Only 24% of IT pros are proactive when it comes to wearable security

If you're an IT professional and are nervous about the influx of wearable technology in the workplace and the security and management implications that come with that, you're not alone, according to a poll of 288 IT workers by Ipswitch.

PTC buys Qualcomm's business Vuforia to bring augmented reality to IoT

Qualcomm announced this week plans to sell Vuforia, its augmented reality business, to Internet of Things company PTC for $65 million, according to press releases from the companies.

Apple's 'Chipgate' offers confusing data, reasonable explanations

Apple has found itself in a bit of a bind after admitting two different manufacturers made the A9 processors in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Telepresence robots bring new meaning to the term 'mobile office'

It seems that many industries are looking to use telepresence robots, those disembodied heads on wheels roaming the corridors of the modern office, these days.

Spotlight: Snow Software adds 2 top execs to enterprise mobility team

Snow Software is beefing up its enterprise mobility team with the appointment of two executives, the UK-based software asset management firm announced Monday.

Microsoft provides Intune 'Day 0' support for Android Marshmallow

As part of its ongoing effort to reach out to other platforms, Microsoft announced that its Intune enterprise mobility management tool provides "Day 0" support for Google's new Android operating system — Android Marshmallow.

Mobile app developers complain about inflexible work conditions, unrealistic expectations

Mobile app developers complain that inflexible work conditions, time to workload disconnect and unrealistic expectations at their companies are the biggest barriers to doing their jobs.

Microsoft sets December target for rollout of Windows 10 Mobile update

While Windows 10 for PCs and tablets rolled out back in July, the Windows 10 Mobile update is not expected until December.

UK companies develop ray to stop drones mid-flight

The drone-freezing ray – which has been tested in the U.K., U.S. and France – can deter drones from entering restricted airspace by "freezing them in mid-flight."

Amazon's AWS Mobile Hub helps app developers skip back-end 'heavy lifting'

Amazon unveiled on Thursday its AWS Mobile Hub, a new tool intended to ease the process for developers to build, test and monitor mobile apps that use AWS services.

Spotlight: Microsoft restricts new Lumia 950 phones to AT&T in US

Microsoft admitted Thursday that it is restricting sale of its Lumia 950 and 950 XL phones to AT&T customers in the U.S. market and Deutsche Telekom customers in Europe, at least for the short term.

BlackBerry developed PRIV for 'very underserved' Android enterprise space, says Chen

Explaining his rationale for developing the BlackBerry PRIV device running the Android operating system, CEO John Chen said that "Android in the enterprise is a very underserved space."

DreamFactory integrates REST API backend with Intel IoT Gateway

DreamFactory Software is integrating its REST API backend with the Intel IoT Gateway to help developers more easily access and process the backend data that Internet of Things devices use.

Connected devices, deep learning will be foundation of future AI networks, says Rubin

Internet-connected devices and the deep learning technologies needed to process all the data they generate will be the foundation of the first artificial intelligence networks, predicted Andy Rubin, developer of the Android operating system at Google and founder and CEO of Playground Global.

Will you be answering to a robo-boss soon?

So you think your current boss is a demanding workaholic who lacks empathy? Wait until your boss is a robot.

Spotlight: Porsche opts for Apple over Android for its 911 connected car platform

Porsche has selected Apple CarPlay over Google's Android Auto for its connected car platform on its new 911 car model, Motor Trend reported.

Chips, not smartphones, fuel first Samsung profit growth in 2 years

Samsung said Wednesday that its operating profits are expected to rise almost 80 percent year-over-year in the third quarter after two years' of decline, based on the strength not of its smartphone sales but of its chips and display sales, reported the Wall Street Journal.

Cisco partners with FANUC on product to fix robots before they break

Cisco has partnered with Japanese robot maker FANUC on its Zero Downtime product that knows manufacturing robots need to be fixed before they break down, known as proactive maintenance.

Recent acquisitions see Apple bolstering digital assistant Siri

Apple continued to gird its artificial intelligence portfolio recently with the acquisition of a startup called Perceptio. Add that to another recent acquisition, natural language-focused VocalIQ, and it seems that the company is trying to make a push in the increasingly heated mobile digital assistant space.

Novitex unveils new tool for mobile workers in need of a temporary workspace

Mobile workers who book office spaces may find solace in a new mobile reservation and tracking tool that allows them to communicate with colleagues on workspace location.