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App developers feel overwhelmed by IoT data

I came across an interesting survey about app developers and the Internet of Things. Close to one-third of 675 app developers surveyed by Harbor Research feel "overwhelmed" by the data generated by the Internet of Things.

 

Spotlight: Microsoft launches Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phones

Microsoft on Wednesday launched its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phones.

IBM, Box team to create cloud storage for MobileFirst for iOS apps

IBM and Box announced Wednesday a partnership that will see Box's cloud storage integrated into IBM's MobileFirst for iOS, Big Blue's established joint mobile enterprise venture with Apple.

Enterprise mobile apps empower employees, strain IT departments

While enterprise mobile apps enable employees to more productive, developing and managing those apps put a strain in IT departments.

JDA beefs up mobile capabilities of its store operations platform for retail managers

JDA – a provider of cloud-based retail and supply chain planning and management products – announced Tuesday improved mobile capabilities for JDA Store Operations platform for retail managers.

Samsung, Red Hat team to build enterprise apps

Following in the footsteps of Apple and IBM, Samsung and Red Hat plan to work together to build and deliver mobile applications for enterprise users.

Spotlight: Microsoft adds threat analytics, document tracking to EMS

Microsoft is adding advanced threat analytics to its Enterprise Mobility Suite, according to a report by ZDNet.

BlackBerry's Chen betting the farm on the software, tech licensing business

Despite continuing revenue decline, BlackBerry is seeing a resurgence of its software and technology licensing business, according to the latest financials issued Tuesday by the Canadian mobility firm.

Feds propose rule regarding data collection under corporate wellness programs

As more companies use wearables as part of their wellness programs, the federal government is raising concerns about how companies use the health-related data collected by those devices.

IBM eases mobile data sharing for police, emergency response agencies through new cloud offerings

IBM is expanding its cloud offerings to ease mobile data sharing and improve data analytics for police, public safety and emergency management agencies.

Intel provides free Android app to remotely control PC with smartphone or tablet

Android users can now use their mobile devices to control their PCs with a free application from Intel.

Spotlight: Apple to move fingerprint scanner into display, eliminate home button in iPhone

Apple is developing touch and display driver integration single chip solutions for iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan's chip industry cited by a DigiTimes report. Apple would move its...

Smart Vision raises $6.1M to develop iPhone-based eye exam tech

Startup Smart Vision Labs has raised $6.1 million to fund development of a device that attaches to an iPhone and enables doctors to perform mobile eye exams.

Help coming to Windows 10 Mobile, and not a moment too soon

Now that most of the development work on Windows 10 for PCs is mostly done, Windows 10 Mobile will be the focus on Microsoft's Windows 10 development efforts in the coming months.

Enterprises must adopt flexible approach to mobile app development, Gartner advises

Constantly progressing technologies, trends and preferences will force enterprises to adopt a flexible approach in their mobile app development processes, judged market research firm Gartner.

Infographic: Mobile app use in California, Florida airports

As more airports deploy free Wi-Fi, it is important for them to understand how travelers use mobile apps in order to deploy network resources in an effective manner. But mobile app usage is not uniform across airports. See this comparison of California versus Florida airports.

Secret Google acquisition points to interest in mobile cloud computing

Google secretly acquired a startup called Agawi that focused on mobile cloud computing for in-app ads and gaming, according to reports. With Google continually searching for ways to make money on mobile in general, bringing Agawi into the fold could help them ratchet up those efforts.

HP unveils enterprise tablet running Windows 10

As Microsoft prepares to roll out its Windows 10 operating system for PCs and tablets next month, HP is planning to launch an enterprise tablet running the OS in August.

Spotlight: Microsoft rolls out OneNote updates for iOS users

Microsoft is rolling out updates to its OneNote note-taking app feature for iOS devices designed for the busy executive on the go.

Google doubles fleet of self-driving vehicles in California

Google has doubled the number of self-driving vehicles it is permitted to operate on public streets in California.