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News Scan: Blackberry beefs up security bona fides; iWatch could be Apple's mobile payments play; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 29, including the acquisition by BlackBerry to support its security functions, a potential inclusion of NFC for the next batch of Apple products, uncharted mobile territory for the Pirate Bay, more movement to Mobile for Facebook and what the FTC is doing to jam up cramming.

News Scan: Wearables to take off in enterprises; Facebook faces increased mobile ad competition; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 24, including where the first wearables will truly flourish, the coming fight for Apple in mobile install ads, the difference in revenue between mobile websites and mobile apps, the latest connection that makes Square more approachable and a joint venture with Samsung and Oculus.

Microsoft updates Xbox One to enable mobile purchases

In response to feedback, Microsoft's Xbox One will enable users to remotely purchase games and add-on content using Xbox SmartGlass--a companion app for Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices--or on Xbox.com.

Users want more security for mobile payments, PayPal survey finds

Most consumers agree that making an online payment is easy, but 40 percent don't take advantage of mobile payments, according to PayPal's latest study. One of the biggest hindrances? Security.

Digital payments to double, reaching $4.7T by 2019, says Juniper

Digital payments--mobile, online and contactless--are forecast to almost double in transaction value by 2019, according to the latest data from Juniper Research.

Mobile payment apps could lead to more tips

By including a tipping option, mobile payment apps could lead to waiters and waitresses getting more tips.

An 'Everyday Bank' has to be mobile

Simply creating mobile-friendly versions of existing products and services will not be enough for banks to fend off challenges from non-bank competitors, such as PayPal, Google, Amazon and Square. That is the conclusion of a new report by Accenture on digital banking.

WWDC: Enterprise mobility, mobile payments get a boost in iOS 8

At its annual developers' powwow being held this week, Apple unveiled a number of features designed to make its iOS devices more attractive to IT departments and mobile payment folks.

News Scan: IoT to revolutionize business, daily life; Mobile contactless payments users to reach 300M; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, June 4 including the explosion of the IoT market in the coming years, the growth of mobile contactless payments users, wireless infrastructure deployments pushing radio frequency power chip spending over $1 billion, the focus on customer acquisition and retention by mobile marketers and Sequoia Capital's $15 million investment in Indian mobile multiplayer gaming firm Octro.

As Square shuts down Wallet, pundits wonder- Are mobile wallets dead?

Square is ditching its Wallet app and replacing it with Order--a new mobile payments app that allows customers to purchase products before entering the store. Pundits wonder if the mobile wallet experiment has failed.