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Amazon gets impatient, takes drone testing to Canada

As the Federal Aviation Administration continues to drag its feet on issuing regulations, Amazon is taking drone testing outside of the U.S. The Guardian first reported that the online retail giant has begun testing at a secret site in Canada, just over the border in British Columbia.

Microsoft beefs up Office 365 with MDM capabilities

Following up on a pledge made at TechEd Europe in October, Microsoft announced on Monday that it is offering built-in mobile device management for Office 365 for commercial users.

FDA OKs iPad app that lets surgeons get hip to mobile health

The Food and Drug Administration has approved for U.S. use an iPad app made by Brainlab's Voyant Health unit, which helps orthopedic surgeons with pre-op planning for use in the U.S. market.

Spotlight: AT&T, CompuCom team on enterprise mobility offering

AT&T and CompuCom, a Dallas-based IT infrastructure firm, are partnering on a new enterprise mobility product that pairs AT&T's wireless voice, data and messaging services with CompuCom's mobility products, mobile management services and strategic lifecycle services.

BYOD poses challenge for legal e-discovery, employee privacy

BYOD is posing challenges for legal e-discovery and employee privacy, warned V. John Ella, an attorney at the law firm of Jackson Lewis in Minneapolis, Minn., in a StarTribune article.

Hotels use robots to deliver room service, greet guests

A few high-tech hotels are using robots to perform tasks once reserved for people.

Midsize mobile enterprise app service providers take on the big boys

Midsized mobile enterprise app service providers are starting to challenge the larger service providers, according to the Forrester Wave report on mobile enterprise apps service providers for the first quarter of 2015.

Spotlight: USDA moves ahead with BYOD despite security 'angst'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is drafting a BYOD strategy, which our sister publication FierceMobileGovernment reported on.

BlackBerry struggles with turnaround, but surprises with quarterly profit

In response to the financial fiasco that was the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 handset, the Canadian mobility firm replaced its CEO and shifted its focus from hardware to enterprise software. Whether that strategy is paying off remains to be seen.

Startup Caliber shifts strategy to capitalize on surging mobile messaging use

Responding to the increasing demand for messaging apps, startup Caliber is shifting its enterprise strategy to focus more on that use case, reported TechCrunch.

Cortado unveils new secure mobile iOS printing function for enterprises

Printing for a mobile device is a challenge, particularly in a BYOD workplace. Cortado Mobile Solutions has recently unveiled a secure mobile printing function for workers with iOS devices on any available network printer.

Microsoft partners with Good to offer first containerized version of its Dynamics CRM mobile app

Microsoft is teaming with enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology to provide the first containerized version of its Dynamics customer relationship management mobile app.

Spotlight: Facebook's Parse launches service to build IoT apps

Facebook's Parse platform-as-a-service unveiled Wednesday new products, including Parse for Internet of Things that enables developers to build apps for IoT devices such as garage door opners, smart batteries, thermostats, and security cameras.

Infographic: Mobility places demands on IT help desks but also provides ways to ease burden

Mobility is not only placing greater demands on the IT help desk, it also offers solutions to ease the workload on overworked IT help desk staff.

Enterprise mobile app development central to Microsoft's Azure App Service

Enterprise mobile app development is a central piece of Microsoft's new cloud-based Azure App Service launched this week.

TSF's desktop-as-a-service product targeted at mobile, remote workers

In an era of mobile and remote workers, The Sixth Flag has stepped up to the plate and offered a secure way to access corporate content remotely through the cloud.

Salesforce relies on users to develop popular wearable enterprise apps

Many companies aiming to push their enterprise platforms to wearables have faced a hurdle in the form of building relevant use cases for their customers. One success story, Salesforce, has created a popular wearable experience by giving control of app development to the person who knows the user best--the user himself.

This big source of malware on BYOD devices might surprise you

There is no substitute for strong policies and stronger technology when it comes to BYOD security.

Spotlight: MPs to get free iPad Air 2

The British government is ponying up £1 million to buy every member of Parliament an iPad Air 2 and laptop.

5 enterprise apps that do mobile right

It seems like everyone is scrambling to offer productivity apps for mobile workers these days. Well, here are the top five most popular mobile enterprise apps, according to Wendyann Lewis with TabTimes.