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Mobile app on emergency cardiac care aids best decisions in seconds
The Toolkit on emergency cardiac care, first published as a pocket-sized manual, is helping practitioners across the globe to make the best decisions in seconds. more

BlackBerry Renews Mobile Music Agreement with 7Digital
UK based digital music supplier, 7digital says that it has extended its existing contract to provide mobile music services to BlackBerry devices. more

Apple Starts Storing Personal Information in Chinese Data Centres
Apple has confirmed that it has started storing customer account information on Chinese servers, marking a break from other tech companies who refuse to host personal information in China. more

UK Mobile Payments Platform Registers Millionth User
The UK Payments Council says that over a million people have registered to use its mobile payments service, Paym, since the service launched in April this year. more

Ukash partners with ZapZap for mobile voichers
The online payments provider, Ukash says that it is partnering with ZapZap, a mobile payments wallet, to give mobile users the ability to store, manage and spend their Ukash vouchers on the go. more

Mobile health app market needs more oversight for consumer safety, confidence
While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, several health law experts say that more oversight is needed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more

Firefox Revamps Web Browser for Android Devices
The Firefox web browser for Android smartphones has been revamped with a new home screen and sharing features. more

Amazon Expands In-App Advertising to Apple Devices
Amazon has expanded its own mobile ad network to include support for in-app adverts within Apple apps. more

Blackberry Offers BBM for Windows Phone Devices
Blackberry has announced that will be expanding its BBM platform to the Windows Phone OS, following "an incredible number of requests," from users. more

Commission reminds consumers to watch out for in-app purchases
New Zealand's Commerce Commission is reminding consumers about the potential to accidentally make in-app purchases when using applications on their mobile devices. more

IBM Deal to Support Apple Devices for Corporate Users
IBM is to develop a range of business apps exclusively for Apple devices under a new agreement that sees Apple making a major effort to expand into the corporate device market. more

Samsung Revamps its Apps Store
Samsung has revamped its own mobile apps store, and rebranded it as Galaxy Apps. more

ITU to promote the global adoption of mobile money
The International Telecommunications Union has set up a new focus group to work on interoperability of mobile money services. more

Bandwidth Offers MMS to OTT App Developers
USA based telecoms services provider, Bandwidth says that it has launched industry first, MMS-enabling phone numbers for over-the-top (OTT) apps. more

GSMA Announces mHealth Partnership across Sub-Saharan Africa
The GSMA announces that its Mobile for Development mHealth programme has launched a new cross-ecosystem partnership designed to provide a range of mHealth services to women and children, more

Aptoide Accuses Google of Crushing Independent App Stores
Portuguese app store, Aptoide has filed a complaint with the European Union competition authorities calling for an investigation into Google's dominance of the Android app market. more

Accenture to Help Fiat-Chrysler Develop Telematics Systems in the EMEA Region
The management consultancy, Accenture says that it has started to work with the Fiat-Chrysler Group to develop the next range of connected services for its Uconnect systems in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). more

Microsoft launches Outlook Web App for Android Phones
Microsoft has released its previously announced public beta release of its Outlook Web App (OWA) webmail service for Android devices. more

Researchers finds thousands of secret keys in Android apps
Google has started scanning Android apps uploaded to its app store to warn developers if they have included a potential security flaw in their code. more

Google Preparing Move into Mobile Health Market
Google is said to be planning a move into the increasingly crowded health-tracking market with the launch of its own health service later this month. more

BlackBerry to Support Android Mobile Apps
BlackBerry and Amazon have announced a deal to host Blackberry apps on the Amazon store, and support the Amazon store in a future version of the BlackBerry OS. more

Google Scans Emails for Android Calendar Updates
Google has started testing a facility that learns what users are discussing in the Gmail email conversations and then creates calendar reminders for them automatically. more

Facebook Adds Easy Video Sending to Mobile Apps
Facebook is continuing to play catch up with the other major OTT messaging apps, and has released an upgrade to its own Messenger app to make sharing of media files easier. more

Facebook Refreshes Tablet App to Focus on Games and Adverts
Facebook has refreshed its tablet app to make better use of the larger screens, and serve more adverts. more

Amazon Appstore Selection Nearly Triples Year-Over-Year
Amazon's own Android Appstore selection has nearly tripled in the past year and the company claims that developers continue to report strong monetization from the apps they offer in the store. more

Google Planning Radical Overhaul of User Interfaces for Android 5.0
Google is looking to tidy up the sometimes somewhat variable user interfaces across its various services and mobile phones for a new review that should see them all converge around a single concept. more

Pinterest Releases Windows Phone App at Last
Photo focused social networking service Pinterest has released a preview app for Windows Phone OS based smartphones, although it lacks a lot of key features at the moment. more

Mozilla Pushes Firefox Apps onto Android Phones
Mozilla has recognised that one of the big problems it will face in promoting its own Firefox OS for smartphones is the issue of encouraging app developers to port apps to its platform. more

BBC Releasing a Child-Friendly iPlayer for Smartphones and Tablets
UK based broadcaster, the BBC has released a customised version of its TV streaming app for children. more

Tesco Backed Music Streaming App Passes 1.5 Million Downloads
UK based music streaming service, Blinkbox says that it has achieved 1.5 million app downloads, a year after the service launched. more