Air Force Special Ops Command Cancels Plans To Purchase iPads

AFSOC iPad

The Air Force Special Operations Command has canceled plans to purchase 2,861 iPad 2 tablets, which were intended for use as Electronic Flight Bags for AFSOC aircrew members. The decision appears to be linked to plans to utilize GoodReader software, which is developed in Russia. The original procurement documentation specifically lists support for this app as a requirement: … [Read more...]

NY Times On The Human Cost of Manufacturing iPhones, iPads

Foxconn

The NY Times has an interesting look at the labor conditions at Foxconn, one of the largest manufacturers of Apple’s iPad and iPhones. Former Apple executives claim the company’s interest in fast delivery of new products often conflicts with their desire to improve conditions, which are described as “onerous work environments and serious – sometimes deadly – safety problems”. … [Read more...]