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For Your Own Safety, Read This Week’s Top Mobile News

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Apple updates galore—and it’s for your own safety.

Apple pushed its iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 operating system (OS) updates this week. Multiple media sources, including Forbes, warn that Apple iPhone users should update to the latest OS ASAP to dam a serious security vulnerability.

But great news on the enterprise mobility side: AirWatch announced same-day support and some pretty cool iOS and Apple TV capabilities coming in its 9.1 release. Claire Feeney gives us the details here.

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In a Galaxy far, far away…

S8_Workspace ONEFrom its Unpacked event in NYC (okay, so maybe not so “far away” …), Samsung launched its new Galaxy S8 device that “breaks through the confines of the smartphone screen.” Check it out here.

For businesses, Samsung also announced its new “desktop experience”—or DeX—technology. When paired with a leading digital workspace solution, like VMware Workspace ONE, end users can experience a full desktop experience on their S8 smartphone. Productivity “Unpacked.”  Read more here.

Time to plug that leak.

Security leak, that is. Wandera’s David Renwick effectively scares us half to death with his new blog. He details the security threats that slip through the once-secure IT perimeter, thanks to workers’ smartphones and seemingly innocent apps. Read this blog with the lights on.

352 billion mobile app downloads. Say what?!

App Annie projected this week that mobile app store revenue will exceed $139 billion in 2021, thanks to a forecasted 352 billion app downloads. Um, wow. Dive into the numbers on TechCrunch.

It’s so tiny!

For only $55, you can get the world’s smallest smartphone. The Posh Mobile Micro X, also called the “anti-phablet,” is available unlocked on Amazon today.

Father Android gets back in the game.

Android OS creator Andy Rubin hit social this week testing his new smartphone company’s first device.

I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017

 

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Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely is a brand journalist for VMware AirWatch by day, sci-fi/fantasy book-aholic (and mom of 3!) by night.

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