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Office for iPad Is Finally Here, but Requires At Least a $100 Subscription to Do ‘Real Work’ | iPad Insight

Office for iPad Is Finally Here, but Requires At Least a $100 Subscription to Do ‘Real Work’ | iPad Insight | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
So Microsoft Office for iPad has finally arrived. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint apps for the iPad are in the App Store now. It only took Microsoft a little over
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But - it costs.  What will the reaction be?

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A word from the Editor: The future may be bright but are we still sure it's digital?

A word from the Editor: The future may be bright but are we still sure it's digital? | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
SHOPPING in 2015 has taken a bizarre turn.
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Well, there is always someone who checks out the dark side. The point is, nothing can do it all...but that is no excuse to assume it may not work.

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Why Apple's ResearchKit sets a Golden Age for health care

Why Apple's ResearchKit sets a Golden Age for health care | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple’s new platform will amplify a broad set of new opportunities where software, sensors and apps are standalone treatments for disease and integrated into comprehensive care plans that include drugs and medical devices.
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How the Apple Watch and HealthKit will help us help others.

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▶ Steve Jobs unveils the Think Different campaign (1997) - YouTube

During an Apple meeting, Steve introduces the Think Different campaign to an exclusive audience. Steve was 42 years old. Help us caption & translate this vid...
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This is how it started...or rather continued. 18 yrs ago, the biggest change Apple ever saw since its launch.  Thinking differently...

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Thousands of people sign up for ResearchKit medical studies

Thousands of people sign up for ResearchKit medical studies | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple's ResearchKit platform is just a few days old, but already iPhone users are flocking to it. This could move medicine forward quickly.
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The point here is that Apple is making medical research simpler, tapping into Apple’s enormous base of iPhone users

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theo kuechel's comment, March 14, 2:03 PM
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I think there are issues here - who owns the data? Who has access? How will it be used. I don't buy Cook's line of Apple as "a force for good" we've heard similar rhetoric from Google previously, and then of course there's Pearson who want to 'control the worlds education. I'm not sure how Apple or it's watch will deal with - say for example Ebola.
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Apple will make it easier for schools to use iPads by dropping Apple ID requirement

Everyone with an iPhone or iPad has to put up with the mild annoyance of entering their password when downloading apps or content from iTunes. But for teachers and IT administrators at schools, the...
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This is important in so many ways...iPad was launched as a personal device...and education has struggled to change that.

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Those questions are there regardless of platform, and are the big blockage in companies and organisations accepting cloud storage or processing. Frankly I fear it is over-blown, but you will see that the major cloud vendors are now going multi site/multi continent (even Apple). I agree, Apple watch will not have a massive effect in education until the brains start to look at the possibilities opened up - and you know what I mean Theo, you are like that. You say you can't imagine how Apple Watch might deal with Ebola, but surely as a device to alert the minute changes in the early symptoms of the disease in the people that can afford one may just provide an alert. Certainly I can see someone looking into early stage Ebola symptom recognition as ripe for Health Kit Development (PS: Remember my name).
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Dashboard

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If the banks can't sort out the lax security, what come back would you have?

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Yet another sign that Apple Pay is the breakthrough mobile payments hit we needed

Yet another sign that Apple Pay is the breakthrough mobile payments hit we needed | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Chase Bank on Tuesday evening disclosed that more than 1 million of its customers have already provisioned debit and/or credit cards with Apple Pay. What's more, the bank continues to see growth in...
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AS I previously suggested....ApplePay is  coming fast.

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Air Force Begins to Distribute Apple Mobile Devices; Kevin Wooton Comments

Air Force Begins to Distribute Apple Mobile Devices; Kevin Wooton Comments | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

The U.S. Air Force has started to distribute mobile devices that run Apple’s operating system across its enterprise as a replacement for Blackberry gadgets. 

The Air Force intends for the migration to help users gain access to new commercial technologies in a secure environment.

....to keep costs down and save on network resources http://www.executivegov.com/2014/02/air-force-begins-to-distribute-apple-mobile-devices-kevin-wooton-comments/#sthash.hNoBFEcP.dpuf

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Apple in the Enterprise - really takes off. @BpoolCouncil IT leader said;  (reminder): "Apple will never be an Enterprise Platform" 

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Apple Recruiting Automotive Experts to Work in 'Top-Secret Research Lab'

Apple Recruiting Automotive Experts to Work in 'Top-Secret Research Lab' | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple is recruiting automotive technology and vehicle design experts to work in a new "top-secret research lab," according to Financial Times.
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Which takes me back to my one and first career choice...before teaching.

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Apple is now an existential threat to Android

Apple is now an existential threat to Android | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Android is in disarray.
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A case of feeding frenzy at the bottom? Has the world finally caught on? 

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Barclays to have iPad branches

Barclays to have iPad branches | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Barclays community bankers will create bank branches on iPads to give customers a branch-like experience wherever they are
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You can almost touch the money - a digital leap? @BpoolCouncil IT Head's "Apple will never be in Enterprise" gets dafter by the minute.

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Apple is taking 93% of the profits in the smartphone industry now

Apple is taking 93% of the profits in the smartphone industry now | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Not too shabby.
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Leaving the scrapings.....

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Apple Smartwatch: Universities Ticked Off

Apple Smartwatch: Universities Ticked Off | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Universities are planning to ban students from wearing anything on their wrists during examinations, for fear they may use smartwatches to access the internet and cheat. Apple is preparing to launch its hotly-anticipated smartwatch in April, and one university has already had two incidents where students have been caught referring to other smart watches during an assessment. When Apple announced its device last year, the University of London released a statement warning "Smartwatches may become
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Invigilators will have to watch carefully.

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UK's Boots Pharmacy Chain Onboard with new Apple-IBM Mobile First App for iPads - Patently Apple

UK's Boots Pharmacy Chain Onboard with new Apple-IBM Mobile First App for iPads


In July 2015 we posted a report titled "A New Landmark Partnership between Apple and IBM is about to transform the Way Work gets done." Eight months after Apple and IBM began working together on building mobile apps for businesses, some of the first fruits of the alliance are beginning to appear. Moments ago we reported on Air Canada expanding their relationship with the alliance that began earlier this month in Barcelona. Air Canada announced yesterday that they'll have a new Apple Watch by late next month. Today we're also learning about the UK pharmacy chain Boots that has begun equipping store employees with iPads to serve shoppers in the aisles.

 

These customer service apps are part of a bid by Boots to encourage consumers to pre-order cosmetics and toiletries online, similar to calling ahead for medical prescriptions, while turning its 2,500 retail outlets into convenient pick-up points.

 

Robin Phillps, who is in charge of digital and e-commerce business at the company, now part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, stated that "These apps put all of Boots' inventory at (employees') fingertips. This makes it easier for them ... to interact with customers on their own terms."

 

According to Reuters, companies across dozens of different industries are now eyeing how these mobile business apps from Apple and IBM can hook up front-line staff to back-office systems and make them smarter in face-to-face dealings with customers in the field.

 

IBM says it now has more than 200 global companies gearing up to use mobile phone apps through its partnership with Apple. These include US banking group Citi and Banorte of Mexico, Air Canada, and retailers American Eagle Outfitters and Boots UK.

 

Katharyn White, IBM's global sales and marketing lead for the IBM-Apple partnership stated that "We are trying to bring that same 'wow' factor, the same changes we have had in our personal lives, to our working lives."

 

For more information on the new apps from the alliance see our Apple-IBM MobileFirst archive.

 

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Boots to go IBM - iPAD. No, iPad will never be an Enterprise Device says Baron, IT lead at Blackpool Council to 2011 setting the future trends

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All 650 MPs are to be given a brand-new iPad Air 2 in £1MILLION Commons hardware refresh

All 650 MPs are to be given a brand-new iPad Air 2 in £1MILLION Commons hardware refresh | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
ALL 650 Members of Parliament will be offered a brand-new iPad Air 2 and laptop after the general election as part of a £1MILLION hardware refresh, the House of Commons has announced.
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MPs  in iPad debate...but sense prevails

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Here's What Shopping With Apple Watch Will Look Like

Here's What Shopping With Apple Watch Will Look Like | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
If you move your Apple Watch-wearing hand anywhere near a store's payment terminal, mobile wallet system Apple Pay will activate automatically, using your primary credit card to pay for your purchases.
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"...this changes everything"...as always, the real power of wearables will emerge...disrupt and transform things forever.

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London police are going to abandon their notebooks in favour of iPads (AAPL)

London police are going to abandon their notebooks in favour of iPads (AAPL) | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[Business Insider] For more than 100 years, UK police have been using pen and paper to take crime reports from members of the public.
That may be about to come to an end.
London's Metropolitan Police force wants to extend its trial of using iPads to fight crime.
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Policing moves forward.

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Jony Ive Discusses Design of Apple Watch in Latest Interview

Jony Ive Discusses Design of Apple Watch in Latest Interview | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple design chief Jonathan Ive recently discussed the meticulous process that went into creating the Apple Watch in a new profile with Financial...
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Apple Watch - what makes it tick?

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Could Apple be on the Cusp of a New Era of Remarkable Innovation? - Patently Apple

Could Apple be on the Cusp of a New Era of Remarkable Innovation? - Patently Apple | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Close to a year ago we posted a report titled "Jonathan Ive: We're at the beginning of a remarkable time." The most interesting moment in the Time's article is when Ive stated that Apple was "… at the beginning of a remarkable ...
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Remarkable Time? Look forward to a remarkable Century.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $100 million to charity - CNET

Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $100 million to charity - CNET | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $100 million to charity
Apple's CEO announces that he spent $100 million of Apple's money on charitable giving--something Steve Jobs would not have done.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook might just be taking some tips from Bill Gates --last week he announced he donated $100 million to charity, according to The Verge.


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Cook made his announcement during an internal town hall meeting celebrating Apple's successful fourth quarter.

According to The Verge, Cook said $50 million had been donated to Stanford's hospitals, with $25 million for a new main building and $25 million for a new children's hospital. Another $50 million has been donated to Product RED, which is a charity that combats diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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Since becoming Apple CEO, Cook has differed from his predecessor Steve Jobs on a few issues, including charitable giving. Jobs was not known for philanthropy and had even said he opposed giving away money.

Cook, on the other hand, has started giving his employees big discounts on Apple products and has also instituted a company-wide charitable program that matches donations made by employees up to $10,000 a year.

This comes days after fallout from an investigative article in The New York Times about hazardous working conditions in a Chinese factory that manufactures Apple iPads. Cook responded to the article saying, "We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don't care is patently false and offensive to us."
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Here's What Businesses Really Want From The iPad | Business Insider

Here's What Businesses Really Want From The iPad | Business Insider | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Companies have an iPad wish list.
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Apple has always listened, but had the advantage of Steve's intuition.  Today, Tim Cook has created a new, listening Apple...better equipped for the future.

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More than half of emails in the UK opened on an Apple device | ITProPortal.com

More than half of emails in the UK opened on an Apple device | ITProPortal.com | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple has claimed email domination, as opens on Android have fallen 30 per cent year-on-year, while Blackberry has seen a steady 20 per cent increase.
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BANG - More than half of all UK  email (54%) is opened on an Apple device, says SendGrid  @BlpoolCouncil IT Head....explain that. So where are all the malware intrusions you suggested?

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The Apple Watch Will Bring Glucose Tracking to Your Wrist

The Apple Watch Will Bring Glucose Tracking to Your Wrist | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
With Apple Watch quickly approaching its April release month, app developers are giving us a better sense of the wearable's capabilities than the designers at Cupertino. For instance, we know how the watch will work with your car or draw up a to do list. Now its health merits are getting some attention.
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Thats what I wanted to hear. Diabetes monitoring (For Tony Doyle - you can look up what diabetes is on that internet thing)

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British Gas puts Salesforce onto Apple iPads for field workers

British Gas puts Salesforce onto Apple iPads for field workers | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The CloudSense Configure Price Quote (CPQ) technology ensures that British Gas call centre staff always have the correct information if a customer calls them to take a field sales proposal further. The CloudSense Anywhere tablet-based app, incorporating CPQ, is being used by British Gas heating sales advisors in the field.
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Improving customer experience?  British Gas choose iPads.

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