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Google I/O, Apple Genius Groves & Windows 10 Security Top This Week’s Mobile News

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Because everyone loves a top 10.

In case you’ve been living in a cave this week, Google announced some pretty nifty tech goodies at its I/O conference. Our faves? New Android N details (plus a naming competition!)—including a new virtual reality (VR) platform called Daydream—plus Home, its new Amazon Echo competitor. Check out the top 10 announcements from I/O, courtesy of The Verge.

Google knows best.

Best practices, that is. Speaking of Google I/O, the AppConfig Community and Google came together to provide best practices for developing Android enterprise apps. In a nutshell, the new how-to guide helps Android app developers “establish a common approach for enterprise app configuration and security based on OS native standards,” sayeth the press release. Read the whole story here and here.

Apple opens “Genius Groves.” You heard me.

Apple stores got a new retail look, with the next iteration of its Genius Bars, called Genius Groves. Its first Grove opens tomorrow, a new retail store in San Francisco filled with trees and tech. The design is supposed to provide a better experience for customers, inviting them to hang out and bask in the fresh Apple air. Read the full story and check out some pics in The New York Times.

Got a problem? Yo, I’ll solve it.

Security threats from mobile breaches continue to send shivers down IT’s collective spines. Enter Windows 10. Check out this deep dive into the Windows 10 security features, built to help enterprises solve modern security challenges. Read it here.

EUC Insights 2016 square CTASmartphones, but dumb apps.

One of our favorite mobility pros, Blake Brannon, makes a cameo on the new digital work podcast, Echo ONE. He chats with the hosts about what he calls “mobile moments,” more Windows 10 goodies and that time a guy took him into a backroom to learn more about Disney World (what?!). Listen here.

Kids these days.

Education tech expert Preston Winn dives into the mayhem caused by bring-you-own-device (BYOD), 1:1 and digital workspace initiatives on campuses everywhere. The light in the chaos? Some pretty awesome learning opportunities. Read all about it here.

VR and augmented reality is big business.

Oculus Rift and HoloLens are the big names in virtual and augmented reality, a new sci-fi-like world estimated to hit $80 billion by 2025. Explore the implications of VR in the enterprise here.

Extra credit: 9 IoT Influencers Share the Smart Tech They’re Most Excited About

Things to do.

Check out these mobility and digital workspace events, coming to the internet near you.

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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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