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  • Top security nightmares: Privately owned iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices

    iPhones, iPads and other employee-owned mobile gear are the most risky devices that can be connected to corporate networks, according to a new survey by ISACA, an international user group devoted to providing benchmarks and guidance for technology best practices.

  • Developers find a lot to love in Windows Phone 7 Mango

    A trio of Windows Phone software developers say Microsoft's Mango release is ripe and juicy for programmers, and brings new ease and power to mobile enterprise applications.

  • Rubinstein opens door to licensing WebOS

    HP is open to licensing the WebOS operating system, but only to very select companies, an executive said on Wednesday.

  • LG releases super-slim Optimus Black smartphone

    LG has launched its Optimus Black Android smartphone through Optus and Vodafone, with the handset coming to Telstra next month. LG describes the Optimus Black as one of the world's thinnest phones — it's 9.2mm thick and weighs 109g.

  • Logitech's LifeSize aims for Android video soon

    Logitech's LifeSize division expects to bring one-way video streaming to Android devices in a few months and introduce a two-way videoconferencing system to tablets and smartphones later this year.

  • Nokia confident about first Windows Phone arriving in Q4

    Nokia has "increased confidence" that the first of its smartphones with Windows Phone will ship in the fourth quarter, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Software AG acquires mobile app platform developer Metismo

    Software AG has acquired Metismo, the U.K. creator of a mobile development platform that allows applications to be deployed natively on multiple smartphone operating systems, it said on Tuesday at its ProcessWorld event in Berlin.

  • COMPUTEX: Asus demos phone-tablet combo, Meego netbook

    Taiwan's Asustek Computer has previewed a smartphone-tablet PC combo device that seeks to bring together the strengths of both devices without completely duplicating the hardware.

  • 6 changes in Windows Phone Mango target business users

    For the Mango release of the Windows Phone, due out this fall, Microsoft is still focused on creating a uniquely intuitive mobile UI for end users who are first and foremost consumers. But among the 500 changes are at least six that improve Windows Phone for business users and their IT departments.

  • Samsung Galaxy S II review

    Samsung's Galaxy S II is the best handset to run Google's Android operating system so far. It may even be the best smartphone on the market. In Australia, it will be sold by both Telstra and Optus.

  • Google's NFC-based Wallet a no go for Australia

    Google has refused to outline plans to extend its contactless payment trials outside of the United States, but has not ruled out the possibility of its move to Australia in future.

  • Web-based Windows Phone 7 app store arriving with Mango

    Microsoft is putting together a Web-based version of its application store for Windows Phone 7 smartphones, in the fashion of leading app stores from Apple and Google. The Web-based Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will arrive this autumn, in time for the release of Mango, Microsoft's latest update of its smartphone operating system.

  • Google Wallet: Five things you need to know

    Now that Google has officially released its Google Wallet mobile payment platform, here are five things you need to know about it.

  • Google Wallet may be missing key partners

    While Google had some notable partners at the launch of its mobile payment platform, the companies that weren't there could end up determining the success of the project.

  • Google unveils mobile wallet service

    Google on Thursday unveiled a mobile wallet platform and field tests in New York and San Francisco that will let people with special phones pay for goods in retail shops by tapping the phones against a payment terminal.