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News Scan: Free iPhone app to encrypt voice calls; LinkedIn redesigns mobile profile app; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 30, including Open Whisper Systems unveiling free app to encrypt voice calls on iPhones, LinkedIn's redesign of mobile app, Alcatel-Lucent taking pole position in the small cell gear market share, greenhouse gas emissions from charging mobile devices to double in the next five years and enterprise mobility solutions market to grow at 23 percent CAGR.

Wearables are best suited for fast-paced workplaces, says Android developer

Wearables are better suited to a fast-paced workplace than smartphones, argues Jared Banyard, Android developer at Lua.

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.

BYOD practices complicate legal e-discovery efforts

BYOD programs bring plenty of focus on data security and employee privacy issues. But what about legal challenges, such as electronic discovery?

Communicating BYOD policy to employees is crucial for success

Enterprises continue to struggle with BYOD policies, even though they are crucial for managing and securing personal devices in the workplace. Here are nine tips for effectively communicating your BYOD policy offered by Ryan Kalember, chief product officer for WatchDox.

News Scan: Obama to ink cellphone 'unlocking' bill; EU okays Apple's $3B Beats buy; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 28, including the Obama's impending signature to allow unlocking of cellphones, EU clearing the acquisition of Beats by Apple, problems still plague the Surface Pro 3, a new app store for SAP and the expected portion of M2M connections made up by telematics.

Security strategies needed to cover future IoT, BYOD culture

The next 5-10 years will see a major upheaval and mobile digitization of the standard workflow for all companies, big and small. That upheaval will bring increased security risks.

Employees holding European firms back from BYOD

While mobile device penetration in Europe is high, European firms remain reluctant to allow BYOD. Surprising, employees are the ones holding back BYOD.

Security worries hold firms back from embracing mobility

Security worries continue to hold enterprises back from embracing mobility, according to a survey of 3,500 IT decision makers in 15 countries by Wakefield Research and commissioned by HP.

PlaceUs tracks user location for family and friends, excludes advertisers

Alohar Mobile launched a new app this week called PlaceUs that gives contextually aware location information to a user's small group of family and friends, according to a story at  Gigaom.