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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.

FCC modifies rules for mobile medical sensor spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission has modified its rules for allocating wireless spectrum for wearable medical sensors that transmit patient data to a control device. These sensors and control device form what the FCC calls a Medical Body Area Network.

Infographic: Mobility more pervasive, effective than traditional computer use

It is becoming more and more apparent that mobile computing is becoming the most popular and adaptable computing platform. To illustrate this development, mobile site developer ActiveMobi has published an infographic that shows just how much the use of smartphones has permeated the average user's day and what is causing the shift from desktop to mobile computing.

California governor signs kill switch bill into law

The on-again, off-again saga of smartphone kill switches in California is now officially on-again, as Governor Jerry Brown (D) Monday signed a bill mandating the anti-theft features as of July 2015.

News Scan: Tablet games revenue to triple; Apple to change mobile payments market; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Aug. 26, including the expected increase in tablet game revenue, what Apple's entrance into mobile payments means for the market, VMware's newest venture, the bipartisan push to ban in-flight calls and what mobile commerce has done for French e-commerce sales.

Google's Slides presentation app now available for iOS devices

The search giant unveiled on Monday a standalone Slides presentation app for iOS devices that enables you to edit Microsoft Office documents directly and edit offline as well.

News Scan: Most firms pick the wrong person; Mobile apps built by tech giants; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Aug. 25, including some of the mistakes that employers make while hiring new enterprise workers, the monopoly by the top tech firms when it comes to apps, the expected direction of mobile revenues, the possible delay on the iPhone 6 and the new venture between Kinvey and VMware.

Indian firms embracing enterprise mobility

Indian enterprises are increasingly embracing mobility, with close to three-quarters either planning or rolling out a mobility policy.

Internet of Things: It's going to cost you

The Internet of Things--millions of smart devices communicating with each other seamlessly--promises to bring vastly improved efficiencies and lower costs to enterprises worldwide. But some are warning about hidden costs that come with IoT deployment.