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Orlando airport upgrades to 802.11ac Wi-Fi network, deploys beacons and mobile app for travelers

Orlando International Airport recently deployed an advanced Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth beacons and a mobile app to help business and leisure travelers navigate their way around the airport.

Here's Google's vision for how phones, watches and IoT will work together

Google developers offered up some details about how they built some of Android's location-aware apps, like an automatic car finder feature, and said that new products like watches and connected devices promise much more interesting apps in the future. 

Security firm Identiv awarded 4 mobility patents

Identiv, a Fremont, California-based security firm, has been awarded four patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for near-field communications, mobile and security inventions.

Spotlight: Lenovo unveils enterprise-ready ThinkPad 10 tablet

China-based computer maker Lenovo unveiled on Thursday a 10-inch ThinkPad 10 enterprise-ready tablet, which ships with Windows 10 pre-installed on an Intel Atom quad core processor.

Apple, IBM take enterprise mobility partnership to Apple Watch

Apple and IBM have been actively issuing mobile enterprise apps for the iPhone and iPad since announcing their partnership last July. Apple and IBM recent made some of their mobile enterprise apps available for the Apple Watch, reported Jordan Golson with TechRepublic.

Just what IoT needs: A new OS and communications layer, this time from Google

This morning Google announced that it will introduce a stripped down version of Android designed to run Internet of Things devices. It also said it will offer a communications layer so that devices can communicate with each other, the Internet and phones.

Moleskine unveils TimePage calendar iOS app that syncs multiple calendars, contacts

Moleskine unveiled Thursday its TimePage calendar app for iPhone and Apple Watch, which combines weather, maps and contacts with native calendar syncing across iCloud, Google and Exchange.

Spotlight: SwiftKey publishes Android keyboard app on Google Play

Third-party keyboard app SwiftKey on Thursday made its SwiftKey for Android available on Google Play.

MobileIron releases toolkit for enterprises to test Android for Work

MobileIron released a new toolkit Wednesday for organizations interested in whether the revamped Android for Work will fit their mobile device management needs.

Xamarin integrates app development software with IBM MobileFirst Protect platform

Mobile app development firm Xamarin is making its app development software interoperable with IBM MobileFirst Protect, Big Blue's enterprise mobility management platform, to enable enterprises to develop, deploy and manage apps in a secure environment, the company announced this week.

BYOD concerns behind Fortinet's $44M purchase of Meru Networks, new mobile security service

To address enterprise BYOD concerns, network security firm Fortinet announced Wednesday that it is acquiring Wi-Fi networking provider Meru Networks for $44 million and launching its FortiGuard mobile security subscription service that includes mobile app control and mobile malware protection for iOS and Android devices.

IoT will beat big data as innovation generator, says Gartner

I came across an interesting blog post by Andrew White, research vice president at Gartner. He predicted that the Internet of Things will dwarf big data in terms of its innovative impact.

Spotlight: Ginger partners with Any.do to streamline note-taking for Android users

Android keyboard maker Ginger and note-taking app startup Any.do are partnering to enable Android users to take notes, dictate tasks and make to-do lists directly from the Ginger Keyboard's "smart bar."

Commercial Drone Fund supports startups working on commercial drone tech

Airware has launched the Commercial Drone Fund, a program that will invest $250,000 to $1 million into startups working on commercial drone technology. 

Microsoft adds LG, Sony to list of Android tablet makers pre-installing Office, Skype

On Monday, Microsoft announced that it signed up 20 more manufacturers to its program to pre-stall Office, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on Android tablets, including big names LG and Sony.

Virtual reality check: When will VR enter the enterprise?

Over the next decade, virtual reality technology has the chance to change the fundamental way that hands-on professionals operate in the field, office or classroom, according to an industry expert.

Disney's MagicBands program has lessons for other businesses

Disney said that it's MagicBands program is so successful that the company plans to expand it, according to a Reuters story. 

Spotlight: Next iPad Pro to include stylus support, split-screen mode

The next Apple iPad Pro, expected to be a 12.9-inch version, could include stylus support and split-screen mode, according to a report by the Irish Examiner, citing a patent application it tracked down.

Cortana to go head-to-head with Siri, Google Now

Microsoft is pitting its virtual assistant, Cortana, directly against Siri and Google Now with new apps for iPhone and Android. The new capabilities may prove useful for the many mobile workers who use Windows computers but carry iPhones or Android devices. 

Acronis renames Mac-Windows file-sharing platform, adds support for mobile devices

Acronis is changing the name of its Mac-Windows file sharing product from ExtremeZ- IP to Acronis Access Connect and adding support for iOS, Android and Windows Phone mobile devices.