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Should your family's smartphones be sentenced to silence?

Should you lock up your family's smartphones for a device-free Thanksgiving? That is one option offered in an article by the Daily News.

News Scan: Yahoo, Microsoft vying to become default iOS search engine; Healthcare wearable capabilities, sales to grow; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 26, including Yahoo and Microsoft vying to replace Google as the default iOS search engine, capabilities and sales of healthcare wearables to expand, mobile data to generate $50 billion in revenue by 2019, wireless packet core market revenues jump 20 percent in latest quarter and BlackBerry offers iPhone users up to $550 to switch to Passport.

Penn Medicine tackles BYOD in highly regulated environment

Penn Medicine expects to have a comprehensive BYOD policy in place before the end of the year, John Donohue, associate CIO of technology and infrastructure tells mHealth News.

ESG cuts reporting time by 90% with enterprise mobility deployment

ESG, an environmental safety compliance firm, has reduced its report time by 90 percent through enterprise mobility, reports Enterprise AppsTech.

Dropbox mobile app is now integrated with Microsoft Office

Dropbox has activated new mobile app features that enable Android and iOS users to open and edit Microsoft Office documents from the Dropbox app and access them directly from the Office mobile apps.

News Scan: iPad to see 1st year of declining shipments; Mobile banking top retail banking priority; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 25, including the jfirst year of decline for the iPad, mobile banking becoming the No. 1 priority for retail banks, why mobile broadband modems are down for the third year, the next mobile trend U.S. shoppers are embracing and the data throttles that T-Mobile plans to throttle.

Top three IT areas for investment are all mobile related, says MaaS360 chief

The top three technology areas where enterprises are investing are mobile security/mobile device management, BYOD policy development and mobilizing business apps, according to Joe Pappano, president of IBM's MDM firm MaaS360 by Fiberlink.

New IBM service offers insight into enterprise mobile app performance

When it comes to mobile applications development, IT departments need all the help they can get. A new service from IBM gives CIOs insights into how their mobile apps are performing from both a speed and user experience perspective.

6 ways to create a secure BYOD program

As programs like BYOD become more accepted and more frequently deployed, the number of use cases for companies to follow or refer to increases as well. Dave Cartwright, a 20-year veteran in the IT industry, outlines the "essential checklist" that companies and employees can follow to secure their own mobile device programs.

News Scan: DataFox launches first mobile app; Apple updates API for iAd Workbench; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 24, including startup DataFox's launch of its first mobile app, Apple updating API for automated ad buying platform iAd Workbench, more than one-third of U.S. adults using smartphones for video calling, Sony's new smartwatch as first Android smartwatch based on Broadcom's SOC platform and in-car safety features fuel demand for automotive multifunction TFT-LCD panels.

Is Apple's iPad the right tool for the enterprise?

As iPads sales slow in the consumer market, Apple is accelerating its effort to market iPads to the enterprise market. But Cupertino still faces a number of hurdles in getting iPads into the enterprise

Infographic: Mobile app development takes too long, costs too much

CIOs think that mobile app development takes too long and costs too much, according to a survey by mobile back-end-as-a-service provider Kinvey.

Employees will try to go around mobile security measures that frustrate them

IT security measures for mobile devices can't be too "painful or annoying" or employees will try to go around them, increasing risks for the enterprises.

News Scan: Amazon launches Zocalo app for Android, iOS; Apple provides developers' kit for Apple Watch; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 21, including Amazon launches Zocalo file-sharing app for Android and iOS, Apple releases app development kit for Apple Watch, Google launches BYOD-focused Divide app, IoT app enablement platform revenues to increase 28 percent this year and Apple supplier GT Advanced promised too much and failed to deliver.

Apple boosts global effort to attract mobile workers

Apple just took its effort to attract mobile workers up a notch by adding new languages to its iWork for iCloud productivity apps, reports AppleInsider.

Infographic: Enterprises struggle to close mobile app gap

A full 71 percent of IT organizations say they cannot keep up with the demand for custom business apps, according to a survey of 470 IT and business pros by Mendix.

Mobile devices are weakest link in large enterprise security, survey finds

Two-thirds of large enterprises believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their security framework, according to a survey by Loudhouse Research on behalf of enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry.

News Scan: Office Mobile app for Android gets Dropbox; Mobility is changing corporate network patterns; more

Read the hottest mobile IT stories for Nov. 20, including the Dropbox support Microsoft has recently added, how mobile devices have changed network traffic patterns, the newest move to mobile from healthcare, Lenovo making up ground on Apple and Samsung for tablets and the new exclusive deal between Foxconn and Apple.

BYOD programs are driving enterprise demand for desktop virtualization

IT directors are hungry for cloud computing benefits confirmation, and they got some this week with the release of a new cloud workspaces report from Gigaom Research and IndependenceIT.

Starwood CEO ditches PC for iPhone, iPad with keyboard

Frits van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has ditched his PC for an iPhone and an iPad with a keyboard.