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Minority Report flashback: Atheer Labs brings augmented reality to the enterprise

Watching the demonstration of Atheer Labs' augmented reality goggles here at Compass Intelligence's GoMobile 2014, I had a flashback of Tom Cruise in the movie Minority Report.

News Scan: Facebook to pass Google for mobile ad lead; Salesforce puts Lightning into mobile apps; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT story for Wednesday, Oct. 15, including Facebook passing Google in mobile ad revenue by 2016, Salesforce launching Lightning as a mobile app development platform, how the feds are considering the safety of cell tower workers, how much Indian insurers are spending on mobile devices and Qualcomm's shipment of the world's first 28nm transceiver.

Once an enterprise pariah, Dropbox now courts business customers

Once the bane of IT organizations, cloud file sharing and storage company Dropbox is going after enterprise customers with a vengeance with its Dropbox for Business products, explains Alex Wettreich, head of strategic accounts with Dropbox.

When it comes to BYOD, Republic says garbage in, garbage out

Waste management firm Republic Services is considering implementing a 100 percent BYOD program for smarpthone and tablets by next year. Currently, the company provides corporate-liable devices to its employees.

Bad tech at work puts pressure on enterprises to go BYOD

Enterprises are being pushed into BYOD because of employee dissatisfaction with technology provided by IT at work.

Samsung reports breakthrough in Wi-Fi transmission speeds

Samsung announced Sunday the development of Wi-Fi technology that will allow it to make use of the 60 GHz millimeter-wave band spectrum, which was previously impossible due to a number of barriers. Technology based around the new finding will increase speeds on enabled networks by up to five times the top speed currently available.

VMware's AirWatch to partner with HP to enhance mobile workforce

VMware has announced that its AirWatch enterprise mobility management unit will partner with HP's enterprise unit to help better enable a mobile workforce.

News Scan: Iliad drops bid for T-Mobile US; Report: Apple to unveil new iPad Air, Retina iMacs; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Oct. 14, including Iliad finally stepping away from T-Mobile, the expected announcements from Apple on Oct. 16, the latest breakthrough in battery efficiency, how fast can Apple move its new phones and the jump in the mobile market for Africa and the Middle East.

Twitter beats Facebook to peer-to-peer mobile payment punch

Twitter has seized the initiative and launched a mobile payments service based on its social network in France, Reuters reports.

News Scan: Zapp gears up for UK mobile payments next year; Larger iPad might be delayed; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Oct. 13, including Zapp adding big retailers to UK mobile payments push, why the iPhone 6 could delay the larger iPad, Apple and Samsung driving fourfold increase in fingerprint sensor market by 2020, Apple and Google's rank as highest-value brands based on mobile strength and smartphones as one factor in display driver IC market growth.

Texas bank tests BYOD waters by offering corporate email access using personal devices

Financial institutions generally are reluctant to implement a BYOD program because they operate in a highly regulated industry. First State Bank of Bedias in Texas decided to test the BYOD waters by offering corporate email access to personally owned devices.

Security 'not the norm' for IoT devices, warns ABI

As enterprises increasingly deploy Internet of Things devices to improve efficiency while reducing costs, the security of all of these ends points will become a challenge for IT departments. Unfortunately, secure product development is "not the norm for connected things," warns ABI Research.

Apple Pay to launch Oct. 18, according to leaked Walgreens memo

Apple Pay, Cupertino's foray into mobile payments, is expected to launch Oct. 18, according to a leaked Walgreens internal memo obtained by MacRumors.

4 tips to ensure a smooth BYOD program roll out

The BYOD trend appears unstoppable, whether IT managers like or not. Even if your company doesn't officially allow BYOD, employees are going to bring their devices to work and use them with or without IT's approval. Here are four tips from Aerohive's Phil Keeley for a smooth BYOD program roll out.

News Scan: Google beefs up Chromebooks for Work; Fleet managers have back-end software problems; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Oct. 10, including Google adding enterprise services to Chromebooks for Work, fleet managers troubled by back-end software integration problems, how mobile tech is improving student experience in Western Europe, smart water meter market to reach $1 billion in 5 years and the role of mobile devices and social media in this holiday shopping season.

Midmarket firms are embracing MDM, BYOD

Two-thirds of midmarket organizations have deployed a mobile device management solution and more than half support BYOD, according to a survey of midmarket firms by enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology.

Infographic: Men are driving move to mobile shopping

Contrary to the popular view of women being the most avid shoppers, men are the ones who bargain hunt, sign up for frequent shopper programs and shop online most often, according to a survey of 2,164 U.S. consumers by Moxie Software. And much of this activity is done on mobile devices.

Highfive wants to change the mobile video-conferencing landscape

Highfive, a startup that focuses on video conferencing, has put on sale a portable video conferencing tool that relies on cloud-based software.

 

News Scan: EU focuses on mobile regulation; Quip adds spreadsheets to mobile app; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Thursday, Oct. 9, including the EU shifting its regulatory focus from fixed-line to mobile telephony, Quip adds spreadsheets to word processing app, startups will be main source of IoT solutions according to Gartner, Google launches low-priced AndroidOne in India and the shipments of elderly care wearables will double this year according to ABI.