SAP introduces service that lets retailers gather mobile data from customers physically in stores

Software giant SAP announced Thursday its SAP Digital Consumer Insight service that allows retailers to use customers' mobile data within the store to find out age and gender information and even where the shopper is coming from.

Google reveals 2 messaging apps, mobile VR platform and more at I/O 2016

Google's kickoff to its 2016 I/O conference Wednesday proved an undeniable truth: Mobile is king.

Spotlight: Samsung smartwatch tech would project display on back of your hand

Samsung's recent patent application details how a tiny projector in a smartwatch would be able to project a device display image on the back of your hand (or anything else), reported eWEEK.

Google could be focusing on a better mobile messaging app, chat bots during I/O 2016

Google may be ready to seriously upgrade its mobile messaging platform at its 2016 I/O conference, if rumors prove true.

Microsoft is selling its Nokia feature phone unit to Apple supplier Foxconn, HMD Global for $350M

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its Nokia feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Apple supplier Foxconn, and HMD Global, a newly formed company set up by former Nokia executives, for $350 million.

Intelligent systems market to reach $2.2 trillion in revenue by 2020, says IDC

The market for intelligent systems, a subset of the Internet of Things, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.2 percent through 2020, with revenues exceeding $2.2 trillion by then, market research firm IDC predicts.

Kinvey unveils Mobile Data Connect for SAP solution for better enterprise mobile apps

Mobile backend as a service platform Kinvey just made the pot sweeter in terms of its offerings for enterprise customers with its Mobile Data Connect for SAP.

Global commercial-drone market expected to soar, but it could be held back in the US by the FAA

Commercial drone use in the United States is advancing at a snail's pace, while other countries are far ahead. Global predictions see the commercial drone market booming in the future, but whether or not that will be the case in the U.S. is dependent to an extent on the Federal Aviation Administration releasing comprehensive regulations.

Spotlight: YouTube tests mobile messaging feature with smartphone app

Google's YouTube has begun tests of a mobile messaging feature in its smartphone app to enable users to share and discuss videos without have to use a third-party messaging service, the AP reported.

Google starts rolling out update for easier app beta testing

Google just made it easier to beta test Android apps with its new Google Play store update, according to a recent report by Android Police.

Microsoft catches up to Apple, Android with support for fingerprint scanners in Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft is finally catching up with Apple's iOS and Android in the mobile fingerprint department.

Wearables shipments surge 67.2% to 19.7M units in Q1, says IDC

Total shipment volumes for wearables jumped 67.2 percent in the first quarter of 2016, reaching 19.7 million units in the quarter, according to IDC. The top wearable vendors are Fitbit, Xiaomi, Apple, Garmin, Samsung, and BBK.

Biometrics raises privacy issues in many jurisdictions

Biometrics is often seen as the Holy Grail for mobile security. While a username and password can be forgotten or stolen, a person's fingerprint is always the same. But there are significant privacy implications of using biometrics for security, according to a recent study by PwC sponsored by Nok Nok Labs.

What I learned from using Sherbit's analytics visualization app

What exactly can you learn about yourself when you connect all of your most used mobile applications and create bar graphs to provide visual correlations based on the data? Personal analytics platform Sherbit used this idea as the basis for its mobile app currently available on iOS.

Spotlight: Google launches Gboard keyboard app for iOS devices

Google has launched its Gboard keyboard app for iOS devices that enables users to search the web and send information, GIFs, and emojis from the keyboard without leaving the app, the company announced in a blog post on Thursday.

Asia-Pacific enterprises focus on mobilizing business processes, says IDC

Mobility continues to be one of the fastest growing technologies among Asia-Pacific enterprises, as mobility initiatives shift from an under-resourced side project to a central effort driving both business and operational strategy, according to market research firm IDC.

Microsoft is closing down Sunrise calendar app on August 31

Microsoft is shutting down its Sunrise calendar app on August 31, according to a Sunrise blog post.

Infographic: Mobility is a key aspect of effective workplace communication

Mobility is a key aspect of effective digital workplace communication, according to a survey of 250 public relations professionals by the Public Relations Society of America and APPrise Mobile released Thursday.

Reserve unveils table management system, website for restaurants

Reserve unveiled Tuesday new tools, both mobile and PC based, to enable restaurants to manage customer preferences and reservations more efficiently.

Spotlight: Android users can use Google Translate in any app, iOS users can now translate offline

Google unveiled two new capabilities to its Translate mobile apps that benefit both Android and iOS users.