Security was top of mind on Wednesday, as Lookout Mobile Security reported that we now have now hacked websites targeting Android devices with an all new Android Trojan called NotCompatible, another panic attack vector previously only employed to infect PCs with malware. Lookout referred to as development “the first time hacked websites are employed specifically target cellular devices.” Malware threats to Android phones during the past have largely come via apps.
In other news, just 5 percent of Android tools are running the most recent version of the mobile operating-system, Frozen treats Sandwich, according to stats released this week by Google.
Meanwhile, the streaming music service Spotify finally launched an iPad app. The Spotify for iPad app, which is now available in the App Store, lets users of Apple’s coveted tablet browse and play tracks from Spotify’s catalog of 17 million songs. iPad owners can savor the app for free throughout a 30-day trial, and definitely will have to spend $9.99 per month for any Spotify premium subscription to carry on making use of it as soon as the free trial.
And, should you be searching for a brand new Kindle, then don’t check out Target. The favorite retailer confirmed yesterday that it’s going to stop selling Amazon’s Kindle devices inside coming weeks. Kindle devices have been pulled in the Target website. Searches for “Amazon Kindle” just talk about Kindle covers.
Also topping tech headlines on Wednesday:
- Nokia Sues HTC, RIM, ViewSonic for Patent Infringement: The handset maker sued the companies inside the U.S. and Germany for infringing on 45 of its patents.
- Introducing Fastest Mobile Networks 2012: PCMag is beginning its annual survey of cellular data networks. In 2010 we’re driving across the U.S. testing five carriers in 30 cities.
- Microsoft Ditching ‘Windows Live’ Brand: Redmond will ditch the branding for an over-arching “Microsoft account.”
- Pebble Smartwatch Lands First App Partner: RunKeeper: Once the watch welcomes in this fall, it will be integrated with RunKeeper, allowing cyclists, hikers, walkers, and skiers to follow their fitness from the comfort of their wrist.
- Dell Unveils Ivy Bridge Desktops, Laptops: If you need a new system that could handle complex tasks or immersive entertainment activities, Dell should have you covered, no less than for that foreseeable future.
- $99 Xbox, Kinect Bundle on Tap Next Week?: The package will reportedly feature a 4GB Xbox and price $15 a month.
- Motorola Awarded Injunction Against Xbox, Windows 7: A German judge granted Motorola an injunction from the Xbox and Windows 7 rolling around in its patent grapple with Microsoft.
- ESPN Fires Columnist and Alleged Social networking Grifter Sarah Philips: ESPN.com moved fast now to sever ties using the Playbook columnist after questions regarding her identity and possible participation inside a number of questionable social media-related business deals were raised in a very lengthy expose by Deadspin.
- YouTube Makes ‘Wrong Call,’ Reinstates Sexy Kate Upton Video: The playback quality featured the curvy Upton demonstrating the “Cat Daddy,” a dance that apparently necessitates the dancer writhing provocatively in most sort of cat-like pose.
- Harvard, MIT to Offer Online for free Classes: The schools have each committed $30 million to file for the project, called “edX.”
Facebook Adds ‘Action Links’ for Timeline Apps: Action links let the user to look at a principal action from the app itself.