Entries by Nick Duddy

Free Service to Test Mobile App Security

A new online service for developers to use when testing their mobile phone app’s security and privacy has been unveiled. The service from High-Tech Bridge, a web security firm, will perform dynamic (DAST) and static (SAST) testing as well as behavioural analysis of hybrid and native Android and iOS apps. The system will analyse abilities […]

Users Warned to be Aware of Mobile Phone Budgeting Apps

A leading British bank is warning users not to give their online banking details to any of the increasingly popular mobile phone budgeting apps. The warning comes from NatWest which investigated a customer complaint about the information being requested. A spokesman said: “We do not authorise the using of these phone apps.” The apps usually […]

App Helps Avoid Shopping Queues

A supermarket has unveiled a new app that will enable its customer to scan and pay for their goods on their mobile phones as they make their way around the store. The money is deducted directly from their credit card or bank account. Sainsbury says its trial could make queues a thing of the past […]

UK ‘glued to their smartphones’

The level of mobile device adoption is reaching new heights as the UK’s public is increasingly ‘glued to smartphones’, say researchers. The findings from Deloitte revealed that 53% of those aged between 16 and 75 are using their smartphones while they are walking – though for the 16 to 24 age group, this rises to […]

Cyber attacks on mobile devices rocket

The number of cyber attacks being faced by mobile phone users are increasing and there is growing demand for secure mobile apps as a result. Digital security firm Avast says there’s been a big leap on attacks targeting Android tablets and smartphones in the second quarter of this year. The firm says that attacks are […]

Google and Apple Showcase AR Platforms

Google and Apple are gearing up to go head-to-head with competing augmented reality (AR) platforms. Both firms have unveiled their new are tools for iOS and Android devices this week that will enable a user to digitally superimpose an object through their phone onto the world around them. Google’s AR offering will be released with […]

America’s Most Used Apps Revealed

New research has revealed that the most used mobile apps in America are Facebook, YouTube and Facebook Messenger. The findings from ComScore also revealed that the average adult mobile phone user spends around 2.3 hours every day on their mobile apps. When the data is analysed, apps account for 87% of the time used, while […]

App for fed-up parents

One fed-up dad in the UK has unveiled an app that prevents his son from using his mobile phone when ignoring texts. Nick Herbert has revealed that the app will lock his son’s smartphone when he ignores any text messages. The 13-year-old was playing games regularly on his smartphone rather than responding to his dad’s […]

App Developers Look at Web and Hybrid Apps

A new survey has revealed that software developers have little interest in creating apps for smart TVs or wearables but are increasingly keen on hybrid apps and those for use on the web. The survey by Ionic, a maker of an app development framework, questioned more than 13,000 developers to find that app developers are […]