Google deletes another 25 Android apps caught stealing user data, including Facebook credentials.
We tell our clients and colleagues on a regular basis, “know your tech.” This is especially important for smart phones. One of the key reasons that wireless network providers or carriers, avoided an open ecosystem, loading just any mobile app on your phone, for so many years, was that your data and activities were not secure.
Now that we have a world where any old app or service can be loaded on your phone, and it has IP address, and they can record your every movement and moment, it’s especially important to know exactly what the apps you use on those devices are doing.
Apple iOS is not immune, I recently found an app secretly collecting 12-14 GB worth of data on my phone. More on what’s happening with Android at the link below.
Apple is doing it again, a silicon transition. This one is really exciting, it’s not just about computation, it’s about power and size envelopes. I have been a big proponent of ARM based silicon, the vast majority of the smartphones and tablets, and other devices that have come from my product development teams over the years, were all on ARM designs.
It also means that ARM, and with apples help in SOC development, including other application processors and dedicated functions on chip, has finally met or exceeded the pure integer based computational power of Intel.
Better products will ensure, especially if they can get the early software development tools to help take usability to the next level.
Apple revealed it would help developers producing macOS software that will run on Apple’s silicon by providing them with a Developer Transition Kit, a customized version of the Mac mini running on new hardware. We look at how it stacks up against the currently-offered Mac mini.