Podcast - 19th February 2014
We start this week's report with two new smartphones: a flagship Android device from LG and a dual-boot handset from Geeksphone.
We also talk about the health effects of mobile phones, a new mobile loyalty app, wireless charging, machine-to-machine connections, the purchase of Viber and a recent acquisition by Google.
Podcast - 14th February 2014
In the past few months, the topics of security and privacy have gripped the mobile industry. The humble SMS text message has been subjected to particular attention, both on its own and in association with smartphone apps.
John Murtagh, CTO at text message specialist Anam Technologies, explains more about the risks involved with SMS, the challenges for mobile network operators and the solutions that can protect consumers.
LG Electronics has announced the LG G Pro 2 smartphone today.
It’s a successor to the LG G Pro, which was revealed in February last year. South Korea is currently the only market confirmed for the LG G Pro 2, although wider availability is expected to be announced during or after Mobile World Congress.
An investigation by Channel 4 News has shown that second-hand smartphones sold in the UK by Cash Converters and CEX may contain recoverable data despite having had a ‘factory reset’.
Information security specialists SensePost used software tools that were “freely available” to find personal information about the phones’ previous users. This included browsing history, contacts, text messages, photographs and personal documents.
A new report from Alcatel-Lucent suggests that more than 11.6 million mobile devices are infected with malware. It’s based on figures from Alcatel-Lucent’s Kindsight subsidiary, which is able to measure the impact of network traffic.
Mobile malware infections were said to be up by 20% in 2013, with 4G LTE devices the most likely to be infected.