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Mobile Mentor deal to offer customers more confidence in Android
“We are very proud and excited about our ability to serve our customers who operate large Android fleets across the USA, Australia and New Zealand."
11 Mar 2019
Android OS now FIDO2 certified, accelerating global migration
Mobile apps and websites can now leverage FIDO standards to provide a simpler and secure biometric login for over a billion devices supporting Android 7.0+.
27 Feb 2019
Popular Android apps track users and violate Google's policies
Google has reportedly taken action against some of the violators.
20 Feb 2019
Bug makes Android phones hackable via PNG image files
This means any application handling PNG files that have been carefully crafted by an attacker can end up running the attacker’s code.
08 Feb 2019
IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.
12 Dec 2018
HID Global brings high authentication to mobile
The company’s new offering brings the security of physical authentication to Android and iOS with near-field communication technology.
29 Nov 2018
Hands-on review: Motorola moto g6 play & moto e5: Mobiles with power and pizzazz
The Motorola moto g⁶ and moto e⁵ will be giving their competitors some sleepless nights.
19 Jul 2018
Those Fortnite for Android links are maliciously fake
YouTube is starting to fill up with videos claiming they have Fortnite for Android available for download.
26 Jun 2018
APAC smartphone market set for a downturn… before bouncing back
The global smartphone market declined in 2017 and IDC expects it to do the same this year before a resurgence of opportunities next year.
02 Jun 2018
Ziften & Microsoft: The partnership bringing threat defence to almost every OS
Ziften's partnership with Microsoft is making serious headway into bringing microsoft security technology into the heart of all operating systems.
29 May 2018
Low-cost Android devices shipping pre-installed Colisoon adware
Low-cost Android devices from manufacturers such as ZTE and Archos are being pre-installed with adware, researchers at Avast say.
29 May 2018
Honeywell’s ‘Mobility Edge’ platform hits the A/NZ market
the new offering includes common hardware architecture and a suite of tools designed to support future mobility solutions.
25 May 2018
Android malware used to target North Korean defectors
A malware called RedDawn used Google Play to apparently target North Korean defectors, according to security firm McAfee.
22 May 2018
Android apps can track network connections - is it time to use a VPN?
“Apps can monitor network activity even without requesting any sensitive permissions."
14 May 2018
Increase inventory efficiency with this secure, intuitive solution
This next generation of the MC3000 series offers everything needed to run current terminal emulation (TE) applications right out of the box.
14 May 2018
Spark introduces Kiwis to Android One
Spark has announced that it will be the first to bring Google’s Android One programme to New Zealand
08 May 2018
Android device vendors dragging the chain on patch updates
Security Research Labs claims that TCL, Oppo and ZTE vendors have at least four or more missed patches designated as critical or high severity.
16 Apr 2018
Android ransomware on the rise in APAC - Malwarebytes
Machine learning anomaly detections also rose by 480%, according to a Malwarebytes report on cybercrime tactics and techniques.
10 Apr 2018
Plantronics brings management software to iOS and Android
IT managers can now see, manage and gather insights from the entire line of Plantronics enterprise devices, from desktop to tablets and mobile phones.
05 Apr 2018
Five million Android devices possibly infected with 'aggressive' pre-installed adware
They claim Honor, Huawei and Xiaomi devices are most affected by the ‘extremely aggressive ad network’.
21 Mar 2018
How Google secured more than two billion Android devices
Despite all of the breaches across platforms last year Google remains optimistic about their security progress.
16 Mar 2018
Windows Phones officially dead as market share drops by 99.7%
IDC’s smartphone OS report shows that Windows Phone’s market share dropped to 0% in Q4 2017.
13 Mar 2018
2017 sees smartphone shipments decline for the first time ever
Smartphone shipments fell in 2017 for the first time since their inception with some regions worse than others, but IDC remains optimistic.
28 Feb 2018
Malicious PoriewSpy app spies on Android devices in India
A malicious app called PoriewSpy is targeting Android users in India and is capable of stealing device information as well as making audio recordings.
13 Feb 2018