New York Attorney General settles with three mobile health apps

The New York Attorney General’s office announced today that it has settled with three mobile health apps around alleged misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices. The apps include Adidas subsidiary Runtastic; MIT Media Lab spinoff Cardiio, and Matis, maker of “My Baby’s Beat”, an app…

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Wikileaks’ Latest Leak Describes CIA Hacking Tactics for Apple Products

New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn’t disable by resetting their devices. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users. They say that many of the tricks are older — the iPhone hack involves the 3G model from 2008, for instance.

Link: Wikileaks’ Latest Leak Describes CIA Hacking Tactics for Apple Products
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Microsoft Report Explores Infrastructure, Application Services Trends

Web hosting and web presence services are being used by more than half of IT decision-makers, but fewer organizations are planning to use them this year, according to a report released Wednesday. The 127-page report, released this week by Microsoft and 451 Research in conjunction with the Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, digs into customer perspectives on cloud and managed services, and usage trends around infrastructure services and hosted application services.

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Overview of Managed Android Devices

If you’re developing mobile business apps sooner or later customers will request to debug, build and run on managed devices. This blog post is focused on Google for Work | Android (aka Android for Work). There are different ways to run work applications: devices may only contain work apps or private and work apps are installed together.

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Apple Made This Popular Productivity App Free to Download

Apple has a new app in its iOS arsenal that it just made free for its users.The technology giant bought the popular Workflow app and its small team of four employees, TechCrunch reported late Wednesday evening. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Workflow has been a hit with iOS users…

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Most Android users running outdated security patches: report

Chances are, your Android phone would be easy pickings for hackers. That’s according to research released Thursday by cybersecurity company Skycure, which found that 71 percent of Android phones on the five major US carriers haven’t been patched with the latest security updates. That could be because users haven’t installed updates, or because they haven’t received them from carriers.

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Fill Gaps in Your Xero Data by Using Connected Apps

As business trends focus on the lean, the agile, and the nimble, the market for business tools expands. Coupled with huge leaps in technology over the past 5 years and echoes from a recessionary global economy, the result is that many businesses start on a spare budget.
Clunky organizational…

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Microsoft Eyes Driver’s Seat With Toyota Car Tech Deal

Microsoft is ratcheting up its campaign to get its software into intelligent automobiles, announcing a new partnership with Toyota on Thursday that it hopes will be an easy blueprint for other automakers to follow. The partnership includes “broad coverage for connected car technologies,” according to a Microsoft press release.

Link: Microsoft Eyes Driver’s Seat With Toyota Car Tech Deal
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet you can buy will cost you

Apple’s (AAPL) original iPad was the standard-bearer for tablets. But a lot has changed since the company debuted its first slate 7 years ago. Straight-up tablets are falling out of style, as consumers increasingly turn toward productivity laptop-tablet hybrid devices like, well… the $599 iPad Pro.

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Managing apps essential in realizing their business value

Make no mistake: Today, it really is all about the apps, which means managing apps matters more than ever. OK, maybe not so fast. IT pros know, of course, it’s really all about the data and information that those apps access, manipulate and manage. But apps have taken center stage in IT strategies for almost a decade now, starting in earnest when the iPhone was opened to developers.

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Google Says Android Safer Than Ever

Blame Google or not, but Android has long lagged behind Apple when it comes to mobile malware protection. Pointing to fresh internal findings, however, the search giant says Android users are safer than ever. In particular, “Google Play continues to be the safest place for Android users to download their apps,” Adrian Ludwig and Mel Miller — members of Android’s Security Team — note in a new blog post.

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How to Use OpenGL ES in Android Apps

Almost every Android phone available in the market today has a graphics processing unit, or GPU for short. As its name suggests, this is a hardware unit dedicated to handling calculations that are usually related to 3D graphics. As an app developer, you can make use of the GPU to create complex…

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