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, ...
Playful responses to public interactive displays surprise researchers
Designers of large public interactive displays (PIDs) should expect playful responses to these displays. This was the unexpected finding from a study by an inter-disciplinary group of designers and computer ...
YouTube eyes streaming game star Twitch
Google on Monday declined to comment on reports that it is working on a billion-dollar deal to add video game play streaming star Twitch TV to YouTube.
Galaxy Tab 4 Education: New tablet exclusively developed for scalable 1:1 initiatives in K-12 schools
Samsung Electronics today announced the availability of the new Galaxy Tab 4 Education – its first tablet specifically designed to support scalable 1:1 computing initiatives in K-12 schools. The rugged, ...
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 ...
Twitter buys Android lock-screen startup Cover
A young startup specializing in Android smartphone lock screens that anticipate what "app" a user might want at any give moment said Monday it has been bought by Twitter.
Security firms warn of increase in mobile malware and its increasingly regional nature
Ubisoft videogame hero "Rayman" hits new game consoles
Ubisoft's captivatingly colorful Rayman videogame hero hit new-generation consoles on Tuesday.
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".
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.
Class0Firewall for SMS attack protection lands in Google Play
Sony aims at gamers with new PlayStation 4 console
Sony unleashes its powerful new PlayStation 4 video game console on Friday, seeking to win over consumers with immersive, realistic game worlds and easy online sharing with friends.
'Call of Duty' videogame sequel eagerly awaited
A keenly-awaited sequel to the blockbuster "Call of Duty" videogame franchise is expected to rally armies of zealous players and rack up dizzying sales when it is unleashed on Tuesday.