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Get rid of risky mobile app behaviors in your workplace

Bad behavior is not just an issue regarding employees. It can also be an issue with mobile apps coming into your workplace.

Startup hopTo expands workspace, enables mobile workers to use Windows-based infrastructure

Startup hopTo has unveiled version 2.0 of its hopto Work mobile workspace that enables Windows apps to be used across a range of mobile devices.

Pulling your hair out over poor mobile coverage at work? You're not alone

Are you pulling your hair out over poor mobile service coverage at work? You are certainly not alone.

Amid IoT standards standoff, Panasonic opens portfolio for development

Panasonic pledged this week to provide royalty-free access to a chunk of its intellectual property, including software and patents, to push forward the development of the Internet of Things. While at face value it may seem like an altruistic move, in fact, it may be just the lastest shot in the ongoing standards war raging in the IoT industry. 

Spotlight: Mobile analytics startup Localytics raises $35M in latest funding round

Mobile analytics startup Localytics has raised $35 million in funding round led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from Foundation Capital and Polaris Partners.

Microsoft inks deals to preinstall Office, other software on 11 manufacturers' devices

Microsoft has inked agreements with Samsung, Dell and nine other manufacturers to preinstall its Office software as well as its OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on Android devices.

Apple's ResearchKit could help pharmaceutical industry with clinical trials

Apple's new ResearchKit could turn the Apple Watch into a medical research tool for the pharmaceutical industry, observed Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.

Facebook open sources ATC tool to test mobile app performance on slow networks

Facebook has decided to open source its internal effort to simulate mobile app performance on slow network connections.

Spotlight: BBVA Compass turns to Kony for mobile banking app

BBVA Compass has selected Kony's cloud-based mobile app design platform to develop mobile banking apps, reported American Banker on Monday.

Cyanogen funding round enables open mobile OS to take on Android, iOS

Android-based open mobile operating system Cyanogen announced Monday that it completed an $80 million round of funding, brining its total funding to $110 million. With the new financing, the company aims to become a viable alternative in the mobile OS market currently dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Regulatory barriers are least of Amazon's problems when it comes to drone deliveries

While Amazon recently cleared a regulatory hurdle at the Federal Aviation Administration for its drone deliveries, technical hurdles won't be so easy to clear.

Attackers could access patient data, install malware on vulnerable SAP mobile apps

An attacker could exploit vulnerabilities in SAP mobile medical apps to gain access to confidential patient information, warned security researchers at ERPScan in an advisory.

Recent court cases clarify some BYOD legal issues

A number of recent court cases have clarified some of the legal issues around BYOD, observed Amanda Towney, an associate at the law firm of DLA Piper.

Leaking apps, not malware, pose greatest mobile threat to enterprises, says NowSecure CEO

Leaky mobile apps, not mobile malware, pose the greatest mobile threat to the enterprise, according to Andrew Hoog, CEO of NowSecure, a maker of mobile app security testing products.

Spotlight: Wang replaces Chou as CEO of smartphone maker HTC

Amid slumping smartphone sales, Taiwanese handset maker HTC is replacing its CEO. Peter Chou, who has headed the company since 2005, will be stepping down, to be replaced by Cher Wang, the company's co-founder and current chairman.

Employees use personal mobile devices to circumvent NCAA tourney viewing restrictions

Employees are using their personal mobile devices to "work around" restrictions that prevent the use of corporate laptops to watch streaming video of the NCAA basketball tournament games. This can open up the company to security threats and can impact network performance, according to a survey of more than 350 IT pros by IT staffing firm TEKsystems.

Push-to-talk updates from AT&T aim to optimize field worker communication

FierceMobileIT has reported on the challenges facing companies and fieldworkers exploring new use cases with mobile tech. But what about using the new tech to update older practices? AT&T announced Thursday a rollout of updates to its Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) service, its popular offering among construction workers, onsite technicians and any other worker who needs to hear radio communications without necessarily being heard themselves.

Microsoft, PayPal deliver on promise of Surface-based POS system for SMBs

Fulfilling a pledge made at the National Retail Federation show in January, Microsoft and PayPal this week launched a mobile point-of-sale system called PayPal Here for Surface designed for small and medium-sized businesses.

Infographic: Texting makes its mark on the enterprise

Texting is gaining popularity as an enterprise collaboration tool. In fact, close to three quarters of employees surveyed by secure text messaging app provider TigerText are using texting as a workplace communication tool.

Spotlight: Android users get their own LinkedIn Job Search app

LinkedIn on Thursday unveiled its Job Search app for Android, similar to its iOS counterpart launched last year.