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Tablet shipments take a nose dive, says Strategy Analytics

Tablet shipments fell 10 percent year-over-year to 46.5 million units during the first quarter of 2016, the lowest level since the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Don't judge a drone by its Indiegogo campaign

Perusing the internet the other day, TechCrunch contributing journalist Haje Jan Kamps came across an Indiegogo campaign for a firefighting drone from MicroMultiCopters Aero Technology, or MMC. Looking through the campaign, Jan Kamps noticed something strange: What MMC was advertising wasn't physically possible.

Enterprise augmented reality will bring in $46B in revenue by 2021

It's true. Virtual reality used for gaming is a way sexier topic than enterprise augmented reality, as demonstrated by the countless gaming VR headlines scattered throughout every tech publication on the Internet. However, enterprise AR is the tech really bringing home the bacon, according to ABI Research.

Mobile 'pioneers' are reaping the benefits in terms of employee productivity and satisfaction, survey finds

Companies that are mobile "pioneers" have greater employee productivity, creativity, satisfaction and loyalty than firms that are mobile laggards, according to a poll of 1,865 employees by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of HPE's wireless network unit Aruba.

Spotlight: Smartphone growth stalls in first quarter, says IDC

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016, up slightly from the 334.3 million units shipped in the same quarter of 2015, marking the smallest year-over-year growth so far, according to the latest stats from market research firm IDC.

Apple reports revenue decline after 13 years of growth, big drop in iPhone sales

For the first time in 13 years Apple posted a decline in revenue – including a 16 percent drop in iPhone sales – and the vultures are circling.

Accellion, Microsoft, Egnyte, Syncplicity, IBM, BlackBerry and VMware are leaders in hybrid EFSS market, says Forrester

Accellion, Microsoft, Egnyte, Syncplicity, IBM, BlackBerry and VMware were named leaders in the market for hybrid enterprise file sync and sharing platform market, according to the latest Forrester Wave market report.

Wearables most likely to cause data breach out of all IoT devices, say IT pros

Enterprise wearables are most likely to be the cause of a data breach out of all Internet of Things devices connected to a workplace network, according to a group of 440 IT pros surveyed by IT networking company Spiceworks.

Spotlight: Apple's 2016 iPhone shipments could fall below 2014 levels, says analyst

Apple could see iPhone shipments this year fall below 2014 levels, predicted Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities.

Sirin Labs raises $72M in funding to develop highly secure smartphone

Sirin Labs is diving head-first into the highly secure phone market. The company has plans to release a secure mobile device that will cost around $20,000, Android Headlines noted in an article.

Shipments of enterprise and industrial wearables to top 66M by 2021, says Tractica

Fueled by high levels of interest and market momentum, worldwide shipments of wearables for enterprise and industrial use are forecast by market research firm Tractica to increase from 2.3 million last year to 66.4 million units by 2021, or a cumulative total of 171.9 million wearables shipped between 2015 and 2021.

ABB unveils sensor network, cloud platform to monitor power systems

Swedish-Swiss industrial conglomerate ABB has unveiled its Ekip SmartVision, which combines the connectivity and sensing capabilities of ABB Emax 2 circuit breakers with a cloud platform to provide data for energy management, remote supervision and diagnostics services.

Microsoft's record-breaking Word Flow keyboard app now available on iOS

Microsoft released Monday its iOS version of the record-breaking Word Flow keyboard app to the U.S. App Store, including new features exclusively for Apple users.

FAA grants first exemption for nighttime commercial drone flights

For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration has approved commercial operations of a drone at night.

Spotlight: Microsoft, Google agree to drop regulatory complaints against each other

Microsoft and Google have agree to drop regulatory complaints against each other, according to a statements submitted to Re/code on Friday.

Microsoft adds Messaging Everywhere function to Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build

Microsoft unveiled its latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build this week, adding its Messaging Everywhere function that enables users to send and receive text messages on their phones directly from Windows 10 PCs.

Augmented reality hardware shipments to ramp up over the next few years, says IDC

Shipments of augmented reality hardware, which combines real-world and virtual images in the user's field of view, are forecast by market research firm IDC to ramp up over the next few years.

Apple filed a patent application for wireless headphones - Is the aux input's end near?

Apple has filed a patent application for a set of headphones that can be used both wired and wirelessly.

 

Spotlight: European regulators file antitrust charges against Google over Android

The European Commission has filed formal antitrust charges against Google for loading up its Android operating system with Google apps and other alleged anticompetitive actions.

Apple to pony up $25M to settle Siri patent lawsuit

Apple has settled a patent lawsuit related to its Siri digital assistant, agreeing to pay up $24.9 million to Dallas-based Dynamic Advances, which licenses the technology in dispute from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.