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Malware
Scam Alert: Flubot malware hits New Zealand
The mobile malware infects and steals data from the phones of unsuspecting victims.
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Mobile Apps
Mobile app installs in APAC continue strong growth trajectory
Mobile app installs are reaching record highs, but it doesn’t always mean people are taking more time to engage with the apps they’re using.
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Malware
McAfee reports a surge of malware hidden in COVID-19 vaccine appointments
McAfee has released its latest Mobile Threat Report that finds a surge in new attacks targeting people’s anxiety around COVID-19.
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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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App development
Mobile app growth up by 31% according to new report
Marketing analytics platform Adjust has released a new report that finds mobile app growth is up by 31% in 2021.
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Mobile data
Dynatrace introduces Session Replay, revamping mobile UX
The enhancements open the door for digmance feature adoptions ital teams to further optimise the user experience, performance feature adoptions and conversions of their mobile apps.
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Cybersecurity
How businesses can lift protection against mobile threats
The mobile phone has become ubiquitous both personally and professionally. Many of these devices are able to access corporate networks and sensitive data, yet many may not be as protected or secured as company-owned devices.
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Application Security
Banks failing customers when it comes to mobile app security
"Through these vulnerabilities, hackers can obtain usernames, account balances, transfer confirmations, card limits, and the phone number associated with a victim's card.”
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Mobile Apps
Chch company launches free contact tracing app for businesses
Businesses receive a poster with a QR code that customers can scan to register as visiting the premises to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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Mobile Apps
Cohesity launches Helios app for data management anywhere
“In today's always-on business environment, companies need the ability to respond quickly to critical data issues at any time, from any location."
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Social Media
How to keep your customers engaged when introducing an integrated app strategy
While savvy businesses understand engaging with customers in their own environments makes sense, the path to making these meaningful connections with customers is not always easy.
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Payment gateways
Vodafone drops cheques in move it calls (sigh) "Chexit"
Vodafone is, ahem, chequing out of the now old-school payment method as it focuses on developing its digital-first services.
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Design
Adobe announcements bring a host of Creative Cloud capabilities to mobile devices
On the list are Photoshop on iPad, Fresco on Windows and Adobe Aero for immersive media, along with previews of Adobe Illustrator on iPad and Photoshop Camera.
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Smartphone
Twilio solution aims to make unknown numbers thing of the past
Verified By Twilio positions apps to provide consumers with verified information about who is contacting them and why.
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Cybersecurity
FaceApp: Pro version scams, privacy concerns
Along with the viral potential of its popular filters, FaceApp has of late, generated a huge wave of media attention amid concerns about online privacy.
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Gaming
NZ gaming industry hits $5b
New Zealanders are passionate about their games, with new data showing a 21% increase in sales from the previous year.
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Chatbots
Mobile apps to have most impact on business success by 2020
Apps have already stamped their mark on modern business, but Gartner expects the best is still to come.
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Analytics
McDonald's invests in Kiwi mobile app vendor Plexure
''This is a tremendous vote of confidence from our largest customer,” comments Plexure chief executive officer Craig Herbison. 
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Privacy
Privacy: The real cost of “free” mobile apps
Sales of location targeted advertising, based on location data provided by apps, is set to reach $30 billion by 2020.
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Microsoft
Interview: Mobile Mentor CEO shares mobility strategies
“We recognise that mobile speed is ultrafast!  We’re not really focused on the competition, but we look to do two things really well."
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Case Study
Case study: Startup revamps systems with HID mobile access
“We want our clients to have the best experience here. This is the reason why we chose to work with HID Global solutions."
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Microsoft
Your guide to app creation without the training price tag
It is an application-based world and if you don't have the time or money for extensive training, this it the solution you need.
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App development
XDHax Xero Developers Challenges crowns ultimate winners
Custom D and InView took out the top prizes - so what did they build?
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Cloud
Work site safety gets integrated mobile experience to steer clear of box-ticking compliance
Tech firm WhosOnLocation has one goal: To make sure everyone who passes through a building or work site is safe and secure.