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Spotlight: Samsung pilloried for smartphone bloatware in China

Samsung is facing a lawsuit in China for preinstalling too many apps on its smartphones, a practice known as bloatware.

Amazon releases Android, iOS mobile apps for its Cloud Drive service

Amazon has released dedicated Android and iOS mobile apps for its Cloud Drive service, which is a competitor to Dropbox, Google Drive and other file hosing service, reported TechCrunch.

Move to M2M cloud platforms spurring growth in cellular M2M connections and services

The widespread adoption of machine-to-machine cloud-based platforms is spurring growth in the market for cellular M2M connections and services, predicted market research firm Technavio.

Don't put your cookout plans on hold to solve your cloud crisis: Google has an app for that

IT admins no longer have to rush into the office on weekends to fix a mission-critical problem with their cloud services. Instead, they can fire up the new mobile app from Google and fix the problem without having to cancel their cookout with family and friends.

Tablets becoming the go-to device for many British, French and German employees

While the enterprise mobility trend took a while to take off in Europe, it is now gaining traction across the continent. In fact, tablets are becoming the only devices that many employees at British, French and German companies are using to do business.

Spotlight: Accenture, Cisco among initial board members of Wireless IoT Forum

Accenture, BT and Cisco are among the initial board members of the Wireless IoT Forum, which is working to promote the adoption of wireless wide-area networking technology in both licensed and...

How Wakefield Canada decided on which tablet to get their sales team

When deciding which tablets to get for its sales team, Wakefield Canada, the exclusive distributor of Castrol products in Canada, took the radical step of asking them which one they wanted.

Union Bank turns to Zix for secure employee access to email on BYOD devices

Morrisville, Vermont-based Union Bank is deploying the ZixOne mobile email app to enable employees to access corporate data on their personal mobile devices, Zix announced Wednesday.

Janam launches new handheld RFID tag reader to improve supply chain efficiency

Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged mobile computers, launched Wednesday its latest RFID tag reader – the XM2-RFID UHF – designed to improve supply chain efficiency for the retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and defense industries.

Lufthansa Industry Solutions partners with Kony to strengthen mobile enterprise portfolio

Lufthansa Industry Solutions, the IT services subsidiary of German airline Lufthansa, is partnering with Kony to offer custom-built mobile apps to its enterprise customers.

Brave new world: Connected products will diagnose, fix themselves

You know those reports about how products will be able to tell if they are going to break down and will inform the manufacturer to send out a repair technician. Well, that future might be closer than you  think.

Spotlight: Apple fixes bug that enabled pranksters to restart iPhones by spending a specific text message

With its latest iOS 8.4 update Apple has fixed the bug that enabled people to send text messages with specific Unicode characters that caused iPhones to restart, reported The Mac Security Blog.

Microsoft contributes open source code to give AllJoyn leg up in IoT standards race

Microsoft has contributed open source code called the AllJoyn Device System Bridge to the AllSeen Alliance in order to help connect legacy and purpose-built devices to the Internet of Things.

FAA cracks down on NFL teams for flying drones without approval

The Federal Aviation Administration is cracking down on the New England Patriots, the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys for flying drones to record practices and rookie minicamps without agency approval, Bloomberg reported.

Okta tightens security of its mobility management platform with identity management

Okta, an identity management firm that decided to give enterprise mobility management a try last year, unveiled on Wednesday new capabilities for its EMM platform, including integration of push notifications to devices through its Okta Verify multi-factor authentication product.

More than one-quarter of companies still do not support BYOD

Despite the increasing move to enterprise mobility, more than one-quarter of companies do not support a BYOD program, according to a survey of 418 IT pros by IT managed services provider CompuCom.

Report: Samsung plans to launch more Tizen-based smartphones this year

Samsung is planning to launch more Tizen-based smartphones across a range of prices points later this, according to an unnamed source cited by Reuters. What this will mean for business users remains unclear.

Spotlight: EU to end mobile roaming charges in June 2017

There's good news for business travelers who take to Europe often. The European Union plans to end mobile roaming charges on June 15, 2017.

WidePoint, Samsung join forces to integrate digital certificates with Galaxy mobile devices

WidePoint announced Monday a partnership with Samsung SDS America to provide its digital certificates to a selection of the mobile device maker's products.

OnePlus unveils fingerprint sensor for its latest smartphone that's 'faster than Touch ID'

Mobile security is an ongoing IT concern when it comes to BYOD, while convenience is a priority for users. To address both of these concerns, Chinese firm OnePlus has added a fingerprint sensor to its Android-based OnePlus 2 smartphone that it claims is faster than Apple's Touch ID.