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Android app developers get more beta-testing options

Google is providing Android app developers new beta-testing options, including open beta and closed beta usuing email addresses, Ellie Powers, product manager for Google Play, announced Thursday in a blog post.

Hacking Team breach discloses Android exploit that tricked Google Play security

The Hacking Team, the Italian surveillance firm that was hacked recently, had developed Android malware that was able to sidestep Google's security checks and appear on Google Play as a legitimate news app called BeNews, according to security firm Trend Micro.

LaunchKit aims to make it easy for time-strapped mobile app developers to build promo websites

For the independent mobile developer, building an enterprise app is only half the battle. In a crowded market, getting the word out through a Web-based campaign can help put an effective app over the top, but few teams—often undermanned and overworked—choose to devote resources or lack the expertise to design marketing strategies.

Intel provides free Android app to remotely control PC with smartphone or tablet

Android users can now use their mobile devices to control their PCs with a free application from Intel.

Millions of mobile apps store personal data insecurely in the cloud

Medical and banking mobile apps, as well as other mobile apps, could be at risk from hackers because of a flaw in the way app data is stored in cloud databases, according to researchers at Darmstadt Technology University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Security Information Technology.

Spotlight: SwiftKey publishes Android keyboard app on Google Play

Third-party keyboard app SwiftKey on Thursday made its SwiftKey for Android available on Google Play.

Fear the Droid: 8 IT security risks posed by Android

For enterprises that allow BYOD but don't have a security platform for Android devices, security risks abound. InformationWeek has identified eight Android security issues that IT should be concerned about.

Hackers could gain remote control of Android smartphones, warns researcher

An attacker could exploit security holes in Google Play and Android Web browsers to gain remote control of Android smartphones, warned Tod Beardsley with security firm Rapid7.

Google adds mobile apps to its bug bounty program

To encourage IT security researches to root out mobile app vulnerabilities, Google is expanding its bug bounty program to include vulnerabilities in mobile apps, wrote Eduardo Vela Nava, security engineer at Google, in a blog post.

Fees for downloading mobile games will disappear, predicts EA

Paying a fee to download a mobile game is "slowly disappearing," says Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer at gaming firm Electronic Arts.