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Apple's iPhone now accounts for one in three Japanese mobile phone shipments

Apple's iPhone now accounts for one in three Japanese mobile phone shipments | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
After striking a deal to sell the iPhone through Japan's largest wireless telecom NTT DoCoMo, Apple now owns more than 36 percent of the country's entire cellular market, far outpacing worldwide rival Samsung.
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This incredible news almost warrants a double check.  It is absolutely true, Apple is becoming the baby of the Japanese.

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Find out how much your old iPhone is worth in Apple's trade-in programme

Find out how much your old iPhone is worth in Apple's trade-in programme | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple offers up to £250 for your old iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5. Here's how to get it.
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Try getting trade in value on anything else.  Apple makes so much more sense in value at end of life.

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Execs at big iPad shops taking a second look at Windows 8

Execs at big iPad shops taking a second look at Windows 8 | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
iPad deployments in the enterprise are the envy of tablet competitors. But several executives and mobile managers speaking at a TabTimes event this week said they’re running pilot programs that if successful will lead to a transition to Windows 8 tablets.
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BUT: "90% of the users confirmed that the iPad made it easier for them to respond to customer or deal-related activities, and "nearly all found the iPad to be a valuable sales tool." 

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Combined iPad, Mac shipments make Apple world's largest PC vendor once again

Combined iPad, Mac shipments make Apple world's largest PC vendor once again | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
With more than 20 million combined Mac and iPad shipments, Apple handily retained its title as the world's largest PC vendor in the first quarter of 2014, the latest data from Canalys shows.
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20 million units shipped, and then there is iPhone.....

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Apple's iPad business isn't collapsing, but the rest of the tablet industry sure is

Apple's iPad business isn't collapsing, but the rest of the tablet industry sure is | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
When Apple announced its most recent quarterly earnings, the worst news out of Cupertino was that sales of iPads weren't greater than in the year-ago quarter, a fact that a few pundits have now jumped on to declare that "Apple's iPad Businesses Is Collapsing." That's wrong, here's why.
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The ludicrous use of statistics to distort the reality....

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Ofcom | Tablets help drive increase in older people going online

Ofcom | Tablets help drive increase in older people going online | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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Sadly, and typically, been advocate iPad from day 1. #ICT lead in #Blackpool didn't agree = 4 wasted years NOT cracking digital divide. #Marthalanefox

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BYOD: businesses embracing Apple iPhone, shunning BlackBerry

BYOD: businesses embracing Apple iPhone, shunning BlackBerry | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Computing research reveals the iPhone is the most favoured device for business use, while organisations are most likely to avoid BlackBerry
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If you are going to be wrong, be VERY wrong eh Phil?

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APPLE BEATS ON EARNINGS, ANNOUNCES STOCK SPLIT; STOCK EXPLODES HIGHER

APPLE BEATS ON EARNINGS, ANNOUNCES STOCK SPLIT; STOCK EXPLODES HIGHER | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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"XP will be Forever" and "Apple will never be a corporate choice here" Said ICT Chief and 'Gizmo' king, predicting a future for Public Sector Enterprise and #FAIL ing in the process just 3 years ago TODAY. #BpoolCouncil #WRONG. 

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Manchester council spends £190,000 on nearly 500 iPads for staff over last three years

Manchester council spends £190,000 on nearly 500 iPads for staff over last three years | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Council workers were gifted 349 iPads in the last financial year at the ‘extraordinary’ cost of £130,809.83 to the taxpayer
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This article makes assumptions that the iPad is the 'wrong' product when it comes to value for money, but doesn't take the benefits into account.  IMHO they made the right choice on VFM.  What does "gifted" mean?  Who owns the iPads? #MENewsdesk

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BYOD Cock-up could have caused a major child protection problem

BYOD Cock-up could have caused a major child protection problem | Apple in Business | Scoop.it

BYOD Cock-up could have caused a major child protection problem | Technology | North West | Bdaily UK | Business News

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Sometimes, all it takes is a lack of confidence, naivety, being green if you like, in setting policy and all hell can just break lose. If you are unlucky.  #The_Gazette @Mail_Online.  Let this be a lesson learned. @SOCITM.

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Imagine if this had created a real problem?  Who would shoulder responsibility?

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How Apple dodged the Heartbleed bullet

How Apple dodged the Heartbleed bullet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
In 2011, Apple told its developers that it would be deprecating OS X's Common Data Security Architecture including OpenSSL, describing it as an outdated relic of the late 1990s. Nearly three years later, OpenSSL was hit by a severe flaw that affected a wide swath of vendors and their users, but not Apple.
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Fascinating insight into why Apple remains secure.

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GE Capital CIO who deployed over 1,000 iPads to keynote TABLET STRATEGY on May 6

GE Capital CIO who deployed over 1,000 iPads to keynote TABLET STRATEGY on May 6 | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Susan Lasota, CIO of Sales & Marketing at GE Capital, is the latest addition to the stellar lineup of mobile executives who will meet and speak at the TABLET STRATEGY conference in New York.
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iPad in the Enterprise has become a flood. 

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Danes debut Bluetooth-connected 'made for iPhone' hearing aids

Danes debut Bluetooth-connected 'made for iPhone' hearing aids | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
All the cool grannies are wearing them
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Assistive Technology is strong in this one

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Office for iPad racks up 27M downloads in six weeks | ZDNet

Office for iPad racks up 27M downloads in six weeks | ZDNet | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The highly anticipated Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iOS were released on March 27 and are enjoying stratospheric popularity. But how much of it is pent-up demand?
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27m downloads of the FREE iPad version of Office.  No, not an Enterprise tool eh? #TOLDYOUSO - http://www.johnar.johnarudkin.net/John_Rudkins_grand_old_iWeblog/Blogadawdle/Entries/2014/4/13_So_close_-_less_murder.html  ;

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Office for iPad: 4 cheaper alternatives

Office for iPad: 4 cheaper alternatives | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple iWorks, Docs to Go, Quick Office and hopTo put to the test
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So, you don't like Office on your iPad?  What alternative do you have?

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Apple's iPhone destroys Samsung in South Korean customer satisfaction rankings

Apple's iPhone destroys Samsung in South Korean customer satisfaction rankings | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
A customer satisfaction survey ranking smartphones features and desirability in South Korea awarded Apple's iPhone 5s a widening lead over domestic rivals including LG, Samsung and Pantech.
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So what do you feel is the important when it comes to product adoption? 

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Check Out This Luxury Yacht Which Can Be Controlled Via iPad

Check Out This Luxury Yacht Which Can Be Controlled Via iPad | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
This new yacht by the name of Adastra has been ordered by the Billionaire businessman Anton Marden and is controlled by an iPad
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The ultimate accessory for your  Executive iPad?

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Apple Has A 75% Share Of Mobile Devices Used At Small And Medium-Sized Businesses

Apple Has A 75% Share Of Mobile Devices Used At Small And Medium-Sized Businesses | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
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From Australia, world beating news.

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Tim Cook Had A Really Interesting Answer For Why iPad Sales Appear To Be Stalling

Tim Cook Had A Really Interesting Answer For Why iPad Sales Appear To Be Stalling | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
He still thinks tablet computing is the future.
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iPad has a 95% market share, 91% of tablets activated in enterprise are iPads.

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Apple has sold 20 million Apple TV units, CEO says - CNET

Apple has sold 20 million Apple TV units, CEO says - CNET | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
In reaffirming that Apple TV is no longer a hobby, Tim Cook says Apple generated over $1 billion in sales off media content ordered directly through the box last year.
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....just one more thing.  The best kept secret - its an Enterprise gem and has created a new industry.

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Apple to make stock 'more accessible' with rare seven-way split

Apple to make stock 'more accessible' with rare seven-way split | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The price of a single share will drop by almost 86%
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The latest financial call from Apple is amazing.  They slaughtered predictions after all of the boring FUD about decline. #toldyouso. @SOCITM. Growth in business use phenomenal.

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Apple to End Support for AIM iChat Logins on Older Versions of OS X Starting June 30

Apple to End Support for AIM iChat Logins on Older Versions of OS X Starting June 30 | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Apple has announced in a recent support note (via ZDNet) that it will end AIM iChat login support for users running versions of OS X below 10.7.2...
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Bye-bye iChat.  For a while you saved #BpoolCouncil a small fortune connecting people over distance. Well, while I was there anyway.

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▶ A Fresh Start - Immaculata-La Salle High School - YouTube

When Apple introduced the Device Enrollment Program we decided to refresh our fleet of iPads to iPad Air. After months of careful planning we were able to de...
John Rudkin's insight:

This is quite some story. It needs to be seen by corporates. It is an example of how to "do it".......  600 iPads 2.5 hours.

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Canadian Tax Agency Hacked Using Heartbleed

Canadian Tax Agency Hacked Using Heartbleed | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
The Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of about 900 taxpayers were stealthily removed from CRA systems.
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No one is immune. How big will the unravelling revelations be?  Only time will tell.

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HALL Wines uses 20 Revel iPad POS systems designed specifically for wineries

HALL Wines uses 20 Revel iPad POS systems designed specifically for wineries | Apple in Business | Scoop.it
Tablet-based Point of Sale (POS) systems have been used by a wide range of retailers and businesses, but the latest release from Revel Systems targets a very specific industry, wineries.
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Corking idea, iPads in a winerie anyone?

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