Apple is doubling down on the technology, which means it'll be showing up soon on millions of iPhones and iPads and could be a boon to collaboration and workplace productivity.
Stories by Ryan Faas
Apple will soon roll out a public beta of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Is your IT shop ready for the aftermath?
Apple's using its mobile OS to re-shape how enterprises use iPads for business, and it's finally getting the "Pro" part of the iPad Pro right.
One of the big enterprise mobility stories of late is the ruling by a California court that companies who require employees to use their personal smartphones for work must reimburse those employees "a reasonable percentage" of their monthly bills. As CITEworld's Nancy Gohring reported last week, similar legal challenges are happening in other states, including Washington, New Jersey, and Michigan.
Now that OS X Mavericks Server has some new enterprise-oriented features and the updated Mac Pro has finally arrived, it's time to ask whether Apple is edging back into the data center, says columnist Ryan Faas.
As I sat stunned by the news that Apple Chairman Steve Jobs - technology visionary, founder of two computer companies and master marketer - had died , I couldn't help but think about his life and career, both at Apple and during his time away at NeXT and Pixar.
Entire books have already been written on the contributions Steve Jobs has made to Apple, the company he helped found 35 years ago. In many ways, the most significant ones took place after 1997, when he returned to Apple from exile and set about to change not just the company but entire industries.
Recently, Apple previewed more features that will be available in its upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.7, "Lion." We first got a glimpse of Lion at Apple's Back to the Mac event in October, when CEO Steve Jobs said that several technologies developed in Apple's iOS mobile operating system would be brought back into Mac OS X as part of Lion. Since iOS evolved from earlier versions of Mac OS X, the "back to the Mac" moniker made sense.
For Apple, 2010 was a phenomenal year; there's really no other way to put it. What makes Apple's big year -- it surpassed Microsoft's market valuation to become the most valuable technology company -- even bigger is that it caps off a phenomenal decade. Just 10 years ago, many people were still predicting the company's demise.
RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, unveiled last week, is the latest entry in what has become a rapidly growing field of iPad competitors. But unlike most upcoming Android tablets -- the big exception being Cisco's Cius -- the PlayBook isn't meant to compete with the iPad in the consumer market. Despite its touted capabilities for multimedia, the PlayBook is primarily designed to be a business and enterprise tablet.
In producing a version of its iWork suite of apps for <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9149338/Continuing_coverage_Apple_s_iPad_tablet?source=toc">the iPad</a>, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9137163/Apple_Update">Apple</a> is sending a signal: The device won't just be for watching video, playing games and reading books -- although those are sure big reasons why many people will buy one next weekend. By announcing iWork for the iPad during the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9149838/It_s_the_iPad">tablet's unveiling in January</a>, Apple clearly wanted to plant the idea of the iPad as a business and productivity device squarely in the minds of would-be buyers.
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