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Yahoo, Data Theorem unveil tool that uses SSL pinning to improve mobile app security

Yahoo and Data Theorem released Tuesday a new open-source toolkit called TrustKit that enables developers to include secure sockets layer pinning in mobile apps.

More vendors offer split-billing to enable firms to reimburse for mobile work expenses

More and more carriers, enterprise mobility vendors and split-billing providers are offering companies the ability to separate business from personal phone use when it comes to the phone bill, an option known as split-billing.

IBM creates PLE for engineers to produce more customizable IoT devices

When it comes to Internet of Things devices, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every user. Realizing this, IBM is introducing this week at the NI Week event new software called Product Line Engineering.

One-third of Windows Phone 8 smartphones not ready for Windows 10 Mobile

One-third of Lumia smartphones sold in the U.S. market don't run the Denim software needed to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile, according to a PCWorld report.

Sony unveils 2 Xperia smartphones for work, selfies

With an obvious nod to difficult work environments, Sony's new Xperia M5, unveiled on Monday, is waterproof and dust resistant.

Malvertising attacks increasingly target mobile apps, says RiskIQ report

Malvertising campaigns are increasingly targeting mobile apps, according to a new report from RiskIQ.

Android app developers get more beta-testing options

Google is providing Android app developers new beta-testing options, including open beta and closed beta usuing email addresses, Ellie Powers, product manager for Google Play, announced Thursday in a blog post.

Jive unveils Circle mobile app that functions as employee directory

Jive Software has unveiled a mobile app called Circle that provides a secure interactive directory with employee location information and an organizational chart.

Microsoft unveils Office Mobile apps for its just released Windows 10 OS

Microsoft announced the availability of Office Mobile apps for its just released Windows 10 operating system. Office Mobile, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, is optimized for touch-based tablets and small screen devices running Windows 10.

6 enterprise mobility trends that matter to IT

Today's enterprises are more connected than ever before thanks to mobile, but despite how much we know about mobile, there is still a lot to learn. IT must be aware of evolving trends to create the most value for their enterprises while simultaneously combating security risks and increased costs that stem from neglecting mobile policies. Tony Fulton, director of product marketing at EMM provider Tangoe, lays out six mobility trends that IT needs to consider.

Google brings on wireless operators to help push Android for Work

Google today announced partnerships with eight mobile carriers to further push the adoption of its Android for Work container technology. This marks the latest move by the tech giant to rehabilitate the image of its mobile operating system as too insecure for enterprise deployments.

Spotlight: Mobile POS system installed base to top 54M in 2019, says 451

The global mobile point-of-sale system installed base is forecast by 451 Research to top 54 million units in 2019, up from 13.3 million units today, a 32 percent compound annual growth rate.

Why IoT standards might not really matter for enterprises

With all the talk about connected refrigerators, light bulbs, thermostats and garage doors, the mass market would be forgiven for thinking that consumer companies developed the concept of the Internet of Things. But only in the last five years or so has the technology made its way into the consumer realm.

APIs a strategic priority for IT managers confronting mobility and IoT, survey finds

Enterprises are making application programming interfaces a "strategic priority" as they adapt to mobile, cloud and the Internet of Things, according to a survey of 300 IT decision makers by MuleSoft, a provider of an integration platform for enterprise software.

Microsoft teams with Jasper to integrate IoT platforms

Microsoft is partnering with Jasper, an Internet of Things platform provider, to integrate Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, due out later this year, with Jasper's IoT services platform.

Amazon opens its AWS Device Farm for iOS app testing

The new tool Amazon pushed to Android and Fire developers to test their apps earlier this month will be extended to iOS soon, in a move that makes the service more competitive with others already on the market. 

Do we need IoT standards?

While Big Blue looks to join as many IoT standards bodies as possible, an analysis by Kevin Fitchard for FierceMobileIT coming on Thursday suggests that standards might not be such a big deal for enterprises using IoT.

Big Blue buys into IoT in a big way

IBM has been embracing the Internet of Things in a big way. In its latest move, Big Blue is launching a community for IoT developers to help them connect devices to the cloud and to harness data generated from those devices.

Amazon looks to reserve airspace for high-speed drone flight

If you're looking for a sci-fi film all about flying robots taking to the sky without any human interaction, I'm sure you can find one to buy on Amazon. However, if you just wait a little while, Amazon's new drone proposal may come true, and you can watch those autonomous, flying robots – better known as drones – by just leaning out the window and looking up.

Techs4Biz mobile app simplifies process for inspecting cranes, optimizes workflows

Proving once more that mobile technology is touching every sector, Australia-based Techs4Biz has released a crane inspection app for field maintenance workers and inspectors to make sure their heavy machinery meets safety requirements and other standards.