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Apple used to lag behind in the general business community - but it's changing.
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Businesses smart to accommodate Apple products powering BYOD trend | TechRepublic

Businesses smart to accommodate Apple products powering BYOD trend | TechRepublic | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Erik Eckel offers his perspective on Apple’s rise in business over the years, and its success in driving the BYOD trend.
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Smart?  If you don't you'll be left behind.  We know a few left behind, don't we?

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HMRC to roll-out 7,000 mobile devices including iPads

HMRC to roll-out 7,000 mobile devices including iPads | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
HMRC is to roll-out 7,000 consumer devices, including MacBooks and iPads, as part of a move toward mobile working.
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My opinions of HMRC suddenly snap into the positive. So many would be frightened to make the move. "Way to go" HMRC.  Definitely the "way to go"

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Why Do Americans Hate Android And Love Apple?

Why Do Americans Hate Android And Love Apple? | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Worldwide, Android rules. But here in the U.S., Android gets derided as a "ghetto" product. And you know what that means, nudge nudge wink wink.
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Well, maybe it is obvious?  No..... read on....

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Nottinghamshire Police buck mobile failure trend

Nottinghamshire Police buck mobile failure trend | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Nottinghamshire Police has saved over £1m and increased front-line policing since launching a programme to give police officers mobile devices to connect with back-office systems in 2007.
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Sadly, most did not return savings, but did they return benefits?  Are we assessing the wrong things?

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Education Technology News: Apple's iPad Seeing Huge Growth in Education Sector

Education Technology News: Apple's iPad Seeing Huge Growth in Education Sector | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
When talking about the education technology field, there are a number of companies that are making a name for themselves when it comes to moving the field sector forward.
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and iPadAcademyUk is one of them!

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5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom - Edudemic

5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom - Edudemic | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point.
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Great logical model.

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Open-source attack dog enters Ballmer's inner ring • The Register

Open-source attack dog enters Ballmer's inner ring • The Register | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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Ouch

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U.S. Education Dept. Offers Tools for Evaluating Ed. Tech.

U.S. Education Dept. Offers Tools for Evaluating Ed. Tech. | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporter and Digital Directions Deputy Editor Sean Cavanagh and Staff Writer Katie Ash explore how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools.
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US Dept of Education gets its act together in ways that Britain's can only dream about!

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Apple's Christmas gift -- app downloads jump 87 percent

Apple's Christmas gift -- app downloads jump 87 percent | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
App downloads on Christmas Day rose 87 percent over the average for the month, leading to a 70 percent increase in App Store revenue, says mobile analytics firm Distimo. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
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'Appy Christmas

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Apple can benefit from lukewarm Windows 8 reception | PCWorld

Apple can benefit from lukewarm Windows 8 reception | PCWorld | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The tepid launch of Windows 8 and the reluctance of many to embrace the new OS could lead SMBs to switch to Mac OS X.
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The World seems to be getting around to rethinking ICT Futures.

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YouTube introduces Capture for easy recording and sharing

YouTube introduces Capture for easy recording and sharing | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Another standalone iOS app from Google serves as a new hedge against Apple's waning support for integrated services. Read this article by Casey Newton on CNET News.
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Neat....

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Tablet underdogs generate more Web traffic than all Kindle Fire models: report | ZDNet

Tablet underdogs generate more Web traffic than all Kindle Fire models: report | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
While sales of both the BlackBerry PlayBook and the Motorola Xoom may have been dismal, these tablets generate more web traffic in the U.S. and Canada than all of Amazon's Kindle Fire models combined.
John Rudkin's insight:

So get this - the chart shows Internet "page Impressions" per Tablet for 100 iPad "page impressions".  This is staggering and backs up the recent BLack Friday articles.

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Government departments get go-ahead to use iPhones for sensitive data

Government departments get go-ahead to use iPhones for sensitive data | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Government departments have been given the go-ahead to use iPhones to send and receive sensitive emails, as part of moves to reduce the public sector's reliance on BlackBerry devices.
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Just a reminder......

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Is Android really crushing iPhone, or is it hype? - SlashGear

Is Android really crushing iPhone, or is it hype? - SlashGear | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Here at the start of 2013 we're seeing some rather conflicting messages coming from analytical sources across the web, this week's message appearing to be that
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Apple Sets Sights On Microsoft Surface With 128 GB iPad

Apple Sets Sights On Microsoft Surface With 128 GB iPad | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple's newest iPad is not a reaction to the Android Army. Cupertino has Microsoft's Surface Pro dead in its sights.
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"Boom" Steve would say.  

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Met Police to equip officers with 30,000 mobile devices

Met Police to equip officers with 30,000 mobile devices | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Police aims to roll-out 30,000 mobile and tablet devices to officers this year, the force's assistant commissioner Mark Rowley told Computer Weekly.
John Rudkin's insight:

Lets hope the Met look carefully at the options.  This is the sort of rough and tumble, day in day out application that iPad has served schools well in. Yes, schools.

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10 Great Annotating Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Annotating Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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HMRC hops back into bed with Microsoft, finds purse £10m lighter • The Channel

HMRC hops back into bed with Microsoft, finds purse £10m lighter • The Channel | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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Will they never learn?

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Richard Love's comment, January 10, 2013 6:26 PM
well, they clearly saw value in having access to the latest business technology.. Exchange, Server, Office... (I'd rather my Taxes were being calculated with Excel than Numbers that's for sure ;-)
John Rudkin's comment, January 14, 2013 3:41 AM
Alas, you are right there. No competition really.
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Gearing up for the years ahead: The future of mobile technologies

This tip examines the predictions of analyst Nick Jones about the future of mobile technologies, including wireless, smartphone and tablet features and the cloud.
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Public Sector are making it work....well. some Public Sector are.

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iPhone settings to know for possible BYOD compliance | TechRepublic

iPhone settings to know for possible BYOD compliance | TechRepublic | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Will Kelly reviews some iPhone settings you need to know before you BYOD into work.
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Useful information for BYOD programmes.

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Copyright & Schools: photocopy, scan, screen or broadcast copyright resources in classrooms - simple advice for teachers

Copyright & Schools: photocopy, scan, screen or broadcast copyright resources in classrooms - simple advice for teachers | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

One-stop-shop with guidance for teachers copying and using books, magazines, newspapers, music, film & TV in classrooms - from the CLA, ERA, NLA, CCLI, PPL, PRS, MPLC, PVS


Via Dennis T OConnor, Jack Patterson, Gust MEES, Gianfranco D'Aversa
John Rudkin's insight:

Great resouirce on copyright rules 

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Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, December 28, 2012 12:03 PM

One-stop-shop with guidance for teachers copying and using books, magazines, newspapers, music, film & TV in classrooms - from the CLA, ERA, NLA, CCLI, PPL, PRS, MPLC, PVS

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 29, 2012 11:42 AM

Excelent way of showing what to do about copyrights

ProfeRed's curator insight, January 1, 2013 3:48 PM

Schools rely on a vast pool of resources and this site is here to help you make full use of copyright material such as books, television, music, films, and websites.

To start, simply click on the icon of the resource or activity that best describes what you want to do and follow an option to see how to use that material legally and where to find more information.

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BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Owned Christmas This Year

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Owned Christmas This Year | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Shattered device activation and app download records.
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Staggering numbers!

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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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