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Employees worry BYOD means more overtime

While firms are concerned that BYOD means more security risks, employees worry that it means more overtime.

IT managers want mobility management handled by someone else

Close to half of IT managers are either planning to outsource mobility management or have already done so, a survey by Gigaom Research finds.

Tablet sales growth to slow in mature markets this year, says Gartner

Tablets are moving into the late adopter stage of device adoption in mature markets, where sales growth is forecast to slow this year, says market research firm Gartner.

BYOD complicates data discovery process for companies

Bring-your-own-device efforts are complicating the process of preserving data for legal or regulatory discovery, and many executives are worried that they will not be able to meet data discovery mandates.

Mobile device usage in-flight slow to take off

Despite a Federal Aviation Administration ruling allowing the use of personal electronic devices throughout flights, a majority of airline passengers still don't, according to a new study.

News Scan: Windows Phone loses market share; Apple plugs 44 iOS security holes; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stores for July 3, including the ongoing power struggle among mobile OS developers, Apple's latest security fixes across its platforms, why green fleets may be coming sooner than you think, Orange's (lack of) pursuit of Bouygues Telecom and why Qualcomm says those who don't get WiGig will soon be left behind.

News Scan: Microsoft teams with Qualcomm on IoT standards; European regulator clears Telefonica's $11.7B E-Plus buy; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 2, including Microsoft joining Qualcomm in an IoT standards group, Telefonica's E-Plus buy approved by European Commission, firms outsourcing mobile marketing efforts due to lack of in-house talent, increase of mobile broadband traffic and China's fastest growing Android phone maker Xiaomi reports 271 percent sales increase.

Mobile to spur highest US ad spending jump in a decade

Mobile ads are to be responsible for the biggest increase in U.S. ad spend since 2004, predicts eMarketer.

Aruba, Cisco and HP are magic when it comes to LAN infrastructure

The most recent Magic Quadrant to come out of Gartner looks at the market for wired and wireless local area network access infrastructure, an issue of concern to enterprises, especially those dealing with the demands BYOD is placing on that infrastructure.

This week's 5 hot new apps: GiveGab to the community; Get your news Pipes flowing; more

A roundup of the 5 hottest new apps of the past week.

Federal agencies target 'Un-carrier' T-Mobile for un-customer-friendly practice of cramming

Despite its portrayal as being a new kind of carrier focused on the customer, T-Mobile USA is being accused by the FTC and probed by the FCC for the time-honored carrier practice of "cramming" customers' phone bills with bogus charges. 

Wearables market: Collapse or explosion?

Everyone is abuzz about the latest wearable gadget being released--whether it's Google Glass, the Android Wear smartwatch, the latest Fitbit or the mythical iWatch. But some analysts are predicting a market collapse for wearables while others see unstoppable growth.

News Scan: Twitter gives mobile ads a boost; Moven gets $8M to go abroad; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 1, including the feature Twitter has now extended to all of its advertisers, a ranking of the top mobile ad efforts, the latest round of Moven venture capital funding, the latest predictions for V2X communications and the new leader for MEMS sensors in automobiles.

EU eases mobile user frustration over high roaming charges

Mobile user frustration over high mobile roaming charges, the bane of business travelers and their firms, has just been eased a bit in Europe.

Mobile broadband is driving mobile service revenue, says Infonetics

Mobile broadband is driving mobile service revenue and will be the main telecom growth engine worldwide.

Google I/O review: Android L, Android One, more

The I/O conference--Google's State of the Union for its various platforms--took place in San Francisco last week, and the time since has given experts a chance to unpack and reflect on the announcements and updates the company proffered.

News Scan: Walmart slashes iPhone 5 prices; Mobile apps transform parking; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for June 30, including the price reduction on Walmart's iPhones, Perion's acquisition of a mobile ad start-up, the growing number of cities that use apps to help drivers park, a real estate app for Android Wear and the integration of Cortana into Skype.

Aussies embracing mobile commerce

The number of Australian mobile commerce customers soared 448 percent over the last three years, according to research prepared by Roy Morgan Research on behalf of the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

New mobile app helps police track down hit-and-run drivers

A new mobile app called the Medina Alert system enables anyone with a smartphone to report hit-and-run drivers in Colorado. Ten other states are considering deploying a similar app.