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Apple in Business
Apple used to lag behind in the general business community - but it's changing.
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Apple's New Mac Pro Already Appearing in Benchmarks Ahead of Expected Fall Launch | MacTrast

Apple's New Mac Pro Already Appearing in Benchmarks Ahead of Expected Fall Launch | MacTrast | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Although Apple has already offered a sneak peek at their new sleek black aluminum Mac Pro, they've stopped short of revealing the actual specs of the new device - but new Geekbench results appearing at Primate Labs may shed a bit of light on what...
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First performance data hits the street.

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The Digital Aviator's comment, July 28, 2013 4:39 AM
The start of the marketing campaign or a release perhaps ahead of time?
Lori Carter's curator insight, August 26, 2013 2:53 PM

No more "wait for it...". Finally!

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MakerBot Sells to Stratasys for $403M — Plus $201M for Earn-Outs — as 3-D Printing Market Explodes

MakerBot Sells to Stratasys for $403M — Plus $201M for Earn-Outs — as 3-D Printing Market Explodes | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Boom.
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Wow, this will be massive.....

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iPad is first choice of doctors looking to integrate tablets into their practice

iPad is first choice of doctors looking to integrate tablets into their practice | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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A new survey by healthcare IT analysis firm Black Book Rankings found that 59% of physicians and practices said they were integrating tablets into their operations, and the iPad was the most popular option in that category.

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MacStadium to provide new Mac Pro hosting and colocation

MacStadium to provide new Mac Pro hosting and colocation | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
For the Mac faithful, it won't do to share space on just any server -- you want to use a Mac server. Likewise, we like to have our own Mac servers
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I was worried about the server side. It'll not be cheap, but it'll be windy!

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Apple Expands Jony Ive's Title to Cover All 'Design' - The Mac Observer

Apple Expands Jony Ive's Title to Cover All 'Design' - The Mac Observer | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple Expands Jony Ive's Title to Cover All 'Design' The Mac Observer Sir Jonathan Ive's title at Apple has been simplified—flattened, if you will—from "Senior Vice President, Industrial Design" to "Senior Vice President, Design." By dropping the...
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And about time too.  

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Here's Why The New Mac Pro Is The Most Badass Desktop Computer Ever

Here's Why The New Mac Pro Is The Most Badass Desktop Computer Ever | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
At WWDC, Apple unveiled their new design for the Mac Pro. It's the most powerful desktop they've ever made.
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There's one huge fan!

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Developer secretly tested new Mac Pro for weeks inside Apple's 'Evil Lab'

Developer secretly tested new Mac Pro for weeks inside Apple's 'Evil Lab' | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Prior to its unveiling at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, the new Mac Pro was put through its paces in a top-secret lab at Apple's headquarters by a prominent third-party developer.
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Speed?  who asked for speed?

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Microsoft Calls iPhone: 'Hey, Come To My Office'

Microsoft Calls iPhone: 'Hey, Come To My Office' | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The much rumored Microsoft Office for iOS is apparently live in the Apple App Store and while it suggests Microsoft's left hand and right hand aren't completely in sync, perhaps they can work together well enough to milk the software giant's cash...
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Office for iOS.  Too soon?  Too late?  Too many alternatives?

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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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Oh dear -- most tablet vendors have apparently ditched Windows RT

Oh dear -- most tablet vendors have apparently ditched Windows RT | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
It’s been a turbulent few months for Microsoft with Windows RT but things may be about to get a whole lot worse. A new report claims that most tablet vendors have stopped working on the operating system.
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....and today's problem is visible through the....... RT Windows......

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Apple iOS vs Google Android: OSes Mobile Business - Society and Religion

Apple iOS vs Google Android: OSes Mobile Business - Society and Religion | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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What will win the day - market share %, or the ability to drive a whole infrastructure and associated industries. Not a hard one to work out, but still people will buy cheap phones.

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Apple, the iPhone, and the enterprise: What does the future hold? | ZDNet

Apple, the iPhone, and the enterprise: What does the future hold? | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The rules of mobility market are changing, so does that means it's time to rethink the relationship between Apple and the enterprise?
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As I kept saying...... #toldyouso

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State to spend $6.2M to upgrade computers from Windows XP - Lansing State Journal

State to spend $6.2M to upgrade computers from Windows XP
Lansing State Journal
LANSING — State workers are due for major computer software upgrades by April — updates that should bring them at least a little closer to this decade's technology.
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Once you leave things too long, it gets painful.  I blame the ICT leads who let it get to this point.  Now. Macs?

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Police track stolen iPad using smartphone app - KOMO News

Police track stolen iPad using smartphone app - KOMO News | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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Police track stolen iPad using smartphone app
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He handed over a smoke, at which point he said the strangers chased him, knocked him to the ground and took a backpack containing his iPad.
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When will they learn?

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Lori Carter's curator insight, August 26, 2013 2:54 PM

We tried to tell ya. You can't fix stupid.

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THE KILL LIST: Apple Just Declared War On These 15 Products And Apps

THE KILL LIST: Apple Just Declared War On These 15 Products And Apps | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
With its new iPhone software, iOS 7.
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....some interesting things on the way.

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Apple offers a sneak peek at the enterprise-friendly features in iOS 7

Apple hinted that many new enterprise-friendly features are coming for iOS 7. Learn some of the details here.
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A few interesting developments that should bring a few (more) friends from the Enterprise.

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Report: Flextronics Will Perform U.S. Assembly of Mac Pros | MacTrast

Report: Flextronics Will Perform U.S. Assembly of Mac Pros | MacTrast | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple's new U.S. built Mac Pro will reportedly be assembled in facilities run by Singapore-based Flextronics. The report did not specify the exact assembly location for the new cylindrical powerhouse.
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Designed in California, Manufactured in the USA?

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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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