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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.

Secure liquid-metal alloy Turing Phone begins shipping this month

Last summer, Turing unveiled its flagship Turning Phone last summer. The company said then that it expected to begin shipments in December, but that start was delayed.

McDonald's goes mobile with SOTI-powered tablets for customers to enjoy

As if the red and yellow color scheme at McDonald's isn't stimulating enough, a new partnership between McDonald's U.K. and enterprise mobility company SOTI will keep customers entertained while they dine.

Asset tracking, industrial applications key to Bluvision's top ranking in BLE vendor market

Bluvision was named as the leader among 24 Bluetooth low energy beacon vendors, based in part on its support for asset tracking and industrial applications, according to a competitive market analysis by ABI Research.

DJI's Matrice 600 auto-adjusts flight based on its payload

DJI has released a new drone to its line of professional-grade machines, the Matrice 600, which adjusts how it flies automatically depending on what it is carrying.

Spotlight: EC steps up press on Google over pre-loaded Android apps

The European Commission is stepping up pressure on Google about pre-loading apps on its Android mobile operating system.

Beekeeper raises $5M to keep the desk-less connected

Beekeeper, a startup providing an instant communication platform for blue-collar and service-oriented workers, has raised $5 million in a funding round led by Fyrfly Venture Partners.

Enterprises increasingly doing their own in-building wireless provisioning

Not content to wait for wireless carriers to hook up their buildings, enterprises are increasingly provisioning their own buildings with wireless systems, according to Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research.

Report: Mounties have had global encryption key to BBM since 2010

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or the Mounties, have had a global encryption key to encrypted messages on BlackBerry Messenger service since 2010, a joint investigation by VICE News and Motherboard found.

Mobility, IoT fuel digital transformation

Mobility and Internet of Things are among the technologies that are fueling digital transformation of businesses around the world.

Microsoft pushes latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build with notification, Cortana and settings updates

Microsoft released Thursday its Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14322 for Insiders in the Fast ring, according to a Windows blog post.

Spotlight: Apple finds $40M worth of gold in used devices

Apple recovered 2,204 pounds of gold, worth around $40 million, from recycled phones and computers last year, reported Business Insider.

iPhones, Macs are the Apple of employees' eyes in the enterprise

Given the choice, employees would select Apple devices for their work tools, according to a survey of 480 executives, managers and IT pros by JAMF Software, a provider of enterprise device management for Apple devices.

GM hires lobbyists to push autonomous vehicles on Capitol Hill

According to a lobbying disclosure filed with Congress, General Motors has enlisted The Fritts Group to lobby on its behalf in the issue areas of connected cars, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity and privacy.

Healthcare wearables will bring $17.8B in yearly revenue by 2021, says Tractica

The health care wearables industry is growing at an exponential rate, and it's not just because of fitness trackers and smartwatches, according to new statistics from research firm Tractica.

MobileIron launches product designed to secure enterprise cloud data on mobile devices

Enterprise mobility management provider MobileIron has launched its MobileIron Access product designed to secure enterprise cloud data on mobile devices.

Google Calendar's new Goals feature uses predictive analytics to prevent you from becoming a workaholic

Google unveiled Tuesday a feature to its Calendar app that could help your inner workaholic strike a work/life balance.

IoT market to grow to 75.4B installed devices in 2025, says IHS

The Internet of Things market is forecast by market research firm IHS to increase from an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and 75.4 billion in 2025.