Drones make strides in oil and gas infrastructure inspection and repair

Drones keep strutting their stuff when it comes to commercial applications, with more news this week about drones helping maintain and repair oil and gas industry infrastructure.

With new Chrome for Android feature, Google 'gets physical' with the Web

Google is adding native Bluetooth beacon support for its latest Chrome for Android update as part of its Physical Web initiative, the company said in a blog post.

Microsoft announces 74 Android OEM partners so far to preload its apps

Microsoft announced this week it has struck deals with a total of 74 Android OEMs to preload the company's mobile applications on devices.

With efficient mobile roaming, Frankfurt Airport operational goals take flight

International hub Frankfurt Airport had widespread mobile application and data access issues that made it difficult to meet its 45-minute turnaround policy for each aircraft. Fraport, the airport's owner and management company, addressed these issues by installing NetMotion Mobility mobile virtual private network software on the Toughbooks and Toughpads of its mobile workforce, explains Lee Johnson with NetMotion Wireless in this contributed article.

Apple Watch could soon adjust alert volume on iPhone by listening to ambient sounds

The Apple Watch may soon be able to automatically adjust the volume of iPhone alerts based on the sounds the Watch picks up on its microphone, according to a patent application the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Thursday.


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