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News Scan: Mobile ad spending to reach $220B by 2017; ARM unveils free IoT OS; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 2, including the expected spend on mobile ads in the future, a free-to-use OS for the Internet of Things, a new offer from Groupon, a different kind of app from LinkedIn and what AT&T has done to surpass in the mobile wars.

Windows 10 and enterprise mobility

It hasn't even been released yet, but Windows 10 is already being hailed by some as the BYOD Windows.

Security concerns continue to hold back mobile payments

For Apple Pay and other mobile payments products, the task is to overcome consumer reluctance to use mobile payments because of security concerns.

Rugged tablet shipments continue strong growth, says VDC

Tablets remain the strongest segment of the rugged device market, according to the latest stats from VDC Research.

Fair is fair, regardless of technology

I find CTIA's argument that wireless faces unique challenges that preclude equal treatment under the net neutrality rules unconvincing. As I've argued in this column before, it is reasonable to treat wireless and wireless carriers the same when it comes to net neutrality rules. Fair treatment is fair treatment, regardless of technology. --Fred

News Scan: My iOS 8 ate my iWork documents; Microsoft to skip Windows 9; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 1, including the newest iPhone 6 bug, the latest in telematics and fleet management, a team-up between Intel and Mitsubishi, the battle for third place in the tablet market and a bold numbering strategy for Microsoft's newest OS.

Infographic: Lack of employee BYOD common sense puts companies at risk

Here are some things lacking common sense that employees do with their devices and data that increase risks at their companies.

Mobile payments to get bulk of $110B investment in payment tech, says Frost

The financial services industry is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to invest €87 billion ($110 billion) in payment technology by 2017, much of that going to mobile payments technology.

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.