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Wearable device apps will drive sales to 125M units by 2017

Applications for smartwatches, smartglasses and fitness bands will drive sales of wearable devices, which are forecast by Strategy Analytics to reach 125 million units by 2017.

News Scan: Mobile shoppers' short attention span; Apple misses billion dollar mark; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 11/25 including: the short attention span of mobile shoppers when it comes to retailer mobile apps, the results of the Apple/Samsung patent case, offloading data capacity onto Wi-Fi networks by mobile operators, reported benefits of BYOD and the major success of Windows 8.1.

News Scan: Isis is nationwide; Unlock cell phones or bust, more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/15 including: Isis's expanding reach, Samsung's plan for flexible display smartphone in the coming year, Microsoft's jump to number one with help from Nokia, areas marketers are missing out and the urging of the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to the cell phone industry concerning the unlocking of cellular devices.

News Scan: Tricorders move from TV to reality; BYOD investment falls short; More

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/14 including: Qualcomm's new $10 million prize offering to researchers who create a device that can diagnose 15 diseases, the lack of funding to BYOD programs and research, Global M2M Association expanding horizons, the KNOX partner program launched by Samsung and the use of mobile devices for holiday shopping this season.

News Scan: Enterprises up mobile spend; Sephora puts mobile customers first; More

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/8 including: mobile communications spending in the enterprise, Sephora's attempt to make mobile customers first priority, the newest innovation from Office, a halt in Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch shipments and the continuing legal battle between Apple and Samsung.

News scan: Samsung inks Nokia patent deal; Baby Boomers lax with mobile security; more

Quick take on Monday, 11/4 news including: Samsung and Nokia team up, how Baby Boomers handle online and device security, telework policies down under, ABI's prediction of small cells and a SpiderCloud launch.

News scan: Brother, can you spare a byte?; Please, take photos; more

Quick takes on Friday, 11/1 news including: the fate of chief digital officers in the workforce, Macy's encouragement of in-store photos, iPad's fall from the top, new KitKat mobile OS for Android and the growth of the Wi-Fi enabled system.

Apple's iOS in the Car, MirrorLink to dominate in-vehicle smartphone technologies

Apple's iOS in the Car and MirrorLink will be the dominant smartphone-integration technologies used for in-vehicle infotainment systems shipped in 2018, predicts ABI Research.

Apple falls from dominant tablet pedestal, says IDC

Apple continues to lead the tablet market--although its once dominant market share has slipped to a mere 29.6 percent in the 2013 third quarter, according to the latest stats from IDC.

Leaked: Return rate of Galaxy Gear tips over 30%

Up to 30 percent of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch are being returned in Best Buy locations in the U.S., according to documents leaked to  Geek.com. Until more practical functionality can be added, it's highly doubtful users will magically fall in love with it.