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5 Top Mobile News Headlines This Week

  • Blakely Thomas-Aguilar By

Microsoft’s $1B donation, iOS 9.3 “best” feature, banking on IoT and VMware’s big announcement.

1. Microsoft puts its money where the cloud is.
Microsoft has pledged to donate $1 billion in cloud services to non-profit groups and university researchers over three years, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company hopes that the program will reach 70,000 non-profits. Get the full story here.

2. iOS 9.3 beta users see the (blue) light.

Apple put iOS 9.3 in public beta this week, and ZDnet reporter Adrian Kingsley-Hughes says his favorite feature helps him catch zzzzs. Apple’s new blue-light filter adjusts the colors in your display based on the device’s location and time of day, making it “easier” for late-night users to secrete the right amount of melatonin to fall asleep. You just got scienced. Read the full article here.

3. Internet of … banking?

Willem Bagchus of United Bank (VA) reflects back on 2015 and shares his mobile banking trends for 2016: the increasingly mobile consumer, banking apps and the Internet of Things. Read his predictions here.

4. It’s all coming up digital for VMware.

The tech giant announced this week that it will reveal new product innovations and market strategy at a two-day online event on February 9-10. And Twitter went wild. Read more and sign-up for the exclusive event here.

5. A gaggle of galloping XcodeGhosts.

Gordon Smith of Intermountain Healthcare shares how his team tackled XcodeGhost in 2015 and their plans for protecting 8,200-plus mobile devices this year. Get his advice here.

VMware EUC live online event registrationFebruary’s going to be a wild ride for mobility. Here’s what you need to see and do:

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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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