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Microsoft announces Apple Watch support

Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled a new version of Office for Mac and today they've continued that multi-platform support through OneDrive support for the Apple Watch.

Google updates Android Wear ahead of Apple Watch release

Google today introduced some new features to Android Wear that could help boost its cachet in the enterprise, according to a blog post from the company. With the impending release of the Apple Watch, Google could use any traction it can muster to avoid Cupertino blotting it out in the bring-your-own-wearable space.

Spotlight: FCC opens up more spectrum for mobile broadband

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules on Friday designed to open more spectrum for mobile broadband.

Where GPS fails, IndoorAtlas' geomagnetic technology steps in

There's one big problem with location-based services that use GPS; it can't reach inside buildings. Location-based startup IndoorAtlas came up with a solution to this problem: use a building's magnetic field to locate mobile users.

Infographic: Beyond BYOD--5 mobility trends impacting business

Enterprise mobility goes well beyond BYOD. It is also about mobile business intelligence, ultra-personalization in mobile marketing and creating consumer experiences in time through mobile moments. Here are five enterprise mobility trends that are impacting business beyond BYOD.

Airlines see in-flight connectivity as essential for crews

Airlines are increasingly viewing inflight connectivity as a vital work tool for the crew, not just an amenity for passengers.

Microsoft to launch Office Universal apps preview for phones

Microsoft plans to launch the Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 for phone by the end of April.

Spotlight: Amazon takes the keys away from TestDrive

Amazon is shutting down its Appstore TestDrive service that enabled users to try out an app before buying, Amazon's Corey Badcock announced in a blog post.

Microsoft to update Intune EMM platform with new features for Android

Next week, Microsoft is planning to release the next service update for its cloud-based Intune enterprise mobility management platform with new features for Android devices.

ARM acquires Bluetooth tech firms to improve battery life of IoT devices

Chip maker ARM is trying to improve the battery life of IoT devices that use Bluetooth to communicate data, with the acquisitions of Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices.

Trimble adds Wi-Fi data capability to its compactor control system

The construction industry is increasingly adopting wireless technology and machine-to-machine communications to improve productivity and reduce costs. The latest example is Trimble's announcement that it is adding wireless data sharing to the latest version of its control system for soil, landfill and asphalt compactors used at construction sites.

Google makes Android for Work available on nearly all Android devices

Google pushed Android for Work to its Play Store on Thursday, making the container technology it announced in February available for anyone running a partnered enterprise mobility management solution on Android 4.0 or higher.

Microsoft to integrate mobile apps into Cyanogen's Android-based OS

Under a partnership deal announced Thursday, Microsoft will integrate its mobile apps with Cyanogen's Android-based open mobile operating system.  

Spotlight: Google launches handwriting tool for Android apps

Google unveiled Wednesday handwriting input for Android apps, which enables users to handwrite text and emojis into any Android app in 82 languages and using 20 distinct scripts.

Marble Security's AppHawk keeps an eye on insecure mobile apps

To address mobile security concerns in the BYOD era, Marble Security today released AppHawk, an enterprise mobile threat intelligence and defense service designed to secure a growing threat to enterprises--mobile app insecurity.

Apple, IBM expand partnership to healthcare research

Apple and IBM made headlines when they announced their enterprise mobility partnership last year. Now the two firms are taking that partnership and expanding it to medical research.

BlackBerry's Leap smartphone has distinctly enterprise feel

While BlackBerry has abandoned any hope of being a mobile handset leader in the consumer market, the enterprise mobility company is still cranking out smartphones and tablets. Its latest effort is the Leap smartphone, which has a distinctly enterprise feel to it.

Always wanted to be a courier? There's an app for that

PeerShip has developed a free mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones that enables people to make money as couriers on the side, as well as have their packages delivered.

Spotlight: App appears to provide details on Google's rumored wireless services, reports Android Police

A mobile app designed for Google's wireless service offering has been uncovered in an unofficial Nexus 6 firmware image, reported Android Police.

Expect more enterprise-friendly changes in Apple's iOS 9

One of the most obvious signs of that transformation is the changes Apple has made to iOS mobile operating system. Based on what Apple did with iOS 8, we can eeven more exciting enterprises features with iOS 9, expected to be unveiled at WWDC in June.