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Apple Steampunk’t — Victorian values for iPad, Mac and iPhone

The Internet. Cloud-based computing. The PC. The Apple [AAPL] mobile vision. iPads and iPhones. These technologies are transforming relationships at a rapid rate. Sometimes it’s nice to slip into something historical and evocative, so here’s some solutions to steampunk your Apple kit.

First I came across the Old Time Computer iMac covers. This transforms your Apple desktop into an object that doesn’t just look like it came from another world with better designers, but another world entirely, via some wormhole in the space-time continuum.



Here comes iCloud for the enterprise…

Tell your IT department the old days when they could say Apple [AAPL] products are too hard to support on your corporate network are gone. Apple continues to explode across the enterprise — and there’s a rapidly growing list of enterprise class management and secure environment tools designed to make deployment of any Apple product easy, affordable and secure.


September song: Apple A5 iPhone 5 ‘twice as fast’


iPhone 5 is scheduled to show itself in September, just in time for the introduction of iOS 5. As described, the device matches up nicely with all the previous claims as to its specifics: an 8-megapixel camera alongside the A5 processor, which as we know from iPad 2 product marketing runs “twice as fast” as the A4 chip used inside iPhone 4 and iPad 1.

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Apple religion will help the homeless

Yesterday we learned that Apple is a religious experience, now the head of one of the UK’s biggest homeless self-help organizations wants to spread the new iSalvation as he moves to create an innovative street level news organization using iPhones.

This unique move will see homeless and near homeless street newspaper sellers given iPhone (5’s) by the head of the organization with which they’ll be asked to take pictures, videos and notes of what’s happening around them in order to send them back to the news room.

That’s what’s coming to Big Issue sellers in the UK. The Big Issue is a UK institution, founded by John Bird the principle is extremely simple: homeless or near homeless people can visit the magazine’s headquarters to buy a pile of the titles to sell on the street. They get to keep a half the £2 cover price.
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Apple iPhone sales growth slows, analysts claim

In a move which may well be reported as an Android dents Apple story but which (to my mind, at least) reflects a later-than-anticipated introduction of CDMA iPhones on compatible networks in China and India, analysts this morning claim Apple has “revised downward” its orders for iPhone production in the current quarter. Bear in mind, of course, that this could be perfectly normal as the company swabs the decks for introduction of new iPhone models in June, though this is not not expected….

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