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Microsoft's PowerApps enables employees to build mobile business apps without writing code

Microsoft introduced Monday its PowerApps enterprise service that enables employees to build and share their own mobile and web business apps without writing code and makes it easier for app developers and IT pros to deploy apps to employees faster.

Get ready for the half-decade of enterprise mobile apps

Last year, I predicted that 2015 would be the year of enterprise mobile apps. Now it looks like the next five years will be the half-decade of enterprise mobile apps. Get ready.

10% of enterprises have at least 1 compromised mobile device accessing data, MobileIron finds

One in 10 enterprises has at least one compromised mobile device accessing enterprise data, and more than half of enterprises have at least one mobile device that is not in compliance with corporate security policies, according to a report released Tuesday by enterprise mobility management firm MobileIron.

Infographic: What a long, strange trip it's been for mobile backend

Mobile back-end technology had its roots in Web 1.0 back in the 1990s and Web 2.0 in the 2000s. Then, in the early years of this decade came application program interfaces, mobile backend as a service and API management. These are evolving into microservices, explained Appcelerator in an infographic.

VMware to acquire mobile app integrator Boxer and merge it with AirWatch

Although parent company EMC is in negotiations to be acquired by Dell for $67 billion, VMware is not sitting on its hands. It announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Boxer, a provider of an integrated suite of mobile email, calendar, and contacts apps, for an undisclosed consideration.

Amazon's AWS Mobile Hub helps app developers skip back-end 'heavy lifting'

Amazon unveiled on Thursday its AWS Mobile Hub, a new tool intended to ease the process for developers to build, test and monitor mobile apps that use AWS services.

FTC cracks down on snake-oil mobile healthcare apps

The Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on Carrot Neurotechnology, makers of the Ultimeyer mobile app that claimed to improve users' eyesight, for making deceptive claims.

Spotlight: Updated CAST tool beefs up analysis, measurement of enterprise mobile apps

CAST unveiled on Tuesday version 8 of its Application Intelligence Platform, which includes greater analysis and measurement of enterprise mobile apps.

Purdue researchers develop HUSH smartphone tool that shuts off apps to save battery life

A new tool from researchers at Purdue University, Intel and startup Mobile Enerlytics could help users with their battery life issue, at least for Android phones.

Mobile apps are key to the future of BlackBerry handsets, says CEO

Without a large ecosystem of apps for BlackBerry, consumers are not going to buy BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted as much in a talk Friday in Palo Alto, Calif.