Business iPad users beware. Your halcyon days of loading whatever the heck you want onto your tablet may be coming to an end.
Apple is set to introduce a couple of new features that will give corporate IT new ways to lock down the iOS 6 operating system, which powers the iPad and the iPhone, according to Zenprise, a mobile device management company that was briefed on the features by Apple.
More @ Wired Enterprise.
The Internet’s Population Doubled Over the Last Five Years
Royal Pingdom susses out some interesting trends about the world’s 2.27 billion Internet users:
- Africa has gone from 34 million to 140 million, a 317% increase.
- Asia has gone from 418 million to over 1 billion, a 143% increase.
- Europe has gone from 322 million to 501 million, a 56% increase.
- The Middle East has gone from 20 to 77 million, a 294% increase.
- North America has gone from 233 to 273 million, a 17% increase.
- Latin America (South & Central America) has gone from 110 to 236 million, a 114% increase.
- Oceania (including Australia) has gone from 19 to 24 million, a 27% increase.
They also note that Asia’s Internet population is almost as large* the entire Internet population was in 2007.
*My original post stated that Asia’s Internet population was almost double, not almost as large. Thanks to Anna for catching that.
For the first time, BBC iPlayer can be searched and controlled using hand-gestures and voice-recognition. Users with Kinect can shout the name of the category, the programme title or even “HD On”, and their wish is Xbox’s command. As for gestures, you can control the whole interface by simply waving your hand (via BBC iPlayer Launches on Microsoft Xbox Live)
Authorities near Penipe, Ecuador upgraded a possible eruption warning from yellow to orange on Nov. 28, 2011, as the activity of the Tungurahua volcano raised suddenly. Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute says increased activity that began Sunday is billowing columns of ash, sending superheated clouds of gas down the slopes and cascading hot rocks from the summit. (AFP)
On Sept. 17, 2011, activists decrying corporate greed and the financial world’s influence on U.S. politics began camping out in New York City’s financial district as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” campaign. The protests — which have spread to other cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston — resulted in some clashes with police and hundreds of arrests in the Big Apple. Go in for a closer look at the ongoing demonstrations.
Taking it to the street — Occupy Wall Street: The Photos
100 Lessons in 100 Words or Less is an enlightening, sharp and accessible new series of illustrated eBooks.
Each lesson is less than 100 words, so the format is perfectly suited to busy lifestyles and eReading on the go.
5 titles are available now and more will be out on december 2011.
How many newsrooms could pay their freelancers with that kinda dough?
Aaaaaand funnily enough, Reuters didn’t so much as report on this deal, as they syndicated the press release about it with the token disclaimer up top “Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.”
One of the great disappointments of the iPad has finally been remedied. After six months of living with the extremely limited app NY Times Editor’s Choice, the iPad has finally gotten “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” (via NY Times Finally Releases a Real iPad App | Cult of Mac)