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Report: Google working on IoT operating system under Android brand

Google is working on an operating system to run Internet of Things devices under the Android brand, according to a report by The Information, citing people familiar with the project.

Spotlight: Don't worry, OneClip is not the resurrection of Clippy

Many of us remember the annoying Windows "Clippy" assistant. Well, the latest app from Microsoft resembles Clippy in name only. Microsoft's OneClip app synchronizes a user's clipboard across iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows PC, reported The Next Web.

Wearables to be part of everyday workflow by 2020

Wearables will become a main staple for enterprises and industrial work settings by 2020, according to a report by research firm Tractica.

Codeless mobile app development is one solution to rising costs, delays in enterprise app deployment

As enterprises face the increasing demand from employees for mobile apps, one option to reduce the cost and increase the speed of mobile app development is to use codeless app development, according to a report prepared by Peter Crocker, principal analyst with Smith's Point Analytics.

Barracuda, Aerohive team up for enterprise Wi-Fi security products

To help enterprises cope with security challenges posed by BYOD, security firm Barracuda Networks and Wi-Fi provider Aerohive Networks have teamed to offer integrated wireless security products for BYOD environments.

Mobility is key part of future digital workplace, say panelists

Mobility will be a key aspect of the future digital workplace, agreed panelists at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium held here Wednesday.

Spotlight: Mozilla recruits beta testers for its Firefox for iOS browser

Mozilla is actively recruiting beta testers for the Firefox browser for iOS devices, reported Tech Crunch.

Fluke Networks wants a world without borders – at least for the enterprise

Fluke Networks this week unveiled an enterprise product strategy to align its portfolio with the requirements of the "borderless enterprise" – any company whose employees rely on the flow of digital information to conduct business, regardless of location or device.

Imagination strong-arms ARM's TrustZone with new OmniShield multizone security platform

In a bid to compete with ARM's TrustZone and similar products, U.K.-based Imagination has introduced a new security platform called OmniShield designed to provide security for mobile, Internet of Things and other connected devices.

Rumored iOS-only Microsoft app is good sign for enterprise users

Rumors abound that Microsoft is developing a new iOS-exclusive mobile application with a twist on traditional email. The openness that Microsoft could be showing with this move and recent other moves is promising for enterprise users who would like to see a more flexible regime in Redmond.

Is your secure messaging product really secure?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, has taken upon itself to evaluate the secure messaging products that are available on the market. There may be some surprises in store for companies that have already paid for a particular vendor's product.

Spotlight: Authy unveils two-factor authentication for smartphone, Apple Watch

Authy, a startup acquired by Twilio, released on Tuesday a two-factor authentication product for mobile apps and websites that sends a push notification to the user's smartphone or Apple Watch and asks the user to confirm that they want to sign into the app or site that sent the notification.

One Medical beefs up mobile app with dermatology service, vaccine tracker

One Medical Group has added a dermatology service and a vaccine tracker to its mobile medical app, reported VentureBeat.

Dropbox takes big steps on its journey to enterprise acceptance

Dropbox took a number of steps this week on its road to attract enterprise customers.

Samsung releases beta version of Flow, its response to Apple's Continuity

To compete with Apple's Continuity, Samsung has released on Google Play the beta version of its Flow app, which enables users to sync their app activity across devices.

Good Technology gives employees mobile email tool to work with Office documents

Employees spend a lot of time using email, and rely on it to share documents with colleagues.To improve the email experience on mobile devices, Good Technology has unveiled a secure mobile email app that enables employees to view, edit, print, save and share Microsoft Office document attachments.

Spotlight: Microsoft makes Office preview apps available for Android phones

Microsoft is making its Office preview apps available for Android phones users, according to Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office 365 marketing team, in a blog post Tuesday.

Breaking the law for a better yield: Drones, agriculture and FAA delays

New rules regarding commercial drone use were proposed in February, though there's no telling if or when those rules will actually be approved, and some folks in agriculture have decided they don't want to wait.

Speakeasy's mobile app seeks to bring efficiency to conference calling

Startup Speakeasy released Tuesday its flagship mobile app for an improved conference calling experience. While the conference calling space has been filled recently with dial-in services and digital call centers, the Speakeasy Conference Calling app looks to cut itself a slice of market share with straightforward features and workflow integration.

Infographic: Business travellers highly value hotel Wi-Fi, yet only 64% of hotels offer free Wi-Fi

For the business traveler, Wi-Fi connectivity has become essential. Yet many hotels have not caught up with this need.