Stories by Jon Gold

Fake Android anti-virus app taken down

Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.

Tech ad watch: Gary Oldman stares at you for HTC

HTC does one thing well – it designs excellent smartphones. It does not, however, do many of the things associated with designing excellent smartphones, like marketing, very well at all, which goes a long way towards explaining why the company's market share has sunk as low as it has.

WANs could stand to get faster, survey finds

Nearly nine out of 10 respondents to a Talari Networks survey of IT professionals said that their wide area network was a problem for business-critical applications either occasionally or frequently, as WAN budgets are set to increase over the course of the coming year.

Google selling Motorola is win-win-win for Android

Well, that was unexpected - most of you will have heard by now that Google just sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for almost $US3 billion, taking Android's parent company back out of the hardware game, and, possibly, putting the whole ecosystem on solid footing for the future.