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Amazon opens its AWS Device Farm for iOS app testing

The new tool Amazon pushed to Android and Fire developers to test their apps earlier this month will be extended to iOS soon, in a move that makes the service more competitive with others already on the market. 

Do we need IoT standards?

While Big Blue looks to join as many IoT standards bodies as possible, an analysis by Kevin Fitchard for FierceMobileIT coming on Thursday suggests that standards might not be such a big deal for enterprises using IoT.

Big Blue buys into IoT in a big way

IBM has been embracing the Internet of Things in a big way. In its latest move, Big Blue is launching a community for IoT developers to help them connect devices to the cloud and to harness data generated from those devices.

Amazon looks to reserve airspace for high-speed drone flight

If you're looking for a sci-fi film all about flying robots taking to the sky without any human interaction, I'm sure you can find one to buy on Amazon. However, if you just wait a little while, Amazon's new drone proposal may come true, and you can watch those autonomous, flying robots – better known as drones – by just leaning out the window and looking up.

Techs4Biz mobile app simplifies process for inspecting cranes, optimizes workflows

Proving once more that mobile technology is touching every sector, Australia-based Techs4Biz has released a crane inspection app for field maintenance workers and inspectors to make sure their heavy machinery meets safety requirements and other standards.

MobileIron inks deal to provide EMM to Telefonica's business customers

MobileIron will provide its enterprise mobility management platform to Telefonica's multinational and enterprise customers under an agreement announced this week.

Commercial, industrial use of IoT to fuel tripling of devices by 2020, says Juniper

The commercial, industrial and public services sectors are expected to fuel growth in the Internet of Things, with the number of IoT connected devices forecast by Juniper Research tripling to 38 billion units by 2020.

Spotlight: Bregal Sagemount pumps $35M into MMS firm MOBI

New York-based growth equity firm Bregal Sagemont is pumping $35 million into MOBI for a minority stake in the managed mobility services company.

Accellion, Box, Citrix and Syncplicity are top EFSS vendors, says Gartner

Accellion, Box, Citrix and Syncplicity are the leading vendors in the enterprise file sync and sharing market, according to the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report.

Motorola unveils 3 new Moto smartphones

Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unveiled Tuesday morning three new Moto smartphones – the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the third-generation Moto G – at simultaneous press conferences in New York City, Sao Paulo, and London.

Salesforce launches tools to help enterprises build fuller mobile enterprise apps

Salesforce on Tuesday made generally available its Salesforce1 Lightning Components and App Builder, an app construction utility for the Salesforce platform that helps enterprises quickly build apps for any compatible device, including tablets and smartphones.

Mobile startup Nextbit to make a play in the hardware space

Nextbit, a startup offering moble software and services, has decided to make a play in the hardware space with a new smartphone, Re/code reported.

Mixpanel offers codeless mobile analytics feature

Mixpanel has unveiled a codeless mobile analytics feature designed to make it easier for firms to customize Mixpanel's analytics tools without writing additional code, the company explained in a...

Good enables BYOD firms to distinguish between personal, corporate data use

The issue of company reimbursement of BYOD expenses is expected to become a hot issue going forward as more states follow California's lead and require reimbursement for work-related expenses.Good Technology is stepping in to help by launching its Enterprise Split Billing service, which enables companies to move behind "blind BYOD stipend or reimbursement programs."

Does the smartphone 'kill switch' work to deter theft?

According to phone-theft data collected by the Wall Street Journal, the smartphone "kill switch" doesn't necessarily deter theft. In Seattle, for example, iPhone thefts jump more than 30 percent in the year after the kill switch technology was introduced.

Samsung launches computer monitor with wireless phone charging stand

Samsung launched on Monday a computer monitor that has a clear use case for the mobile workplace. The SE370 not only displays computer content, it also wirelessly charges mobile devices – a first for a computer monitor, according to Samsung.

Infographic: Telecommuting, BYOD flourishing in US workplace

Despite some reports to the contrary, it would appear that telecommuting and BYOD are flourishing in the U.S. enterprise, according to an infographic prepared by Workspot, a Workspace-as-a-Service startup.

NIST-backed center develops guide for healthcare firms to secure patient data on mobile devices

To help with that task of securing mobile healthcare data, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has put together a draft guide for businesses and other healthcare organization on how to improve mobile data security using commercially available and open source tools.

Verizon distributes incident documentation app ahead of potential strike

Facing an impending strike from its biggest union, Verizon has pushed an app that allows non-union workers to document their counterparts on the job, according to a report.