Category: Mobile Apps

Proposed UK Ban on Encrypted Messaging Apps

Encrypted Messaging AppsIn the wake of several high profile phone hacking scandals, personal security has become big news and even bigger business. The public is now more concerned than ever with privacy, both online and on their mobiles. That created a void that software developers were eager to fill, and a number of firms were quick to launch security conscious smartphone apps designed to protect their user’s privacy. New messaging apps were created that allowed users to encrypt, or even delete, ongoing texts and conversations. These encrypted messaging apps have been a hit with the public, but they now face a serious challenge in the form of a government ban. British Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that, if reelected, he would actively pursue a UK ban on many encrypted messaging apps.

National Security
Citing national security, and the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Belgium, Cameron says he will push for a ban on any messaging app that renders the user’s data inaccessible to intelligence agencies and government officials. The Prime Minister contends that messaging apps like Snapchat, Ansa and Strings have the potential to become safe havens for terrorists, allowing them to communicate freely without fear of detection. (more…)




Some Useful Business Apps

business-mobile-appsThere is a superb range of apps available for business use and every day the choices are growing. Naturally some apps are only going to suit a particular type of business model or a business sector, but there are plenty of more generic business apps that have great functionality for many different business needs. While there seems to be a general consensus that businesses should be embracing the latest efficiency-improving apps, there still seems to be a lot of confusion about how apps can help a business, over and above the website(s) they have. Top app development companies like messapps have been┬ádemystifying apps for business, but in the meantime, here are a few pointers to steer you towards apps that might make your business life even easier. (more…)