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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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Excellent insight

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Gina Saliba's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:59 PM

60 Educational iPad Apps for Teachers 

Lori Carter's comment, August 26, 2013 2:59 PM
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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GoClass - Remotely Deliver Quizzes to Your Students' iPads

GoClass - Remotely Deliver Quizzes to Your Students' iPads | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video. GoClass gives teac...

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This is an excellent App and Teacher account combo, technically. It goes as far as many paid for services, and well worth taking a look.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:09 AM

I haven't had a chance to use this yet, but if it lives up to the blurb it should be good. One of the features of mobile learning is the "small chunks" of learning thto users expect, so this could offer a good way to provide that.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:59 PM

Sounds great !

netquester's comment, April 27, 2013 4:29 AM
Going to try it out with my primary class
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Is mobile a more important ad medium than TV? Facebook thinks so - Mobile Marketer - Advertising

Is mobile a more important ad medium than TV? Facebook thinks so - Mobile Marketer - Advertising | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, said this week that mobile is as important, if not more important, to marketers than television. While many in the advertising world would agree with Ms.
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Mobile is now getting so important, it cannot be ignored.  

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Apple devices are the top choice for enterprise

Apple devices are the top choice for enterprise | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Despite the growing popularity of Android in the European market, businesses still choose to use Apple and its iOS mobile OS for work
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So 58% of all enterprise roll out is iOS. Are YOU in the minority?  Change it with our help.  Contact us. www.johnar@me.com

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Apple exchange offer: Give your smartphone, get Rs 7000 off on iPhone 4 - CIOL

Apple exchange offer: Give your smartphone, get Rs 7000 off on iPhone 4 - CIOL | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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Apple offers "any Smartphone" trade-in programme in India.  Will it come here? near 25% discount.

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New model mania: Why tablet fragmentation challenges buyers

New model mania: Why tablet fragmentation challenges buyers | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
In the beginning there was the iPad and it was good. That was three years ago. The iPad was far from the first tablet computer, but it was the first to hit it big with consumers as well as business people.
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Fragmentation exists, and is a problem......  and you choose it if you want that problem.

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Apple's iMessage is the DEA's worst nightmare

Apple's iMessage is the DEA's worst nightmare | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The iPhone's hardware encryption makes it near impossible to wiretap during criminal investigations
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Oh, how I love this. Blah, blah "Apple isn't secure enough"  blah, blah.  

"Apple now too secure", blah, blah.... Sorted. #toldyouso

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A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code

A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
I’m sitting in the carpeted hallway of the Austin Convention Center, playing a game on an iPad.
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I like this.....  I think other will also.

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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.
John Rudkin's insight:

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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iOS leads Android in mobile ad revenue

iOS leads Android in mobile ad revenue | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Mobile advertising platform Opera Mediaworks has released its State of Mobile Advertising report for Q1 2013 and it shows iOS ads generate more
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Confirmation of what we know.

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UK online businesses neglect mobile strategy

UK online businesses neglect mobile strategy | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Online businesses are failing to implement mobile strategies, according to a report from Barclays bank
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Can we help?  www.blackpoolcic.co.uk

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PC floggers scavenge for crumbs as Apple hoovers up profits • The Channel

PC floggers scavenge for crumbs as Apple hoovers up profits • The Channel | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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OK, Same story - but worth the facts repeating.

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Apple's Steve Jobs kills the netbook -- is the PC next?

Apple's Steve Jobs kills the netbook -- is the PC next? | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Still the bells; silence the critics; let the band play on: no, I'm not talking about the UK administration's dissociated reaction to the passing of some former Prime Minister, instead I’m discussing Apple, the iPad and the final extinction of netbooks,...
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Apple [AAPL], the iPad and the final extinction of netbooks. I saw my last employer waste money on MS tablet PC, then Netbooks.  No one said stop. #toldyouso

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, April 17, 2013 2:04 AM

You have to admit there hasn't been a lot of good news on the PC market lately. But I still feel we're a quantum leap from being there yet. Time for a major announcement Apple?

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Microsoft's Office for iOS, Android: Not until fall 2014? | ZDNet

Microsoft's Office for iOS, Android: Not until fall 2014? | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
An alleged roadmap for Microsoft's two-year wave of coming Office updates implies Office for iOS and Android may be further away than many industry watchers thought.
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Is time calling on Office?

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Apple offers more iPad management features than you might think

Apple offers more iPad management features than you might think | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Aaron Freimark, chief technology officer at Apple reseller Tekserve, discusses some iPad management features that IT administrators may not know about in this interview.
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