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2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders

2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
At the end of the year, pundits love to share their versions of summarized lists of what was hot in ed tech in 2012. In addition to the obvious -- Common Core c
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Insights that might might make you think.

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Apple used to lag behind in the general business community - but it's changing.
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The iPhone Helped Apple Make History This Quarter

The iPhone Helped Apple Make History This Quarter | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
There's no other word but "historic."
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Apple made $18 billion in total profit, the most earned by a single company during any quarter globally in corporate history.

It’s all thanks to the iPhone.  Of course, some people said it'd never be successful. Now think carefully about who you are advised by in planning your IT futures. 

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Press at Windows 10 event looked like they came straight from the Apple Store

Press at Windows 10 event looked like they came straight from the Apple Store | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Expecting to see Windows users at a Windows event? Don't be crazy.
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Not at all unusual - Apple is by far the most recognisable brand.  There is a good reason why journalists choose Macs.

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Here's Proof That It Still Pays More To Develop Apps For The iPhone Over Android

Here's Proof That It Still Pays More To Develop Apps For The iPhone Over Android | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[uk.businessinsider.com] This app saw over 81% of its revenue from iOS.
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Why iOS is going to continue to be the best platform for developers.

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Popularity of Swift is on the rise in a major way

Popularity of Swift is on the rise in a major way | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)] At WWDC 2014, Apple delivered a bombshell of an announcement when Craig Federighi unveiled Swift, a new high-level programming language positioned to be the future of iOS development. In a broad sense, the underlying goal of Swift is to make ...
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Swift?  certainly quick take up

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Apple's App Store developer revenue hits $25bn as Apple touts job creation | ZDNet

Apple's App Store developer revenue hits $25bn as Apple touts job creation | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
App developer revenue reaches $10bn in 2014 as Apple says it supports one million US jobs.
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1 Meeeellion jobs.

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Apple's Software Is In A 'Nosedive' That Is Deeply Concerning, Longtime Apple Supporter Says

Apple's Software Is In A 'Nosedive' That Is Deeply Concerning, Longtime Apple Supporter Says | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
It's trying to do too much at once.
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"I think “nosedive” is what I regret most"  Author tempers his comments, but the opportunists react to the original vibe.

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The real brilliance of Apple Pay - the iPhone 6 gets free marketing from major banks

The real brilliance of Apple Pay - the iPhone 6 gets free marketing from major banks | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Not only is Apple Pay the most popular mobile payments solution available in the U.S. even though it only launched a few months ago on just two devices, but it’s also a very powerful marketing inst...
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Watch it UK, its coming.

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Read: Apple's letter to UK staff over Chinese factory conditions - Telegraph

Read: Apple's letter to UK staff over Chinese factory conditions - Telegraph | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Read Apple's letter to UK staff, blasting BBC's Panorama programme's 'deeply offensive' allegations the company mistreats workers in its Chinese factories
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So, the rebuttal.  It is time that the issues raised were brought to attention, but to target Apple was somewhat naive I fear.  Let's hope it does some good, makes everyone aware that all consumers should equally share blame. Apple isn't the sort of Company that takes things lying down either.

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Apple builds enterprise sales team as iOS adoption grows

Apple builds enterprise sales team as iOS adoption grows | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Photo: Apple Apple is preparing an unprecedented push into the world of enterprise, according to a new report from Reuters. After partnering with IBM in Ju
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An ex Department Head of mine said "You always bring up Apple John" - "Its where you confuse your colleagues" - "Apple will NEVER feature in Enterprise".  Well Phil and Tony, think again.

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Dozens of vendors jump on Apple Pay bandwagon - CNET

Dozens of vendors jump on Apple Pay bandwagon - CNET | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
With the expanded list, Apple says its mobile-payments system now supports cards that account for 90 percent of credit card purchases in the US.
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Apple Pay takes hold.

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'Continuity Activation Tool' for Adding Handoff to Older Macs Now Supports Bluetooth 4.0 Dongles

'Continuity Activation Tool' for Adding Handoff to Older Macs Now Supports Bluetooth 4.0 Dongles | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
A new update to the community-built "Continuity Activation Tool" for OS X Yosemite brings Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle support, allowing users of...
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Continuity - now updated to offer wider access. This will be a boon or a bane to businesses - but getting it right could be magic.

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The Top 10 Desktops Under $500

The Top 10 Desktops Under $500 | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
For less than $500, you can get a solid everyday PC that will let you work with photos, music, video, and more.
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The choice should be simple. If you add versatility to the mix, there is one "Top Desktop" under $500 that stands out.....Could it be the most cost effective? You won't know unless you look.

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Pertino Extends Simple And Secure Cloud Networking To Apple iOS Devices

Pertino Extends Simple And Secure Cloud Networking To Apple iOS Devices | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the mobile and cloud era, recently announced the extension of its Cloud Network Engine platform to...
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Yet more Enterprise solutions are arriving daily.

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning

The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Breaking the deadlock and taking ideas forward.

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised...


The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design+in+Teaching


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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 25, 11:28 AM

Great informational graphic on process. @DonWettrick #geniushour #20%time #innovation

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The 10 Best Laptops

The 10 Best Laptops | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

The MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) leapfrogs over the competition with workstation-class performance and a nine-hour battery life

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Nice to see the Macs listed as "the best". 

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L.A. Unified's iPad program plagued by problems early, review says

L.A. Unified's iPad program plagued by problems early, review says | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
project last year. She produced
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When Leadership is lacking, the whole thing can collapse.

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iPhone laggards help Apple close the gap on Android | ZDNet

iPhone laggards help Apple close the gap on Android | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

iPhone laggards help Apple close the gap on Android
Summary:: Overall, Android is still ahead in the UK, with 49.7 percent of the market compared to 42.5 percent for iOS.

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Wow, what a turn up. Apple isn't really interested in % of market, but it does look as though it has blown a hole in the numbers.

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Meet Switch, the first HomeKit product from iDevices

Meet Switch, the first HomeKit product from iDevices | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Hey, Siri, please effortlessly control lights and appliances all over my house.
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CES shows the 1st signs. (Has anyone else noticed this unfortunate acronym by the way) TIT. HomeKit simplifies The Internet of Things...

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Apple productivity: 2015 edition

Apple productivity: 2015 edition | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[www.geekzone.co.nz] Apple productivity: 2015 edition
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A simple but punchy article that basically says it as it is. I disagree with the migration point - but it s a none point. It's easy to move content around.

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Flurry: Apple activated 3x more devices than Samsung over Christmas

Flurry: Apple activated 3x more devices than Samsung over Christmas | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[SlashGear] Research firm Flurry, the Yahoo-owned entity that tracks mobile analytics for over 600,000 cross-platform apps, has revealed some surprising statistics from the Christmas break. From December 19 through December 25, Flurry tracked new device ...
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These numbers are massive!

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Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review Review | ZDNet

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review Review | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

This is a real workhorsexxx

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A real workhorse.

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Apple's Device Enrollment Program extended to authorized reseller purchases, more countries

Apple's Device Enrollment Program extended to authorized reseller purchases, more countries | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple on Tuesday announced businesses and educational institutions can now use the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) with devices purchased through Apple Authorized Resellers, while support for the service has been extended to include 26 countries.
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With the IBM rollout in partnership, this should attract Enterprise customers who want solid modern Apps delivered safely.

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Apple’s iPhone 6: Google’s Most Searched Tech Device For 2014

Apple’s iPhone 6: Google’s Most Searched Tech Device For 2014 | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Google has just revealed its annual list which highlights the most popular and trending searches for 2014.
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Staggering..... 

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Apple Wants My iPad To Die. Yours Too.

Apple Wants My iPad To Die. Yours Too. | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
the reason nobody seems to talk about is they don’t wear out.
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It is a phenomenon of Apple products. With exceptions - it is true. "they don't wear out! 

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