Apple’s New Era | Tech Talk Today 27

Apple’s New Era | Tech Talk Today 27

Former mortal enemies Apple and IBM team up to push iOS into the enterprise, Google+ drops their real name restriction, but is it too late?

Plus a big boost for Linux games, and the Japanese woman who was arrested for 3D printing her lady parts.

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Apple and IBM Team Up For Major Enterprise Mobility Partnership

IBM will begin selling iOS devices to its corporate customers and will also create more than 100 industry-specific native apps that are built from the ground up for the iPhone and the iPad. IBM will provide cloud services optimized for iOS as well, with capabilities like device management, security, analytics, and mobile integration.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple began speaking with IBM a couple of years ago about possible partnerships, and the enterprise arena is where the two companies felt they could come together. “It takes the best of Apple and the best of IBM and it puts those together,” he said. “There’s no overlap, no competition, they’re totally complementary, and more than anything, it focuses on the enterprise customer.”

IBM’s first apps, tailored specifically to various industries like retail, healthcare, banking, travel, transportation, and more, will be coming this fall, with additional apps following in 2015. The company also has plans to roll out its MobileFirst Platform for iOS, with benefits like analytics, cloud storage, fleet-scale device management, a private app catalog, and data and transaction security services.

Google+ rescinds real-name mandate

In an anonymously written Google+ post, the company explained the reversal saying that while the former policy “helped create a community made up of real people,” it also reduced the participation of people who were not comfortable using their real names on the social network. As Google tied Google+ deeper into many of its services, including YouTube comments and its user accounts, the policy became an increasingly divisive issue.

At the time of Google+’s launch, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt supported the move by telling CNBC, “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”

Vic Gundotra, the former Google+ chief, staunchly defended the social network but he left the company earlier this year. At the time of Google+’s launch, he likened the restriction to a restaurant that “doesn’t allow people who aren’t wearing shirts to enter.”

Unity Looking To Expand Linux Game Pad Support In Unity 5

Unity Linux developer Levi Bard has reached out to ask the community for help in gathering a comprehensive list of game pad mappings.

Unity 5 will be supporting SDL style mappings, which should make it easier for developers to make use of existing work that’s out there in the community. It will also be supporting SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG, which amongst other things is used by Steam Big Picture mode to communicate its game pad bindings to games.

3D-printed cadavers revolutionise anatomical education – CNET

The kit consists of all the major body parts required to learn the anatomy of the limbs, chest, abdomen, head and neck — all without containing any actual human body parts.

The 3D Printed Anatomy Series is created from real humans. First, the team performed scans, either X-ray CT scans or surface scans. These scans are then used to create a printable 3D model of the body parts, which are then sent to a high-resolution 3D printer and printed either in full colour in a plaster-like powder or plastic.

Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files • The Register

A Japanese artist has been arrested for disseminating “3D printable design files” of her own genitalia, reports.

Megumi Igarashi, 42, was cuffed by Tokyo Metropolitan Police for allegedly supplying virtual ladyparts via email to a “30-year-old man in Kagawa Prefecture” and “many others” back in March.

Igarashi’s ultimate aim is to make the vagina more “casual” in a country where it’s considered bad form to even mention ladies’ inner sanctums.

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