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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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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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This super-light material can hold 100,000 times its own weight

This super-light material can hold 100,000 times its own weight | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Super strong.
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Another step in materials technology

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The iPhone Helped Apple Make History This Quarter

The iPhone Helped Apple Make History This Quarter | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
There's no other word but "historic."
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Apple made $18 billion in total profit, the most earned by a single company during any quarter globally in corporate history.

It’s all thanks to the iPhone.  Of course, some people said it'd never be successful. Now think carefully about who you are advised by in planning your IT futures. 

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Press at Windows 10 event looked like they came straight from the Apple Store

Press at Windows 10 event looked like they came straight from the Apple Store | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Expecting to see Windows users at a Windows event? Don't be crazy.
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Not at all unusual - Apple is by far the most recognisable brand.  There is a good reason why journalists choose Macs.

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Here's Proof That It Still Pays More To Develop Apps For The iPhone Over Android

Here's Proof That It Still Pays More To Develop Apps For The iPhone Over Android | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[uk.businessinsider.com] This app saw over 81% of its revenue from iOS.
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Why iOS is going to continue to be the best platform for developers.

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Popularity of Swift is on the rise in a major way

Popularity of Swift is on the rise in a major way | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)] At WWDC 2014, Apple delivered a bombshell of an announcement when Craig Federighi unveiled Swift, a new high-level programming language positioned to be the future of iOS development. In a broad sense, the underlying goal of Swift is to make ...
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Swift?  certainly quick take up

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Apple's App Store developer revenue hits $25bn as Apple touts job creation | ZDNet

Apple's App Store developer revenue hits $25bn as Apple touts job creation | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
App developer revenue reaches $10bn in 2014 as Apple says it supports one million US jobs.
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1 Meeeellion jobs.

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Apple's Software Is In A 'Nosedive' That Is Deeply Concerning, Longtime Apple Supporter Says

Apple's Software Is In A 'Nosedive' That Is Deeply Concerning, Longtime Apple Supporter Says | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
It's trying to do too much at once.
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"I think “nosedive” is what I regret most"  Author tempers his comments, but the opportunists react to the original vibe.

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The real brilliance of Apple Pay - the iPhone 6 gets free marketing from major banks

The real brilliance of Apple Pay - the iPhone 6 gets free marketing from major banks | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Not only is Apple Pay the most popular mobile payments solution available in the U.S. even though it only launched a few months ago on just two devices, but it’s also a very powerful marketing inst...
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Watch it UK, its coming.

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Read: Apple's letter to UK staff over Chinese factory conditions - Telegraph

Read: Apple's letter to UK staff over Chinese factory conditions - Telegraph | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Read Apple's letter to UK staff, blasting BBC's Panorama programme's 'deeply offensive' allegations the company mistreats workers in its Chinese factories
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So, the rebuttal.  It is time that the issues raised were brought to attention, but to target Apple was somewhat naive I fear.  Let's hope it does some good, makes everyone aware that all consumers should equally share blame. Apple isn't the sort of Company that takes things lying down either.

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Apple builds enterprise sales team as iOS adoption grows

Apple builds enterprise sales team as iOS adoption grows | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Photo: Apple Apple is preparing an unprecedented push into the world of enterprise, according to a new report from Reuters. After partnering with IBM in Ju
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An ex Department Head of mine said "You always bring up Apple John" - "Its where you confuse your colleagues" - "Apple will NEVER feature in Enterprise".  Well Phil and Tony, think again.

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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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Exclusive: Apple's health tech takes early lead among top hospitals

Exclusive: Apple's health tech takes early lead among top hospitals | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and
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Apple's Healthkit is being adopted in US hospitals, efficiency gains and lower costs results.

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Apple CarPlay: first UK test

Apple CarPlay: first UK test | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
We've tried the new Apple CarPlay in-car iPhone link for the first time - here's what we think of it
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Simplicity of the iOS? Here cometh the Apple Carplay....

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning

The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Breaking the deadlock and taking ideas forward.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 25, 2015 7:13 AM

The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised...


The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design+in+Teaching


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=genius+hour




SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 25, 2015 11:28 AM

Great informational graphic on process. @DonWettrick #geniushour #20%time #innovation

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The 10 Best Laptops

The 10 Best Laptops | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

The MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) leapfrogs over the competition with workstation-class performance and a nine-hour battery life

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Nice to see the Macs listed as "the best". 

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L.A. Unified's iPad program plagued by problems early, review says

L.A. Unified's iPad program plagued by problems early, review says | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
project last year. She produced
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When Leadership is lacking, the whole thing can collapse.

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iPhone laggards help Apple close the gap on Android | ZDNet

iPhone laggards help Apple close the gap on Android | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

iPhone laggards help Apple close the gap on Android
Summary:: Overall, Android is still ahead in the UK, with 49.7 percent of the market compared to 42.5 percent for iOS.

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Wow, what a turn up. Apple isn't really interested in % of market, but it does look as though it has blown a hole in the numbers.

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Meet Switch, the first HomeKit product from iDevices

Meet Switch, the first HomeKit product from iDevices | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Hey, Siri, please effortlessly control lights and appliances all over my house.
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CES shows the 1st signs. (Has anyone else noticed this unfortunate acronym by the way) TIT. HomeKit simplifies The Internet of Things...

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Apple productivity: 2015 edition

Apple productivity: 2015 edition | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[www.geekzone.co.nz] Apple productivity: 2015 edition
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A simple but punchy article that basically says it as it is. I disagree with the migration point - but it s a none point. It's easy to move content around.

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Flurry: Apple activated 3x more devices than Samsung over Christmas

Flurry: Apple activated 3x more devices than Samsung over Christmas | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
[SlashGear] Research firm Flurry, the Yahoo-owned entity that tracks mobile analytics for over 600,000 cross-platform apps, has revealed some surprising statistics from the Christmas break. From December 19 through December 25, Flurry tracked new device ...
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These numbers are massive!

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Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review Review | ZDNet

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review Review | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

This is a real workhorsexxx

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A real workhorse.

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