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Deploying Apple devices in business and schools just got easier

For your edification (and in consideration of your valuable time) we’ve rounded up some of the most prominent stories making the rounds this Thursday morning.

Apple Makes Big Improvements In iOS Management Tools For Enterprise And Education

Despite its products’ popularity in enterprise and education, Apple’s faced plenty of challenges when it comes to widespread deployment. But the company’s now made some changes to improve its lot in those areas, with improvements to its Device Enrollment Program, Volume Purchase Program, and Apple ID for Students service. Among the refinements are a ‘zero touch’ setup for mobile devices, the ability to lock down devices once they’ve been configured, and a way to set up student Apple IDs for kids under 13. Educational technology expert Fraser Speirs has some more insight on how that will affect education in particular.

iOS Security

A revamped document on iOS security sheds more details on a number of security-related features in Apple’s mobile operating system. So if you’ve ever wanted to know how the Secure Enclave—where your passcode and Touch ID fingerprint info are stored—works, what powers the data protection behind iCloud Keychain, or anything else security related, now’s the time. It’s technical reading, to be sure, but if you’re interested in the ins and outs, there’s no better source.

World’s Most Admired Companies

Apple has once again topped Fortune’s annual list of most admired companies, beating out Amazon, Google, Disney, Starbucks, and more for the seventh straight year. So, I guess you could say it tops the market in “admiration share.”

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