Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Around The Net

  • Industry Tackles Smartphone SecurityUSA Today

    Giving consumers another reason to embrace smartphones, the industry is working with the government to make the technology safer and more secure. The cellular industry just announced a new nationwide database aimed at preventing the use of stolen smartphones, to be strengthened by a bill proposed by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., making it illegal to circumvent the database. The joint initiative comes amid a steep rise in the theft of smartphones and cellphones, which made up 30% to 40% of all robberies in major U.S. cities last year, reports USA Today, citing police estimates. "It is a big crime trend, and that is ... ...Read the whole story

  • What we mean by "mobile"IMedia Connection
There's An App for That - But At What Cost?

The App Store has over 500,000 apps for work, play and everything in between. But at what cost are all these apps? For consumers, a loss of privacy. For the app industry, constant scrutiny on both ...More