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BlackBerry BES10 device management solution is now available as a hosted service

BlackBerry has announced that its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) device management solution is now available as a hosted service through third-party partners.

It means businesses no longer need to run BES10 on their own IT equipment.

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National security, phones for children, a new UK mobile network and a change of name

Podcast - 16th July 2014

This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.

We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.

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UK government announces emergency laws for telephone and internet records

The UK government has announced plans for new ‘emergency’ laws to allow telephone and internet data to be retained.

It follows a ruling in April by the European Court of Justice that said Europe’s Data Retention Directive was invalid because it didn’t contain enough safeguards.

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LG announces KizON, a wearable mobile phone for children

LG Electronics has announced a new child-friendly mobile phone that’ll be available in South Korea from tomorrow, with a launch in North America and Europe planned for later this year.

The LG KizON is worn on a wrist band, allowing parents of pre-school and primary school children to track and call their offspring.

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Charge your smartphone before flying to the USA

New security measures affect all electronic devices in hand baggage

New security measures have been put in place for customers flying from the UK to the USA.

Electronic devices, including mobile phones and laptop computers, may now need to be switched on as part of the security screening process for hand baggage.

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