Stephen Letch

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How app store scammers can make $10,000 a day from a $10 game template

<i>TechCrunch</i> has a fascinating insight into the world of App Store scammers, using the example of a game created from a $10 template that ended up making $10,000 a day.<p>The piece alleges that the developer of the paid version of <i>Red Bouncing Balls Spikes</i> used a network of around 20,000 fake Apple IDs …

HTC reportedly working on Google Now smartwatch, and other wearables

According to sources who have been in contact with <i>Bloomberg</i>, HTC is working on three wearable products, one of which the company may show off at next week’s Mobile World Congress.<p>Bloomberg’s source suggests that HTC will be revealing a smartwatch at next week’s conference, but unfortunately the …

Everything you need to know about Host Card Emulation

This week Visa and MasterCard announced new specifications for NFC mobile payments using host card emulation (HCE) . Until now mobile payment systems needed a special piece of hardware, normally in the SIM card, known as the secure element. It is used by the mobile payment system to perform certain …

[Deal Alert] Woot Has The Nexus 7 2013 On Sale: 16GB For $169.99, 32GB For $199.99 (Refurbished)

Looking for a rock-solid 7-inch tablet that runs the latest version of Android? Woot has the best deal we've seen yet on Google and Asus' Nexus 7 …

Six alternatives to WhatsApp now that Facebook owns it

Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp, which means those who have been avoiding feeding their data into the world’s biggest social network might think about switching to another instant messaging service.<p>As WhatsApp is based on phone numbers rather than usernames, Facebook has in effect just …

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth: Apple just bought up a 3-year supply of sapphire displays

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>As Canonical co-founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed the latest news about Ubuntu’s mobile plans on Wednesday, he …

Does the world really need another email platform? At least one veteran founder thinks so

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>Javier Soltero is a battle-scarred veteran of entrepreneurship. After facing a near-death experience, he …

Google Now smartwatch reportedly one of three upcoming HTC wearables

HTC will demonstrate the first of three upcoming wearable products next week, a source tells <i>Bloomberg</i>. The Taiwanese manufacturer will show a smartwatch prototype to carriers at the Mobile World Congress trade show. The source says the watch, which HTC has "no plans to show publicly" in Barcelona, …

Mark Zuckerberg's full statement on Facebook buying WhatsApp

I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire WhatsApp and that their entire team will be joining us at Facebook.<p>Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building services that help people share any type of content with any group of people they want. WhatsApp …