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Mobile malware infections continue to rise, with Android devices a favourite target

The number of mobile malware infections increased by 17% during the first six months of 2014, which is almost double the rate seen in 2013.

It mirrors a similar infection rate in residential fixed-line networks, from a 9% increase in December 2013 to 18% at the end of June 2014.

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Apple plans enhanced security after celebrity photo attack

Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken to the Wall Street Journal following the ‘photo hacking’ revelations that surfaced last weekend.

Personal photos that claimed to be of over 100 celebrities were posted on image sharing website 4Chan, with a number of the famous victims confirming their pictures had been stolen and uploaded.

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Ofcom publishes a guide to help UK consumers unlock their mobile phones

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published an online guide to help customers unlock their mobile phones.

Mobile network operators may electronically ‘lock’ mobile phones to their network when customers buy the phone. It’s necessary to unlock these phones before they can be used with a different network provider... and this is sometimes chargeable.

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BlackBerry BES10 device management solution is now available as a hosted service

BlackBerry has announced that its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) device management solution is now available as a hosted service through third-party partners.

It means businesses no longer need to run BES10 on their own IT equipment.

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National security, phones for children, a new UK mobile network and a change of name

Podcast - 16th July 2014

This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.

We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.

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