Apple CEO: Mobile payments a big opportunity

Could Apple soon move into the mobile payment market? During an investor call for its fourth quarter earnings report, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is intrigued with mobile payments. “You can tell by looking at the demographics of our customers and the amount of commerce that goes through iOS devices versus the competition …

Google Removed 350 Million Ads & Rejected 3 Million Publishers

Google today revealed the progress it has made in its fight against bad actors that abuse online advertising tools for harmful or deceptive purposes. In short, the company removed more than 350 million bad ads and more than 270,000 advertisers from its systems in 2013.     Removed 350 million bad ads in 2013     Disabled …

Mobile phone frequency charges capped at 5 per cent of revenue

The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) Monday approved a spectrum usage charge (SUC) of 5 percent of the annual gross revenue on all the new airwaves acquired in auction. Existing telecom operators will have to pay the weighted average of their existing SUC, and 5 percent if they acquire new spectrum.                                        “For all new spectrum, …

Samsung Galaxy S III Neo+ with 4.8-inch HD AMOLED display, Android 4.3 launched

Samsung has launched its latest Galaxy S III Neo+ smartphone for the Chinese market, but for now, has not revealed the pricing and availability details. There is also no word on whether Samsung will announce the new smartphone outside China.                                      The Samsung Galaxy S III Neo+ runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The Galaxy S …

Nokia reports fall in mobile sales and profits ahead of Microsoft handover

Nokia has reported a steep fall in sales at its network equipment division, the main business which it will be left with once it has sold its former flagship phone business to Microsoft for 5.4 billion euros.                                          The company said on Thursday that the Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) division’s fourth-quarter sales were down 22 …

Android leads mobile phone ad traffic, iOS overall leader thanks to iPad: Opera

The mobile advertising market is a major battleground for competing platforms, and Android now leads over iOS in terms of mobile phone traffic, reveals a new report.                                       Source – gadgets.ndtv Opera’s latest State of Mobile Advertising report has revealed that Android with a mobile traffic share of 35.85 percent is ahead of iPhone, which has …

Sony Xperia Z1S now available in T-Mobile stores

The exclusive US version of the Sony flagship, the Xperia Z1S, hit the US market exclusively through T-Mobile’s online platform last week. Now, the Z1S is on sale through select T-Mobile retail outlets, giving Stateside brick and mortar customers a place to get their hands on the device.                                      The Xperia Z1S is offering the handset …

Facebook testing its first mobile ad network on other companies’ apps

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it is displaying ads from a small group of marketers on other companies’ smartphone apps, the latest sign that the world’s No. 1 online social network is closer to launching an ad network business.                                          Facebook said that the test is currently limited to a “few” advertisers and mobile app …

Mobile Review: Nokia Lumia 1520

 Pros It has a good display Hardware is top notch Performance is smooth Cons Large size might be uncomfortable at times Lack of enough apps ready for HD display Camera experience could be zippier Nokia has been gunning the mobile imaging segment by introducing two powerful devices in last two years. Mobile enthusiasts were astonished …

Android devices targeted by 99 percent of all mobile malware in 2013

It is not surprising, given the rate at which the Android market has grown in the recent past, that the platform would be targeted by malware attacks. What is important to note, however, is the rate at which they are susceptible to the problem. According to a report released by Cisco, recently, 99 out of …