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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.

Google removes Android's stock email app, unifies behind Gmail

Google has killed its baked-in email app in Lollipop, the latest iteration of the Android OS, which could upset enterprise users. The stock Android email app filled a niche for many professionals who used it for their work accounts, while using Gmail for personal accounts.

Takeover rumors swirl as BlackBerry plans to cut workforce at device unit

As rumors swirl that Microsoft is looking to buy BlackBerry, the Canadian mobility firm reportedly plans to cut employees from its mobile device unit.

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.