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As job perks go, the company phone is a longtime favorite. Next year, more than 23,000 United Airlines flight attendants will be wielding the iPhone 6 Plus, which may result in an improved customer experience and seems bound to result in some serious Angry Birds Go playtime. Attendants should have the new smartphones by the second quarter of 2015. Image Credit: United AirlinesFlight attendants will likely use the smartphones to handle credit card transactions when travelers buy beverages and snacks. United Airlines has other customer-facing uses planned for the iPhone 6 Plus, but flight attendants will also use the phone for internal activities, like checking company email and accessing manuals.... Read more...
In mid-September, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted an open letter outlining his company’s commitment to privacy. Cook explained that his company makes customer privacy a high priority and that collecting vast amounts of user data simply isn’t a priority for Apple. “We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers,” explained Cook. “We don’t 'monetize' the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Plain and simple.”  Cook went on to admit that Apple does rely on advertising to a small... Read more...