Apps

Fake Android app was an honest mistake, claims developer

News 10 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Deviant Solutions, not Google, behind Play store withdrawal

Google removes scam antivirus app from Play store

News 8 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Top ranking Android app did nothing but change icon

Mobile payments

Retailers push into mobile payment market

News 7 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Companies like Tesco jostle with traditional payment providers like Visa

Vine debuts new messaging system

News 4 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Video sharing service bolsters communication capabilities with new messaging system

Office for iPad downloads hit 12 million

News 4 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Microsoft confirms first week download figures for Office for iPad

Speed and reliability top priorities for mobile apps

News 3 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Users want “Google experience” on their smartphones

Masabi and First Capital Connect launch ticketing app

News 24 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

After purchasing tickets on the app, they will be immediately ready for use

Google Play store app uploads stalled by hacker

News 18 Mar, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Turkish hacker admits responsibility for stopping developers from uploading new apps and updates.

Smartphone gamers help out with cancer research fight

News 14 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Citizen scientists help cut time taken on cancer research from six months to one.

Malware-infected ads now greatest threat to mobile security

News 5 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

Porn slips into second place as main vector for attack on smartphones.

Microsoft Siri rival Cortana details "leaked"

News 5 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

Windows Phone 8.1 digital assistant "exposed" in photos and video.

Mobile banking apps crash out on payday

News 28 Feb, 2014 Jane McCallion

Barclays, RBS Group and Santander customers unable to log into their accounts.

multi-channel retail

MasterCard launches MasterPass in-app payments service

News 24 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Service gets rid of need to enter credit card details on every app, it is claimed.

Facebook to buy instant messaging service WhatsApp for $19bn

News 20 Feb, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Social networking giant claims IM service shares same view on making the world "open and connected".

Dark clouds

UK flood victims receive helping hand from tech community

News 18 Feb, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Tech City hackathon gives rise to several apps for flood victims.

Flappy Bird withdrawn from Apple and Android app stores

News 10 Feb, 2014 Reuters

Popular mobile game Flappy Bird has been removed for download by its maker.

Angry Birds in space

GCHQ and NSA accused of using Angry Birds and Google Maps to nab user data

News 28 Jan, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Surveillance agencies have reportedly tried to collect personal information leaked from smartphone and tablet apps.

SMS service

UK SMS text message use fell for first time in 2013

News 13 Jan, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Deloitte study cites increasing popularity of instant messaging services as cause of downturn in SMS use.

O2 calls time on mobile payments service after 18 months

News 10 Jan, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Mobile operator confirms O2 Wallet will cease operating on 31 March 2014.

Google bumps off mobile apps

News 2 Jan, 2014 Jane McCallion

Bump and Flock scrapped four months after acquisition

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