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Late News: Intego Launches iOS Malware Scanner, Apple Market Share Sliding, Citrix Acquires

Intego, a France based Mac OS X anti-virus maker, has dished out the first ever malware scanning app for iOS devices. According to Computer World, the VirusBarrier app, having been approved by Apple, is now retailing at the app store for $2.99.

A new Smartphone study has estimated that Smartphone penetration in the UK will reach 50 percent in 2012. According to data revealed by research firm Kantar Worldpanel, since April 2010, 2.5 percent of feature phone owners have been moving to Smartphones every week and that Smartphone usage will reach a tipping point next year.

New European Smartphone market share figures have revealed that Android has seen massive share gains in the past one year at the expense of rival Apple. According to the data released by Kantar Worldpanel, Europeans are favouring Android based smartphones over the iPhone.

Enterprise networking services provider Citrix has moved to acquire, a cloud infrastructure management company. specialises in allowing clients to securely transfer data from a computer to a public cloud. Citrix informed that it plans to use’s technology to offer a platform for public clouds which is integrated with its NetScalerCloud Gateway and Cloud Bridge offerings, ZDNet reports.

An on-going case on Colorado, US based woman accused of mortgage scam will decide whether the US Department of Justice had forced people accused of crimes to decrypt their hard drives. Ramona Fricosu, accused of running a mortgage has refused to give the password for an encrypted laptop seized from her room.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.