The growing popularity of mobile banking apps has been highlighted with news that more consumers will use their apps than will use a computer for banking purposes as early as 2019. According to industry analyst CACI, 22 million people last year managed their current account from their phone. And it is now predicted that 35 […]
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Search and Mobile enthusiast, like to tinker in apps, machine learning, big data and currently Python.
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A new app which enables air ambulance services to see patients before arriving to treat them is currently under trial. The GoodSam app is being put through its spaces in two areas in England with the app sending a link to whoever called 999 on a mobile phone to open live streaming. The images will […]
Android smartphone users are being warned about a sophisticated malware strain that enables hackers to spy on just about any activity on a user’s phone. The malware steals pictures, contacts, messages, call logs as well as browser data. The strain is also capable of making audio recordings of calls being made and dial numbers. The […]
Internet security firm Kaspersky is warning that nearly four million smartphone apps are leaking sensitive data about the app’s user. The data being lost includes phone numbers and email addresses which is being transmitted unencrypted over the HTTP protocol. This was, researchers say, instead of using HTTPS, a more secure way for data communication. The […]
Google has revealed that it has begun the global roll-out of a new Chat messaging service which they have designed to replace text messaging on Android phones. The firm has also revealed that it is pausing development of its Allo app. The Chat messaging service will have features including group text, read receipts and videos, […]
Facebook has unveiled a number of changes to its terms of service, including those that cover using its apps, in a bid to make its data policies clearer. The firm also urges users to check regularly for updates. The social network has enjoyed a torrid time in recent weeks with revelations that huge numbers of […]
Three Facebook Messenger app users have launched a lawsuit against the online giant over privacy concerns. They claim that the social network violated their privacy by compiling phone call logs and their text messages. The lawsuit follows Facebook’s acknowledgement that it has been accessing text and call logs from Android phones since 2015. The firm […]
Google has unveiled a raft of new augmented reality apps and games for Android phones. The tech giant has unveiled more than 60 ARCore apps that are now available in its Play Store. ARCore is the platform that enables app developers to create augmented reality experiences for Android smartphones. Essentially, by using the phone’s camera, […]
Skills for the Marketer of the Future from Nicholas Duddy
Security experts have raised fears that some popular Android smartphones have malware preloaded on them. The warning comes from Check Point who say that RottenSys is disguised as a tool to help users manage their wifi connections. They say the ‘aggressive’ type of malware has infected nearly five million devices. The malware asks for sensitive […]
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