Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 12/5 including: Samsung's plans to unveil five new phones in the first quarter, the role of cross-platform tools in mobile app development, the latest plans for Siri, the time Europe beat the U.S. in mobile apps and Google's efforts to correct mobile browsing errors.
Although enterprises utilize a variety of security techniques, such as compartmentalizing trusted apps and containerizing sensitive data to create sterile enterprise mobile environments, attackers are finding success infiltrating the most mundane mobile activities.
Mobile application marketing costs increased 6 percent in August, reaching their highest recorded level to date, mobile user acquisition platform Fiksu reports.
Apple has hired Toronto Blue Jays Assistant General Manager Jay Sartori to oversee the Sports category of its App Store for iOS, Sportsnet.ca reports.
Apple is tweaking a new App Store policy enabling legacy iPhone devices to download the most recent compatible versions of iOS applications, letting developers now choose whether or not they wish to support older editions of their software.
Mobile app stores are forecast by Gartner to top 100 billion downloads this year, up from 64 billion last year.
In tandem with the launch of its overhauled iOS 7 platform, Apple is increasing the size of iOS applications users may download via cellular networks.
With Apple poised to release its iOS 7 to consumers on Sept. 18, the company has updated its App Store to enable legacy iPhone devices to download the most recent compatible versions of iOS applications.
BlackBerry submitted to Apple its cross-platform Messenger chat application for Apple's iOS more than two weeks ago and still has not received approval from App Store reviewers, 9to5Mac reports.
Google has withdrawn its Authenticator account verification application from Apple's App Store after users discovered that a recent software update wipes settings and prevents login.