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News Scan: SMBs not budgeting for mobility; EventBoard secures $1.5M in seed funding; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 30, including a need for budgeting on mobility by SMBs, the event startup that just received $1.5 million, China OKs the sale of the new iPhone, the ongoing tablet war and what chip maker just passed Qualcomm for second in tablet app processors.

Retailers get advice: Have yourself a very mobile holiday

It's beginning to look a lot like m-Christmas, so mobile messaging and digital marketing firm OtherLevels is offering up some advice on how retailers can take full advantge of mobile commerce this holiday season.

Employees fail to take basic steps to secure BYOD devices, data

Employees that bring their own devices to work are not taking basic steps to secure their devices and data, concludes a survey of more than 1,000 users by security firm Bitdefender.

Stronger BYOD policies are the prescription for mHealth security

Every day 24,800 patients have their protected medical records exposed, according to stats from the Department of Health and Human Services. With that type of threat lurking, and the popularity of mobile devices rising, HealthITSecurity offers several tips medical professionals can follow to secure their patients' sensitive data.

News Scan: Smartphone encryption aids criminals, says FBI chief; Apple says it's iOS 8 or bust; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Sept. 29, including the latest criticism by the FBI head over default smartphone encryption, iOS as the only game in town, a service expansion for startup SimilarWeb, another ad platform update from Facebook and Subway's new mobile campaign.

Infographic: Mobile security risks and responses

Mobile technology is a vital tool for enterprises, but it opens them up to threats such as mobile malware, lost or stolen devices and hackers, notes an infographic by CDW and Intel's McAfee.

Most consumers research products on mobile devices before going to the store

A full 81 percent of consumers research products using their mobile devices prior to going to the store, according to research from audience research firm NinthDecimal.

Mobile data traffic explosion fuels Wi-Fi test equipment market

The explosion in mobile data traffic is fueling the market for Wi-Fi test equipment, which Frost & Sullivan forecasts will top $1 billion in 2020, up from $529 million last year.

News Scan: Apple rushes iOS 8 bug fix; Intel pumps $1.5B into Chinese mobile chip makers; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 26, including Apple pushing iOS 8.0.2 ASAP, Intel stacking their chips with an investment over one billion, 3-D construction apps that are catching on, the red tape holding autonomous vehicles back and the future of cars with V2X communications.

Microsoft beefs up audio quality for mobile Skype users

Microsoft is improving the audio quality for mobile users of its Skype VoIP software, a popular low-cost communication option for small businesses and business travelers.

Got acne? There's an app for that

A new mobile app from startup Spruce Health will enable smartphone users to connect with a board-certified physician for remote diagnosis and treatment options.

Infographic: 95% of enterprises allow BYOD in some form

A robust 95 percent of enterprises now allow the use of employee-owned devices, and close to two-thirds of employees say that having access to work email and other business apps at all times increases their productivity, according to stats compiled by security firm Symantec in an infographic.

News Scan: Device makers could feel YODA force; Go mobile, young job seekers; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 25, including what the You Own Device Act could mean for reselling electronics, the effect mobility could have on a job search, the record breaking weekend for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, smartphones and the portal head units in automobiles and how tougher cell phone standards are making recycling tougher.

Wi-Fi CPE market to show strong growth, fueled 801.11ac gear

The Wi-Fi customer premise equipment market is forecast by ABI Research to increase 11 percent this year, with 802.11ac equipment expected to capture 18 percent of total shipments this year.

Apple execs promise quick fix for iOS 8 update bug that disrupted cell service, Touch ID

Apple executives say the company is working "around the clock" to fix a bug in its iOS 8.0.1 update that disrupted cellular phone service and Touch ID security, according to an article at The Verge.

Survey: BYOD concerns go unresolved, IT pros want to disconnect

Nearly three-fourths of IT professionals believe company data is at risk due to BYOD devices, yet a large majority report there is no personal device management in place at their organization, says a survey by IT solutions and staff provider TEKsystems.

Time to rethink 'universal service' in a mobile world

Since the 1996 act, the mobile world has exploded and phone services is available coast to coast. I agree with CTIA that the whole idea of universal service needs to be rethought in the second decade of the 21st century.

News Scan: Walmart's low-cost mobile banking; Huge markup for iPhone 6 Plus; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Sept. 24, including Walmart's low-cost mobile banking offer to customers, Apple's $100 markup for iPhone 6 Plus, VoLTE fueling an IMS land rush, Adobe's acquisition of photo editing software Aviary and half of Apple mobile device users have upgraded to iOS 8 after a week of deployment.

Enterprises most satisfied with mobility when investing in custom apps, app stores, MAM

Enterprises that are most satisfied with their mobile programs invest in custom applications, enterprise app stores, and mobile app management, according to a survey of 100 mobile executives by Gatepoint Research on behalf of enterprise mobile app firm Apperian.

Growing links between cloud networks, mobile devices spur demand for RF test gear

Links between cloud networks and mobile devices are increasing, creating more complex device-under-test requirements. To handle these requirements, radio frequency test equipment is needed, says market research firm Frost & Sullivan.