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Drones make strides in oil and gas infrastructure inspection and repair

Drones keep strutting their stuff when it comes to commercial applications, with more news this week about drones helping maintain and repair oil and gas industry infrastructure.

Microsoft announces 74 Android OEM partners so far to preload its apps

Microsoft announced this week it has struck deals with a total of 74 Android OEMs to preload the company's mobile applications on devices.

With efficient mobile roaming, Frankfurt Airport operational goals take flight

International hub Frankfurt Airport had widespread mobile application and data access issues that made it difficult to meet its 45-minute turnaround policy for each aircraft. Fraport, the airport's owner and management company, addressed these issues by installing NetMotion Mobility mobile virtual private network software on the Toughbooks and Toughpads of its mobile workforce, explains Lee Johnson with NetMotion Wireless in this contributed article.

Apple Watch could soon adjust alert volume on iPhone by listening to ambient sounds

The Apple Watch may soon be able to automatically adjust the volume of iPhone alerts based on the sounds the Watch picks up on its microphone, according to a patent application the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Thursday.

Spotlight: Google gets patent for self-driving delivery vehicle

Google has received a U.S. patent for an autonomous delivery vehicle, RCR Wireless reported Wednesday.

Experts see business prospects of autonomous vehicles as far-reaching

Perhaps most important for the future of autonomous vehicles are the business factors driving their development. Automakers, software developers, and other related businesses are not going to enter the space unless they can find surefire ways to make money.

Commercial boon in drone tech will not be confined to air vehicles, predicts investment banker

There will be continued broad commercial applications for drone technology, not just air-based, but land- and sea-based systems as well, predicted Jon Rubin, a partner and head of the drone practice at investment bank Westbury Group.

Business users should find Android Wear update something to shout about

Business users of Android Wear smartwatches should be happy with the recent updates made by Google to its Android Wear software.

Regulations, cybersecurity main hurdles left for autonomous vehicles

Connected cars and autonomous vehicles are coming; it's just a matter of when and how. The technology is essentially viable, and now it's up to U.S. lawmakers, government agency officials and industry executives to come to an agreement on making these rolling mobile devices street legal.

Northbridge Financial opts for Encircle app, PRIV phone to update insurance claims processing system

Northbridge Financial, a commercial property and casualty insurance management firm based in Toronto, wanted to update its legacy claims processing system. The company opted to use the Encircle platform, a suite of mobile productivity tools for claims adjusters and policyholders, and to run the platform on BlackBerry's new Android-powered PRIV smartphone.