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Google Android Danger – Google Company tighten’s app store security.

If you thought downloading applications directly from Google’s Play – App Store meant the software was safe you were wrong.  So says Google critics after investigating user complaints.

A bit of caution in selecting which GOOGLE android apps to download is a good thing.

Worry is a good thing IF it leads to action.

It was discovered that after loading a legitimate Android app onto Google Play, researchers were able to update it with malicious functionality without triggering the malware detection system. Whoops.  READ MORE HERE…

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Dangerous Apps are OUT there – here’s how to spot them!

There are a large number of shady, even dangerous apps on the market.  Most people know NOT to download anything that isn’t on the Google Android, Amazon or Apple iOS Application stores.  But even those locations can harbor some questionable, if not down right shady apps.

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For that reason I recommend you read –

How to Spot Shady Apps in 5 Easy Steps…

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As Sales Rise, Smartphones Come to Dominate – They Are Taking Over!

Smartphone Sales Beat Feature Phones in 2013

According to research reports, in 2013 the sales of smartphones worldwide finally surpassed feature phones sales.
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                                   By NICK BILTON
February 13, 2014

Watching the sales of smartphones and feature phones in recent years has felt similar to watching a Ferrari race a horse. You know the Ferrari is going to win, it’s just a matter of when.

Well, for smartphones, it looks as if it finally happened. On Thursday, Gartner, the research firm, said that in 2013 worldwide smartphone sales surpassed the sales of feature phones (typically, this means a regular cellphone) for the first time.

In total, the number of smartphones sold was close to a billion, reaching a record 968 million for 2013. This was up 42 percent from 2012. About 839 million feature phones were sold.

During the fourth quarter of 2013, Gartner said that 58 percent of mobile phone sales were smartphones. MORE

 

“Paper” – The 8 best news reading apps – CNNMoney

Released earlier this week, Paper is Facebook’s official entry into the news reading arena.But above and beyond providing the usual batch of curated links organized by subject, it also doubles as a new way to view and interact with your Facebook FB, Fortune 500 feed. The intuitive, gesture-heavy design of the app is not only appealing to the eyes, but offers a glimpse of how more apps will looks and feel in the future.  MORE

Customers are no longer silent, far from it they are louder than ever!

Customer Engagement or ELSE!

Think back ten years ago. How did you make your buying decisions? Personally, I remember sifting through the Sunday paper for ads on upcoming sales for some of my favorites was not exactly what I wanted,
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but it was good enough for that moment.  Long gone are those days. With the introduction of the smartphone, tablet, social media, and a variety of other technologies, no one is telling us what to buy, when to shop, and how much to pay.Empowered with instant, 24×7 access to product reviews, competitor offerings, personalized promotions, and prices that seem to change every five minutes, we can now bypass existing business models and move towards demanding that vendors and retailers meet our own unique requirements and whims. For example, smartphone owners compare prices on their mobile device while in-store shopping for…