Displaying items by tag: Google Play

The makers of dodgy apps that are uploaded to the Google Play Store are tricking users into downloading them by inflating the number of times that the app has been downloaded.

Published in Security

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
Thursday, 12 April 2018 10:27

Ola launches ride share in Melbourne

Ride-sharing service Ola has launched in Melbourne and has flagged future launches in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart.

Published in Market

Vodafone has expanded the areas where its NBN service is available, launched a new 4K HDR Android TV-powered set-top box with terrestrial TV tuner capability, and offers 12 months of Netflix on its top two NBN plans.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Leeloo was the heroine of The Fifth Element, alongside protagonist Bruce Willis, but if you find yourself antagonised, the personal and safety app Leelou can deliver "incredibly detailed and precise information" to carers and those who need to know.

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 11:53

Android mobile apps now being hijacked for mining

Mobile malware that mines for cryptocurrencies has been found in apps that are available on Google Play, the security firm Trend Micro reports.

Published in Security

An advertising software development kit known as Igexin, that allowed spying through the use of malicious plugins, has been found in more than 500 apps on the Google Play store.

Published in Security

Security firm Sophos Labs says it has found several popular Android apps in the Google Play store that contain a third-party library that keeps popping up ads even if the user tries to close them.

Published in Security

Check Point researchers have found new Android malware dubbed FalseGuide that has been part of 45 apps downloaded more than two million times from Google Play since November 2016.

Published in Security
Thursday, 26 January 2017 12:21

Not all Android VPNs protect users' privacy

A new research paper has discovered that 38% of free virtual private network (VPN) software has malware and 84% leak users' traffic in complete disregard of the users' privacy they should be protecting.

Published in Security

Publishers generated revenues of more than US$89 billion globally from app downloads and usage last year as downloads reached 90 billion, according to a new report on the mobile app economy.

Published in Apps

The federal government is piloting a new classification tool designed to streamline the process of classifying Netflix content and to make it easier for programmes to become available to Australian audiences.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Google appears to have backed down on blocking the accounts of individuals who resold its Pixel phones in order to make a profit.

Published in Mobility

An Android user has been locked out of his Google account apparently because he moved cities, according to a post on Reddit.

Published in Mobility

Australian hip hop music group Hilltop Hoods has teamed up with Google Play  to create an interactive film - for use on smartphones - for its “Through The Dark” song to raise money for young people living with cancer.

Published in Strategy

The common belief is that it was safe to download from official apps stores like Google Play or Apple App Store. Sadly, that is not the case with both having been compromised of late.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:09

With Maps or not, Google tracks users' locations

Google is able to keep tracking the location of an Android user no matter if the individual has deleted Google Maps from the device he or she is using or not.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 05 August 2016 10:18

More fake apps found on Google Play

The popular belief is that Android apps downloaded from Google Play are safe. That is why cybercriminals try so hard to compromise its integrity.

Published in Security

ITWire’s Stephen Withers warned over the weekend of fake apps on Google Play but come today it is a whole new ballgame.

Published in Security

Italy-based, Sellf - the mobile CRM and sales tracking app to help professionals and SMEs reach their sales goals - is now available as the first fully featured CRM app on the newly launched Slack App Directory.

Published in Apps
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