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Enterprise smartphone data plan revenues to top $200B in 2020, says ABI

Enterprise smartphone data plan revenues for mobile operators are forecast by ABI Research to surpass $200 billion in 2020.

LA City Attorney files criminal charges against 2 men for flying drones in restricted airspace

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed criminal charges on Wednesday against two men for allegedly flying drones into restricted airspace.

Microsoft updates Office for iOS apps, adding 3D Touch and Apple Pencil integration

Microsoft pushed out updates to its Office for iOS apps on Thursday, adding 3D Touch quick actions to Office, Apple Pencil integration on the iPad Pro, as well as changes to how fonts are handed and improved document search on iOS, reported 9to5Mac.

Apple to expand iOS app development program globally

Apple announced plans Thursday to open iOS App Development Centers around the globe, following the opening of its latest center in Europe.

Wearables need to be multifunctional to remain disruptive, says Frost & Sullivan

If wearable technology is to remain successful and disruptive, devices must be able to handle multiple applications and have a decent battery life, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Spotlight: Skype update improves call scheduling, document handling for Android

Skype updated Wednesday its Android app with a new scheduling feature and integration with Microsoft Office.

Samsung fixes 'non-problem' with S Pen stylus getting stuck in Galaxy Note 5

After claiming that the tendency of an incorrectly inserted S Pen stylus to get stuck in the Galaxy Note 5 was not a problem, Samsung has decided to fix the "non-problem" anyway, reported Android Central.

Majority of developers plan to develop up to 5 enterprise mobile apps this year

A full 63 percent of enterprise app developers plan to develop up to five mobile apps in 2016 and 23 percent expect to develop six or more, according to a survey of 1,950 mobile app developers by Bock & Company on behalf of rapid mobile app development provider Alpha Software.

SOTI releases MobiControl 13.0 EMM platform, opens APIs for third parties

Enterprise mobility management vendor SOTI released the latest version of its MobiControl product this week and opened its application programming interfaces so that third parties can integrate parts of the EMM platform into their own workflows.

Microsoft confirms recall of Surface Pro power cables due to overheating risks

Microsoft is voluntarily recalling power cords for Surface Pro tablets because of overheating risk, the company confirmed to Channelnomics Europe, which first broke the story.

Google reportedly tests new Android app install feature directly from search results

Google has pushed a new app install function for some Android users that cuts out the need to jump to the Play Store.

Federal, state lawmakers push for stricter drone regulations

Federal and state lawmakers are pushing for even more strict regulations for drone use. These calls are as huge as a letter encouraging government agencies work together and look at drone risks, and as small as a bill that would require drone operators to leave a note if they damage someone's property, and the owner of that property isn't around.  

Microsoft pushes Skype integration to Outlook's iOS and Android apps

Microsoft this week updated its iOS and Android Outlook apps with features that integrate Skype.

Despite Android bridge collapse, Microsoft is nearing completion of its iOS-to-Windows 10 bridge

While Microsoft's effort to build an Android bridge to Windows 10 appears to be dead in the water, its work on a bridge to port iOS apps to Windows 10 is nearing completion.

Spotlight: DOT earmarks $4B for self-driving cars in FY2017 spending proposal

In its fiscal year 2017 spending bill, the Department of Transportation is proposing to spend $4 billion on research and development into automated vehicle technology over the next 10 years.

Cat partners with Verizon to sell Cat S50c rugged smartphone in US

Cat phones is partnering with Verizon to sell the Cat S50c rugged smartphone in the U.S market. This marks the first direct partnership between a major U.S. carrier and Cat phones.

Large tablets won't overtake 7- and 8-inch models, predicts ABI

Despite the emergence of larger tablets in 2015, the smaller 7- and 8-inch branded tablets will remain the most popular for the time being, ABI Research predicted.

Enterprise users want offline access to mobile CRM apps

I came across an interesting blog post by Robert Desisto, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. He related that Gartner clients have been increasingly asking about offline support for mobile customer relationship management apps.

Spotlight: Skype to offer free group video calling on mobile devices

Microsoft's Skype will begin offering free group video calling on mobile devices, including Android and iOS devices, in the coming weeks.

Apple adds enterprise, educational features with latest iOS 9.3 beta

Some of the new features included in iOS 9.3 beta, released earlier this week, are aimed at enterprise and educational users.