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Apple Opening Europe's First iOS App Development Center in Italy
Apple has announced the creation of Europe's first iOS App Development Center in Italy, to give students practical skills and training on developing iOS apps. more

New app 'hides' user location from third parties
Researchers who developed an app that blocks third parties from identifying an individual's location based on what they search for online received a \"best paper\" award at a recent conference. more

Record-Breaking Holiday Season for Apple's App Store
In the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases, setting back-to-back weekly records for traffic and purchases. more

Apple & China UnionPay to Bring Apple Pay to China
Apple and China UnionPay have announced a partnership to bring Apple Pay to China. more

Using mobile devices to augment reality can enhance creative play and exploration
Scientists at Disney Research say augmented reality with mobile devices serves as the perfect bridge between the two and can enhance creativity in the process. more

Native Advertising Coming to Mobile Websites
The mobile advertising vendor, InMobi says that it has signed a deal to promote mobile content alongside advertising. more

Apple Taking Down Hundreds of Apps That Leaked Personal Information
Apple has started removing apps which had been approved by its iTunes checkers despite collecting private user data without permission. more

Sony Mobile Taps PubMatic to Power Advertising Solution for Mobile Apps
The ad agency PubMatic says that it has been selected by Sony Mobile to exclusively power the programmatic advertising and ad serving for the in-app advertising inventory on a number of its premium mobile apps. more

Facebook Confirms its App is Draining iPhone Batteries
Facebook has confirmed that it is looking into claims that its iPhone app is eating users battery capacity. more

Starbucks Launches Mobile Ordering in the UK for Apple Users
Starbucks is launching Mobile Order & Pay in the UK, allowing customers to pre-order their drinks and food in over 150 London stores and save time in the queue. more

Samsung Says Customer Data Safe Following Hack Attack
Samsung says that its own mobile payments service remains safe following reports of a hack attempt on its US subsidiary. more

Paytm Partners with Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Vaango to Enable Mobile Payments
India's Paytm has entered into a partnership with the most popular fast food restaurants in the country- Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Vaango. more

Android widgets may boost effectiveness of sleep-monitoring apps
An effective smart phone application should make data collection easy, but not so easy that the user forgets to access and reflect on that information, according to a team of researchers. more

Android Ransomware Masquerades as Free Porn App
An Android app that claims to be a video player for porn has turned out to be an extortion scam that locks phones until people pay up to have it removed. more

BBC Brasil content now available on Grupo Gol digital platforms
BBC Brasil has further extended its reach in Brazil by making its news content available on the digital services of the major mobile content aggregator, Grupo Gol. more

An app twice a day keeps the dentist away
Research shows that Brush DJ, an app designed to encourage youngsters to adopt and maintain an effective oral health care routine using evidence-based techniques, is effective in its aims. more

Apple Pay Adoption Stalls
When asked why they didn't use the Apple Pay option, 32% said they were satisfied with their current payment method, while 34% said they are not familiar with how Apple Pay works. more

'Brain training' app may improve people with schizophrenia
A 'brain training' iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, more

Location-based ads need more than closeness to overcome creepiness
Location-based advertisements may pinpoint customers geographically, but often miss the target because customers may find the ads creepy and intrusive, according to an international team of researchers. more

Gemalto and ZTE jointly present remote subscription management on consumer devices
Gemalto says that it has teamed up with ZTE to showcase its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution on ZTE smartphones. more

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users
Because people who are blind or have low vision are more likely to have health problems such as obesity or diabetes, it's especially important that mobile health applications work for those users. more

First SIM Provider to receive MIFARE Classic and MIFARE4Mobile Certification
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) says that it has become the first SIM card provider to receive both the product certification from NXP Semiconductors more

KefKefk Partners with SLA Mobile to bring Carrier Billing to Customers
KefKefk, a VAS provider in the MENA region, says that it has partnered with SLA Mobile to deliver carrier billing services to their customers. more

Explosion in LTE roaming with double digit growth each month
BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has announced a rapid increase in LTE roaming traffic over its market-leading IPX network more

Gemalto enables mobile subscribers in Indonesia to securely backup personal data
Gemalto says that it has been selected by Elasitas to provide mobile subscribers in Indonesia with LinqUs Smart Backup, offered in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis services. more

SimbaPay launches world's first international access to M-Pesa PayBill
SimbaPay, a digital money transfer provider has announced the launch of the first product in the world that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments. more

Your phone knows how many steps you take per day, shouldn't your doctor?
The rise of health apps has made it possible to chart your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns, but the availability of this constant stream of information has yet to reach patient electronic health records. more

SMS Train Tickets Introduced in Milan
Gemalto has deployed a Netsize SMS ticketing solution together with Milan's public transport company, ATM (Milan), enabling commuters to purchase and use their tickets via their mobile phone. more

New wave of Android Ransomware lurks behind FBI porn warning
Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware that demands $500 to restore access, more

Mobile Payments continue to expand in Canada with SaskTel and MTS introducing service
With the introduction of mobile payments by MTS and SaskTel, customers of these provincial telecommunications companies can now pay with their phone. more