Don't-Miss Business Mobility Stories

Access files on the go with new CrashPlan apps

Backing up has become quite easy in recent years thanks to online services like CrashPlan. Now, if you're a CrashPlan+ or Pro subscriber, you can even access files from your iOS device, thanks to a pair of free apps released Friday.

Syncplicity expands its cloud storage to the iPad

Cloud-storage provider Syncplicity has revamped its iOS app, expanding the offering into an iPad-friendly hybrid version that will let users access their documents from just about any device they own.

Skype acquiring startup GroupMe for group text messaging

Internet calling company Skype said Sunday that it will acquire GroupMe, a startup that offers a free group text messaging app.

Report: FTC investigation focused on Android, search

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which began an antitrust investigation into Google a month-and-a-half ago, is looking specifically at Google's relationship with Android handset makers and at whether Google favors its own services in search results, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Twitter gets down to business with promoted tweets

Twitter is placing its promoted tweets right in front of users' eyeballs in an attempt to boost its advertising business.

Symantec promises encryption viewer for iOS users

Symantec PGP Viewer will let users view encrypted mail on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The app is expected to arrive later this year.

Kootol sends legal notice to Apple, others, claiming patent infringement

Patent-holding company Kootol alleges that many big companies, along with iOS and Mac software developers like The Iconfactory, are infringing on its U.S. Patent Application.

Apple announces App Store Volume Purchase Program for businesses

Businesses looking to buy iOS apps in bulk for their employees will soon be able to take advantage of a Volume Purchase Program from Apple.

Microsoft's aversion to iOS, Android gives QuickOffice a chance

With Microsoft ignoring iOS and Android, the market for mobile office software is left to small vendors like QuickOffice.

Smartphone game use is up, especially with iPhone

Research from Nielsen finds that mobile games are growing more popular and more addictive for smartphone users, especially iPhone users who play games twice as many hours as the average user.

Oracle virtual desktops opened to iPad access

Oracle introduced an iPad app that will allow users to access their Oracle virtual desktops.

Office 365 apps for iPhone and Android not coming soon

Microsoft launched Office 365 to the world this week, but the company's cloud product development is by no means complete. But don't look for dedicated applications for the iPhone and Android or a more complete browser-based experience for Office Web Apps.

Your next job: Mobile app developer?

As market demand surges for apps to run on iOS and Android, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.