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News Scan: Shapr gets $3M for business networking app; HP unveils enterprise-ready mobile devices; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Jan. 21, including Shapr's $3 million for business networking app, HP's eight new mobile devices for the enterprise, Open Internet Consortium's IoT framework code preview, LOCX's secures apps and photos on Android devices and Instagram's invitation to Android users to beta test new features.

Spotlight: 60% of Android users are out of luck when it comes to WebView security hole

Google has decided to stop patching vulnerabilities in WebView, which renders webpages on Android devices, for older versions of Android that make up 60 percent of Android devices in use, according to a blog post by Tod Beardsley of Metasploit.

Google says no to fixing Android flaw that could affect up to a billion devices

The rapid update cadence for the Android platform means a short support lifecycle, too.

Tracking Santa Claus? There's an app for that

Every Dec. 24 since 1955, instead of tracking nuclear missiles, North America's first and last line of defense NORAD tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer. Back then, children had to use rudimentary technology known as the rotary phone and call NORAD. Now, kids can check where Santa is simply by using an app on their smartphone.

News Scan: Emory University goes mobile; Tablets to make enterprise comeback; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Dec. 18, including Emory's move to a mobile world, the comeback of the enterprise tablet, the quest for the all-encompassing messaging app, a work around iCloud security and Microsoft reliant on iOS and Android.

Microsoft pays $200M for BYOD-friendly mobile email startup

Microsoft has agreed to buy multi-platform mobile email startup Acompli for more than $200 million, reports Re/code.

Dropbox mobile app is now integrated with Microsoft Office

Dropbox has activated new mobile app features that enable Android and iOS users to open and edit Microsoft Office documents from the Dropbox app and access them directly from the Office mobile apps.

News Scan: Office Mobile app for Android gets Dropbox; Mobility is changing corporate network patterns; more

Read the hottest mobile IT stories for Nov. 20, including the Dropbox support Microsoft has recently added, how mobile devices have changed network traffic patterns, the newest move to mobile from healthcare, Lenovo making up ground on Apple and Samsung for tablets and the new exclusive deal between Foxconn and Apple.

Apple fills in the enterprise mobility gap left by receding BlackBerry

Apple has stepped in to the fill the enterprise mobility gap left by BlackBerry, according to data from customers of enterprise mobility management firm Globo.

Cortana: Coming soon to an iPhone and Android near you?

Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.