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IoT, Fitness Trackers Powering Consumer Tech Market
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Wearables, wireless audio, and the connected devices that are paving the way to the Internet of Things are driving spending in the consumer tech market in 2016, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/29/2016
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Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/29/2016
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Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/28/2016
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Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/26/2016
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10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/22/2016
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EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/21/2016
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As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/19/2016
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Amazon Echo Now Offers Children's Health Advice
Eric Zeman,
News
The latest update to Amazon's Echo and Alexa lets people seek out health advice from Boston Children's Hospital, and even find home improvement contractors via HomeAdvisor.
By Eric Zeman , 4/18/2016
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Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/18/2016
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Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/14/2016
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Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/13/2016
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Apple Watch Sales Declining, Report Finds
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a reputation for accurate Apple information, has issued a report claiming Apple Watch sales are slated to decline 25% this year. The report also indicates that Apple will offer some small Watch improvements this year, before a major redesign in 2017.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/12/2016
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Facebook's AI Technology Describes Photos To Visually Impaired Users
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Visually impaired Facebook users will now find it easier to catch up with their friends' and family's photos with automatic alternative text for iOS. The new feature is based on the social network's AI technology.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/5/2016
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Mobile Revolution Will Kill Siloed Apps, Forrester Says
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Forrester anticipates a future in which mobile apps give way to experiences that draw from multiple services to address consumer needs. Here's what it means to your business.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/5/2016
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Apple Watch, Tag Heuer: 7 Most Expensive Smartwatches
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
As gadget geeks and fashion-focused buyers flock to the latest and greatest smartwatches, we bring you a look at seven of the most expensive options available.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/1/2016
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Twitter Makes Messaging Accessible To The Visually Impaired
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
There are 285 million people with vision impairment around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. Now social media sites such as Twitter are making sure their voices are seen and heard.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 3/30/2016
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Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/29/2016
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Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion Over Android's Use Of Java
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
In its long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, Oracle has now increased its damage claim to $9.3 billion. But Google dismisses the claim as excessive.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/29/2016
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Pebble Axes 25% Of Staff Despite Smartwatch Success
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The company's CEO Eric Migicovsky confirmed in an interview that Pebble is laying off 40 people -- about a quarter of its workforce. This comes despite a fairly successful run as a smartwatch maker.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 3/24/2016
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MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of in-house employees, compliance requirements, and data security.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/22/2016
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