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Apple used to lag behind in the general business community - but it's changing.
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British Airways and Subway UK add Passbook integration to apps | MacUser

British Airways and Subway UK add Passbook integration to apps | MacUser | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Passbook, as anyone who has used it will tell you, is one of the niftiest features in iOS 6. Sadly, it’s also one of the least used on this side of the Atlantic, as support for it from UK companies
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With a little luck it will become the defacto standard.

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Arran Riordan's comment, June 11, 2013 6:05 AM
this article changed my life, thank you so much x
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9 Rock Stars Who Toil In The Shadows For Apple Security

9 Rock Stars Who Toil In The Shadows For Apple Security | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
They're part of team keeping Apple one step ahead of hackers. ;
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Some say "One day...." but Apple has consistently shown it is virtually bullet proff.

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CHART OF THE DAY: Why Apple's iWatch Is Going To Be A Success

CHART OF THE DAY: Why Apple's iWatch Is Going To Be A Success | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
You know, assuming it comes out.
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This is a good data set - and thinking about it, could be the reinvention of the wrist "watch".

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US mobile networks 75% faster than EU

US mobile networks 75% faster than EU | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Mobile networks in the US are far more advanced than across Europe, according to the mobile operator association GSMA
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Well, it is news to me.  Why should we have slower netwoks?

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Just Imagine (1947) | The Public Domain Review

Just Imagine (1947) | The Public Domain Review | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Film using stop animation shows the character Tommy Telephone (the AT&T advertising spokescreature at the time) making a telephone by assembli...
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They don't do it like this any more.

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iPad - Mobile Platform getting over 55% eCommerce Sales | All Infographics

iPad - Mobile Platform getting over 55% eCommerce Sales | All Infographics | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Infographic on Mobile eCommerce Platform driving sales from iPad, iPhone and Android Mobile with business marketing tactics for eCommerce sales from mobile
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TelecomTV | News | Google: Evil is as Evil does.

TelecomTV | News | Google: Evil is as Evil does. | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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Big Business is under scrutiny!  Watch out....and..... pay up.

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Push to cloud services bolsters enterprise Mac use | TechRepublic

Push to cloud services bolsters enterprise Mac use | TechRepublic | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
As software vendors like Adobe push customers to cloud subscriptions and SaaS becomes more prevalent, old compatibility barriers break down for enterp
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How good it is to see this article.  After all the hard work, the walls of Enterprise are now down, and Apple is in!

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Section 718 Accessibility Requirements for Internet Browsers on Mobile | FCC.gov

Section 718 Accessibility Requirements for Internet Browsers on Mobile | FCC.gov | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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Important Accessibility rulings on Moble Internet Browsers may sting a few?

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Android’s Leaky Bucket: Loyalty Gives Apple the Edge Over Time

Android’s Leaky Bucket: Loyalty Gives Apple the Edge Over Time | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Brand loyalty will carry iPhone past Android in the U.S. in a matter of years.
John Rudkin's insight:

There's a hole in my strategy, dear Android, dear Android - but Apple needs to watch out.  Focusing on new customers needs to be put in perspective. Stroke the user....or else.

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Why iPad is Apple’s most valuable product

Why iPad is Apple’s most valuable product | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The iPad has always labored under the shadow of its little brother the iPhone. When Apple launched the tablet back in the spring of 2010, everyone thought it was derivative -- it's just a big iPhone!
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It not only defines an IT Category, it leads the future of IT.

 

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Mobilizing your workforce is old news – some businesses now use iPads and iPhones to get rid of paper

Mobilizing your workforce is old news – some businesses now use iPads and iPhones to get rid of paper | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
There is a growing number of smartphones and tablets in business but, as a new study explains, these aren’t just for sales staff and other road warriors anymore.
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I recall being laughed at when I said iPad could replace paper 3 years ago.  Who is laughing now? #toldyouso

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Want the most reliable Windows PC? Buy a Mac (or maybe a Dell) | ZDNet

Want the most reliable Windows PC? Buy a Mac (or maybe a Dell) | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
A new report from Soluto uses data from its massive online database of PC crashes, hangs, and performance metrics to identify the 10 most reliable Windows PCs you can buy today. Surprisingly, a MacBook Pro is at the top of the list.
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No surprises. You just can't get a better built computer.  So why use a sub standard OS on it?

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Lori Carter's curator insight, August 26, 2013 3:02 PM

Why does it take Windows users so long to see the inevitable?

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Google's certificate announcement contains a hidden surprise for Windows XP users

Google's certificate announcement contains a hidden surprise for Windows XP users | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Are you an IT administrator still caring for Windows XP computers that are running Internet Explorer?

Google's latest announcement brings another good reason to upgrade your systems or switch to...
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Not so much as the nail in the coffin for XP, more a quick burial?

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BBC Trust Deny Apple Bias On iPlayer Apps

BBC Trust Deny Apple Bias On iPlayer Apps | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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This is hilarious.  I recall the iPlayer was not even available ofr the Mac early on!  Just because the other platform is so diversly broken.....

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iPads in the boardroom at mining firm Kazakhmys

iPads in the boardroom at mining firm Kazakhmys | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
London headquartered mining company Kazakhmys has saved time and money in preparing for board meetings through the use of iPads and Diligent software
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They are popping up everywhere.......evan @BpoolCouncil  #toldyouso

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Apple stores to stock UK's first off-the-shelf chip and PIN card reader aimed at sole traders and retail start-ups

Apple stores to stock UK's first off-the-shelf chip and PIN card reader aimed at sole traders and retail start-ups | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
German mobile payment provider Payleven this week announced a deal which will see its chip and PIN card reader sold through Apple stores across the UK and through the online Apple store in the UK and Europe.
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Well, there's a first.....  but 2.75%?

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Local government to move away from desktop computers > survey finds > LocalGov.co.uk

Local government to move away from desktop computers > survey finds > LocalGov.co.uk | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Over half of all local authorities will no longer use desktop computers within four years, according to a survey of IT managers.
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It was just a matter of time.  Apple or not, things are changing. Fast.

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This might be the biggest payoff from an iPad sales pitch ever

This might be the biggest payoff from an iPad sales pitch ever | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Tablets are playing an increasingly important role in ecommerce and other business transactions, but the recent use of an iPad by a group of Silicon Valley heavyweights is especially noteworthy.
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Would you use an iPad to make a bid?  Why not?

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Have your users managed to force iOS devices on you? • The Register

Have your users managed to force iOS devices on you? • The Register | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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Have your users managed to force iOS devices on you?   - Nah, we just made 'em redundant - iOS has no place in Public Sector @Bpoolcouncil ICT boss 2011. Whoops. 
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Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones

Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
ATF says no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant's iPhone, but Apple can 'bypass the security software' if it chooses. Apple has created a police waiting list because of high demand. Read this article by Declan McCullagh on CNET News.
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You see Debbie, Tony.  You said Apple iPhone was not assecure as those expensive Windows phones you buy on behalf of Blackpool Council.  You were WRONG again.

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BlackBerry CEO Doesn't Think Tablets Are A Big Deal

BlackBerry CEO Doesn't Think Tablets Are A Big Deal | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
After five years of decline for BlackBerry at the hands of the iPhone, and a more recent lukewarm launch of its own touchscreen flagship phone, would you bet on any prediction made by the company's CEO about the next five years of consumer...
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Time will tell.... but the current indications are far from Blackberry's vision.

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US CIO Steven VanRoekel on cuts and innovation

US CIO Steven VanRoekel on cuts and innovation | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The chief of federal government IT talks about moving from Microsoft to Obama's administration
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Now THIS is an ICT Management role.....well CIO really.

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60 Educational iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

60 Educational iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

"For today's post I am sharing with you an excellent presentation featuring some of the top educational iPad apps. I have gone through each title and found them really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us your comments . Enjoy!"


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60 Educational iPad Apps for Teachers 

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Teachers should take note.
Lori Carter's curator insight, August 26, 2013 3:00 PM

Teachers, listen up!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says number of apps optimized for tablets by competitors is puny

Apple CEO Tim Cook says number of apps optimized for tablets by competitors is puny | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple has now optimized over 350,000 apps for the iPad versus only "a few hundred" by the competition, primarily Android, though he didn't mention Google's OS by name.
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Optimised Apps means a great experience.

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