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Report: LTE Drives Up Cellular Data Consumption

Report LTE Drives Up Cellular Data ConsumptionOn Tuesday, Mobidia Technology Inc., along withe the folks at Ovum, published new research and the latest update to its white paper series, the latest of which offers insights into 2014 LTE and Wi-Fi usage trends from an extended analysis of the top LTE markets worldwide.

In just six years since its release, LTE has become one of the fastest-growing mobile technologies in history, with a total of half a billion global subscribers expected this year, Mobidia reports.

The firm’s latest analysis of LTE subscribers reveals a “continued positive impact for the hundreds of mobile operators that have invested in LTE technology, and subscribers clearly value these faster speeds.”
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Mobile Apps: Home is Where the Hazards Are

Mobile Apps Home is Where the Hazards AreThe No. 1 source for malicious and highly risky mobile applications that target iOS and Android devices is the U.S.

That’s the latest — and infinitely unsettling news — from Marble Security, Inc.

On the list of nation’s with the most malicious apps, the U.S. handily leads the world, followed by China, India, Korea and Taiwan.
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Opera Mediaworks Report: Apple Has Highest Core of Ad Revenue, But Android’s Growing Traffic Has A-Peel

Opera Mediaworks Report Apple Has Highest Core of Ad Revenue, But Android's Growing Traffic Has A-PeelWhile Android captured a majority (63 percent) of mobile ad traffic in Q4 of 2014, Apple held onto its lead in revenue generation.

That’s the bottom line, according to a new “State of Mobile Advertising” report from Opera Mediaworks.

“Apple’s favorable position in Western markets, such as the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom, helped it retain the lead,” noted the report summary. “The report, which lays out quarterly trends and insights from the company’s mobile ad platform, notes that, in these markets, high-value rich-media and video-advertising campaigns are more common. Since iOS dominates in these markets, monetization levels are highest, with over 51 percent of revenue.”

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Android Devices for Enterprises, Government Gain New Mobile Security Solution

Android Devises for Enterprises, Government Gain New Mobile Security SolutionThis week, Samsung and Good Technology confirmed the immediate availability of Good for Samsung KNOX.

The coupling effectively merges Good’s app container and broad app ecosystem with the Samsung KNOX enterprise security platform for Android.

“The launch of Good for Samsung KNOX represents the next step in the partnership between Samsung and Good to deliver world-class mobile enterprise security solutions, first announced at Mobile World Congress 2014,” a provided statement reads.
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It’s One Small Step for iOS, One Giant Leap for Android

It's One Small Step for iOS, One Giant Leap for AndroidApple announced during its latest earnings conference call last week that the company has now shipped one billion iOS devices. It’s a watershed achievement for sure, but one that Android is already familiar with.

Unlike Apple, which took a multitude of years to reach one billion devices shipped, Android devices saw more than a billion shipments in 2014 alone. Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, says Android “has become the first ever smartphone operating system to ship more than 1 billion units in a single year.”

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 30 percent annually to reach a record 1.3 billion units in 2014.
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Mobicip Launches New Android Lollipop Parental Controls

Mobicip Launches New Android Lollipop Parental ControlsThe product is out — Android L, also known as “Lollipop” — and it’s a big hit so far.

Now come the controls.

Mobicip, the most popular cloud-based parental control and internet filtering service for smartphones, tablets, and computers, has announced that “parents can enhance controls on their offsprings’ Android Lollipops by downloading the latest update of Mobicip’s Safe Browser from the Google Play Store.”

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iPhone 6 Plus Serving its Purpose for Apple in the U.S.

iPhone 6 Plus Serving its Purpose for Apple in the U.S.Apple’s iPhone 6 may be its best seller this year, but don’t discount the important role played by the device’s big brother — Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus model.

When Apple unveiled its answer to Android’s phablet phenomenon last September, iPhone 6 Plus proved the sorely needed catalyst for converting many Android users who simply never made the switch to iOS because they enjoy using larger mobile phones.

Today, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple’s iPhone 6 is beating iPhone 6 Plus sales in the U.S. by a margin of 3-to-1. But make no mistake about it. iPhone 6 Plus is not a sales dud. It’s winning some of Android’s market share for Apple.

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