Business App Use is on the Rise

App usage in the UK has rocketed by 28% over the last 12 months as people increasingly turn to their smartphones for professional and social tasks, according to a report.

Flurry Analytics has examined mobile app activity for global trends and reveals that there are now more than 940,000 apps being used on 2.1 billion devices and these generate around 10 billion sessions every day.

In the UK, mobile phone users are turning to their devices for social and messaging app sessions which grew by 46% while productivity and utilities app sessions grew by 45%.

In France, the use of sports app rocketed by an impressive 190% in 2016.

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The latest report reveals that app usage sessions in the UK grew by 28%, in Germany the numbers rose by 25% and in France by 16%.

When the figures for the UK’s usage are broken down, sessions for sports apps grew by 31%, for photography by 22% and travel by 15%.

However, business and finance apps saw a 2% increase, while lifestyle and shopping apps grew by 1%.

In comparison, sessions for games fell by 9%, apps for music, media and entertainment fell by 18% and personalisation apps fell by 46%.

Flurry says the most popular apps for mobile devices are sticky apps that are tied to the user’s daily habits; for instance, these are generally apps that rely on live data such as finance and business as well as sports.

Viber ends Windows apps work

VoIP and instant messaging service Viber has announced it will no longer work on Windows mobile phone apps.

The client for these is still available to download but there will be no new features or updates released for it. The app is still available in Windows store and functions problem-free.

Viber says it will focus on the more popular platforms for mobile devices: Android and iOS.

It’s not been a good week for Windows phone users with the BBC sending notifications that its iPlayer app will be closed from April.

Users can still stream BBC audio and video through the Microsoft Edge browser but this only works for a Windows phone that runs Windows 10 Mobile.

Mobile apps boost retail sales

Research has revealed that mobile devices helped deliver around $2 trillion last year in off-line retail sales in the US which accounted for two thirds of shopping in the category.

The study by Forrester points out that while the numbers are impressive, they could be higher.

Indeed, they say that American consumers shopping with smartphones has yet to peak and within four years, shoppers there will be spending $152 billion on their mobile phones or 24% of online sales.

In addition, mobile phone sales will account for $1.4 trillion in off-line sales over the same period.

However, despite the heavy influence of mobile phone apps in retail sales, the study reveals that retailers are still under-investing in their mobile applications.

Their findings also reveal that shoppers are increasingly using apps as a tool to find a product locally but retail firms need to invest in their digital platforms with loyalty offers, store maps as well as digital inventory to help boost sales.

In other Miratrix mobile phone app news …

Users of the Skype Wi-Fi service will find their app will no longer work from March 31 after Microsoft confirmed this service is being discontinued. The app for iOS and Android will also not be available for users to download.

App developers may be interested to know that the latest LG flagship smartphone is able to show two apps at the same time. The elongated display has been unveiled at a leading trade show in Barcelona and, the makers say, it no longer supports slide-in enhancements.

Apps Create Second-Hand Car Security Risk

It has been revealed that a leading IBM researcher could continue to track, unlock and control his old car by using his mobile app several years after trading it in.

He says that the security shortcomings for so-called ‘smart’ vehicles means new owners need to take special steps.

Indeed, the same security flaw is present in apps that are operated by the four biggest car makers and raises questions about other apps used for smart devices that have been bought second-hand.

The IBM worker said when he sold his car he removed all of his personal data from it but could still access the controls remotely from a smart phone app.

Industry experts are now pointing to potential security flaws in everything from home security systems to fridge freezers.

It appears that the ‘internet of things’ is essentially storing information on external cloud servers so while a factory reset in the car will have wiped personal data, the information may have been retained on the cloud.

The news follows an announcement from a Russian security firm Kaspersky who say Android car control apps have other security flaws as well.

These flaws could enable a hacker to take control of a vehicle or even steal it.

One in three UK retailers do not have an app

Research has revealed that one in three retailers do not have a mobile phone app and shopping app users are not keen on apps that do not enable them to interact with other brands.

The findings from Episerver also found users do not want to scroll through pages of icons looking for a suitable app to use.

However, the firm also says that those retailers who do not currently have an application to access their goods and services may actually understand mobile marketing and app fatigue hitting consumers.

Their survey also reveals that most retailers are now focusing on mobile web marketing and pouring money into content creation, search and advertising for their offering to be discovered via a browser.

The exceptions to this are for consumers who want to access a favourite brand by using an app including checking bank balances, flight times and booking train tickets.

Banking apps show security vulnerability

An analysis of 50 of the world’s leading banking apps has revealed they all have several security vulnerabilities.

The research by Prado Lab highlighted security flaws which could put around 500 million people who use these apps at risk from hackers.

A spokesman for the firm said the biggest worry was for the number of banks that are involved and not one banking app managed to pass the firm’s access test.

The survey looked at the world’s top 50 banks and their apps and the security firm says they now need to address these major security issues urgently.

In other Miratrix mobile phone app news …

Pakistan’s meteorological department has unveiled an app to help people there get the latest weather reports directly on their smartphone.

According to insiders, Google’s AI messaging app Allo is heading to our desktops. So far, there have been up to 50 million downloads of Allo to smartphones.

The Indian government is offering smartphone users free anti-virus software to help protect them from malware hidden in apps.

Watching porn on your smartphone could be a serious mistake since thousands of users are, apparently, downloading a malicious Android app for using Pornhub that locks their phone when used.

Mobile Video Apps Get a Boost

Facebook has unveiled its latest mobile video app with several major changes.

The biggest one enables users to play the sound for a video automatically as they scroll their news feed without having to tap the clip.

The app will also enable the user to play videos ‘picture-in-picture’ so they can watch a video in the corner of their screen while doing something else on their device.

Facebook says that if users do not want the sound to be played then they should have their device set to silent in the new settings feature.

With more than 3 billion videos being played on Facebook’s platform every day, the firm says it is looking to offer users a more flexible and engaging way to interact with video content.

Also, videos when played will expand to full frame and the video app will also enable videos to be played on Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV and Amazon fire TV with more platforms in the pipeline.

GPs may be using apps in future

In a bid to reduce the numbers of people accessing GP services and A&E units, one healthcare trust is trialling mobile apps.

The Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group says it is looking to save money by asking patients if they are willing to speak with a health professional using Skype, online chat, email or by phone.

They are also hoping to attract more GPs to use the service since they can work from home to do so.

It is believed that by using an app, the numbers of patients heading to A&E will also fall dramatically though health service professionals say the system needs to be thoroughly tested.

Google’s Assistant app may expand

While it’s currently only available on Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is hinting that its Assistant system may roll-out for use on other devices and possibly on older phones as well.

Industry watchers say the app may soon be available for use on the Nexus 6P and 5X as well as the LG G6.

However, Google Assistant may also be rolled out to older Android phones in the near future.

Initial reports also suggest that there are operational difficulties for the Assistant app from users who are struggling with it.

Yahoo! boosts its mobile app

The Yahoo! Mail mobile app has been boosted with the ability of users to identify incoming phone numbers with a new Call Feature ID.

The app is among the most popular offerings from Yahoo! Mail and has more than 225 million active users every month.

The call recognition feature will cross-reference an incoming call with phone numbers already in the user’s email inbox and not necessarily the numbers that have been saved within the phone’s contacts.

Yahoo! says that with so many people using phone numbers as part of their email signatures, a potential phone has access to hundreds of these numbers to enable the identification of an incoming call to be easily made.

In other Miratrix mobile app news …

Police in Eire are to get a mobile phone app that will help them check driver details at the roadside rather than having to radio in for details. The app will offer secure access to driver details.

Mobile device users looking for enlightenment can do so with a new app called Ultimate Karma which will help people, it is claimed, of all religions around the world in their steps towards ‘Trust and Enlightenment’.

Industry watchers say that Snapchat is planning a move away from offering software and apps and will launch a smartphone that uses its apps already integrated into the phone.

New dating app Hotline won’t allow users to text other users without calling them first. Those behind the app say the endless texting and lack of contact is the biggest turn-off for users of romance apps, including Tinder.

Apps That Can be Hacked Revealed

A security expert has revealed a list of dozens of apps that are vulnerable to attack from hackers when sending data from a smartphone via WiFi to the cloud.

Will Strafach says that the hackers may be able to intercept medical and financial details of users and among the apps considered at risk include Gift Saga, Music Tube and Uconnect Access.

The list of vulnerable apps include messenger and banking apps and even those apps that enable car owners to locate their vehicle and unlock it remotely.

The main problem, according to Mr Strafach, is that the apps have a ‘backdoor’ which may allow a hacker to carry out the attack.

This hole in security is down to a misconfigured ‘network related code within the iOS apps’.

Essentially, users can protect themselves when in public spaces by switching off Wi-Fi access when accessing sensitive apps including banking apps via their mobile device.

End of mobile app stores predicted

Experts in the technology sector have now had time to digest the announcement from Google last week about changes to its Android operating system.

They say the move will threaten its own mobile app store, Google Play, and also have an impact on Apple’s App Store as well.

Google says that by 2019, smartphone users will no longer be able to tell the difference between a mobile app and a website on their device.

That’s because there’s a new feature available for Android users that enables them to ‘install’ a webpage from their Chrome browser which looks like an app and functions just as well – but it isn’t an app.

BT sides with Google

BT is the first big telecom firm to back Google in its fight with EU anti-trust regulators.

The EU says Google is stifling competition by forcing the makers of smartphones to have its browser and search function preinstalled so users can access other apps including Google Play.

The EU move follows the initial investigation into Google promoting its own online shopping service through its search engine before including the installation of apps into a second investigation.

Now BT says it has written to the European Commission saying it is free to preinstall either third-party apps or its own on devices alongside the preloaded Google apps.

BT bought mobile phone network EE last year and says that as an app provider it enjoys the compatibility and stability of operating systems for the apps to function correctly.

Parents warned about wearable tech and apps for babies

A leading medical journal in the US has highlighted issues with wearable tech and apps for infants saying there’s no evidence that monitoring the child will lead to a life-saving situation.

Indeed, the two paediatricians who wrote the report warn parents they could cause potential harm by using the tech and apps.

Among the items analysed is a smart sock that monitors an infant’s blood oxygen and pulse levels but the authors say there’s no reason to monitor an infant’s health so closely.

Now medical experts say the report could spark closer analysis of other health related apps and wearable gadgets that have become increasingly popular in recent years.

There are now more than 1,500 apps to manage diabetes alone with experts saying that the flood of information may overwhelm users with inaccurate information or advice.

In other mobile phone app news …

Whatsapp has announced its platform will become more secure with a two-step verification being added to its latest update for iOS, Windows and Android apps.

Facebook has revealed that it has added a weather section for its mobile app and 95% of users around the world will be able to use it.

Bike sharing apps have, apparently, taken off in China to spark a pedal power revival. The idea is for users to unlock a bike using an app and then drop the bike off at another location for another app user to access.

Enterprise Mobile Apps Are ‘Unfriendly’

While users say enterprise apps are living up to expectations in terms of functionality, they do not deliver a solid user experience.

That’s the result from a survey of 4,000 office workers in the US who said they used mobile apps at work but they were usually underwhelmed by their experiences.

The survey from an app development company says there is a missed opportunity for the development of apps that help with work-related issues.

The firm says it was surprised by the small number of workers who have access to mobile apps that have been provided by their employer to help them perform better at work.

Now, the firm says, employers should invest more in the user experience in a bid to boost usage since most of those who responded said enterprise apps do help improve their productivity.

Indeed, they say that employers that focus on the user experience will see their efforts being separated from the ‘bad’ enterprise apps.

Google announces closer integration between web and phone apps

Google has revealed that its Android apps and web apps are going to work more closely in future to deliver a better user experience.

The firm says it will integrate progressive web apps in its Android platform through app shortcuts for users to enjoy.

The move will allow app developers to create prompts for users to add a shortcut on their home screen to a web app; this ability first appeared on web apps in 2015 through a Chrome update for Android.

Shopping with smartphones grows in popularity

It’s been revealed that 78% of smartphone users have made at least one purchase on their device within the last six months.

The findings from MEF reveal that users bought items through their apps or a mobile website or have used their smartphone as a payment device while in a shop.

Of those who were questioned, 36% of users bought a physical object with the phone, that is a big rise from the 12% registered in 2014.

Another 26% of people said they used an app to buy food, another big rise from the 15% who said they used their mobile device for buying drink or food in 2014.

Researchers say that with the number of apps dedicated to ordering food growing, it’s likely this will help fuel more purchases by phone.

However, the overall spend on digital purchases in the last two years has fallen to 30% from 37%, while 33% of users said they had bought an app for their device, a rise from 2014’s 17% response.

Researchers questioned smartphone users in nine countries including the UK and the US and the findings also illustrate that there is a clear migration from desktop to mobile that is increasing which means businesses must now offer products and services via a mobile channel or lose business.

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Viewers using mobile apps to watch videos has been in decline for several years now and fell by 5% in 2016, according to JW Player. Most people are using social media platforms rather than using apps for viewing.

The BBC iPlayer app will begin to be shut down on a number of mobile device platforms following a major announcement from the corporation. The decision will mean iPlayer fans having to upgrade their mobile phone in order to continue using the service since those with Windows phones will not be able to access the site within a few weeks.

Apps Infected with Malware to Kill Smartphones

Millions of apps have been downloaded that contain malware that can kill a smartphone.

The warning comes from security firm Checkpoint which says the HummingWhale malware is hidden inside 20 apps for Android phones which have been downloaded millions of times by unsuspecting users.

The new malware is a variant of HummingGad but is more sophisticated – the app can even write fake reviews in a bid to entice people to download apps containing it.

Once the software has been implemented on a device, it will target adverts against the user’s will, including illegal material.

However, experts are also warning that HummingWhale could kill a smartphone by overloaded it with lots of dodgy apps to prevent it from operating properly.

Meanwhile, users of Netflix apps are being urged to check they are not using a fake app since the unofficial apps can record conversations and take photos secretly.

Testing begins on Android Instant Apps

Google has revealed that testing has started on its Android Instant Apps with the aim of developing and delivering a richer user experience and better search conversion.

The apps will run virtually on the firm’s data centres but only work with Android 6.0 and above.

They can also be run on a user’s phone without them having to install the app which should lead to big cost savings in a firm’s marketing spend.

The big attraction for firms will be a better user experience and a higher conversion rate of customers.

Essentially, a user could search for flight information on Google from their mobile device and select the link from the search results and then, without them realising it, be engaged in an app user experience without needing to download the app to do so to complete a transaction.

Chinese ‘digital envelopes’ take off

Over the Chinese New Year, millions of well-wishers will follow a tradition of giving cash-filled red envelopes to those they love.

However, offering these envelopes in the digital fashion is now taking off with millions of people using apps that utilise social messaging services.

Indeed, last year, the numbers using digital red envelopes rocketed by 10 times to 32 billion envelopes from 516 million people.

This year, it is predicted that 100 billion digital envelopes will be sent by well-wishers from around the world.

In other Miratrix mobile phone app news …

Apple has announced that its voice-recognition function, Siri, will be installed for apps on its Apple Watch.

Some say there’s no money in apps but start-up Button has just received £16 million in funding. The app connects its users to leading brands to earn cash and makes it easier for apps to integrate with others.

Two in five people in the UK say hands-free kits for mobile phones should be banned while behind the wheel of a car. The Department for Transport survey also reveals that 40% say that all mobile phone should be banned while driving.

Chinese authorities have revealed a crackdown on ‘snatching apps’ which are aimed at stealing tickets, particularly for travel, from a user’s mobile phone.

App developers need to be aware that the Android Nougat 7.0 update has been halted after more issues. The latest has seen Sony Xperia users having poor performance issues as have Samsung S7 users.

Fabric snapped-up by Google

Fabric, Twitter’s mobile app developer platform, has been snapped-up by Google.

The move will see the Fabric team being merged with Google’s Firebase app development arm.

The app developer platform was popular – particularly for its Crashlytics reporting system and Answers, the mobile app analytics function.

Since its launch in 2014, developers have used a suite of development tools to create around 2.5 billion apps created by 580,000 developers.

Staff banned from using messaging apps

Deutsche Bank has announced plans to ban the use of all mobile phone-based messaging services which it cannot monitor in a bid to improve security and compliance.

This means staff will be prevented from using messaging apps including iMessage and WhatsApp and sending text messages.

The ban extends to both bank-provided phones and personally-owned mobiles.

The top 10 app downloading nations revealed

According to an analytics firm, India has now leapfrogged the US and Brazil to become the country that downloads most apps from Google’s Play Store.

The news comes from App Annie and their annual study also claims that China is now the biggest earner for Apple’s iOS store.

The report also reveals that customers downloaded more than 90 billion apps from the two app stores in 2016 and India tops the Google store downloads since it is now, says the United Nations, the world’s second biggest market for smartphones.

Indians are apparently interested in shopping apps as well as messaging and social apps.

Meanwhile, other research has revealed that app consumers believe they are not getting the interactive and high-quality experience they demand.

The findings from developer Apadmi reveal that with Brits downloading more shopping apps in the past year than in the year previously, just 40% of them said they were satisfied.

The report also reveals that 20% of consumers want to see retailers spending more on innovation to improve their apps, while 30% said they would use the apps more often if they were able to do more than just browse and buy.

Another app sparks privacy concerns

A photo editing app that has gone viral is raising privacy concerns for Android users.

Meitu turns its user’s images into Japanese-style anime characters and has racked up more than one billion downloads.

However, it has been alleged that users are giving away lots of information to the Chinese tech firm that created the app.

In addition to accessing the user’s camera and storage, the app also has access to phone numbers and the user’s location.

The Chinese firm says it is not collecting information to sell onto third parties.

In other Miratrix mobile phone apps news …

The Chinese government is demanding that all app stores are registered so they can control apps that are ‘spreading false information’ and creating security risks.

The growing popularity of apps in Vietnam has led to motorcycle taxi drivers becoming angry over their loss of income with the increasing popularity of Uber and navigation apps.

Farmers in India are increasingly turning to mobile apps to help them with crops and weather prediction with start-ups and tech firms being supported by the government to help deliver what farmers are needing. Industry experts there say the use of apps and the internet is set to rocket in rural areas.

Mobile games are taking off in Southeast Asia with young gamers particularly spending more money on apps and boosting game company revenues as a result.

Police Should Have a Warrant for Accessing Phones

Privacy campaigners have launched a campaign for police to obtain a search warrant before examining smartphones and their apps.

They say that police forces are increasingly using forensic equipment to search through mobile phones and this is being carried out by officers who have been insufficiently trained.

Privacy International is also warning that sensitive data could be lost or misappropriated by those conducting the search.

The call comes after the Metropolitan police announced the creation of self-service kiosks across all London boroughs to enable officers to access digital information on phones more quickly.

Drivers don’t trust payphone apps

Around 54% of drivers prefer to park using cash because they don’t trust their mobile phones.

The British Parking Association says 22% of those questioned did not trust the new technology to pay for the parking.

The reasons for paying cash include the driver been distrustful or confused by their smartphone.

Apps help with mental health symptoms

Researchers in the US have found that smartphone apps for anxiety and depression help reduce the users from experiencing symptoms.

The study looked at 13 clinical apps and found evidence that they work in most cases and help teach patients the skills a therapist can deliver.

However, the study highlights that different apps will work for different people so those wanting a mental health app need to find a suitable one.

Sense Companion takes a bow

The latest HTC smartphones use apps and software that studies their owner’s behaviour and plans to offer recommendations on what they have learned.

Known as Sense Companion, the system can boost battery life if necessary and suggest what the user should wear that is suitable for the weather conditions.

Also, the largest device of the new U Play and U Ultra phones has two separate displays.

The phones can also recommend when the battery should be recharged by checking the user’s calendar for a busy day and suggest resetting the alarm for a Bank Holiday – if this has not already been done.

Nokia asks for AI trademark

Phone maker Nokia has asked for an EU trademark for their new AI assistant, Viki.

The new software highlights that AI assistants will be the big trend in 2017 and the new software will combine various data sources into a voice-based, single chat interface similar to Siri.

The smartphone market is becoming increasingly competitive with phone makers looking increasing at helpful and informative apps and AI to boost their sales.

In other mobile phone app news …

Researchers from the University of Virginia say that the more people use their smartphone apps for information means they trust strangers less.

The most secure Google smartphone ever is the Kaymera Pixel which is secure from all types of external exploit attempts, says the phone maker.

Google has announced that Android Wear 2.0 will be unveiled in February; the operating system for wearables will have a raft of innovative new features. The firm says the new system has been delayed to help developers produce the apps for their products.

Mobile App Spending Rockets

Mobile phone users around the world were busy on their devices over the Christmas weekend and racked up more than $500 (£404) million in sales.

Users were loading up video games as well as streaming services, says research firm Sensor Tower.

Compared to the Christmas weekend in 2015, sales grew by 52% with mobile games leading the way to account for 87% of all worldwide app revenue for the weekend.

The biggest earning apps were all games including Pokémon GO, with the most popular non-game apps around the world being led by messaging and calling app LINE and then Netflix and Tinder.

WhatsApp users wondering what’s up

Millions of WhatsApp users will have discovered in the past week that the app is no longer working for them since the firm decided to drop support for a range of mobile platforms.

Most of these are running on old Nokia, Android and iPhone devices; users are advised to upgrade their mobile phone as soon as possible.

Currently the world’s most popular app for chat, there are around one billion active users, the move will see millions of users unable to make VOIP calls are hold video chats.

Dating apps linked to crimes

Police in England and Wales have revealed that dating apps have been linked to 500 crimes with one in three being registered as sex offences.

Researchers say 500 people have been the victims of crimes ranging from child abuse to murder because they used popular dating apps including Grindr and Tinder.

Now one online safety organisation is calling for users to be wary when using dating apps and other social media platforms.

A spokesman added that the organisation was particularly worried about the number of young people who are falling victims to sexual offences.

Phone app will reveal how fat the user is

At the popular CES exhibition there have been a range of new phones and apps unveiled but there’s one standout applications that will reveal how fat the phone user is – among other uses.

It does so by using a stand-alone sensor for the near-infrared spectrometer in the phone and analysing the data quickly.

The range of preloaded apps have various interfaces for scanning a variety of objects, including fruit, people and whether the user’s medicine is counterfeit or not.

The scanning process takes a few seconds with the data sent to a database cloud for processing and the results are then delivered.

The Changhong H2 phone will be unveiled in China in a few months and then later in Europe and the US.

In other Miratrix mobile phone app news …

A suite of 13 Intellicare mini-apps have been unveiled which will help users seek mental health advice on their smartphone by helping to reduce depression and anxiety significantly. The user will need to use the apps up to four every day and these will offer exercises for reducing stress, worry and self-criticism.

Industry experts have announced that iOS 10 is now installed on 70% of Apple phones.

Most Popular Apps of 2016 Revealed

2016 has been hailed as a big year for digital with Facebook dominating the most popular app chart with 146 million average unique users every month.

That’s 14% more than in 2015 and Facebook Messenger comes second in the Neilsen chart with 129 million unique monthly users.

In third place is YouTube with the fastest growing app being the Amazon App which rocketed by 43% and Instagram rose by 36%.

The chart also analysed what smart phone owners are using to access apps with 53% using Android devices, 45% using IoS, 2% are using a Windows phone and 1% use Blackberry.

The top 10 of smartphone app use in the US for 2016 sees Google Maps in fourth place followed by Google Search then Google Play and Gmail makes an appearance in seventh place.

Instagram is in eighth place while Apple Music is ninth and the Amazon app makes an appearance in 10th place.

Phablet take up soars

The growing popularity of Phablets – smartphones with a minimum screen size of 5 inches – means they will become the main form of phones around the world in 2017.

Research from Flurry reveals that Phablets accounted for 37% of new phones in the run-up to Christmas which is 10 percentage points higher than the year before.

Medium size phones, such as the iPhone 7, accounted for 45% of all new device activations though this is a fall of nine percentage points.

However, by the middle of 2017, phablets will account for 59% of mobile devices while medium sized phones will account for 29%.

The good news for mobile phone app developers is that the larger devices encourage longer app usage and better app experiences.

From their research, the firm says that the owners of a phablet will launch 21% more apps than those owning smaller screen smartphones.

Their average session length is also 3.5% longer.

In addition, developers will struggle to compete in an increasingly crowded app market which is set to reach $102 billion by 2020, according to App Annie.

In response, app developers need to adapt their strategy is to capture a rapidly growing market and stay abreast of consumer preferences and trends.

There may also, says the research firm, need to adopt different monetisation strategies for different apps.

China bans military fitness apps

Chinese military authorities are warning that soldiers using fitness apps could be posing a security threat.

That’s because the software may track a soldier’s movements and location and inadvertently reveal military secrets.

Soldiers have also been warned about posting workout results onto social media platforms.

In one instance, a fitness instructor had to delete social media posts since they revealed exactly where he is based and 43% of soldiers apparently have motion tracking apps.

In other Miratrix mobile phone app news …

From January 1, it will be illegal to hold a mobile phone while driving in California after a new law was enacted. Drivers cannot hold a phone ‘for any reason’ even when accessing apps.