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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.

Apple Watch security worries hit enterprise

Security and privacy have been major topics of discussion in the world of wearables--think Google Glass--and the Apple Watch isn't immune to these concerns.

BlackBerry teams with mobile app maker CellTrak to mobilize CarePartners' home care nurses

Enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry is teaming with mobile app maker CellTrak and CarePartners to mobilize CarePartner's home based nurses, Blackberry announced Tuesday.

With Datazen buy, Microsoft gets new mobile BI tools

With its announced acquisition today of mobile business intelligence company Datazen, Microsoft will be able to offer customers mobile access to data visualization and BI.

Mobile collaboration startup Driftt acquires productivity app maker Fetchnotes

Mobile collaboration startup Driftt Monday announced its acquisition of Fetchnotes, an app maker focused on productivity, according to a post on the Fetchnotes blog.

Spotlight: Nokia in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia is in advanced talks to acquire wireless network equipment maker Alcatel Lucent, the Finnish firm confirmed on Tuesday.

Spring Mobile teams with Salesforce to improve field operations

Spring Mobile Solutions, a provider of mobile apps for field operations in the consumer goods industry, is teaming with Salesforce to make Spring's mobileSales and mobleRetail apps available on the Salesforce AppExchange, reported Consumer Goods Technology.

Apple Watch app from drchrono gives doctors use case for new tech

Medical tech startup drchrono announced Monday it will release an Apple Watch electronic health record (EHR) app for physicians on April 24.