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Kill switches could save consumers $2.6 billion, study says

The adoption of kill switches in mobile phones could save consumers $2.6 billion annually if made mandatory, a move which has strong support by the public, a new study reveals.

News Scan: Europe to end mobile roaming charges; Most firms to add mobile apps to BYOD devices; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 3, including the European end to the roaming charge, the future of mobile apps on BYOD devices, Thailand's smartphone shipment surge despite political troubles, the rise of the Chromebook and how some publishers hope to use mobile audio ads.

Mobile security is not my problem, say workers

I saw a disturbing survey today that was carried out by Vision Critical on behalf of security firm Absolute Software. The survey finds that one-quarter of enterprise workers do not think that data security is their responsibility and that they should face no punishment if they lose sensitive corporate data.

News Scan: Amazon dominates in mobile paid search; FCC's new speed-test iOS app; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/26 including: examples of how brick-and-mortar retailer Walmart's reluctance for mobile advertising is hurting them, the FCC's app for iOS users to test mobile data speeds announced at Mobile World Congress, Almex's rugged tablet for hostile work environments, Sierra Wireless unveils Linux-based platform for M2M apps and BlackBerry's new handsets.

Mobile users dominate China's Internet traffic

Mobile Internet users in China totaled around 500 million, or 81 percent of all Internet users in the country, in 2013, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center.

Retailers using mobile checkout will have happy holidays

Retailers that enable mobile checkout will be able to serve more customers and shorten checkout wait times, reducing lost sales from shoppers who don't want to wait in long lines during the holidays, judges Shailendra Pandey, senior analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media.

Ericsson: Mobile broadband subscriptions to exceed 2 billion this year

Global mobile broadband subscriptions are forecast to exceed two billion in 2013 and eight billion by 2019, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.

Which of these gadget sicknesses do you suffer from?

The BYOD phenomenon means that practically every office worker today is likely to have a smartphone or tablet tucked away in their briefcases and handbags. Recent research has blamed a number of illnesses on the use of mobile devices. I thought it would be a fun exercise to highlight some of the most common ones here...

News Bytes: Britons turn to mobile web; BlackBerry not dead yet; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Tuesday, 10/15.

National Australia Bank hangs up on desk phones, trials BYOD

The National Australia Bank has decided to forego installation of desk phones for about 40 percent of its workstations at its new Melbourne office in favor of encouraging employees to bring their own mobile phones to work, according to a report by iT News.