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Artificial Intelligence
Google to enter the smartwatch market with the Google Pixel Watch
Google has provided a first look at its new Google Pixel Watch, which is set to make an entry into the competitive smartwatch market.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
CSG delivers mobile management across 6,000 users with Microsoft Intune
Cloud Solutions Group has announced the delivery of an integrated mobile device and access management solution for John Holland Group.
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Cybersecurity
Malicious Android apps targeting Malaysian bank customers
Researchers at cyber security firm ESET have analysed three malicious Android applications targeting customers of eight Malaysian banks.
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Malware
Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
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Apple
Apple retains the No.1 position among electronics and appliance brands
Apple has retained its position as the most valuable electronics brand in the world, with a 35% increase in brand value to US$355 billion. 
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Malware
Avast reveals top 10 malware types troubling Aussie users
Avast has revealed the top 10 malware types putting Australian users at risk of having their personal data and money stolen and losing control of their devices.
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scam
Crypto scam targets dating app users on iPhone and Android
A new international cryptocurrency trading scam called CryptoRom targets iPhone and Android users through popular dating apps.
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Google
Google introduces Privacy Sandbox on Android to limit data sharing
The solutions will limit sharing of user data with third parties and operate without cross-app identifiers, including advertising ID.
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Tablets & laptops
Getac launches new app expanding Android ecosystem
Taiwanese-based multinational, Getac, has launched a new app to coincide with its new products.
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Tablets & laptops
Getac announces new rugged tablets for release in 2022
Getac has expanded its lineup with the announcement of the release of new rugged android tablets suitable for a variety of situations from March 2022.
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Cybersecurity
New variants of Android spyware linked to advanced persistent threat
"The attackers use social engineering to lure victims into granting the permissions needed to see into every corner of their digital life."
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Smartphone
Security flaw identified in smartphone chip used in Android devices
"Left unpatched, a hacker potentially could have exploited the vulnerabilities to listen in on conversations of Android users."
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Partnerships
BlackBerry, Google and Qualcomm join forces to drive advancements in digital vehicle cockpits
VIRTIO is an open standard that defines the interface between Android Automotive OS and the underlying hypervisor.
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Android
Misconfiguration sees Android user data at risk of being exposed
“Each one of these open instances is a data breach event waiting to happen and can pose critical business, legal and regulatory risks if they happen."
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Cyber espionage
Android espionage: ESET uncovers BladeHawk campaign via Facebook
ESET researchers have investigated a targeted mobile espionage campaign against the Kurdish ethnic group. 
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Malware
Adware, fake apps and banking trojans targeting Android devices
Adware continues to be the most significant threat on Android phones and tablets.
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Malware
Surge in Android banking malware and RDP attacks - ESET
A new report from cybersecurity firm ESET has revealed rapid abuse of trending vulnerabilities and configuration flaws by cyber crooks.
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Apple
iPhones to capture 40% of smartphone market value despite Android device proliferation
Apple’s average selling price will rise in coming years, while Android devices will decline, unless they can leverage new technologies like 5G or bring new design features.
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Android
Mobile app developers potentially expose personal data of 100 million Android users
Application developers have left their data and millions of users’ private information exposed by not following best practices.
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Android
Android stalkerware on the rise
"Searching for these tools online is not difficult at all; you do not have to browse underground websites."
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Smartphone
Android announces expansion to its earthquake alert system
Android has announced a new expansion to its Android Earthquake Alerts System that uses both the detection and alerts capabilities, bringing these alerts to Android users in countries that don’t have early warning alert systems. 
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Android
Google adds protection in its fight against bad apps
Google has introduced a range of new policies to help protect users and guard against bad apps and developers, as it prioritises providing a safe experience to Google Play users and developers.
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Collaboration
Motorola Solutions launches new smart radio for enterprise environments
"With the Mototrbo Ion smart radio, we have designed a product that meets their unique industry requirements, so that the technology supports the worker, and not the other way around.”
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Malware
Malware vendors look to marketing to spread Android RAT
What happens when an Android malware vendor teams up with a marketer? It turns out the answer is quite a lot.