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South Korea has amended existing legislation in order to force both Google and Apple to allow alternative payment systems to be used for their mobile app stores.

Published in Technology Regulation

Chinese smartphone makers Huawei, OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi plan to jointly launch a platform, known as the Global Developer Service Alliance, where developers can upload apps for all four brands.

Published in Mobility

Australian mobile rewards platform Unlockd has obtained an interim injunction from the Federal Court of Australia to prevent Google from carrying out its threat to withdraw access to the Google Play Store and stop the flow of Google AdMob-generated ad content in Australia.

Published in Strategy

Researchers from Slovakian security firm ESET claim that nearly 70,000 Android devices were infected with malware that was used to make up a botnet named WireX before Google reacted and removed the affected software from its Play Store.

Published in Security

New Android mobile ransomware named LeakerLocker threatens to send personal data to a remote server and expose the contents to all contacts on the device.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:43

Norton: Apps for nothin' and the leaks are free

A survey conducted by Symantec has found a worrying lack of awareness of privacy issues surrounding smartphone apps.

Published in Mobility

It's Australian law to offer a refund, as US-based gaming giant Valve is learning the hard way, but not many users would realise you are actually entitled to a refund if you change your mind on an app bought from Google's Play Store.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:23

Zuckerberg's Facebook app to lose Messenger

Facebook users will soon be forced to have two separate apps if they want to chat, with the company announcing it will be removing Messenger from its iOS and Android apps, forcing users to download the standalone versions instead.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 11:08

Twitter acquires a Cover

Twitter has added to its aresenal, this time picking up an Android startup, Cover, an app that changes users' Android lock screens.

Published in Deals
Monday, 31 March 2014 17:42

Flappy Bird flaps again

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has officially confirmed the re-release of the game that almost killed him.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 24 March 2014 13:21

Google adds 'Australian made'

Some people go well out of their way to only purchase 'Australian Made' goods sporting the green and gold kangaroo, and now they can make sure their Android apps are Aussie-made too thanks to a new section on Google's Play store.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:57

BroApp is your relationship wingman

Bros of the world, rejoice. Those of us that would like to just be able to go out and not worry about texting their girlfriends, BroApp is here.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:14

BBM finally arrives for iPhone, Android

After a number of hiccups and banana peel slip-ups Blackberry has finally launched a fully-fledged BBM app for iPhone and Android.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 09 August 2013 12:45

Apple doesn't give a toss

Apple has rejected a game that judges how high players toss their smartphone into the air.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 05 August 2013 10:57

New app makes sure you 'get home safe'

A new app that raises a pre-set alarm if users don’t 'Get Home Safe’ is being launched in New Zealand today.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 25 July 2013 11:59

Google shows off all-new Nexus

Google has unveiled a brand new slimmer Nexus 7, the first device to ship with Android 4.3 Jellybean.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:33

Google Play is music to our ears

Google's Play Music All Access subscription service has come to Australia, two months after it was announced at the company's IO conference.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:57

New app turns phones into lifesavers

A new medical app has the ability to transform mobile phones into potentially life-saving devices by showing a user’s critical medical details on the locked screen.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:50

Twitter updates its Android app

Android Tweeters have woken up to a new update to the company's official app today, with some minor changes occurring overnight.

Published in Mobility
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