Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 20:22 UTC
Apple Yeah I was quite busy yesterday, and nobody else picked it up, so we didn't report on the launch of the iPad 2. Since other websites went completely bonkers over this, we'll keep it short: there's a new iPad out. It's thinner, has a dual-core processor, faster graphics, and has a "new" case developed by Incase Apple. Contrary to all the "later this year" announcements from the likes of HP and RIM, Apple is shipping this thing March 11.
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mrhasbean
Member since:
2006-04-03

At least Android users have the freedom to install malware and crappy applications.


iOS users have the freedom to install crappy applications - there's about 250000 of them on the App Store, most of them free.

And if you were all grow'd up with teenage kids of your own and you were the one paying the bills for the masses of excess data that those lovely malware apps could wrack up you might just change your tune.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Are you being sarcastic or is it true?

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fran Member since:
2010-08-06

About the Android Market bad press...

How is it that Windows and Android almost always get's slammed when such news appear, but when it happen in the Apple and Linux world you actually get trashed and flamed for reporting it?

AVG has the most popular security solution available for free through the Android Market. It checks for all sorts of malware including apps and used very little system resources.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/news.ndi-283742

Symantec and Kaspersky and others have similar products also.

Yes no Anti-Virus is perfect but it sure helps.
There are also ways in Android to kill your applications running in the background via settings.
I would like Google to put a widget for this on the homescreen though.

In Googles defense no operating system can audit every line of code of third party applications. And the few apps that had this malware was removed immediately when the problem was detected.

There are vulnerabilies across all platforms.
Not only Android but iphone and Symbian also.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10443800-245.html

But they are all working to improve it.
Google has recently made some big security firm acquisitions including Zynamics.
http://www.mobilemarketingwatch.com/google-announces-acquisition-of...

Apple is also working on improving security on all it's products.
http://www.edibleapple.com/apple-asks-security-experts-to-examine-o...

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lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21


AVG has the most popular security solution available for free through the Android Market. It checks for all sorts of malware including apps and used very little system resources.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/news.ndi-283742

Symantec and Kaspersky and others have similar products also.


I'm meant to run Anti-virus software on my phone as well now? Fuck that.

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windywoo Member since:
2011-03-01

A leading app developer had to be banned from the App Store after they were caught harvesting contact details.

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=25980

There are other cases of Apple's approval process not being so foolproof as they would like to believe.

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