Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 1/31 including: what NFL Now is doing to create a more personalized fan experience for football junkies on mobile devices, the question of data recovery now that more personal devices are used in the workplace, an Android app coming out of Rutgers that lets mobile users know when an app is tracking their location, mobile firm Inq shuts down the business and the launch of Facebook's Paper app which provides easily accessed news to consumers.
As enterprises look to expand their web presence to mobile apps, the question quickly arises: Should we build a native app or a responsively-designed website that translates well to mobile devices? Responsive design often wins out, but many IT and marketing folks are fooled into thinking responsive design is a mobile content strategy, writes Karen McGrane in a post on A List Apart.
The average U.S. adult will spend 2 hours and 21 minutes per day on non-voice mobile activities in 2013, up close to an hour compared to one year ago and outstripping time spent online on desktop and laptop computers, according to a new report from eMarketer.
Verizon Wireless is extending its Verizon Cloud secure storage application from Google's Android to Apple's iOS, concurrently announcing support for additional Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC Droid DNA.
Annual revenues generated from content delivered to mobile phones and tablets are on pace to surge roughly $25 billion over the next three years, reaching $65 billion worldwide by 2016, Juniper Research forecasts.
Sprint Nextel will preload branded content from Time Inc. on select devices, offering subscribers access to entertainment, lifestyle, sports and business news.
Motricity will now operate under the Voltari mobile advertising brand after stockholders approved a reorganization plan during a special meeting Tuesday.
Operator storefronts and portals now yield just 6 percent of mobile content downloads worldwide, far behind Apple's App Store and Google Play at a combined 70 percent, Juniper Research reports.
Nokia unveiled Slam, a multimedia sharing service exclusive to its new Asha 205 and Nokia 206 phones. Slam enables consumers to share content like photos, videos and music with nearby friends in a matter of clicks.
Amazon is rolling out a new Kindle Fire HD software update giving parents greater control over how their children use the popular tablet.