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How Apple’s device strategy is making an impact on the enterprise

Since the advent of B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) schemes and the success of the iPhone as both a consumer and business device, Apple has recognised the need to strengthen its portfolio of enterprise-friendly device management tools, productivity applications and not least its IT support. The iPhone and iPad have propelled Apple to widespread adoption in corporate markets such as Education, Healthcare and Government. But needless to say, satisfying the needs […]

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5 things you might have missed during Apple’s iPhone event

  Apple held its highly anticipated iPhone event yesterday at the Flint Centre near San Francisco, finally unveiling new large-screened iPhones and, perhaps more importantly, a wearable called the Apple Watch. Expectations were high, as Apple has been under intense pressure to deliver imaginative new products and prove that is hasn’t lost its ability to innovate in the post-Jobs era. Did they succeed? On the day, there were perhaps […]

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Are you watching the Apple keynote tonight?

We’ve just under 2 hours before the Apple keynote starts. Will you be watching? The link you need is www.apple.com/live.

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Devices

Here’s the primer for Apple’s super-hot keynote (we can but hope)

Hello it’s Ewan here. Ahead of the upcoming Apple’s September 9th keynote, I’ve asked mobile commentator Roland B. to give us a look ahead and a bit of context. Over to you Roland… – – – – – Perhaps the most anticipated date in the mobile industry calendar, Apple’s September 9th event could also be […]

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Devices Services

Apple’s digital payments system: Amex, Visa & MasterCard

This story is flying around the marketplace at the moment (and, incidentally, getting quite a lot of traditional banks in a bit of a panic): Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the company has also signed deals with Visa […]

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It’s time to end the receipt spam, come on!

Will mobile finally put an end to receipt spam? I am hopeful. Or, at least, it might change the dynamic to something a little friendlier. Here’s the problem that I frequently encounter when I’m shopping at Boots here in the UK: 1. You walk up to the till and hand over the goods you wish […]

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Devices Opinion

The physical Apple Store is still annoying as ever

I popped into the Covent Garden Apple Store this evening to buy a new MacBook Pro laptop. I decided to buy there-and-then because I needed the utility. I wanted the machine immediately rather than waiting. It turns out that this is perhaps the wrong approach for me because I really don’t enjoy the standard experience. […]

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Devices

If iPhone 5S is selling so well, why is it in stock?

A question that is bothering me. I walked by the EE store in Islington this afternoon and saw this sign outside: Isn’t that meant to be impossible in the first week of an iPhone launch?

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Devices

Facetiming: Really popular on Samsungs

Have you been seeing folk with Samsungs Facetiming in the street? I have. I am routinely witnessing this almost daily in and around London. I was in Scotland the other day on business and one of the ladies ahead of me in the taxi queue at Edinburgh Airport flipped out her S4 and proceeded to […]

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Devices

An also-ran event from Apple; but job done

So the latest set of iPhones will hit the market later this month. There will be queues. There will be slightly tame excitement. There will be headlines about millions of devices flying off shelves. A few readers have been asking where the hell my opinions have been, given the launch took place 48 hours ago. […]

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My two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4… starts today

A quick hello to everyone at Phones4U who recently challenged me to spend two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and write about my experience. They sent me out the S4 on Friday and I’ve been testing it… But let me stop you there. You can’t do a proper test of a phone until you’ve […]

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“If Apple releases its own Google Glass, get worried”

When Techcrunch is publishing this type of analysis, you can easily discern that — despite the billions in revenue — there’s something rotten in the State of Denmark HQ at Cupertino. Have a read… Techcrunch – Design, and Insecurity is back at Apple.