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Biometrics could hold key for secure BYOD

Security remains a concern for companies considering or implementing a BYOD program. One solution to improve the security of mobile devices is biometrics, the use of human characteristics, such as fingerprints, for identification.

News Scan: Mobile overtakes desktop in online shopping race; Samsung's mobile chief to stay on; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Dec. 1., including mobile overtaking desktop in online shopping for first time, Samsung's mobile chief to remain in job, mobile commerce transactions to reach $197 billion annually by 2019, mobile tech fuels growth in APAC healthcare IT market and telematics service revenues to reach $7.3 billion by 2019.

Does BES 12 hold the key for BlackBerry's turnaround?

The recently launched BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 could be the key to the struggling mobility firm turning around its business fortunes.

6 ways to create a secure BYOD program

As programs like BYOD become more accepted and more frequently deployed, the number of use cases for companies to follow or refer to increases as well. Dave Cartwright, a 20-year veteran in the IT industry, outlines the "essential checklist" that companies and employees can follow to secure their own mobile device programs.

BlackBerry's partnership with Samsung a step in the right direction for struggling firm

BlackBerry will need to line up more partnerships like the one it signed recently with Samsung to provide a security mobility product for Android.

Samsung says overheating issue with Gear VR headset fixed

Samsung says that the overheating issue with its Gear VR virtual reality headset has been largely solved in the run-up to release of the headset to consumers next month, reports Re/code.

News Scan: Uber could raise $25B in next funding round; Coupons.com inks mobile coupon deal with Samsung; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 10, including Uber funding, a deal between Coupons.com and Samsung, Australia's commercial vehicle telematics market to grow 25 percent annually, carrier Wi-Fi to reach $8 billion in revenue by 2019 and 17 percent of marketers have fully integrated mobile into their strategies.

Worldwide smartphone shipments exceed 300M in a quarter for first time

Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 23 percent year over year, exceeded 300 million units in the third quarter of 2014--the first time that shipments have reached that total in a quarter--according to Canalys stats.

News Scan: Sony names new mobile chief; Verizon, FireEye team on mobile security; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Oct. 31, including Sony's new mobile chief, Verizon's partnership with FireEye on mobile security options for enterprises, Smartphone shipments topping 316 million in Q3, video standards supporting next-generation mobile video services and smart transport systems fueling freight management market.

Samsung reports breakthrough in Wi-Fi transmission speeds

Samsung announced Sunday the development of Wi-Fi technology that will allow it to make use of the 60 GHz millimeter-wave band spectrum, which was previously impossible due to a number of barriers. Technology based around the new finding will increase speeds on enabled networks by up to five times the top speed currently available.