It's nice to able to search, browse and download mobile apps from your computer as well as your handset. (See: iTunes.) Google doesn't seem to realize or care about this, so 3rd-party syncing app DoubleTwist picked up their slack.
The crime: identity theft. The location: the Android Market. The weapon: a free "banking" app. The lesson: you should be terrified at all times, of all things, even if Google says you shouldn't be.
Yesterday's report from Android tracking site AndroLib that the Android Market had probably surpassed 20,000 apps was heartening for Android users and industry watchers alike. Minor issue! According to Google, they overshot the figure by about 20%. Still, the current count of 16,000 apps sit on a pretty healthy growth…
When Google yanked tethering apps from the Android Market, anger broiled in customers and developers alike. Google's response is simple, but has far-reaching implications: tethering apps are back, just not for T-Mobile USA customers.
There was a disturbance in the Android App Market today as an application called MemoryUp was allegedly erasing contacts and installing adware. The mystery is how it got there in the first place.