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So many connected machines, so little time

You've heard me say it before. And I'll say it again. The Internet of Things will change our world. FierceMobileIT has put together a brief history of IoT to show you just how far we've come.

Firms turn blind-eye to BYOD policy

Close to half of organizations either do not have a mobile device policy at all or have not fully implemented the policy they have in place, according to a survey of 1,100 IT security pros who are members of the LinkedIn Information Security Community.

A brief history of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, or IoT, promises to revolutionize the way we do business as well as the way we live our lives. Here is a brief IoT history to help you understand where we have come from and where we may be going.

News Scan: BES 10 heads to the cloud; Apple posts record iPhone sales; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 23, including BlackBerry unveiling BES 10 as a hosted service, Apple posting record iPhone sales and revenues, an explosion of enterprise small cell deployment is expected within the next 12 months, Microsoft unveils cheapest Windows Phone yet and NVIDIA is to release its SHIELD tablet on July 29.

News Scan: Yahoo buys mobile analytics firm Flurry; Google Now beats Siri in search accuracy; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 22, including Yahoo's latest mobile move, where Google has a leg up on Apple, the potential drawbacks to wearables according to TechNavio, a new COO for BlackBerry and the newest service expected to explode in Malaysia.

Enterprises get ready: Here comes Apple's 'iTime'

As enterprises brace for a deluge of wearable devices, one of the last holdouts, Apple, just secured a key patent for its fabled smartwatch.

New mobile malware poses as FBI, demands ransom

A new malware called ScarePakage seizes mobile phones and pretends to be the FBI in order to coerce users to hand over money to have the device set free.

Millennials break BYOD rules most often, but for good reason

Millennials are more likely to break the rules when it comes to bring-your-own-device policies, according to a new study. But while they flout written guidelines, much of the time they do so in order to work more effectively.

News Scan: Facebook gets a Buy button; Wall Street expects good things from Apple; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 21, including the new Buy button in Facebook feeds, what the finance sector expects out of Apple this quarter, the next market for Appcelerator, how NQ Mobile thwarted some of its downward momentum and what IT needs to do according to the rest of the company.

Are the days of the mobile phone gold rush in China over?

China, the world's largest mobile phone market, has been seen for years by vendors as a place of seemingly unlimited demand for mobile technology. That time may be over. 

Infographic: Mobile web searchers are proactive, survey finds

While mobile users spend much of their time with mobile apps, when they do use the mobile web to search, they are very proactive.

Microsoft updates Xbox One to enable mobile purchases

In response to feedback, Microsoft's Xbox One will enable users to remotely purchase games and add-on content using Xbox SmartGlass--a companion app for Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices--or on Xbox.com.

News Scan: Microsoft spares Surface for now; EU slams Apple over in-app purchases; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 18, including the uncertain future for many of Microsoft's workers, Apple not doing enough to appease the EU, two Windows tablets Lenovo is ditching, the expected growth for ultraportables and LTE RAN versus the alternatives.

Mobile advertising continues to be thorn in Google's side

Google just can't seem to get mobile advertising right.

BT targets small business market with cloud-based One Phone product

British telecom carrier BT is launching its cloud-based One Phone product, which enables a small business to streamline its communications system by linking an employee's multiple phone numbers and services to one mobile handset using a SIM card.

Mobile logistics is the 'next big thing' for Industrie 4.0

Mobile logistics is the "next big thing" in the industrial transformation process known as Industrie 4.0, explains an article at Techtag.

News Scan: Microsoft to lay off 14% of workforce; Connected car services to generate $17B in 2018; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Thursday, July 17, including Microsoft to lay off 14 percent of workforce over next year, location-based push notifications will be the mobile marketing rage this holiday, connected car services to generate $17B in 2018, predicts Infonetics, MFFM software vendors supporting more mobile devices, operating systems and IT needs to assemble portfolio of digital workplace tools and services, advises Gartner.

Google search to warn mobile users when sites won't work on their device

Google has begun warning smartphone and tablet users if a site, such as one that is based on Adobe Flash, will not work on their device.

Mobile mining won't pay off for anyone

No matter how you look at it, mobile mining just doesn't add up, says Lookout, which noted in a blog post that "we just don't see a situation in which mobile miners can truly be profitable."