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Pushbullet's Portal app enables transfer of large files between PCs, Android phones

Pushbullet on Tuesday launched a new Android app to enables users to transfer large files and hundreds of smaller files from their PC to their Android smartphone – with an iOS version in the works.

Apple working with MobileIron to ship enterprise apps

Apple has been working with MobileIron on OneTouch, a MobileIron service that packages and secures enterprise iOS apps for organizations and pushes them to their users, according to a MobileIron spokeswoman.

Smartwatches dominate enterprise wearable interest, 451 Research found

We've reported that wearables like smartwatches and smartglasses have enterprise potential, and now there are more statistics to back that up.

Spotlight: You can drive a Range Rover with a smartphone app

Range Rover U.K. has developed a prototype of a system that enables users to drive a Range Rover Sport vehicle with a smartphone app, reported TechCrunch.

VMware unveils mobile identity manager, beefs up iOS device support

VMware unveiled Monday its VMware Identity Manager, which offers a single sign-on system for access to enterprise apps as well as integration with its AirWatch enterprise mobility management platform.

Samsung invests in French IoT network startup SIGFOX

Samsung has invested an undisclosed sum in SIGFOX, a French startup that is developing a low-energy, low-cost cellular network for IoT devices. In addition, Samsung is integrating its ARTIK IoT platform with SIGFOX's IoT network protocol.

Infographic: Millennial workforce is pushing IT managers to invest in mobile tech

According to a survey by Randstad Technologies and IDG Research Services, more than three-fourths of IT managers have seen an increase in their organization's mobile/remote workforce as a result of the influx of millennial workers. In response, 60 percent plan to increase investments in mobile within the next year.

Dropbox aims for the enterprise with AirWatch, MobileIron deals

Dropbox is stepping up its enterprise push with new integrations with AirWatch and MobileIron that will become available "in the coming months."

Spotlight: China's enterprise mobility services market to see healthy growth, says IDC

The Chinese enterprise mobility services market is forecast by market research firm IDC to grow at a healthy 26.2 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years, reaching $2.19 billion in 2019.

Making an enterprise mobile app: How to choose third-party services that will power your program

A maturing subset in the enterprise mobile app ecosystem called "mobile app enablers", made up of various SDKs, APIs and platforms, approaches pain points distinct to the space and resolves them in ways more established Web-based services have not been able to.

Salesforce joins $10M funding round for enterprise wearables startup APX

Wearables software company APX Labs added $10 million to its pockets in a funding round last week that brought new support from Salesforce Ventures, the venture funding arm of enterprise app giant Salesforce, and SineWave Ventures, according to a report from the Washington Business Journal.

Smart meters: It's not just for electricity anymore

More and more water companies and utilities are using smart meters to do the same for water use. The drought in California has prompted the Long Beach Water Department to deploy smart water meters to monitor the use of water by residents and businesses in the community, according to a report by Wired.

Zebra unveils wall-mounted Wi-Fi access point that provides in-room mobile broadband for hotels

Business travelers who want to work in their hotel rooms are often frustrated by the poor quality of the Wi-Fi connection, even when they have to pay extra for it.To provide better Wi-Fi connectivity in hotel rooms, Zebra Technologies has made available a wall-mounted access point that can provide mobile broadband speeds in each room.

Infographic: Managing mobile security threats in the enterprise

Secure mobile messaging firm Neon SMS has put together an infographic that examines the proliferation of mobile security threats by platform and some strategies firms can use to lessen risks.

Spotlight: Dish looks to raise $10B-$15B from banks in bid for T-Mobile

Satellite TV provider Dish Networks is talking to banks about borrowing between $10 and $15 billion to buy wireless carrier T-Mobile, the Wall Street Journal reports.

BYOD fueling growth in enterprise mobile app development services, says TechNavio

The BYOD trend in the enterprise is fueling demand for enterprise mobile apps to make employees' personal devices more productive at work. Market research firm TechNavio forecasts a 13 percent compound annual growth rate for the market through 2019.

Great Wolf Lodge housekeepers use mobile app to track cleanliness of rooms

Housekeeping staff at Great Wolf Lodge resorts can now use their mobile devices to find out which rooms need to be cleaned and when they will be available to clean, and the staff can record when they have finished cleaning when the rooms are available for guests.

Report: Struggling BlackBerry may start making Android smartphones

Frustrated by the uptake of its BlackBerry 10 phones, struggling BlackBerry is mulling making a smartphone that runs the Android operating system for the first time, reported Reuters, citing sources familiar with the situation.

What NASA is actually planning for drones

NASA confirmed that it is investigating the possiblity of drone monitoring via cell towers, following a report in The Guardian last week. 

Google App admins can now selectively wipe employees' iOS devices

Google this week added a selective remote wipe capability for iOS devices and new mobile application management features to its Android for Work platform.