Mobile phone recycling: Firms need to review security as mobile banking inc

An increasing number of people are looking towards the ease and comfort of mobile banking and transferring money using their mobile phones. As a result, IDC Financial Insights claims that companies need to tighten their security measures to deal with possible data breaches. The Enterprise Mobile Device Security: Development Guidance to Tackle the Mobile Security Minefield found that an increasing number of firms need to…

Google says type of operating system is up to manufacturers

The number of mobile phones that are currently running on older versions of the popular Google Android operating system (OS) is likely to fall in the coming months. Google's head of Android engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer has said that the number of mobile phones and tablets running older versions of the OS is nothing to do with the company. He stated that is the manufacturers of…

Apple users are more loyal than Android

Apple and Google Android are the two most dominant operating systems in the world and they have a market share of around 75 per cent, but it seems users of iPhones are more loyal. According to new data compiled by mobile app analytics firm Localytics, Apple users are 52 per cent more loyal to apps than Android users. It stated that 35 per cent of…

Multiple flavours of Android is a ‘big problem’

Google Android is the most dominant operating system (OS) in the world with so many mobile phone manufacturers powering their devices with the OS. It has almost become synonymous with its many updates that are all named after sweet foods such as Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. However, this chopping and changing of OS updates is having a detrimental effect on developers, according to…

Google Chrome now available on iPhone and iPad

Google has announced that it is launching a new version of its Chrome browser, which will be available for users of iPhones and iPads. The new download will be available from the Apple App Store this week and it will allow users to sync all of their tabs, bookmarks and credentials on all devices. Currently, Opera offers a rival web browser for iOS called Opera…

People using mobiles while driving facing further penalties in Guernsey

A number of fixed penalties for a greater range of offences will be introduced in Guernsey from July 1st. These will include use of mobile phones when driving, which could carry a fine of between £40 and £100. Home minister Jonathan Le Tocq said the fines would save valuable police and court time. Offences covered by the tickets issued have been broken into three bands…

Android Jelly Bean has been launched

Google has announced that its Android Jelly Bean operating system will debut on the Asus-designed Nexus 7 tablet and will start rolling out to other Nexus devices and the Motorola Xoom next month. The update details a number of significantly enhanced features such as a notifications system and security data for developers. There will also be Siri-like programming to try and compete with iOS. Google also…