South African company AG Mobile has launched its own brand of smartphone called the AG Mobile Ghost. With a 5.5 inch screen, running Android Kit Kat and a 13 MP camera it is has most of the specs you would expect to find in a similar mid-range phone. What makes the Ghost different is the accessories it comes with. The smart packaging includes a car charges, a power bank, in ear headphones all valued at R1 500. The phone also comes with a Lifetime Warranty meaning that the device will be swapped for a new one within 24 hours if there is a manufacturing fault.
Ad fraud has come to mobile apps in a big way, according to a new study on “mobile device hijacking” by ad fraud detection firm Forensiq. Forensiq says its fraud detection platform identified more than 5,000 mobile applications committing ad fraud while monitoring for irregular impression traffic patterns on various real time bidding (RTB) ad exchanges. “Fraudulent apps were observed generating traffic through most major ad exchanges and networks. These apps would establish on average 1,100 connections per minute and communicate with 320 ad networks, ad servers, exchanges and data providers in the course of an hour. Much like botnets that infect unknowing users’ computers, many of these apps were found to run constantly in the background on smartphones and serve thousands of ads a day that are never seen by users. Because these apps serve ads as often as 20 times per minute, they can also eat up data plans, causing a device to waste 2 GB of data per day.
For the last two weeks I have been watching a lot more television than I usually. I’ve never been so excited to get home and switch on my television. The Samsung 65" SUHD Curved TV picture quality is amazing. Firstly it looks so slick. The Chamfer Bezel adds more depth to the TV screen because it is so close. There is so much debate about the new curved TV’s and I watched from several angles. I did find the experience to be more immersive. The Smart TV functionality is also impressive. The TV connected to the internet and one can stream content from different sources and download apps as well as stream from devices such as your phone.