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Android passes iOS in mobile ad traffic for first time

Google's Android platform has passed Apple's iOS in mobile ad traffic for the first time, according to Opera Mediaworks' quarterly mobile ad report.

Heartbleed flaw present in millions of Android devices

The Heartbleed flaw, a hole in the OpenSSL software that enables two-thirds of websites to encrypt data, is also present in millions of Android devices, reports Ars Technica.

News Scan: Mobile drives email use; Google beefs up Android security;

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for April 11, including the rise of the corporate email due to enterprise mobility, Google's attempt to safeguard independent apps, the ineffectiveness of mobile games when staying relevant, wireless making its way into European buildings and the explosion in indoor location installations.

Spotlight: Leef Access microSD Card Reader for Android

The Leef Access microSD Card Reader for Android is an adapter designed to take advantage of the USB OTG capabilities of Android devices.

Twitter buys Android lock-screen app startup

Twitter has acquired Cover, an Android lock-screen app startup, for an undisclosed consideration, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Spotlight: Android version of WhatsApp chat log vulnerable to hackers

The Android version of WhatsApp--the instant messaging firm being acquired by Facebook for $16 billion--has a security flaw that leaves chat histories open to theft and decryption by malicious apps installed on the same smartphone, warns an article in  Ars Technica. 

News Scan: Saying 'not so fast' to Android malware; Your no. 1 IT security threat; more

The top news stories for March 13, 2014.

Malware attacks on Android devices see 600% increase, says Sophos

Malware on the Android is exploding, according to a new study, the Mobile Security Threat Report, unveiled by security firm Sophos last week at the Mobile World Congress.

40% of Android apps pose security concerns, study finds

40 percent of apps for Android pose security concerns as "either malicious, suspicious or unwanted," according to new research from the Webroot Research Team.

WatchDox releases free mobile file editor

WatchDox has long tried to set it self apart from other online storage players, and is doing so again with a new, free mobile editor offering.