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Spotlight: Google launches handwriting tool for Android apps

Google unveiled Wednesday handwriting input for Android apps, which enables users to handwrite text and emojis into any Android app in 82 languages and using 20 distinct scripts.

BlackBerry's Leap smartphone has distinctly enterprise feel

While BlackBerry has abandoned any hope of being a mobile handset leader in the consumer market, the enterprise mobility company is still cranking out smartphones and tablets. Its latest effort is the Leap smartphone, which has a distinctly enterprise feel to it.

NSA chief proposes novel approach to break smartphone encryption logjam with industry

The head of the NSA is suggesting a novel solution to break the deadlock between the U.S. government and the U.S. high-tech industry over smartphone encryption.

Infographic: Laptop rules as device of choice for mobile workers

The laptop is still the device of choice for a majority of mobile workers, according to an infographic prepared by Forbes magazine based on various studies.

Business travelers rejoice: Visa mobile service will reduce declined transactions by 30%

While credit card companies and banks are trying to prevent fraud, their practice of not automatically approving purchases made far from a person's home can be frustrating for business travelers. Visa is coming to the rescue with Visa Mobile Location Confirmation, a mobile service that uses a smartphone's location technology to verify the credit card user's location.

IBM's z13 mainframe--An essential mobile tool?

When you think IBM mainframe, you don't immediately think "mobile." But according to Big Blue, it is the first mainframe that can process trillions of transactions in the mobile economy securely.

Bluetooth connection between smartwatches, smartphones puts enterprise data at risk

The rapid growth of wearable devices and their imminent entry into the workplace poses challenges for IT departments, not the least of which are security issues.

Data on mobile holiday shopping trends: Apple vs Droid, phones vs tablets

A study commissioned by Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with local retailers, breaks down the mobile shopping preferences of inividuals.

40% of U.S. employees use BYOD devices at work; many don't tell their employer

A full 40 percent of U.S. employees at large enterprises use personally owned devices at work, according to a survey of 4,300 U.S. adults conducted by Gartner.

Apple, Samsung platforms key to use of smartphone accessories in healthcare

Driven by Apple's HealthKit and Samsung's SAMI platforms, healthcare smartphone accessory sales will top $3 billion by 2019, predicts Juniper Research.