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Apple MacBook Rumors, NBA Games in VR & More Top Mobile News This Week

  • Blakely Thomas-Aguilar By

Return of the MacBook…?

Another Apple event is slated for Oct. 27, and the rumor mill anticipates a new and much-anticipated MacBook Pro. Business Insider also predicts we’ll finally be able to get our hands on the new wireless AirPods headphones. Read more about the rumors and speculation here.

NBA gets in on the VR action.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced plans this week to broadcast at least one game per week in virtual reality (VR). How. Cool. Is. That?!

“So we do feel that VR provides the potential, if we do it right, to be the next best thing to that in-person experience. But in order to get there, we’ve got work to do. That’s why we felt that it was time to make a commitment.” —Jeff Marsilio, NBA VP global media distribution

Learn about how to watch the VR NBA action on USA Today.

Rocking in the free (VM)world.

Barcelona was rocking this week, as thousands descended upon the Spanish city for VMworld Europe 2016. In end-user computing news, we’ve boiled it down to top four product headlines here, including digital workspace tech advancements and a collaboration between VMware and Microsoft for an even better Skype for Business experience.

Amazing feats of mobility.

Can your business manage 28,000 mobile devices with (wait for it) only four people?! Sprint can. Watch the #MobileGameChanger video below and read the Sprint customer story to hear about the amazing feats of mobility yourself.

Socialcast makes the list.

VMware’s enterprise communication and collaboration platform was chosen for the Constellation Research ShortList Social Task Management. Why? According to the report website: “A new type of tool is needed – one that combines the collaboration features of social networking software with the organizational and task features of project management software.” Access the free report here.

4-out-of-5 doctors agree: smartphones are awesome.

In a new Merck study released this week, 80% of surveyed physicians said that mobile technology transforms the office visit for the better.

  • 66% use mobile devices to access medical information more than 10 times per day.
  • 80% said they use info found via apps or online to inform medical diagnosis or treatment plans.
  • 75% said they increasingly rely on mobile to meet demands for better patient-doctor interactions.

Read a great synopsis of the report on MobiHealthNews here.

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Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely is a brand journalist for VMware AirWatch by day, sci-fi/fantasy book-aholic (and mom of 3!) by night.

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