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Apple CEO Tim Cook and other top executives such as Craig Federighi and Jonathan Ive have given Bloomberg BusinessWeek great interviews. I’ve put together several quotes from the piece and provided our take on what was said. Please visit the source for the full interview. You’ve said that iOS 7 is not change for change’s sake. Tell me more about that. Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that. It’s making things better. iOS 7 is a great example of that. It’s significantly better thanRead More
iPhone 5c
Here is Why the iPhone 5c is Going to Cost You US$550 And Not $350-400 as Expected Like many of you, I was surprised at the price tag of the iPhone 5c. I was sure Apple needed to make a play for the low to medium smartphone market or faced being disrupted by cheaper smartphones from other companies. Especially in crucial markets such as China and India. In my piece, The Church of Profit Share vs the Church of Market Share, I said it was it was time Apple stop focusing on profit shareRead More
  If You Can’t Afford Apples iPhone 5C for $550; Get a Goophone i5C for $99 The folks at Goophone has done it again with their latest Keepin’ It Real Fake (KIRF) iPhone 5C clone.  Apple shocked the world with a whooping US$550 price tag on what was meant to be they cheapest iPhone yet. But all is not lost. If you don’t a bit of lag and Android which comes with the $99 iPhone clone, Goophone i5C is the thing for you. The Goophone i5C sports a 4-inch screen, poweredRead More
IDC: Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Forecast to Grow 7.3% in 2013 Driven by 1 Billion Smartphone Shipments According to a new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3% year over year in 2013. This growth is driven by strong demand for smartphones across all geographies will drive much of this growth as worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units for the first time in a single year, according the report states. The report points to a stronger-than-expectedRead More
U.S. DHS, FBI Issue Warning of Malware Threats to Android Mobile Devices In a roll call release, the Department of Homeland Security and  Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning that  Android devices are primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture. The report highlights that, “44 percent of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread-which were released in 2011 and have a number of security vulnerabilities that were fixed in later versions. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makesRead More
  Digitimes, Taiwan-based news outlet, is reporting that Apple’s iPad shipments will drop to only 10-12 million units in the third quarter, down from 14.6 million units in the second quarter. This is mainly due to consumers waiting for the company to release its next-generation iPad and iPad mini. The report went on to suggest that Apple shipments for 2Q2013 were – 10-11 million units iPad minis and 3.6-4.6 million units 9.7-inch iPads. “In addition to seasonal factors and lacking new products, Android-based tablet price-cut promotions also affected Apple’s iPadRead More
In a recent article, Flurry revealed that when it comes to mobile apps, many consumers will choose to free apps with ads rather than pay $0.99 for apps without ads. This insight was gained by analyzing nearly 350,000 apps over four, which uses Flurry Analytics. According to the report, between 2010 and 2012, the percentage of apps using Flurry Analytics in the App Store that were free varied between 80% and 84%, but by 2013, 90% of apps in use were free. “Some might argue that this supports the idea thatRead More
According to a new report by the Los Angeles Times, Android fragmentation problem is getting better. As of Monday, Jelly Beans – the latest Android version, is used by 37.9% of Andordi users, while Gingerbread accounts for 34.1%. “The stats are shown in Google’s developer dashboard and are determined by the Android devices that visit the Google Play digital store in the previous two weeks,” according to the report. “Jelly Bean becoming the most used version of Android is a welcome sign for Google, which set out to fix the amount of fragmentation in its mobile platformRead More
Another day and another security scare – that’s the price you pay for being an Android user. This time, Bluebox Security research team  discovered a vulnerability in Android’s security model that can turn a legitimate application into malicious Trojan. “The vulnerability allows a hacker to modify APK code without breaking an application’s cryptographic signature, to turn any legitimate application into a malicious Trojan, completely unnoticed by the app store, the phone, or the end user,” Jeff Forristal, Bluebox CTO reports. “The implications are huge! This vulnerability, around at least since the release ofRead More
According to a new report from  market research firm Net Applications, Apple Safari continues to dominate the global mobile client browser market share reached 58%, while Microsoft IE is to 56.2% of the share, occupy the global PC client browser market dominance. This is significant given Android large market share in smartphones. Perhaps Apple CEO Tim Cook was right when he said many Android users are using the smartphone as a feature phone. In June this year, Apple’s Safari continues to dominate the global mobile client browser market share reached 58%Read More
In a recent security report on Android, Norton Mobile Security revealed that the Facebook application for Android is reportedly leaking the device phone number. According to the report, “the first time you launch the Facebook application, even before logging in, your phone number will be sent over the Internet to Facebook servers. You do not need to provide your phone number, log in, initiate a specific action, or even need a Facebook account for this to happen.” It was also reported that, hundreds of millions of devices have installed the Facebook applicationRead More
Mobile Malware Up 615% YoY; 92% of all Mobile Malware is on Android
  According to Juniper’s third annual Mobile Threats Report, mobile malware is on the rise and Android is the chief culprit. Some may point to the fact that this because of its large market share, while others might point to the open system. The report highlights that between March 2012 and March 2013, the total amount of mobile malware grew 614 percent with Android responsible for 92 percent of all mobile malware. Wow! The key highlights from the report are: Android devices are increasingly a target. As the Android platform becomes more popular so,Read More