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Free Windows Phones for Disgruntled Android Users

Microsoft wants to hear your Android-based horror stories… it may just land you a free Windows Phone device. Are you a disgruntled Android device owner who is just sick and tired of all that malware plaguing Google’s OS? Microsoft wants to hear all about it. In fact, the company may even give you a free […]

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AT&T, Sprint Sued by Customers Over Carrier IQ Tracking Software

AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., Apple Inc. and T-Mobile USA were sued by mobile phone customers who claim that Carrier IQ Inc. tracking software installed on their phones violates U.S. wiretapping and computer fraud laws. The lawsuit cites a YouTube report by a technology blogger that purported to show that Carrier IQ software collects information

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Android’s a malware magnet, says McAfee

Malware targeted toward Android devices continues to surge, says a new report from McAfee, pushing 2011 to become the busiest year in history for both mobile and general malware. The amount of malware infecting Android devices during the third quarter grew almost 37 percent from the second quarter, according to McAfee’s Third-Quarter Threats Report (PDF).

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Android App Market Reaches 500,000 Submissions

September saw a significant milestone for the Android Market, according to research2guidance, a market research firm. Their numbers show that in September the total number of applications submitted to the Android Market surpassed 500,000. In September alone, the Android Market gained 42,000 applications–a new record. However, 37% of the 500,000+ applications have been decommissioned, unpublished,

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