New Microsoft-Nokia smartphone is... Android (Update)
Microsoft on Tuesday opted for the Android operating system from arch rival Google for its new Nokia smartphone, in a move aimed at regaining momentum in the competitive mobile sector.
Researchers find thousands of secret keys in Android apps
In a paper presented—and awarded the prestigious Ken Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award—at the ACM SIGMETRICS conference on June 18, Jason Nieh, professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, ...
Google Maps update: Good lanes and last trains
Google+ boss leaving the company
The executive credited with bringing the Google+ social network to life is leaving the Internet colossus after playing a key role there for nearly eight years.
Growing app industry has developers racing to keep up
Smartphone application developers say they are challenged by the glut of apps as well as the need to update their software to keep up with evolving phone technology, making creative pricing strategies essential to finding ...
Software analyzes apps for malicious behavior
Last year at the end of July the Russian software company "Doctor Web" detected several malicious apps in the app store "Google Play". Downloaded on a smartphone, the malware installed—without the permission ...
Wisdom of app stores: Early identification of malicious Android apps from Google Play
Apps on mobile phones can be dangerous data thieves. To expose those spies in your pocket, computer scientists from Saarland University present a new method to analyze apps en masse. To do this, they compare ...
Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird (Update)
The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing that its runaway success had ruined his "simple life".
Google apologizes after online services stumble
Google apologized Friday after the Internet giant's widely used free email and an array of other services were disrupted by apparent software woes.
Gmail stumbles as Google services disrupted
Google's widely used free email stumbled Friday as some of the Internet giant's services were disrupted by apparent software woes.
Bump, Flock apps to be discontinued
Smartphone file-sharing apps Bump and Flock have announced that they will be discontinued at the end of January.
Google brings All Access music subscription service to iPhone
Half a year after launching for Android, Google Play Music All Access is now available to iPhone users.
New gadget frees mobile TV from blocky attachment
A new gadget lets you watch TV on your phone or tablet without a blocky attachment.
Google releases digital wallet app for iPhones
Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device.