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November 27, 2013  3:32 PM

Finnish devil crimeware & Android’s ‘compulsive clickers’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Security

Newly absorbed, acquired and assimilated by Cisco for its cyber security prowess, Sourcefire remains a subsidiary company under its own brand...

September 3, 2013  5:57 PM

Android 4.4 named KitKat

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, kitkat, Mobile, Open source

androidkk.pngThe next version of the open source Android mobile operating system from Google has been named...


August 14, 2013  10:02 AM

Android boxing clever for Box

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Box

Box for Android has already enjoyed more than 4.4 million downloads, so what would the online file sharing and cloud content management company have up its sleeve for this summer's new release? Key among the refreshed features is a new navigation drawer and an account toggling facility. Mobile...


June 12, 2013  2:44 PM

Open source HTML5 secure file sync for Android

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Security, sync

File sync specialist SpiderOak has bolstered the Google Play Android app market with an open source secure sync tool. SpiderOak is emphasising the secure (no, really, really...


June 11, 2013  11:38 AM

Google patents silly face log in security software

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Google, Security

Search giant Google has filed a patent this June that could lead to...


May 20, 2013  7:48 PM

Intel’s Android mobile chipset play embraces ARM

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, ARM, chipset, Intel

Intel has released a new set of development tools for the Android Jelly Bean mobile device operating system called Beacon Mountain. Beacon Mountain version 0.5 is only compatible with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean NOTE: The Jelly Bean flavour of Android comes in line after Cupcake,...


May 10, 2013  10:18 AM

Amazon launches Android app store in China

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Google

Reuters reports news this week of Amazon.com launching an Android application store in China offering "paid" and free applications. With this move Amazon effectively beats Google (whose store only offers free open source apps) in terms of the amount of digital content it offers to what is...


March 1, 2013  12:43 PM

The secure enterprise Android dream awakens?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, IBM, Open source, Open source security, SAP

Open source technology is not necessarily any less secure than proprietary. There -- we've said it, do you feel better? Industry protagonists, commentators, analysts, evangelists and (god forbid) even bloggers cum technical journalists (scum of the Earth of course) have been advocating the wider...


January 1, 2013  3:24 PM

Google Trends: Android more popular than iPad/iPhone

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, cloud, Cross Platform, Google, Interoperability, ipad, iPhone

Application development for the Android open source operating system and platform is of more interest to software programmers than building apps for either the iPhone or iPad. This is according to a Google TRENDS Web Search Interest ranking pitching the following three search terms against each...


November 15, 2012  6:54 AM

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean arrives

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Google, Mobile, Open source

Google has released the source code for the next version of Android. The open source operating system's next iteration will be known as Android Jelly Bean 4.2. NOTE: Jelly Bean comes in alphabetical order in the Android family of naming convention which has previously seen...


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