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July 2013, Volume 2, Number 7

Apple iOS 7: First look from an IT perspective

Apple’s iOS 7 has a whole new design, with clean, colorful icons that seem to float above the background. But as an IT professional, you probably don’t care. You want to know if there are any new features that pose security concerns and if there are any new management capabilities. The answer to both those questions is a resounding yes. Apple unveiled iOS 7 at last month’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), and details have been slow to trickle out. But CEO Tim Cook and company provided enough of an overview that we can start to assess what iOS 7 will mean for the enterprise. Here are three things you need to know in advance of this fall’s Apple iOS 7 release: 1. AirDrop? More like ScareDrop! AirDrop is a new feature that lets people share files with others near them using peer-to-peer Wi-Fi. All a user has to do is enable AirDrop when accessing a compatible file, and the names and photos of nearby friends will pop up. From there, all it takes is one click to shoot that file over to another iPhone or iPad. Apple continues to...

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