5 free Android security apps: Keep your smartphone safe

5 free Android security apps: Keep your smartphone safe
Worried that your smartphone may be vulnerable to malware or thieves? We look at five apps that can help. By Eric Geier Computerworld - There's been much controversy over mobile OS security, especially where Android is concerned.

Smartphone ownership linked to age and wealth | VentureBeat
By Jennifer Van Grove
“Older subscribers with higher incomes are more likely to have a smartphone,” Nielsen said in a blog post on the survey. “For example, those 55-64 making over 100K a year are almost as likely to have a smartphone as those in the 35-44 age ...

Android is most-used smartphone OS in UK, overtaking Apple, data shows
The Guardian
The company does not split out brands, but it is likely that Apple is the most-used brand, with Android sales split among brands including Samsung, HTC, LG andMotorola. In terms of market share – a snapshot of ongoing sales figures for the four weeks, ...

The Guardian

New affordable smartphone in Malaysia by April
Sin Chew Jit Poh
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- A new smartphone, which will be available in the Malaysian market by April, targets the affordable market segment. The phone, costing below RM500, was developed and manufactured in Malaysia by a local company, ...

Low-End Android Phones Gain Dual Cores and High-Resolution Displays
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News The Galaxy AceSamsung Electronics and LG Electronics have announced new mid- and low-end Android-based smartphones. Samsung hopes to attract users with a dual-core processor, while LG is putting Android 4.0 on some of its ...

Apple's Mountain Lion: Top 10 features
Washington Post
The system incorporates several of iOS's most notable features. Here's a quick rundown of the top Mountain Lion features for the Mac, many aimed at users who have more than one Apple product: Notifications: After adding a notifications center to the ...

BlackBerry PlayBook gets built-in email, Android apps
Until the new upgrade, the PlayBook needed to be connected to a BlackBerrysmartphone in order to access email, calendar and contacts in the absence of aWi-Fi connection. That made made it unattractive to many consumers compared to competitors such as ...


Ericsson Sharpens Focus On WiFi With BelAir Networks Buy
Wall Street Journal
By Sven Grundberg Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES STOCKHOLM (Dow Jones)--Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERIC) Tuesday said it agreed to buy Canada's BelAir Networks Inc., in a deal that will bolster the Swedish network group's WiFi portfolio.

New smartphone app makes it easier to shop for stocks
By Matt Krantz, USA TODAY A new smartphone app is going to make it a lot easier for investors who follow the advice of "buy what you know." But some question whether the tool is telling them what they really need to know. A new smartphoneapp will ...


Android 5.0 Jelly Bean might be coming to "WebTop" OS
TG Daily
The latest version of Google's operating system is reportedly going to play nice with Motorola's "WebTop" platform. If you don't know what that is, perhaps you've heard of the Motorola Atrix phone. It allows users to dock the phone into a special ...

TG Daily

The iOS app that's sorely missing from Mountain Lion: iBooks
ZDNet (blog)
Mountain Lion comes with all kids of goodies – Messages, Reminders, Notes, Notification Center, Game Center – but you've already seen them, in iOS 5. The one iOS app that's sorely missing from Mountain Lion, however, is iBooks.

Motorola releases leaner Xoom 2 tablet
The Australian
But while the original featured an Android 3.1 Gingerbread operating system, the Xoom 2 moves to Android 3.2 with a promise of Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich in the future through an over-the-air upgrade. The original Xoom claimed upgradability to 4G LTE ...

Apple moves toward digital unity with Mountain Lion
Computerworld (blog)
The coming update incorporates even more popular features from iOS, the software which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The upgrade -- pricing not yet announced -- will be available only as a download from the Mac App Store.

Panasonic teases oversized Android flagship for MWC
Panasonic's oddly named Eluga smartphone will be just one of at least twoAndroid smartphones the company brings to Mobile World Congress it has confirmed, ahead of more ambitious consumer tablet plans in 2012. The company had never been shy about its ...


Motorola Mobility says Apple files EU patent complaint
Thomson Reuters News & Insight
BRUSSELS, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Apple has asked EU anti-trust regulators to step in and settle a technology patent dispute between the company and Motorola Mobility, according to Motorola Mobility. The move came after regulators on both sides of the ...

Free WiFi for Stellenbosch
Residents of Stellenbosch are set to receive free WiFi connectivity by the middle of the year. The initiative is a brainchild of Mxit, the town of Stellenbosch and the University of Stellenbosch, MyBroadband reported. The network will allow for web ...

LG Introduces Optimus LTE Tag, Complete With NFC Module
Hot Hardware
At any rate, LG is following up on the Optimus Vu announcement with a little tap-and-go announcement, as the Optimus LTE Tag is going to be the company's newest, latest and greatest LTE + NFC smartphone. NFC has taken off in a major way since the ...

Hot Hardware

Ericsson Acquires Wi-Fi Specialist BelAir Networks
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Ericsson has entered into an agreement to buy privately held Canadian Wi-Fi company BelAir Networks, as operators get increasingly interested in using Wi-Fi to offload their networks. The acquisition will give Ericsson a ...

Smartphone screens to get bigger
Korea Times
It supports the firm's fourth-generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network. The decision to incorporate a bigger screen was prompted by the success of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note, which boasts a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED screen.

Korea Times

Ericsson to acquire North American carrier grade Wi-Fi company BelAir Networks
Acquisition of BelAir Networks will enable Ericsson to complement its heterogeneous network (hetnet) offering with carrier grade Wi-Fi Ericsson's hetnet with carrier grade Wi-Fi integrated into the networks will enable operators to further improve the ...

Ericsson hones WiFi focus with BelAir Networks buy
By Sven Grundberg STOCKHOLM (MarketWatch) -- Telefon AB LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) Tuesday said it has agreed to buy Canada's BelAir Networks Inc., in a deal that will bolster the Swedish network group's WiFi portfolio. Ericsson's newly appointed chief ...

ZTE Begins LTE Android Invasion with Two New Android Smartphones
Gotta Be Mobile
According to ZTE, these will be two of many new devices to sport 4G LTE radios in the future. The first device is a more premium offering known as the PF200 and the second device is the N910, which should be a more budget-friendly Android smartphone.

Gotta Be Mobile

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 software available for download
RIM continued to see BlackBerry smartphones lose share against the iPhone and rivals from the Google Android camp. The company's upper management was overhauled. And PlayBook itself, which received so-so reviews, was largely a bust.


Samsung Wins Two U.S. 4G Deals as Company Seeks Expansion in Network Gear
Samsung is counting on sales of products using the so- called long-term evolution, or LTE, technology, as carriers around the world race to build 4G networks using the standard to offer faster Web browsing and downloads on phones.

Two Android Phablet-Family Members, LG Optimus Vu and Galaxy Note, Face to Face?
Making a new experiment, LG has, finally, released a new phone, which lies somewhere between a Smartphone and a Tablet; a good option for the users who want the good features of both in one. With 5-inch screen, this new smartphoneaka tablet may ...


Android OS more popular in the UK
Bigmouthmedia News
It looks like Android has taken the advantage over Apple in the ever-present battle for smartphone market domination - at least in the UK. According to The Guardian, recent figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show that Android holds a 36.9 per cent ...

Bigmouthmedia News

Half of Brits now own a smartphone
February 21, 2012, 4:17 AM — More than half of the British population now owns a smartphone according to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Nearly three in every 10 smartphone users have an iPhone, according to the data, but Android is still the ...

Study Shows Majority in UK Own a Smartphone
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Its latest figures show 50.3% of the UK population now owns a smartphone and they made up 71.4% of cellphone sales in the 12 weeks to January 22, 2012. About half those smartphones shipped with the Android operating system, although Apple is gaining ...

Allot Announces LTE Order From Asian Tier 1 Operator
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, Massachusetts, February 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALLT) , a leading supplier of service optimization and revenue generation solutions for fixed and mobile broadband service providers worldwide ...

Optimus LTE Tag gets official launch in Korea
Rethink Wireless
By MARK JONES This week has already seen LG take the covers off its Optimus Vu handset and now the Optimus LTE Tag has been confirmed to be joining the phone-maker's high-end lineup. The new device is an update of the original Optimus LTE with a slight ...

Free Wi-Fi for Stellenbosch
Rudolph Muller is the editor at MyBroadband and covers telecoms and broadbandnews. Rudolph comes from an academic background, but left the University of... Stellenbosch is planning to provide free Wi-Fi Internet access to everyone in the town.


Finally: RIM Releases PlayBook 2.0 OS; Email, Android Support ...
By Ingrid Lunden
The other big area that has become crucial for tablet and smartphone makers is apps and content in general. The PlayBook has not been a standout in this area up to now, but RIM again is hoping to make up for that by not only beefing up its own catalog of apps but also giving access to a select number of Android apps: During RIM's developer conference earlier this month, the company said it had 60000 apps on App World. Today, RIM tells us that it is adding “thousands” of PlayBook ...

New ZTE smartphone completes Nvidia's silicon loop — Mobile ...
By Kevin Fitchard
The new ZTE smartphone will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and sports a 4.3 quarter-HD display, a 5 mexapixel main camera with HD recording capabilities and 4 GB of on-board storage. The handset will support HSPA+ up to 21 ...

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Mini 2 | Android ...
By Sam Koutroulakis
Both devices will be equipped with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and should be available this spring. The Mini 2 will rollout to France in March, and the Ace 2 should arrive in the UK sometime in April. This is just the beginning of a great new ...
Android Community

Leaked iOS 5.1 Build Shows Off a Camera-Slider and Expanded Siri ...
By Andrew Tarantola
The Portuguese-language blog BlogdoiPhone has somehow gotten its hands on a Pre-GM build of the upcoming iOS 5.1 update. Here's what could be in store for the expected March 9th-ish update.
Gizmodo: Top

LG Optimus LTE Tag » Coolest Gadgets
By Edwin
Well, this is the first High Definition LTE smartphone in the world (according to the folk over at LG anyways), and is also in line with LG's vision of delivering the most diverse collection of LTEdevices across the board – meaning, a phone for every ... For starters, if you happen to swipe a tag after entering the office, it will automatically send the Optimus LTE Tag into silent mode, while kicking off the Wi-Fi connection so that you can piggyback on the office's network instead of spending ...
Coolest Gadgets

ZTE and Nvidia Unveil The Mimosa X – First Smartphone With ...
By Chris Chavez
The ZTE Mimosa X will feature Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core processor firing on both cylinders thanks to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coming pre-installed on the device, a 4.3-inch 960×540 display, 4GB of internal storage and 5MP rear with ...
Android Phone Fans

Nvidia's first 'complete' smartphone: ZTE Mimosa X
By Tim Conneally
Nvidia's Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip architecture has thus far been used in a handful of high-endAndroid "superphones": Motorola Atrix 4G, Photon 4G, LG Optimus G2X, and the Samsung Captivate Glide, to name a few. Today, Nvidia and ...

Panasonic's new Eluga smartphone: pretty phone, ugly name ...
By Daniel Cooper
We knew it was coming to that broad area we like to call Europe sometime soon, and now Panasonic's sharing the details on its Android-based return. Details about the 3.6 ounce (103 gram) ... WSJ: AT&T and Verizon will sell LTE iPads. 7 days ago. US gives its blessing to Google's Moto purchase. 7 days ago. Google gets European Commission approval for its purchase of Motorola Mobility. 7 days ago. SEE ALL ... Samsung Epic 4G Touch review -- Engadget · 8 · Error-Service Not ...

Smartphone Data Should Tell Marketers to Get Mobile Now
By Frank Reed
Whether you are defined as a Millenial or someone older but with a substantial income thesmartphone is a part of the existence of the majority in major demographic groups. A recent survey from Nielson did more to state the obvious, ...
Marketing Pilgrim - Internet...

The Top 5 Alternatives to the Android Market - How-To Geek
By Chris Hoffman
Google's Android Market isn't the only place you can get Android apps. Whether you're looking for free paid apps, social recommendations or an app store to replace a missing Android Market, you have a lot of choice.
How-To Geek

Android in car apps move closer to reality with Ford's OpenXC project
By Bogdan Petrovan
General Motors, Nissan, and other big names have created apps that let users lock their cars or check the gas using their Android smartphone. Tesla is fitting its electric sedan Model S with anAndroid-based infotainment system. BMW has ...
Android Authority

Chrome for Android to improve by “leaps and bounds” | Ubergizmo
By George Wong
Google's Chrome web browser might not be on the majority of Android devices out there right now, but that doesn't mean it's not going to be a priority for Google to work on. CNET recently interviewed Chrome's Senior Vice President, [...]

Panasonic Announces Eluga Smartphone | WebProNews
By Mike Fossum
Waterproof, Dustproof, Set to Launch In Europe in April. By Mike Fossum · 12 hours ago · Leave a Comment. Panasonic Europe has announced it's new Android Smartphone called the Eluga, which combines sleekness and durability.

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