Is 2013 going to be the year of biometric security?

Nearly every day features news of high-profile hacks; clearly the “old school” password just doesn’t cut it anymore. PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett certainly agrees.

As we rely more and more on cloud services to easily store and retrieve our data online, we also make ourselves more and more accessible to data theft and manipulation.

At the Interop IT conference in Las Vegas,...

By Ryan Daws, 13 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile, Security.

Samsung and BlackBerry are secure enough for Pentagon - but not Apple?

In a strange turn of events, the Pentagon has authorised BlackBerry (whose security was possibly questioned by the UK government) and Android-based manufacturer Samsung’s devices for use in the Department of Defense; but left Apple’s iPhone in question.

General consensus pits Android as being the most insecure mobile OS with many high-profile cases...

By Ryan Daws, 03 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile, Security, Tablet.

Microsoft Surface Pro “just isn’t there” says IDC analyst - are smaller models on the way?

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet has had a rocky start, with the International Data Center (IDC) pegging Q1 2013 estimates at just 900,000 (compare to Apple iPad’s 19.5 million!), causing IDC analyst Tom Mainelli to slam it with: “It’s just not there yet.”

Mainelli goes on to explain how battery life is a huge issue stating it will be compared to the iPad which runs for eight to 10 hours, up to the Surface which lasts for four.

His exact quote was: “The battery life's not...

By Ryan Daws, 02 May 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, CIO, Infographic, iOS, Tablet.

iOS remains the enterprise mobile platform of choice

According to cloud provider Citrix, in its Enterprise Mobility Cloud Report Q4 2012, Apple devices continued to dominate the mobile enterprise, although Android certainly had its advantages.

The report, which surveyed Citrix customers currently with EMM (enterprise mobility management) in the cloud, concluded that iOS platforms proved better for those enterprises where there was a lot of one-on-one customer engagement, such as retail, whilst Android was better for mobile field service organisations.

The...

By James Bourne, 12 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

AgreeYa Mobility launches enterprise mobility platform Onvelop #MWC2013

California-based mobile engineering product provider AgreeYa Mobility has today launched Onvelop, a cross-platform interoperable enterprise mobility tool which synchronises with SharePoint, Lync, and Office365.

Launched on the second day of Mobile World Congress, the product is unique in that it is the only product on the market which Microsoft has enabled to license its tools. Onvelop also has partnerships with Samsung and Vodafone.

With a strategy aimed...

By James Bourne, 26 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

#AppsWorld - In tough times, media turns to mobile R&D

It’s been a tough time for the Tribune Co, fighting to make headway in a highly competitive market, its four year journey back from Chapter 11 has been no cake walk. We caught up with Steve Weiss, the group’s senior Android mobile developer, ahead of his appearance at Apps World next month in San Francisco.

Working for such a huge, historic company, especially given its current situation, makes for an interesting professional life. The son of...

By Matthew Henkes, 16 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Mobile.

New research finds fault with BYOD for SME security

A new research paper from Osterman Research sponsored by Trend Micro has shown that, for small businesses, security issues continue to be a major problem.

The blame is firmly shifted to BYOD in terms of breeding malware.

“The BYOD trend of employees using personal mobile devices and laptops for work is accelerating the problem by introducing devices with an even greater likelihood of introducing malware into a...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Employees, Security.

Is Amazon about to bring out a smartphone?

Amazon already has a cloud service, film and TV streaming service and ereader, so a smartphone would be the next logical step, wouldn’t it?

Reports from Bloomberg suggest that Chinese mobile manufacturer Foxconn is collaborating with the retail giant over a potential Amazon phone running on Android which could be out by the end of the year.

The reports have certainly done both companies’ stock good –...

By James Bourne, 06 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android.

No Flash for Jelly Bean, Adobe says

Adobe has officially announced they are not going to be supporting their Flash software for Google Android 4.1, otherwise known as Jelly Bean.

Jelly Bean was unveiled at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco earlier this week, and promises to be an altogether better experience than the current OS, Ice Cream Sandwich when it gets rolled out to various devices in July.

Even though...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2012, 2 comments. Categories: Android, Development.