Coherent regulation best for near field communications

Electronic mobile payments are taking off as the use by Australians of near field communications (NFC) enabled smartphones and apps increases. However, there are emerging concerns about sharing personal information and challenges to the regulation intended to protect users, according to a new Australian Communications and Media Authority paper, Near field communications —Emerging issues in media and communications, Occasional paper 2

BlinkMobile Announces Expansion into The Fast Growing Latin America and Africa Mobility Markets

BlinkMobile Interactive, an Australian headquartered Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) provider, today announced continued international expansion with the appointment of distributors in both Brazil and South Africa providing enterprise and government agencies across Latin America and Africa with access to its award-winning mobility platform.

Optus uncorks new BYO month-to-month plans [update]

Optus is embracing the much-loved Aussie tradition of BYO with today’s launch of its revamped bring your own phone (BYO) mobile plans. The range introduces month-to-month post-paid plans for customers who already have a network-unlocked mobile phone. Customers now have more flexibility with their mobile plans while taking advantage of the Optus superfast 4G network.

Mobile Device Data Recoveries Up 161 Percent as Mobile Phones Set to Exceed World Population by 2014

According to the International Telecommunication Union , the number of mobile phones worldwide is expected to exceed the world’s population by 2014, with overall penetration rates reaching 96 percent globally by the end of this year. Consistent with the widespread adoption of mobile devices, Kroll Ontrack , the world leader in data recovery and ediscovery software, saw a 55 percent increase in mobile device recoveries for phones and tablets from 2010 to 2011, and a 161 percent increase from 2011 to 2012. With more and more people storing valuable personal and business data on their mobile devices, there is no doubt the demand for recovery when something goes wrong will continue to climb.