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Survey: employees choose Apple products for work

Survey: employees choose Apple products for work | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Organizations are increasingly offering employees technology device choice,
and when given the choice people choose Macs, iPhones, and iPads for work,
according to a survey of executives, managers, and IT professionals on
choice programs in the workplace by JAMF Software, which specializes in
Apple device management. 
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Apps and iOS: Key players in business transformation

Apps and iOS: Key players in business transformation | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Download our e-book to see why apps are crucial for key industries, such as retail, healthcare, and field services to improve employee interaction and customer service.
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Are  you ready to start your journey on the path to business transformation?

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Macs replacing PCs across enterprise at ‘unprecedented rate,' survey claims

Macs replacing PCs across enterprise at ‘unprecedented rate,' survey claims | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Apple is on the cusp of gaining the kind of market command it has not held in over 20 years.
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Published today, JAMF Software’s second annual global survey of IT prosshows Macs, iPhones and iPads are seeing rapidly increasing adoption among enterprise users. Nearly all enterprise IT professionals say that their internal teams support Mac (96 percent), iPad (81 percent), and iPhone (84 percent).

 


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Did Apple try to buy Tesla last year?

Did Apple try to buy Tesla last year? | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
A fun wrinkle the Apple Car story.
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Butterflies, Ants and the Internet of Things | WIRED

Butterflies, Ants and the Internet of Things | WIRED | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Buckminster Fuller once wrote, “there is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”  It’s true that often our capacity to look at things and truly understand their final form is very limited.  Nor can we necessarily predict what happens when many small changes combine – when small pebbles roll…
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The machines are coming: Top 10 tech predictions for 2015 and beyond - Memeburn

The machines are coming: Top 10 tech predictions for 2015 and beyond - Memeburn | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Memeburn The machines are coming: Top 10 tech predictions for 2015 and beyond Memeburn The findings look at how the world economy has become ripe for digital disruption with global marketplace companies such as Uber and Airbnb disrupting ground...
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The Apple Watch and New iPhones: Everything You Need to Know

The Apple Watch and New iPhones: Everything You Need to Know | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Apple's live stream of its big event encountered multiple technical difficulties, so in case you missed any of the news, we recapped everything you need to know.
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German Authors Join Protest Over Amazon’s Tactics in E-Book Dispute

German Authors Join Protest Over Amazon’s Tactics in E-Book Dispute | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 German-language authors have written an open letter deriding Amazon’s practices in Europe.
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A new deal for publishers and authors !

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Samsung's 105-Inch Curved Ultra HD TV Will Cost You $120,000

Samsung's 105-Inch Curved Ultra HD TV Will Cost You $120,000 | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Samsung's 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV goes up for pre-order Tuesday for about as much as a BMW M5, or $119,999.99.
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Structure Sensor Is an iPad-Powered 3D Scanner With Great Potential [REVIEW]

Structure Sensor Is an iPad-Powered 3D Scanner With Great Potential [REVIEW] | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Occipital's Structure Sensor is a mobile 3D scanner and a powerful tool for creating 3D renderings of people, places and things.
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Apple, Google, Samsung may combat diabetes with wearables

Apple, Google, Samsung may combat diabetes with wearables | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Apple, Google, and Samsung are reportedly looking into creating sensors for wearables that would measure glucose levels.

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The FDA reportedly told Apple in December that a wearable with a glucometer would be classified as a medical device and face regulation if it was marketed to diabetics as the ultimate tool for tracking glucose. However, if that same wearable were only intended to be used to measure glucose for nutrition, it would not be regulated.

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These are the 10 hottest trends in the Internet of Things right now

These are the 10 hottest trends in the Internet of Things right now | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT) is preparin
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Apple Classroom First Impressions

Apple Classroom First Impressions | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I got Apple Classroom up and running at school thanks to the
release of Casper 9.9, which supports the new features of iOS 9.3. Here are
some early impressions. I'll mostly focus on the technology and how well it
works, rather than how effective it is for teaching since I've only had a
day or so to play with it.

What is Apple Classroom?

Firstly, Apple Classroom is not like Google Classroom. Google Classroom is
roughly equivalent to Apple's iTunes U - a service that lets you share
materials and content with students and receive, mark and grade
assignments.

Apple Classroom is more like a basic Apple Remote Desktop for iOS. Apple
Remote Desktop (ARD) was a Mac app that allowed administrators to monitor
and manipulate multiple Macs remotely over the network. ARD was mostly a
sysadmin tool but occasionally teachers would get into using it because of
its ability to monitor and lock computer screens in a lab scenario. ARD was
really too complex for classroom use.

ARD was also able to gather and report statistics about Macs on the
network. These included disk space usage, device identifiers and so on. In
the iOS era, all of these functions are handled by your MDM server. Still,
we have been missing the screen monitoring features of ARD in iOS since day
one.

Apple Classroom brings the 'teacher features' of Apple Remote Desktop to
iOS, and it's fantastic.

Features of Apple Classroom

Apple Classroom can do a number of things with a class of iPads:

* Lock and unlock the iPad screens
* Navigate the iPads to a web page or a chapter in a book in iBooks
* Open an app on all devices
* View a device's screen remotely
* Initiate an AirPlay session between a single student device and the
classroom Apple TV

These are all very useful capabilities! In a Shared iPad deployment, Apple
Classroom can also assign a student to a specific iPad, log a student out
of a shared iPad and reset the student's Managed Apple ID password (which
is their login password to a shared iPad).

Setting Up Apple Classroom

Classroom is powerful and it's obvious that it's not a capability that
should be in the hands of just anyone in the school, so how do we deploy it
correctly?

Firstly, Classroom is freely available from the App Store. Anyone can
download it, but it does nothing until it is configured by an MDM server.
Additionally, while the teacher's iPad does not need to be Supervised, the
student iPads do. You can't use this to just wander around peeking at
strangers' iPad screens.

Classroom configures itself automatically when your MDM server sends a
Configuration Profile that contains an "Education Configuration" payload.
This is a structure in a Configuration Profile that contains information
about which teachers have which classes and which students are in those
classes. This ensures that a teacher only sees those iPads that are
actually in front of their class at any given time, instead of all the
iPads on the network.

The Apple Classroom Interface


Classroom basically has two views: the My Classes and the in-class screen.
My Classes is a very simple interface that lets you pick from a list.

The in-class screen is where all the action happens. The basic idea is
controls at the top and groups below. The controls across the top of the
screen - Open, Navigate, Lock and Screens - act on all the iPads in the
currently selected group.

This is really nice because you don't have to go through a Select All step
before doing an operation like locking the class screens.

Groups in Apple Classroom

Classroom creates a single group to start with: All. This contains all the
devices that are in the class. The teacher can then create static groups as
required - for example project teams. Note that the Boys and Girls group in
my screenshot above are static groups; they're not default groups in
Classroom.

Classroom also creates dynamic groups based on the apps currently in use by
students in the class. You might see groups like "Safari (10)" and "Keynote
(20)" where the numbers denote the number of students in those apps.

Unfortunately, though, Classroom only creates two dynamic groups and then
creates an overflow item of "Other Apps". I think I would rather have the
option to see all app groups but I understand how that could get complex in
a large class doing diverse things.

Classroom also creates another dynamic group called "Low Battery" for
devices that are below - I think - 20% on power.

The nice thing about groups is that you can use them as shortcuts to Lock,
Navigate or Open items on certain students' devices.

Opening Apps in Classroom

In order to open an app in Classroom, the teacher has to have that app on
their iPad. The teacher is presented with a scrolling list of the apps
installed on the teacher's device, and can pick one to launch on all the
iPads in the current group.

I have a couple of quibbles about this interface. Firstly, there's no way
to filter through the apps. My iPad has 125 apps installed, so finding one
can be a little tricky. There are four "Recents" slots at the top, which
helps a bit.

Secondly, as is common with many Apple Education apps, this interface
doesn't really care to dynamically resize for the available space on the
screen. It is unreasonably frustrating to have to scroll a tiny area for
dozens of screenfuls when I have all this screen space available.

Finally, there is no indication of which apps the students have available
to them. The teacher is presented with all the teacher's apps - some or all
of which will not be available to the pupils. Classroom actually handles
this situation gracefully - by quickly failing with a useful error message
- but it's rather pointless to provide the teacher with a list of hundreds
of apps, only a few of which might be valid targets.

I would also like to be able to create shortcut buttons for launching
frequently used apps. Most teachers will have a few that they use routinely
- iTunes U is a great candidate - and having direct shortcuts for those
would be helpful.

There is an option to lock the student into an app after launching it. This
could be useful for a test situation. Classroom seems to do two things when
you select this option: firstly it hides all other apps from the home
screen. Secondly, it initiates a guided access session for that app.

I noticed a weird visual glitch on the home screen when coming out of this
single app mode. All the apps came back but the folder icons were darkened
as if apps were being reinstalled. They weren't but it looked that way.

One nicely thought-through workflow feature is that, once the teacher has
launched an app on the students' iPads, a button is provided to "Open app
on this iPad" in case you're about to demonstrate it. This also works when
navigating students to URLs.

Navigating to URLs and Books in Classroom

The Navigate button provides two options: to launch a URL on all selected
devices or to open a book to a specific chapter.

Launching URLs is fairly straightforward: the teacher is shown their Safari
bookmarks and can pick one to launch on all iPads.

This feature is a bit limited however: there's no way to type or paste a
URL straight into Classroom without bookmarking it first. There's also no
way to take a URL that you're currently looking at in Safari and Navigate
students to in Classroom without bookmarking it.

One can imagine that a Share Sheet action for Safari to send its current
URL to Classroom might be in the works. It would also be nice to be able to
pick from the currently-open Safari tabs and iTunes U URL materials right
inside Classroom.

As with opening apps, navigating students' iPads to URLs is extremely fast.
Less than two seconds to initiate the load on an entire class in my
testing.

Navigating to books is similarly slick. Inside classroom, the teacher can
select any book they have in iBooks. Classroom then lets the teacher
navigate the book's Table of Contents and pick a chapter to launch on the
students' iPads. Unlike apps, if the student doesn't have the book
installed, they will be directed to the iBookstore to get it.

Monitoring and Viewing Screens

This is the feature that many teachers have been waiting for - the ability
to monitor what is happening on the iPad screens in their classroom. I'm
happy to say that it works quite effectively. Classroom does not monitor
screens by default. There is a button at the top of the group view that
lets you toggle between a student's image and their screen.

The screen thumbnail views are tiny and do not dynamically adapt their size
to fill the available space. In my class of 11, the screens didn't adapt to
fill the space on my iPad Pro (I know, and my diamond shoes are too tight
as well). I don't know if this is done for performance reasons - the
clients only need send a tiny low-resolution screen grab - or its just that
Classroom is 1.0, but I hope this can get better.

If needed, the teacher can take a single iPad into full-screen monitoring
on the teacher iPad. This can be useful if the teacher's iPad is already on
AirPlay and you just want to show a quick glance to the class of what
someone is working on.

The frame-rate on the full screen view of a student iPad is not very high
at all. I would estimate it as about 1-2 frames per second (not a typo).
You won't help someone with their animation remotely but it's good enough
for static content.

Students are always made aware that their screen is being monitored. The
standard AirPlay blue status bar appears on each student's iPad when the
teacher is viewing thumbnails of all screens or one individual screen. I
wonder if this feature is implemented as device-to-device AirPlay?

I would have liked to have seen a new colour for the status bar as I
discovered quickly that the students did not associate seeing the AirPlay
status bar with meaning "my screen is being monitored". They just wondered
why their iPad was AirPlaying and where it was sending their screen to. I
think that should change.

Locking Screens with Classroom

Classroom's Screen Lock feature is very sensitively implemented. It is
light security, perfectly appropriate for a classroom situation. I found
locking and unlocking entire classes to be fast and reliable. It took about
1-2 seconds for the operation to complete across the classroom.

How secure is the screen lock? Well, when the device is locked, the home
button is inactive. Sleeping and waking the iPad does not bypass the lock.

If the teacher's iPad loses connection to the student iPad, the student
iPad will unlock within 20 seconds. I tested this by locking a student iPad
and then turning off wifi and Bluetooth on the teacher iPad. If either of
those radios goes down, the student iPad will auto-unlock.

I haven't tested this extensively but my sense is that this is designed to
avoid the situation where one teacher locks the class, the bell goes and
the class moves on to another teacher who can't then unlock the iPads. This
also solves the problem of how to unlock the devices if the teacher's iPad
runs out of power during the class. If the teacher leaves the class with
their iPad, I assume that will mean the student devices would unlock as
soon as the teacher's iPad is out of Bluetooth range. Also, if the student
reboots their iPad, the lock is bypassed.

This clearly isn't designed to keep the FBI out. iOS has other features for
that, as we know. It's light touch attention management (what a horrible
phrase), but speed and reliability are key in school and Classroom
certainly delivers on this.

AirPlay and Apple Classroom

One other feature that Classroom supports is initiating AirPlay between a
student device and an Apple TV. There is no special configuration required
for this. Classroom does the usual AirPlay discovery and finds nearby Apple
TVs. In my testing, I found this feature to be fast and reliable.

This may not be a feature that is very useful for teachers of older classes
but I can see it being very useful in younger years.

How to defeat Apple Classroom

The Achilles heel of Apple Classroom right now is its total reliance on
Bluetooth. If you are a student, the simple way to hide from Classroom is
simply to turn Bluetooth off. This results in a total defeat of the system
and is clearly something that needs to be addressed in future configuration
profile options.

Many pupils still believe that turning off Bluetooth saves battery -
despite having been born years after the Ericsson T28i first taught people
to skimp on Bluetooth - while all the time running their screen at 100%
brightness. More teaching required, I suppose.

But what about teaching and learning?

My aim here has been to cover the technical features of Classroom rather
than major on its use in teaching situations. I've only had half a school
day with it at this point, so it's too early to say what the utility of all
these features will be.

I can see myself using the screen locking and URL launching features quite
a bit with certain age groups. More than that, though, I think the
awareness of current apps in use through Classroom will help greatly in
keeping the honest people honest.
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Apple Bringing Key iPad Feature to Classrooms

Apple Bringing Key iPad Feature to Classrooms | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
iPad's in the classroom is about to get a big productivity boost from Apple.
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2015 Apple Trends Survey Results

2015 Apple Trends Survey Results | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Watch this video to see why IT pros say Apple continues to grow in their enterprise and educational institutions and hear what the future holds for Apple IT.
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As Apple raises the bar of what is possible with technology, the Apple platform continues to see an uptick in adoption, with respondents citing user preference as the leading driver. Tune in to hear JAMF Software Chief Executive Officer Dean Hager address the key survey findings and his predictions for the state of technology trends in 2016.

After you watch the video, download the full survey reports to hear why IT pros in business and education continue to turn to Apple devices to meet their ever-evolving needs. 

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Créer et développer une startup technologique

Créer et développer une startup technologique | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Créer et développer une startup technologique is a free online class taught by Romain Beaume & Etienne Krieger of École Polytechnique & HEC Paris
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CES 2015: 'Internet of Things' to take centre stage with over 900 innovations on display - Tech2

CES 2015: 'Internet of Things' to take centre stage with over 900 innovations on display - Tech2 | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
The hot topic at CES 2015: The Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will change our lives radically.
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Apple expands Device Enrollment Program for iOS devices & Macs to new countries, third-party resellers

Apple expands Device Enrollment Program for iOS devices & Macs to new countries, third-party resellers | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Apple is today expanding its Device Enrollment Program, its service for business and education customers deploying and managing large fleets of iOS and Mac devices, to new countries. It's also open...
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How to download the free U2 album - CNET

How to download the free U2 album - CNET | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
As part of the iPhone and Apple Watch launch, everyone with an iTunes account gets a free download of U2's latest album. Here's how to claim your copy.
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Easy way to download "Song of Innocence"

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3D Printed Water Toxin Sensor Could Save Many Lives | Inside3DP.com

3D Printed Water Toxin Sensor Could Save Many Lives | Inside3DP.com | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Bath have 3D printed a sensor that instantly determines whether a body of water is clean or toxin-filled.

Via Tony Bannan
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Interview : l'accord Apple/IBM, « une très bonne nouvelle »

Interview : l'accord Apple/IBM, « une très bonne nouvelle » | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
En s’alliant avec IBM, Apple entend prendre racine dans le milieu de l’entreprise pour le « transformer ». Mac, iPhone, iPad et même Apple TV sont pourtant déjà présents dans les petites entreprises comme dans les grandes multinationales, autant sous l’effet du BYOD que grâce à des sociétés de services. La place de ces prestataires est-elle remise en cause par l’accord entre Apple et IBM ?
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Réponses de Thomas Kunetz ingénieur système et Olivier Capelle,  directeur des ventes France/Benelux chez JAMF Software, un fournisseur de solutions d’administration de produits Apple en entreprise.

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Apple's 'iTime' Patent Hints at Possible iWatch Features

Apple's 'iTime' Patent Hints at Possible iWatch Features | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
An Apple patent for "iTime" shows a wristband wearable that supports both arm and wrist gestures and features sensor-filled straps.
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Connectons nos écoles

Connectons nos écoles | Disruptive uses  (Internet of things, Connected Devices, 3D Print , Drones , Robots) | Scoop.it
laboratoire de créativité pédagogiques
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Connectons nos Ecoles, laboratoire de créativité pédagogiques
Chaque année depuis 2007, Le Cube propose aux élèves et aux enseignants un projet collaboratif et numérique mêlant nouveaux usages et pratiques inédites, réflexions pédagogiques et enjeux territoriaux autour de thématiques comme les objets communicants, les sites collaboratifs, la robotique, le Serious Gaming, la réalité augmentée ou l’édition numérique

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