Malicious apps on both iOS and Android reportedly clocked 2.4 million downloads and over $500,000 in revenue. The apps bombarded users with intrusive ads and even hid their icons to prevent users from uninstalling them.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has announced a probe into mobile app stores in the country to establish whether more pricing transparency is needed, and the extent of competition between Apple and Google.
Facebook has announced the testing of a new audio calling app called CatchUp, featuring indicators that show when your contacts are ready to receive a call. Better still, you don't need a Facebook account to use it.