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Management vendors show Windows Phone some love

IBM-owned Fiberlink and BlackBerry are adding Windows Phone to the list of platforms they can manage and protect, as enterprise interest for the smartphone OS is increasing.

Samsung beefs up Knox mobile management software

One day after announcing the Galaxy S5 smartphone with a security-focused fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced that second-generation Knox software for enterprise-level security and management of Samsung devices will ship sometime in the second quarter.

Wireless charging moves forward -- rival groups team to adopt standards

The Alliance for Wireless Power and Power Matters Alliance announced today they have reached an agreement to establish interoperability standards for wireless power charging.

Qualcomm buys Palm, iPaq patents from HP

Qualcomm has acquired a large patent portfolio related to Palm, iPaq and the Bitfone device management platform from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed sum.

IT shops face ever greater mobile demands from users

Nearly two-thirds of mobile device users own three or more network-connected devices, according to an online survey of 5,000 people conducted in November in the U.S. and eight other countries.

Wireless chargers invade furniture, cars

Along with the Wireless Power Consortium, the Alliance for Wireless Power has announced several of its members will be selling charging devices for furniture and cars.

Only half of large companies have strong mobile strategies

More than six years after the first iPhones hit the streets and more than three years after the iPad emerged, less than half of IT operations have implemented comprehensive mobile strategies.

Management vendors race to help move BlackBerry users to Android and iOS

Mobile management vendors like Good Technology and MobileIron are increasing efforts to pitch Android and iOS as alternatives to BlackBerry, thanks to improved security and management tools.

Samsung invests $4M in wireless charging firm

Samsung Ventures Investment Corp. has allocated $4 million in venture funding for PowerbyProxi, whose wireless technology allows multiple devices to be charged at the same time.

Top automakers set to offer in-vehicle mobile wireless charging

Next year, the number of cars with wireless charging will explode as auto makers representing 30% of the world's vehicle production plan to include it in various models.

What the iPhone 5s and 5c and iOS7 offer the enterprise

Much of what Apple offers enterprise workers and their IT departments in the new iPhone 5s and 5c comes by virtue of its new mobile operating system, iOS 7, which was first announced in June.

Wireless charging from 30 feet away -- does startup have a game-changer?

Ossia unwrapped a wireless charging technology called Cota that's based on the same unlicensed spectrum that powers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other wireless communication standards, and that can charge devices from as much as 10 feet and eventually 30 feet.

Eagles' fans can access free Wi-Fi net at home opener

Philadelphia Eagles fans attending Sunday's home opener at Lincoln Financial Field will be able to access a new free Wi-Fi network to watch game video, visit social networks or even order food.

Salesforce.com mobile app developers gain security tools

Good Technology has integrated its Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform with Salesforce.com's Mobile SDK to help developers build mobile applications that are more secure and easily managed.

Mobile device management shifts to the cloud

New cloud-based software lets employees register, secure, and manage their personal devices without IT department involvement. And a simplified Web interface automates a lot of management tasks.

Cybercriminals use Google Cloud Messaging service to control malware on Android devices

Cybercriminals are controlling malware on Android devices through a Google service that enables developers to send messages to their applications, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab.

Dual persona smartphones non grata at Starz

Among several BYOD strategies Starz has tried over the past five years, dual persona smartphones -- offering employees a business and personal interface -- took off like a lead balloon.

Mobile phone security no-brainer: Use a device passcode

When it comes to smartphone safety, the single most important thing a mobile phone owner can do is lock the device with a unique, four-digit PIN.

SAP offers mobile device management for $1.30 a month on Amazon's cloud

A new cloud version of SAP's Afaria mobile device management software offers IT departments a more convenient way of controlling mobile devices.

Intel acquires two software companies

Intel has acquired two software companies as it continues to build its burgeoning portfolio to include more tools to write and manage programs and interfaces.

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