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Android 8.1 is an update to Oreo that will offer optimisations and enhancements to the most recent release of Android. If you're enrolled in the Android beta program, you'll soon see the update arrive as an over-the-air update. For developers, this is an oppritniity to prepare for any changes that are coming. For corporates, it's a chance to ensure the apps you rely on will work when the update has devices. Here's what's coming.

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Google is launching a new zero-touch enrollment tool for Android rollouts so companies can configure the devices they purchase and ship them with management and settings pre-configured. This removes the need for users to configure devices manually and ensures that devices always have corporate policies in place.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that sitting for long periods of time is bad for us. But new research suggests it isn't just the total amount of time we spend sitting each day that we need to worry about, it's also the length of time between bouts of physical activity. While still incomplete, these results suggest a sensible life hack that could help certain individuals stave off some of the effects of prolonged sitting.

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Apple and Accenture have started a new partnership. Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in select locations around the world with experts from Apple including visual and experience designers, programmers, data architects and scientists, and hardware and software designers.

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We all know the age of the locked down PC on or desk are behind us. That started as laptops became less expensive but gathered pace with mobile devices, culminating in today's Android and iOS dominated mobile world. We now expect always on access to applications and services. Mobile Device Management (MDM) has given way to Enterprise Mobility Management and that is being usurped by Mission Critical Mobility. I spoke with Carl Rodrigues, the founder and CEO of SOTI about these challenges and what his company is doing in this rapidly evolving space.

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According to IDC, Australia is slipping in mobile maturity, with just one out of 15 businesses using mobility as a competitive differentiator and as an enabler for new business models. While we're not getting worse, says IDC, our regional competitors are upping their game and we're getting left behind.

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Google I/O is the search and advertising giant's annual shindig for developers. This year, you could tick a few items off your buzzword bingo cards as they made a number of big announcements about mobile, security, AI - even Gmail received some love. Here are a few of the key announcements.

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Traditionally, you learn to squat from top to bottom, but many variables can limit your ability to squat well or to depth. For some, bad flexibility in the upper back, ankles, hips and calves are to blame, but it's also insufficient practice. These drills help you work on both.

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has contributed to increased occurrences of shadow IT, that is, the use of IT systems and services by employees that have not been approved by their organisations. Some workers are even creating their own apps and using them to work more efficiently. But shadow IT has the potential to become a security risk and one way to mitigate this is by making employees accountable for the mobile apps they bring into the organisation.