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News Scan: Apple in disarray; Mobility spurs data center spending; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Sept. 3, including Apple's current state of affairs just before the iPhone 6 launch, spending on data center projects spurred by mobility and BYOD, game revenue higher in Android than Apple, older generations aren't as bad at tech as you think and consumer attitudes towards the security of mobile banking apps.

Mobility and analytics will 'completely transform' enterprises, predicts IBM

Mobility and analytics will combine to "completely transform" the enterprises in the coming years, predicts a new report from IBM Global Business Services.

5 hot new business apps: Venmo breaks through; Uber's API is game changing; more

The 5 hot new business apps from FierceMobileIT.

Infographic: FDA's multi-layer regulatory structure for mobile medical apps

Despite the security and privacy risks that mobile apps pose for medical use, the Food and Drug Administration is "leading the way in defining a regulatory path for mobile medical apps", explains an infographic from high-tech product design and development consultancy Sagentia.

News Scan: Credit card firms, Apple team on mobile payments; LTE deployment accelerates; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Sept. 2, including the credit card companies teaming with Apple for mobile payments, the global realization of LTE, the replacement of in-car entertainment by tablets, growth in the WLAN market and Amazon's plans for native mobile ads.

Enterprise adoption to push cellular M2M market to $66B by 2019

Fueled by enterprise adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, the cellular M2M market is forecast by research firm Ovum to reach $66 billion by 2019 or an aggregate of $252 billion between 2015 and 2019.

Flaw in Apple iCloud's Find My iPhone blamed for leak revealing celebrity photos

Various reports point to a failure in Apple's iCloud security system, ultimately leading to the leak of several celebrities' personal photos to the Internet. The flaw appears to be with iCloud's Find My iPhone service, explains Owen Williams with The Next Web.

Mobile commerce to be worth $516B by 2017, predicts Digi-Capital

Mobile commerce, or m-commerce, will drive an estimated $516 billion in sales over the next three years, accounting for more than 70 percent of all mobile Internet revenue.

News Scan: DT sees $35 per share for T-Mobile too low; Mobile ads may actually be working; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Aug. 29, including the prices DT is considering on T-Mobile, the effectiveness of mobile ads, the grand unification of OneDrive, what mobile device is going to replace the BlackBerry as number three in the U.K. and the forthcoming growth in the mobile sensor industry.

Apple to include NFC chip in iPhone 6 for mobile payments push

Apple will equip the iPhone 6, expected to be announced on Sept. 9, with a near field communications (NFC) chip to enable mobile payments, reports Wired, citing sources familiar with the device.

Infographic: Watch out for these BYOD pitfalls

BYOD can enhance employees' productivity and their willingness to work extra hours, yet there are BYOD pitfalls that companies need to avoid.

Mature markets drag down smartphone shipment growth

Smartphone shipment growth will slow in the coming years, especially in mature markets, while emerging markets will continue to be a strong market for smartphone shipments, predicts IDC.

Consumers fear wearables privacy loss, unless the price is right

Wearables seem to be all the rage on tech media catwalks, but not so much with the general public. The problem: concerns about privacy. Still, offer consumers coupons or discounts, or help them with health and lifestyle maintenance, and you're half way there.

News Scan: New hires need mobility briefing; Judge rejects Apple's bid to ban Samsung phones; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Aug. 28, including the key to educating new hires on company BYOD policy, the latest in the Samsung and Apple court drama, a tagalong announcement with the iPhone 6, how RFID products are changing an industry and the retail ecosystem and electronic shelf labels.

Bigger iPad may open door for Apple enterprise growth

Apple's anticipated 12.9-inch iPad could be exactly what the tech company needs to drive much needed growth in the enterprise, according to an article at ZDNet.

When it comes to mobility, IT pros need to adapt or perish

If IT pros do not adapt to the new world of mobility, they will "become extinct," warns VMware exec Sanjay Poonen.

News Scan: Snapchat secures $20M; Aetna shuts down CarePass mHealth app; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Aug. 27, including Snapchat's $20 million boost from an investment firm, Aetna's decision to get rid of the CarePass mHealth app, Intel's reveal of its 3G mini-modem or IoT devices, more mobile messaging service options for the enterprise and the role millennials need mobile to play in their in-car experience.

Wearables in the workplace? Think BYOD

Enterprises need to begin crafting policies in order to harness the productivity benefits of wearables while ensuring that sensitive data is secure and privacy rights protected. These policies should be based on existing BYOD policies, yet take into account some of the unique attributes of wearables.

Employers should reimburse for work-related BYOD expenses anyway

Let's stop the hype about the California court ruling and let's start reimbursing employees for work-related BYOD expenses. It's only fair.

Railways increasingly use mobile ticketing to speed passenger access

Railways worldwide are increasingly using mobile ticketing--enabling passengers to purchase and board trains using their smartphones and tablets.