Every Dec. 24 since 1955, instead of tracking nuclear missiles, North America's first and last line of defense NORAD tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer. Back then, children had to use rudimentary technology known as the rotary phone and call NORAD. Now, kids can check where Santa is simply by using an app on their smartphone.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Dec. 18, including Emory's move to a mobile world, the comeback of the enterprise tablet, the quest for the all-encompassing messaging app, a work around iCloud security and Microsoft reliant on iOS and Android.
Microsoft has agreed to buy multi-platform mobile email startup Acompli for more than $200 million, reports Re/code.
Dropbox has activated new mobile app features that enable Android and iOS users to open and edit Microsoft Office documents from the Dropbox app and access them directly from the Office mobile apps.
Read the hottest mobile IT stories for Nov. 20, including the Dropbox support Microsoft has recently added, how mobile devices have changed network traffic patterns, the newest move to mobile from healthcare, Lenovo making up ground on Apple and Samsung for tablets and the new exclusive deal between Foxconn and Apple.
Apple has stepped in to the fill the enterprise mobility gap left by BlackBerry, according to data from customers of enterprise mobility management firm Globo.
Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 12, including an Android user suing Apple for iMessage deliverability, Geisinger Health System to a mobile electronic health record, Imagination Technologies unveils dual-core processor for wearables, Asia-Pacific enterprises to move beyond "rudimentary" mobility and Singapore regulator probes StarHub's mobile network disruption.
The release of the iPhone 6 in September reversed the downward iOS activation trend Good Technology had seen in the enterprise, according to a new report from the enterprise mobility management firm.
In a turnaround with regards to the mobile version of its Office productivity suite, Microsoft has dropped the requirement for an Office 365 subscription for consumers.