conference held recently in Florida. However, apps must have made a minimum of £1000 on their own and must meet RIM’s quality threshold as well as comply with terms and conditions. Developers who attended the conference were given an early version of RIM’s development ...   read more

Total Telecoms: Firefox OS Removes Gatekeeper

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A report from Total Telecoms has welcomed the introduction of Mozilla’s new Firefox mobile operating system, saying that it will help the mobile market to break the stranglehold that just a few companies have on the sector. Mozilla unveiled its new OS on Sunday at this year’s Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona this week.  read more

Video-as-a-Service Bucks Recent Videoconferencing Trends

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Competition in the Video-as-as-a-Service (VaaS) market has increased as vendors have realised that not all enterprises can afford their top-end videoconferencing solutions and so have introduced desktop and mobile solutions – Video-as-a-Service – on a pay monthly basis. "I wouldn't say it's about pricing as it is around making sure that our customers can have a full range of products for whatever needs they have," read more

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