Is it just us, or does the Kaspersky mobile security app sound like the coolest thing ever? For an admittedly steep $19.95, you get the last best chance of recovering a stolen Android smartphone. You get the features you’d expect from a security app, like being able to track your phone’s location and scan for malware, but the coolest feature is like something out of a spy movie. You can trigger the front-facing camera to start secretly taking pictures, hopefully capturing the identity of your phone’s thief. Now that’s awesome.
We knew it was coming, but now it’s official: Samsung is suing Apple over the iPhone 5. To quote Samsung’s statement: “We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.” Well, you better grab a Coke or something…we’re in this battle for the long haul.
Apple has recently modified its developer guidelines in a way that will benefit just about everyone. Apple will now allow apps to directly display the App Store, letting you purchase new apps outside of the traditional app store itself. This could be a huge boon for discovery apps, which are all about recommending apps to your personal taste.
How close are we to a world where you can use your smartphone to explore an online store and make purchases through digital storefronts. Very close, it seems.
A sign of the times: yesterday, Google surpassed Microsoft’s market value for the first time, making it the second most valuable technology company in the world, right behind Apple. A decade ago, this would have been unthinkable.