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News Scan: Men lose mobile phones more often than women; Red Hat buys FeedHenry for $81.5M;

Check out the hottest Mobile IT news for Sept. 19, including who wins the missing mobile device battle of the sexes, the big acquisition of FeedHenry, job cuts at Ericsson, the gaming company paying a fine for breaking COPPA and PayPal Here coming to the Android.

Samsung says to employees: Go around your admin and deploy KNOX yourself

In an apparent effort to encourage employees to go around their IT admin, Samsung is making its KNOX mobile security platform available for free directly to enterprise users who have a Samsung Galaxy S5 or a Samsung Note 4 and have access to a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, the company announced on its blog.

Apple defiant about protecting iPhone data even in the face of government warrant

Apple will not turn over data from iPhones to the government even in the face of a warrant, the company said in its new privacy policy.

Verizon, AT&T dominate red-hot LTE market, says Ovum

Verizon Wireless and AT&T account for more than one-third of global LTE subscriptions, which reached 250 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest stats from Ovum.

News Scan: BBM's new mobile payment features; Swrve pockets $10M;

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 18, including the expansion plans BlackBerry has for BBM uses, a new financing round for mobile marketing startup Swrve, the moves banks are making to convince wary Europeans on mobile payments, where white-box devices are going to flourish and the effect 4G LTE will have on the fixed wireless market.

Remote-wipe BYOD policies have potential to backfire

Simply wiping things clean may work wonders for your kitches appliances, but it is a crude--at best--policy for mobile device security.

Adobe enables Android users to sign documents on the go

Contracts and other agreements just got a lot easier to sign, store and manage on the go. Adobe's e-signature app EchoSign, which allows users to sign legally binding contracts and agreements on iOS devices, is now available for Android users.

Apple's iOS 8 and the enterprise

Now that all the flashy stuff with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch is through, Apple is getting down to business with its new iOS 8 mobile operating system that includes some useful features for enterprises.

News Scan: AT&T, Shell ink mobile UC deal; Smartwatch market to take off; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Sept. 17, including AT&T and Shell's mobile UC platform deal, Gartner's prediction for the smartwatch and wristband market to "take off," mobile intelligence startup AdBrain launches Synapse platform, financial sector in Middle East to invest heavily in mobile and Chinese spending on commercial fleet telematics to increase.

Is containerization the best approach to BYOD security?

Containerization, which separates corporate and personal data on a BYOD device, is one approach that enterprises are taking to provide security in a BYOD environment. But is it the best approach to BYOD security?

Microsoft looks to tap into mobile workers' need for physical keyboard

Microsoft has unveiled a universal mobile keyboard that can work with iOS and Android mobile devices and Windows tablets.The physical keyboard is designed to be more comfortable and efficient than the virtual on-screen keyboard of mobile devices.

Infographic: What is NFC and what can it do?

While Apple has finally seen the light on near field communication with the technology's inclusion in the new iPhone 6 models, NFC-enabled smartphones have been around for a while. In fact, there are 278 million NFC-enabled in circulation, up 300 percent from 2011.

News Scan: Mobile apps for Microsoft's ERP platform; Battle for the enterprise in-building wireless market; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 16, including the apps Microsoft released for its Dynamic NAV enterprise resource planning platform, the ongoing battle between DAS and small cell vendors, the expected increase in CAGR for tablet RF power amplifiers, the expected shipments on smartphones for this year and who is buying 73 percent of the high-res LCDs.

Never mind security, BYOD could disrupt networks

Much of the concern among IT departments about BYOD has focused on the security risks and support costs. But what about the effect of those employee-owned devices on the network?

For America's nurses, mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered

A new study reveals that when it comes to doling out better patient care, mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered, according to the nation's nurses.

Collaboration platform Huddle brings together cloud, BYOD

As companies become more comfortable with using the cloud, alternative collaboration platforms to the established powerhouses, such as SharePoint, will become more competitive. Will Kelly of TechRepublic took a look at Huddle, one such challenger, and the advantages it has over its competitors.

News Scan: Apple caught off guard; Ruckus mobile app to manage Wi-Fi; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 15, including the iPhone 6 shortage pushing delivery dates back, a new mobile IT app from Ruckus, the future of the driverless vehicle in smart cities, a smartphone only pedestrian lane in a Chinese city and a new mobile advertising network from eBay.

4G LTE brings faster speeds, increased BYOD risks

Although 4G LTE networks promise much faster mobile broadband speeds, they could also open up enterprises to increased security risks, warns Martin Nuss, chief technology officer at Vitesse Semiconductor.

Apple's 'new' NFC-based mobile payment tech in iPhone 6 a decade behind Japan

In its much ballyhooed Sept. 9 event, Apple unveiled two new iPhone models, the Apple Watch and its Apple Pay mobile payments system, which CEO Tim Cook proclaimed as an "entirely new category of service" for the high-tech innovator. In Japan, at least, the reaction to Apple Pay was, "What took you so long?"