Apple announcements for Education

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Apple announcements for Education Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all the things you can do with a newly announced iPad. Here’s a look at all the biggest news today. The star of today’s announcement was the new “affordable” iPad with stylus support. Affordable is in quotations because it costs $299 for schools, but $329 for everyone else — the same price as iPad’s 9.7-inch tablet announced last spring. The biggest update with this iPad is that it’ll finally work with the $99 Apple Pencil ($89 for students…
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Google believes Android is as secure as iOS

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Google believes Android is as secure as iOS Google recently published its fourth annual year in review for Android's security and looking  through the comprehensive, 56-page report yourself there are various items you can see and determine whether they are legit. Machine learning is playing a huge role in securing Android devices. Back in May, the company announced Google Play Protect, which is a one stop shop for Google's suite of security services on Android. Machine learning found 60.3 percent of all potentially harmful apps within the Play store, and Google expects that number to continue increasing. Android may be perceived as "less secure" than iOS but in 2016, the annual probability of downloading a potentially harmful app was at .04 percent, which is a pretty small number and in 2017 Google was…
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Next Version of iOS to be announced during Apple WWDC on June 4th

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Next Version of iOS to be announced during Apple WWDC on June 4th Apple has announced WWDC 2018 and it’ll be taking place in San Jose in just over two months.  The focus will undoubtedly be on the future of iOS, and in particular iOS 12. Apple is reportedly focusing on reliability and performance in iOS 12 over new features. Apple is still rumored to be launching new universal apps that work across iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Bloomberg also previously reported that Apple will bring its Animoji characters to the iPad, thanks to a new model of the tablet that has a Face ID camera. Apple will talk about iOS 12 and the next version of macOS at that event.  Both have been well discussed in the rumor mill with reports originating from Bloomberg about a merger of…
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Apple iTunes store will stop access for Windows XP and Vista users

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Apple iTunes store will stop access for Windows XP and Vista users APPLE HAS PUBLISHED a new support document confirming that the iTunes Store will no longer run on Windows XP, Windows Vista or first-gen Apple TVs beginning May 25th According to Apple, Windows XP and Windows Vista users can still use previous versions of iTunes on their PCs, but without support from Apple. Unfortunately, though, this means XP and Vista users won’t be able to make new purchases from the iTunes Store or re-download previous purchases.  This is a huge hit for anyone that is still using these operating systems that Microsoft stopped supporting for XP over four years ago and Vista which was last year. You can read the Apple official document here and now may be the best time to start…
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Apple April 2018 will force all Apps to be built with iOS 11

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Apple April 2018 will force all Apps to be built with iOS 11. Beginning in April 2018 all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK.  This is the method Apple uses to force developers to fall into line otherwise your app will not be in the store. For the average developer using either Rad Studio or Visual Studio they will have to hope their IDE's can be used and sent to the store.  There could be issues with the IDEs that Apple tends to wait until a few weeks prior to releasing the final version.  This alone may break the development cycle with your IDE. iOS 11 has brought innovative features and the redesigned App Store to hundreds of millions of customers…
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