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.
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.
The rapid update cadence for the Android platform means a short support lifecycle, too.
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.
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 has agreed to buy multi-platform mobile email startup Acompli for more than $200 million, reports Re/code.
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.
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 has stepped in to the fill the enterprise mobility gap left by BlackBerry, according to data from customers of enterprise mobility management firm Globo.
Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.