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VCURamFan
01-02-2012, 05:27 PM
From TechWeekEurope.Co:


Prime Minister David Cameron is to receive a personalised iPad (http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/tag/ipad) app to help him stay on top of day-to-day operations of the government.

Cabinet Office developers are currently building the customised iPad app so the Prime Minister can remain abreast of government business, according to the Daily Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/8979989/David-Cameron-to-get-his-own-personalised-iPad-app.html).

The app, which reportedly was inspired during a trip to the United States by government advisers, is expected to be ready by March.
Government dashboard

The app will essentially act as a government dashboard, providing the Prime Minister with all the latest information from across Whitehall – including the latest NHS waiting-list figures, crime statistics, unemployment numbers, and a wide variety of other data – at a glance.

It will also include “real time” news information from Google and Twitter, so Cameron can remain abreast of emerging news and other developments.

Cameron has made no secret of his love for Apple (http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/tag/apple) products. For example, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/8038954/David-Cameron-I-will-never-shift-from-the-centre-ground.html) in October 2010, he described how he uses an iMac, iPad and remote speakers to enjoy wireless music in his office.

“I’m very proud of the fact that I’ve got an iMac and I’ve got a speaker remotely linked without a wire which I did myself,” he was quoted as saying. “I have all the music on the iMac. The cool thing is that I now control my iMac from the iPad, to play out through the speaker but I have to admit I had a little bit of help from someone in IT on that.”
Security question

The news that Cameron is to use Apple products for government will come as something of a surprise, considering that GCHQ recommends BlackBerry devices (http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/gchq-recommends-blackberry-for-security-26457) from Research in Motion, because of its in-built security (http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/comment/blackberry-ban-exposes-western-double-standards-9063).

Blackberry devices have traditionally been seen (http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/news-security/rim-edges-ahead-on-smartphone-security-995) as safe and enterprise-friendly, but there have been signs that the iPhone is making inroads (http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/news-mobile-wireless/apple-points-to-rising-iphone-use-in-the-enterprise-3151) into corporate accounts. In November, for example, it was revealed that the BlackBerry had lost its business crown (http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/apple-iphone-overtakes-blackberry-in-the-workplace-46338) after iPass’ Mobile Workforce Report found that the iPhone (http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/british-bank-replaces-blackberry-with-iphone-7097) and Android had continued to make inroads among enterprise users (http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/businesses-purchase-40-percent-of-iphones-says-att-7382).

In June 2010, the British government confirmed that ministers and civil servants were not allowed (http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/uk-government-ministers-denied-apple-iphones-7785) to use iPhones as a work device, according to a written answer to Parliament by health secretary Simon Burns last year.

Despite this lack of government acceptance of Apple products, the Coalition government remains committed (http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/government-develops-tech-city-smartphone-app-45487) to the UK’s technology sector. Cameron has heavily backed (http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/cameron-envisages-a-post-olympics-silicon-valley-in-east-london-11125) the creation of the so-called Silicon Roundabout cluster of digital companies in East London, for example.

Tyburn
01-17-2012, 06:38 PM
The Telegraph is a tad to Centrist for my taste.

Has to be the Mail or The Express i'm afraid.

Generally

The Telegraph Centrist-Right
The Times Centrist
financial Times Centrist-Left
The Guardian Centrist-Left
The Observer Left
The Independant Centrist-Left
The Mail Right
The Express Right
The Sun Right (but a crock of shyte)
The Mirror Left
The Daily Star Right (but another crock of Shyte)
The People Left

I cant abide socialism.

VCURamFan
01-17-2012, 06:44 PM
So out of this whole article about how your PM is now using a specially-designed iPad app to help him run your government, the only thing you choose to comment on is your opinion of the source text's political bias? :laugh:

Miss Foxy
01-17-2012, 07:23 PM
:frantics: <------Tyburn trying to type a response!!

VCURamFan
01-17-2012, 07:40 PM
:frantics: <------Tyburn trying to type a response!!
:Whistle:

Tyburn
01-17-2012, 07:59 PM
So out of this whole article about how your PM is now using a specially-designed iPad app to help him run your government, the only thing you choose to comment on is your opinion of the source text's political bias? :laugh:

Yes. :mellow:

Who cares how David Cameron runs the country...I really dont think an "app" will help...except to keep tabs on the other side of the coillition and find out what stalls the Liberal Democrats will think of next :laugh:

It pisses me off that its always left to the Conservatives to save the country, and because thats never an easy process for anyone they get blamed for all the ills ever invented. :angry:

To think...I used to be more Centrist during my younger years...I used to be more aligned with Liberal Democrats...I'm not sure if I've moved further right thanks to participation in this forum over the years...or if there is less and less of a difference between Liberal Democrat and Labour...or...possibly if both of us are moving

People laugh at work when I refuse to read other papers because they are not Right Wing enough for me now :ashamed: The Mirror used to be fine...now it HAS to be the mail ahahahaha

VCURamFan
01-17-2012, 08:07 PM
Yes. :mellow:

Who cares how David Cameron runs the country...I really dont think an "app" will help...except to keep tabs on the other side of the coillition and find out what stalls the Liberal Democrats will think of next :laugh:

It pisses me off that its always left to the Conservatives to save the country, and because thats never an easy process for anyone they get blamed for all the ills ever invented. :angry:

To think...I used to be more Centrist during my younger years...I used to be more aligned with Liberal Democrats...I'm not sure if I've moved further right thanks to participation in this forum over the years...or if there is less and less of a difference between Liberal Democrat and Labour...or...possibly if both of us are moving

People laugh at work when I refuse to read other papers because they are not Right Wing enough for me now :ashamed: The Mirror used to be fine...now it HAS to be the mail ahahahaha
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Tyburn
01-17-2012, 08:12 PM
You have a thread called "running the british Government" and I'm not allowed to mention party politics :huh:

Let me ask you this...Is it JUST David Cameron whose getting this...or are ALL party leaders allowed...or...all Ministers for Parliament?

Tyburn
01-17-2012, 08:16 PM
:laugh: Inspired by a visit to the United States :laugh:

:ninja: Barack Obamas secret is out :ninja:

But he already knows we know...coz his app told him :laugh:

Miss Foxy
01-17-2012, 08:29 PM
Yes. :mellow:

Who cares how David Cameron runs the country...I really dont think an "app" will help...except to keep tabs on the other side of the coillition and find out what stalls the Liberal Democrats will think of next :laugh:

It pisses me off that its always left to the Conservatives to save the country, and because thats never an easy process for anyone they get blamed for all the ills ever invented. :angry:

To think...I used to be more Centrist during my younger years...I used to be more aligned with Liberal Democrats...I'm not sure if I've moved further right thanks to participation in this forum over the years...or if there is less and less of a difference between Liberal Democrat and Labour...or...possibly if both of us are moving

People laugh at work when I refuse to read other papers because they are not Right Wing enough for me now :ashamed: The Mirror used to be fine...now it HAS to be the mail ahahahaha

I like when you get pissed! lol...:ashamed:

VCURamFan
01-17-2012, 08:38 PM
You have a thread called "running the british Government" and I'm not allowed to mention party politics :huh:

Let me ask you this...Is it JUST David Cameron whose getting this...or are ALL party leaders allowed...or...all Ministers for Parliament?
Sorry, I thought you'd recognize the marketing formula. When iTouches & iPhones were first coming out "There's an app for that" was Apple's big tag line. This was more to discuss the app than the politics.

Tyburn
01-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Sorry, I thought you'd recognize the marketing formula. When iTouches & iPhones were first coming out "There's an app for that" was Apple's big tag line. This was more to discuss the app than the politics.

:ashamed: ohh....I dont have Iphones or Ipads...or anything needing an apps...so that was lost on me :ashamed:

How embarissing :ashamed::ashamed::ashamed:

VCURamFan
01-17-2012, 10:35 PM
:ashamed: ohh....I dont have Iphones or Ipads...or anything needing an apps...so that was lost on me :ashamed:

How embarissing :ashamed::ashamed::ashamed:

It's not your fault, it was probably an American ad campaign so you would have had no reason to recognize the formula. I just assumed everyone would catch my reference but I forgot my audience is international! :laugh: