It appears that airlines win the prize for best use of innovative technology and forward thinking. Not only has the industry begun implementing iPads as Electronic Flight Bags, but the FAA is also on the verge of allowing mobile devices to be left on during takeoff and landing. Now, thanks to a collaboration between satellite television provider DISH and Southwest Airlines, travelers can enjoy media entertainment without having to buy the in-flight movie.
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The story of Andrew Auernheimer, AKA: weev, has been going on since 2010. Auernheimer and the company he worked for, Goatse Security, came under scrutiny when it came to light that the former had figured out a way to capture names and email addresses of 114,000 of AT&T’s customers who owned iPad 3G models. Unfortunately for Auernheimer, some of those contacts were high-profile political figures. His trial did not go well.
Lots of schools across the US and elsewhere have begun to integrate the iPad into school curricula on an experimental basis, dipping a collective toe in the pool of digital knowledge. There’s nothing tentative about the iPad-centric, utterly digital “Steve Jobs Schools” that will open this August in the Netherlands. Children aged 4 -12 who attend school in the town of Breda will work at their own pace through paper-free curricula via an iPad.
At this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that Siri would get a new search engine to help her (or him) find what you are looking for. When our devices are updated to iOS 7, Siri will use Bing to perform searches instead of Google.
While this may seem like a downgrade to some, Microsoft has high hopes for its search engine to grow into something big enough to compete with the most popular search service in the world.
Research and analytics firm Flurry recently surveyed our mothers and discovered that moms prefer iOS to Android. And, guess what? Moms are gamers too.
Flurry researched data from nearly 25,000 American-owned smartphones and tablets. The information gathered is based on time spent on more than 300,000 apps that use Flurry Analytics.
Apple Launches Back to School Promotion – Get a $50 or $100 Gift Card with iPad, iPhone or Mac Purchase
It’s that time of year when students and educators can save a bundle buying a new iPad, iPhone or Mac. If you’re a new or returning college student, a parent buying for a college student, or a faculty member of a school, you can currently take advantage of Apple’s new back to school promotion with the purchase of a new iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or a new Mac.
Apple has partnered with NV Energy Inc to operate a solar farm for its latest data center being built in Reno, Nevada. This new solar farm will generate over 20 megawatts of clean sun power that will be routed into Sierra Pacific Power Co’s regional electrical grid. The new 137 acre solar farm is being built by solar panel manufacturer SunPower and will be operational by the time Apple’s facility goes on line in the next eight months.
Over the past two years Apple has been on an aggressive data center expansion spree as it moves more of it’s popular iCloud, iTunes, App Store services to the cloud. These data centers house thousands of power hungry servers and Apple has been working hard to reduce its carbon footprint by using renewable energy sources to power its facilities.
Today, Microsoft launched the newest update for its productivity app OneNote. Version 2.0 makes the app more integrated across multiple platforms, includes full-page vides for the iPad, and more. The completely redesigned syncing service is available for free in the App Store today. Read More »
The New York Times rolled out TimesAction, which includes new advertising options and Mobile Rich-media Ad Interface Definitions (MRAID). As reported by Businesswire.com, the Time’s Idea Lab has launched four custom MRAID-enabled options for the NYT iPad app.
Today starts a new week and another chance to check out all of the awesome games and apps that have just recently launched in the App Store. Every week, Apple gives special recognition to one or more apps that are innovative, unique, and just plain fun. Last week, Apple gave the Editor’s Choice Award to Toca Builders. The colorful and fun game is like Minecraft for kids. Gotta start ‘em young.