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Healthcare, retail to push mobility spending to $1.85T in 2019

I came across some interesting stats from IDC about mobility spending. It seems that the healthcare and retail sectors will lead the charge in terms of spending on mobility, which is expected to jump to $1.85 trillion by 2019 for both enterprise and consumer markets, up from $1.6 trillion last year.

Google's patent for drone delivery receptacles shows potential, raises questions

Google has received a patent for the design of a drone delivery receptacle that could be a step forward for Google's hush-hush drone delivery project and could make drone delivery more accessible for many.

Spotlight: Windows Phone revenues take a nosedive

Microsoft reported that Windows Phone revenues declined 49 percent year-over-year in constant currency in its most recent financial results released Thursday.

Landesk adds mobile security suite to endpoint management product offerings

Landesk has added a mobile security suite, which includes secure mobile email, app rapping and secure mobile browsing, to its endpoint management and security product offerings.

Hey farmers, here are 5 wearables your cows need

Gone are the days of manually collecting data from each animal on the farm. The world of wearable technology for livestock is growing, and Modern Farmer recently outlined five wearable device that dairy farmers could attach to their cows to better track vital data like health, location and even the presence of predators that could harm them.

Microsoft incorporates Sunrise features into Outlook for iOS calendar widget

Microsoft this week added new calendar features to its Outlook for iOS app, including a new calendar widget and a 3-day view update that provides information on the location and attendees of meetings scheduled.

Apple reportedly working on wireless charging that surpasses current competition

Apple is reportedly looking to incorporate wireless charging technology in its mobile devices as early as next year, according to unnamed sources who spoke with Bloomberg.

Mysterious 'System' jacks up cellular data usage in Windows 10 Mobile phones

Users of smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile are reporting that their phones are connecting to the cellular network for data even when Wi-Fi is available, which is pushing some of them over their data caps, reported Paul Thurrott with Thurrott.com.

Spotlight: Comcast launches WiFi Pro that enables network management from a smartphone app

Comcast Business launched this week its new cloud-based WiFi Pro service that provides Wi-Fi network management features from a smartphone app.

Following acquisition of Good, BlackBerry launches first integrated EMM suite

Now that BlackBerry has digested its $425 million acquisition of Good Technology, it is rolling out its first product suite that integrates the two platforms – the Good Secure Enterprise Mobility Management Suites by BlackBerry.

Google kills Glass social media accounts, focuses on Enterprise Edition

Google Glass can no longer be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other social media site, and the Google Glass name is essentially dead, according to a discovery by 9to5Google. However, the Enterprise Edition of the Glass technology is just starting to awaken.

Apple's iPhone and iPad struggles are real

Apple sold 5 million fewer iPads in the quarter ending Dec. 26 compared to a year ago and just barely sold more iPhones. While it still managed to boost revenue, the company is facing some challenges. 

myDevices launches drag-and-drop IoT dashboard app Cayenne

Internet of Things (IoT) company myDevices Tuesday announced a drag-and-drop IoT project builder for the Raspberry Pi called Cayenne.

Microsoft supports one-handed layout for Word Flow keyboard on iOS

Microsoft is supporting a one-handed layout for its Word Flow keyboard on iOS, currently in beta, with a version for Android coming later, reported Brad Sams with Thurrott.com.

Spotlight: Microsoft delays rollout of Windows 10 Mobile again

Microsoft is delaying the rollout of its Windows 10 Mobile operating system for older Windows Phone 8 smartphones and the monthly update for Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices that run the OS until February,

Mobile printing, scanning capabilities needed to maximize enterprise mobility investment, says IDC

Enterprises need to incorporate mobile printing and scanning capabilities to maximize their overall enterprise mobility investment, advised market research firm IDC.

Rumored 4-inch iPhone to be 5s upgrade, not 6c

Apple is rumored to be working on a new 4-inch iPhone that will be named the iPhone 5se, rather than the iPhone 6c, and will be launched in the March-April timeframe, reported Mark Gurman with 9to5Mac.

Successful landing of autonomous drone on moving car has implications for commercial uses

Germany's national aerospace, energy and transportation center, or DLR, has successfully landed a winged drone autonomously on a moving vehicle. This capability means drones may not require landing gear, offering room for a larger payload and making the UAV much lighter so it can travel farther.

Network outages disrupt Patriots' Surface tablets during critical drive

New England Patriots fans could be excused for blaming the team's loss to Denver on Sunday to sabotage of the team's network, which rendered the Patriots' Surface tablets unusable for 20 minutes during a critical scoring drive by the Broncos.

Smartphones will rule mobile device shipments, says Gartner

Gartner is forecasting that by the end of this year, 82 percent of mobile phones shipped worldwide will be smartphones, up an impressive 12 percent from last year.