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Lookout calls out shady Android ad networks

If you own an Android phone, there's a small chance that you've downloaded an app with some questionable advertising tactics. Now, mobile security firm Lookout is naming and shaming the ad networks involved.

Most Android threats would be blocked if phones ran latest Android version, report says

Over three quarters of Android threats are malicious apps that send SMS messages to premium rate numbers and could be mitigated by a protection feature present in Android 4.2, according to researchers from networking vendor Juniper Networks.

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FTC advises Google, Yahoo, others to be clearer in labeling paid search results

Searching online for something like "diet plans," or "Caribbean vacation," or of course "iPhone," is bound to present a slew of results, including ads. Now, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission wants search engines to display those ads more clearly.

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Xamarin tool aims to show the ease wth which .NET apps can become mobile

As mobile device shipments overtake those of PCs, cross-platform tool developer Xamarin hopes to get more enterprises to adapt their apps for Android and iOS with the help of its .Net Mobility Scanner.

BlackBerry's Secure Work Space for Android and iOS now available

BlackBerry continues to expand its support for Android and iOS with Secure Work Space, which separates work and personal apps and data, as the company tries to hold on to enterprise users by becoming more platform neutral.

Fake AV and ransomware: Coming soon to an Android device near you

Symantec has uncovered a new Android threat you might recognize from PC malware--fake antivirus and ransom ware attacks.

Intel looks past Windows, sees Android for Haswell successor

Intel now looks to the Android operating system as it breaks away from years of optimizing its top line of Core PC processors--including the recently launched Haswell processors--chiefly for Windows.

Encryption can’t protect your data while you’re logged in

If you don't use a password to unlock your computer, smartphone, or tablet, most encryption software won't protect your private or proprietary data if the device is lost or stolen.

Work Hard and Stay Portable with Windows 8 Tablets

Join the tablet revolution. Windows 8 tablets are light and thin enough to take anywhere, and powerful enough to use for work.

Social mapping does much more than just get you where you’re going

Google is already a leading provider of mapping services, but it snatched up Waze because social mapping is smarter and more useful than just getting from Point A to Point B.

There's really no such thing as a 'best' mobile provider

It’s easy to get bogged down in debates over which is mobile provider is best. All that matters is which provider best serves your particular needs.

How to maximize your work productivity on the road

Heading on a business trip? To get work done, you're going to need more than your laptop, smartphone, and tablet. Here's what else you need to bring to be as productive as possible.

Lab Tested: New MacBook Air offers best battery life of any Apple laptop

Macworld Lab found that the new MacBook Air has a significant boost to its battery life.