Displaying items by tag: Google Play Store

The new flagship smartphone produced by Honor Device, formerly the budget unit of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, will use Google's proprietary apps for its international models.

Published in Mobility

Apple and Google have come under scrutiny in Japan, with the country's Fair Trade Commission set to investigate whether the two companies are using their dominance of mobile operating systems to cut out competition.

Published in Technology Regulation

The European Union is set to file an anti-trust suit against Apple over the NFC chip technology it uses for tap-and-go payments, a report claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Xgimi MoGo Pro+ is a full HD (1080p) video projector the size of a water bottle.

Published in Home Tech

A client-side vulnerability in the Google Play Core Library, patched by the company in April, is still present in many Android apps because developers are yet to include the patch into these apps.

Published in Security

The Australian consumer watchdog has called for submissions on a proposed court-enforceable undertaking offered by Google with regard to its bid to buy American digital health and fitness company Fitbit.

Published in Technology Regulation

Tel Aviv-based security firm Check Point has revealed details of a new variant of the Joker Dropper and Premium Dialer spyware in the Google Play Store, adding that the malware was found to be hiding in legitimate applications.

Published in Security

Huawei's newest flagship, the Mate 30 Pro, is its most powerful smartphone yet, and while the full Android 10 experience isn't (officially) available, this is still arguably the most powerful smartphone thus far on Planet Earth and can still pack a tech-laden punch.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 07 November 2019 11:38

ESET joins Google App Defense Alliance

Cyber security firm ESET has become a founding member of the Google App Defense Alliance which protects mobile applications on the Google Play Store.

Published in Security

Huawei Australia is partnering with NRL club Canberra Raiders and Deaf Australia – the deaf-led peak organisation representing deaf people in Australia – to attempt to break a World Record at the Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles National Rugby League (NRL) game this coming Sunday (25 August) in Canberra.

Security firm Lookout has found what it describes as a "well-obfuscated advertising plugin" that renders a device nearly unusable nestling within a number of Android applications on the Google Play store.

Published in Security

Security researchers at the group Security Without Borders say they have found a new Android spyware platform that spread through a number of apps aimed at Italian users. They have named it Exodus and since it consists of two stages, these have been called Exodus One and Exodus Two.

Published in Security
Thursday, 20 September 2018 05:12

Fake CommBank, ANZ apps found on Google Play Store

Fake apps for the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ are among a number of bogus Android applications attempting to represent six banks on Google's Play Store, the Slovakian security firm ESET claims.

Published in Security

Apple's App Store had a 30% share of worldwide downloads last year, but enjoyed 66% of the consumer spend compared to Google Play Store, according to statistics provided by App Annie, a firm that claims to help companies to build better app businesses and is used by 94 of the top 100 publishers globally.

Published in Apps

Want to know where the local garage sales, farmers markets, trash and treasures, retro shops and plenty more are located? The new Treasure AGoGo app can help!

Published in Apps

A new app created to "help people meet activity buddies" may be the answer to solving the "boredom" problem that stops people from exercising.

Published in Apps

Does trying to park sometimes elicit the "crow call" that Graeme Kennedy made famous back in 1975? Well good news, finding parking spots has left last century and has arrived in 2018 with UbiPark.

Published in Apps

Australian start-up Unlockd has obtained an interim injunction from the British High Court to prevent Google from disabling AdMob-generated advertising content and removing Unlockd apps for the company's UK business from the Google Play Store.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 08:44

Google ignores licence-violating clones of VLC

Cloned versions of the popular VideoLAN media player, better known as VLC, with ads embedded and in violation of the VLC licence, have been residing on the Google Play Store for a long time with the search company doing nothing about them, it is claimed.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 15 January 2018 10:17

Malware on Google Play displays porn ads to kids

Researchers from the security firm Check Point have found malware hiding in about 60 game apps on Google Play meant for children.

Published in Security
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