Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Dec. 16, including the latest feature Yelp is providing business owners, how jailbreaking an iPhone affects its security, the ever-increasing mobile transactions market, more and more cell phone users turning to smartphones and the fastest growing mobile device by ownership.
Much of the corporate sector has embraced BYOD practices, but are employers prepared to do the same for wearables? One San Francisco startup says "absolutely" and is marketing a $99 hands-free clip-on device that enables employees to use their cellphone as a two-way radio.
Mobile apps present a "huge attack surface" for hackers looking to steal corporate data, notes Chris Wysopal, co-founder and chief technology officer at a session at the Advanced Cyber Security Center's annual conference.
Mobile enterprise collaboration is still immature, focusing more on personal productivity and task efficiency than on larger enterprise needs, according to a survey of more than 1,400 business and IT leaders by enterprise mobile collaboration firm harmon.ie.
The U.S. Census Bureau may still be looking for a way to get a leg up on how to manage 1.3 million HTML pages and more than 120,000 PDF files, but that hasn't stopped the agency from deploying a new content management system on its mobile devices. FedTech reports the Census Bureau replaced more than 1,300 BlackBerry devices with iPhone 5s handsets preloaded with Fiberlink/IBM's Maas360 enterprise mobile management system.
A report released this week by Good Technology revealed a number of things about enterprise mobile tech usage during Q2 of this year, including what apps were the most active, what type of app took home the top title, and which device manufacturers saw surprising growth.
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is an all-encompassing concept that goes beyond BYOD policies that are mainly aimed at employee-owned smartphones and tablets in the workplace. Driven by the evolution of wearable technology, EMM includes smart watches, glasses, shoes and even underpants--should it come to that.
Many IT managers are not backing up their BYOD policies with measures to ensure employees comply with the policies.
The introduction of Identifier for Advertisers has changed the mobile ad attribution landscape, making it possible for advertisers to attribute the ad revenue generated by mobile apps.
A computer-generated voice named "Dom," similar to Apple's Siri, will start taking your mobile device order on the Domino's app Monday, according to the pizza delivery chain, the AP reports.