Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/22 including: the increase of mobile shopping in consumers from the U.K., one medical center's iPhone giveaway to nurses, benefits of the mobile industry in Latin America, that time Texas sued mobile content providers for false advertising and the latest on Microsoft's takeover of Nokia.
One of the largest employers in the United States and Western Europe is telling its employees not to renew their BlackBerry contracts when they're up, according to a memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg News.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 11/13 including: China's Keen Team breaching iPhone security, a far more intelligent smartphone than the user in the coming years, an increasing correlation between mobile device usage and DPI, China's telematics market and the fate of smartglasses.
Japan's dominant mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo has lost market share to rivals Softbank and KDDI over the last couple of years, primarily as a result of defections from users looking for iPhones.
Microsoft's update of OneNote for iOS enables iPad users to create SkyDrive notebooks as well as create, delete and rename sections, explained Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.
The rumor mill has been buzzing for weeks over what Apple has up its sleeve. FierceWireless has compiled the most prominent iPhone rumors here.
Google has updated its Google Authenticator for iOS app to support Apple's Retina display, but the update also erases the settings and tokens on the user's iPhone, according to a report by AppleInsider.
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest wireless carrier with 60 million subscribers, may be set to offer Apple's iPhone in Japan, according to comments made by a company official in a recent interview.
Apple device owners exhibit significantly different application usage patterns based on whether they're accessing an iPhone or iPad tablet, according to new data issued by app analytics firm Flurry.
Apple unexpectedly released the sixth beta version of its new iOS 7 operating system Thursday afternoon. The company issued iOS 7 beta 5 less than two weeks ago and typically drops new iOS updates to developers on Monday mornings, suggesting this latest over-the-air release contains improvements deemed critical by Apple brass.