Claim: Attackers can compromise iPhone via chargers and apps

Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered two security weaknesses that permit installation of malware onto Apple mobile devices using seemingly innocuous applications and peripherals, uncovering significant security threats to the iOS platform.

Claim - this feature stops apps from stealing phone users' passwords

Imagine downloading a NetFlix app to your phone so that you can watch movies on the go. You would expect the app to request your account's username and password the first time it runs, like most apps do.

Are iOS apps accessing your private data?

Almost half of the mobile apps running on Apple's iOS operating system access the unique identifier of the devices where they're downloaded, at least according to computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego.

GamePop console also runs iOS apps

The $129 GamePop - originally touted as a console for Android games - will reportedly run iOS titles on a specially coded virtualization platform. 

Weather forecasting becomes a smartphone affair

Although high resolution screens, elaborate application processors and cameras tend to grab all the smartphone headlines, another change is starting to take shape under the bonnet of our favourite toys.

Smartphones and cars get all connected

App-Connected vehicles could reach 20 percent of consumer cars in  North America and Western Europe by 2017, research has suggested.

Video: Android apps arrive on MS Surface Pro with Bluestacks

Bluestacks users have been able to run Android apps on their Mac OS X and Windows operating systems for quite some time now.

RIM promises more apps - and considers licensing OS

RIM is extending the deadline for its Built for BlackBerry program, citing an overwhelming number of applications.

'Portathon' nets RIM thousands of new apps

Research In Motion has 15,000 new apps for the BlackBerry, thanks to two 'Portathon' events over the weekend.

Apple says 40 billion apps downloaded, 20 billion in 2012

Apple's extensive app ecosystem shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Indeed, Cupertino is confirming that users have downloaded a staggering 40 billion apps, with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone.

81 billion apps distributed by mobile storefronts

Mobile applications storefronts have collectively distributed a cumulative total of 81 billion smartphone and tablet apps as of September 2012.

Google to charge small businesses for Apps

Google is to start charging small businesses for Google Apps, including Gmail and Google Drive.

Slax is bare bones modular Linux

Slax can best be described as Linux-based operating system that runs off a CD or USB flash drive.

EA codes apps for Samsung's Smart TV lineup

EA Mobile has coded two entertainment apps for Samsung's lineup of Smart TVs. 

The creeping bloat of iOS apps

The iPad 3's Retina display along with Apple's more liberal submission policy have prompted the file sizes of popular iOS apps to grow substantially - especially for games.

Just playing around with apps

Back in March, Apple confirmed that its iOS app store had hit the 25 billion downloads mark - prompting me to wonder what the most popular programs were for both the iPhone and iPad.

Apple fixes bug that was crashing new apps

Apple says it's fixed a bug that's been causing some apps downloaded from its store to crash as soon as they're launched.

RIM woos developers with BlackBerry prototype giveaway

RIM's released a prototype version of its upcoming phone for the BlackBerry 10 operating system, and is distributing around 2,000 to developers.

LEGO app moves the super heroes

LEGO has rolled out a new iPhone app which allows users to easily create stop motion videos.

Free tool reveals all about Facebook app privacy

For those bewildered by the privacy issues surrounding Facebook apps - and let's face it, who isn't? - there's a new FCC-endorsed service available to rate them.