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Weaknesses identified in ebanking apps

Computer security firm viaForensics identified security flaws in mobile banking apps from companies including Wells Fargo, Bank of America and USAA.

LG & Microsoft offer free WP7 apps

LG Electronics and Microsoft announced a “free selection of quality applications” for buyers of Windows Phone 7 handsets from the South Korean vendor.

Verizon Wireless preps Android V Cast Apps roll out

Verizon Wireless is next week expected to send out an update to the HTC Droid Incredible, the Android-based smartphone, that will include the operator’s V Cast Apps storefront

Average app price is rising faster for iPad than iPhone; its higher too

The average price of apps for Apple’s iPad has risen by 14.5 percent to nearly $5 in the last six months

Apple starts accepting iOS 4.2 apps; Game Center comes to iPad

Apple has started approving apps for its forthcoming iOS 4.2 platform version, suggesting that the upgrade is on track to be released to consumers this month.

RIM preps PlayBook app submissions

RIM is to start accepting app submissions for its high-profile PlayBook tablet computer in the next couple of weeks, as the Canadian vendor aims to capture the attention of the developer community.

Developers expand horizons beyond Apple

More than half of app developers identify either Apple’s iPhone or iPad as their most favoured apps platform, according to a new survey by Millennial Media – but this looks set to change over the coming year.

Skyfire browser brings Flash to iPhone briefly

Skyfire launched a mobile browser which enables iPhone users to view Flash video content via the Apple App Store, although its availability was short-lived when demand meant the infrastructure supporting the product was overwhelmed.

Apps must not forget the user

The presence of a major brand does not mean that the value of an app to the consumer can be ignored.

TIM, Telefonica align in Common Applications Marketplace

Telecom Italia announced the opening of its mobile apps store, called TIM Store, while also stating that it is working with Telefonica in a project referred to as the Common Applications Marketplace.