Tags: Android

How to overcome the skills crisis in app development

Juniper Research forecasts that total revenues from mobile apps are on track to reach $99 billion by 2019. However, many predict that the skills crisis in mobile app development could hinder this growth as demand for skills is outstripping capabilities in many organisations. Robert Half, a leading UK IT recruitment firm, recently claimed that increased…

Is Coin Miner draining your Android device?

The TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog has identified the Coin Miner mobile malware back in the Google Play store. The malware takes over a device and uses its resources to mine a selection of different cryptocurrencies. Users will often not realise what is going all. What they will see is poor battery life and degraded performance.…

Google Chrome users fooled by fake Adblock Plus app

Adblock Plus has built a reputation around blocking annoying ads, blocking domains spreading malware and disabling tracking. It has been successful with versions for all the key browsers available on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. It’s success has led to a fake version of the app being downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. At present,…

BitVault, a blockchain smartphone

Embedded Downloads – based in Limerick, Ireland and New Delhi, India – has announced BitVault, allegedly the world’s first crypto communicator and blockchain-supporting smart phone. It will ship in November at a price of €949.00. The BitVault was introduced, via prototypes, to the fintech community earlier this year. Now it is almost real. BitVault features…

Check Point Research calls out DU Antivirus Security

Check Point mobile threat researchers have identified a version of DU Antivirus Security that harvested user data without consent. They believe that the app, which was free, has been downloaded between 10-50 million times. On first install onto a device the app proceeded to harvest data from the device. Among the data it collected were…

NordVPN squares up to China VPN ban

NordVPN has taken on the Chinese government with its latest update for Android. The company says its Android App has been specifically adapted to get around the Great Firewall of China. The timing of the release is good. In the last month Apple has withdrawn VPN products from its store. Meanwhile other sources are reporting…

GTNexus gets supercharged

Infor has announced improved functionality in GTNexus. This is as a result of the increased investment it made in development following its acquisition. The announcement comes only a short time after enhancements to GTNexus were unveiled at Bridges where it also announced a deal with HSBC. It is not clear if these are in addition…

Why we should always buy popular smartphones

  It is a sad fact one cannot rely on most vendors to update our existing smartphones, though there is one exception. But, beyond this exception the onus lies with the buyer. All too often, usually within two years, your smartphone is obsolete. The formal launch of ‘Android O’ on August 21st serves to re-emphasise…

Syspro goes anytime, anyplace, anywhere

SYSPRO has announced the launch of the latest version of their mobile app SYSPRO Espresso. This version includes Xpress Cart functionality. The app now lets the sales teams inside manufacturers and distributors to take orders wherever they are. The app enables the salesperson to rapidly process an order when they are out the office, at a…

Xero springs forward with updates

Xero has published a roundup of their March releases in a blog as the company continues to make improvements to its cloud accounting solution. The blog lists nine updates for March including end of year fiscal updates for payroll in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Xero moves machine learning capability forward As showcased at the Xero Roadshow in…