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New Year … New Gear


New Year ... New Gear

To help you leave 2021 in the rearview, we’ve decided to welcome this new year with an overview of the tools needed for a productive 2022. Browse our selection of modern workplace tools to kick-start your most fruitful year yet!

1. MacBook Air M1

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Apple’s MacBook Air has consistently been the go-to MacBook for most people, as it’s a solid entry-level computer. But with the introduction of the M1 chip, the latest MacBook Air is even more powerful than its predecessor and this for the same acquisition price. 

What makes the MacBook Air your new companion in enrolling a productive modern workplace? Its 15-hour battery life, eight-core processor, iOS app support, and better front camera, of course! 

Not convinced yet? To help you get acquainted with the use and advantages of the MacBook Air M1, we invite you, as part of our Apple Try & Buy program, to test the device for free for up to 30 days, no strings attached.  

2. Samsung’s curved monitor CH89

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Extra screen space for graphical applications, a wider image for office documents, efficiently sharing data between two applications, looking over reference material when in a meeting, … A monitor is multitasking at its finest. It increases productivity, reduces stress and time and creates a better environment for increased production. 

With curved displays getting more and more affordable, it might be a good idea to start considering them. On top of a productive modern workplace, Samsung’s latest curved monitor, CH89, is more comfortable for your eyes and offers you a more realistic visual experience. So, what are you waiting for?

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

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What if we told you that it’s possible to replace your computer with a connected solution for remote work? 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 simply delivers everything you need for remote productivity in one connected workspace: native integrations to productivity apps such as Microsoft Office, blazing fast connectivity due to its 5G connection, a fast-charging and long-lasting battery, expendable storage room, just to name a few. 

Even if you’re not looking to replace your computer by a mobile device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is the way to go to get more done. Thanks to Samsung DeX, you can instantly transform your tablet into a PC Experience or use your tablet as a second screen, no cabled required. 

4. iPhone 13 Pro

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Apple’s newest iPhone 13 Pro is a great business phone for those who work on the move. With its 5G for super fast downloads and high-quality video conferencing, lightning fast A15 bionic chip for supercharged productivity and huge leap in battery life for up to 22 hours of video playback, working from anywhere and at any given time is now easier than ever. 

5. Fairphone 4

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Do you deeply care about the environment and are you looking for a qualitative, low threshold smartphone to empower you in the modern workplace? Then Fairphone’s latest smartphone, the Fairphone 4, might just be what you are looking for!

The Fairphone 4 is a sustainable and ethical phone that is built to last thanks to its modular, upgradeable design. Replacing a broken screen or an old battery can be done in minutes using just a screwdriver. Good for the world, even better for your wallet!  

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7 Items That Are Indispensable For A Productive Home Office ​


7 items that are indispensable for
a productive home office

With the government’s recent efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, we find ourselves working from home again four days a week. One way for mobco to play its part is by helping you create a comfortable home office environment where you feel productive. Read on to discover exactly which elements can help boost your productivity and overall comfort. 

While a good desk and an ergonomic chair contribute to creating a comfortable home office environment, there is still one more element which will boost both your productivity and level of comfort: office accessories. And let that be where we can contribute. 

1. A well-performing computer or laptop

This is basically the foundation nowadays: a computer or laptop that performs well, is equipped with the latest software and so is meeting your needs and requirements. Whether you’re a Windows or Apple lover, with our wide assortment of Apple and Dell hardware, we have something in store for everyone.

2. A monitor can do wonders

A second monitor is the closest you can get to a productivity superpower. An additional screen makes so many tasks easier —designing, writing and researching – and makes multitasking more approachable. Want the same screen fidelity and experience as with your current set up? Then buying the same model is the way to go. 

3. Snag a good mouse and keyboard

Even though mice and keyboards are often ignored for flashier equipment, they play a crucial role in improving productivity and comfort. While we at WIRED love mechanical keyboards, we also have other, more subtle options. 

4. Consider buying a laptop stand

The benefit of using a laptop is that you don’t need to be confined to a desk, you can work from anywhere. When working from home, sometimes a change of scenery feels necessary. Whether you’re working at the kitchen table or from the couch, a stand will add the needed stability. 

5. Grab a multi-port hub

If you’re plugging a laptop into a monitor, chances are that you’ll need to plug in other items like a keyboard, a mouse, charging cable or maybe even an SD card too. That’s where an adapter comes in. whether you’re a Mac or Windows user, need additional USB or USB -C ports, we ensure you, you’ll find the adapter that best suits your needs in our store.

6. Tune the world out, invest in headphones

Ride that focus a bit longer, consider buying a headset or EarPods with built-in noise canceling. Continuing to work undisturbed? Check! 

7. Take the office experience to the next level, invest in a TV

While some might argue that it’s a distraction, having a TV in your workspace could potentially make you more productive, especially in this digital age. Tuning in for research, a larger secondary display, more pleasant video calls, some background noise, … Do we need to go on? Grab your specimen today. 

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Mobco launches Apple Try & Buy: Test your favorite Mac for free

mobco launches Apple Try & Buy: Test your favorite Mac for free

Have you always wanted to try an Apple M1 device? Then we have some good news for you as we are launching Apple Try and Buy. Thanks to our partnership with TechData, you can now test your favorite Macbook, iMac or Mac Mini for 30 days with no strings attatched. Discover now. 

The Apple M1 chip is the first to be specifically developed for the Mac, revolutionizing Apple’s wide assortment of MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, and iMacs by making things easier and more efficient, while providing a powerful performance. And with the recent introduction of macOS Monterey, Mac is now fully equipped to take complete advantage of all the capabilities and power of the M1 chip. In other words, never has your business had so much performance and productivity at its fingertips. Don’t believe us? See for yourself!

To help you get acquainted with the use and advantages of the Mac, we are launching Apple Try & Buy. Thanks to our exclusive partnership with TechData, you can now test your favorite Mac for free. But how does it work?

  • Pick your favorite Mac by filling in the form below.
  • Test it for up to 30 days and thus for free.
  • Return the device in factory settings to mobco if you’re not convinced. 

MacBook Pro 13″, 14″, 16″
Apple’s most popular notebook for business pros has been completely transformed by the Apple M1 chip. Eager to discover what the MacBook Pro has in store for your business? Order your MacBook Pro 13”, 14” or 16” below.

iMac
This computer is an absolute first for the business world. Thanks to the M1 chip it’s incredible, fast to work in business apps and incredibly secure. What more could you wish for? Put Apple to work by picking your favorite configuration below.   

Mac mini
The Mac Mini has always been Apple’s most flexible desktop computer. Even though most people use it for traditional experiences, it can also serve as a home theater or can be used for professional photo or video editing. By moving away from the Intel processor and showcasing the M1 Chip, Apple opened even more new possibilities for the Mac Mini. Discover for yourself what the Mac Mini has in store for your business.

MacBook Air M1
The MacBook Air offers a lightweight, powerful laptop experience – ideal when traveling frequently. Its improved hardware, slimmed design, impressive security and long-lasting battery, make the computer an even greater business companion. Don’t believe us? Scroll down, pick the MacBook Air M1 from our Try & Buy program and get to work.

Try your favorite Mac for free!

Are you eager to discover Apple’s assortment of Macs and does a 30 days trial period without any obligation to buy seem like the way to go? mobco launches Apple Try & Buy, the ideal way to get acquainted with the use and benefits of Mac. Request your test product today by filling in the contact form below! 

Apple At Work: MacOS Monterey business features worth uncovering

Apple At Work: MacOS Monterey business features worth uncovering

It’s official: macOS Monterey has arrived. Curious what Apple’s latest Mac software update has in store for your business? Let us get you up to speed. 

With a few new key features coming to macOS with the arrival of Monterey, working from anywhere, on any device and from any location becomes even easier – The modern workplace made easy! But what’s new and on which devices can you install macOS Monterey? An overview on all business novelties. 

1. Universal Control

By introducing universal control, it’s now possible to share a single keyboard and mouse across multiple Apple devices. When you place an iPad near your macOS Monterey device and move your mouse to the edge of the screen, a new cursor will pop up on your iPad’s screen, allowing you to use your mouse and keyboard on your tablet. Besides, universal control can be used to drag and drop files across multiple devices – making working across devices easier than ever. 

2. Focus Tools

By adding Focus Tools to macOS, you can now customize your alerts and notifications based on your current situation. So, if you, for example, want to be focused during your remote meetings, you can pause all notifications. The pushed notification settings will sync with all your Apple devices, warning those who try to reach out to you that you’re currently unavailable. Ready – set – focus!

3. Facetime Upgrades

The Facetime upgrades being inaugurated with macOS, make Facetime a great alternative for Zoom. Next to introducing spatial audio, you are now able to share presentations over Facetime and can invite Windows and Android users to join the call. 

4. Low-power Mode

Quickly finishing up whatever you’re doing before your computer’s battery dies? With macOS Monterey you can now play with the battery odds on your portable Mac too. By reducing your Mac’s processor speed and lowering screen brightness, you can easily prolong your battery life. 

5. Shortcuts

To help you streamline your workflow, the popular Shortcuts app from iOS has made its entry on macOS. The Shortcuts app helps you automate certain time-consuming tasks by letting you add a series of actions as shortcuts and access them through Siri, Finder, Doc and many other areas. When using Automater, it’s even possible to import all of your workflows in Shortcuts. Being even more productive and efficient, check! 

6. Airplay to Mac

With Airplay, a long-requested feature has finally found its way to Mac. Thanks to macOS Monterey Mac users can now turn their desktop into a secondary display for their iPhone or iPad. Besides your desktop and laptop can also be used as an AirPlay 2 speaker for higher quality audio. 

7. Shared With You

It’s easy to lose track of files, pictures, links and other content that your colleagues have shared with you through messages. Or not anymore. With the new Shared with You section, organizing and catching up with previously shared content was never easier. Less time having to spend on opening the messenger app and scrolling through the conversation to find the piece of content you are looking for, more time to focus on your actual duties. 

macOS Monterey runs on the following devices: iMac late 2015 and later, iMac Pro 2017 and later, MacBook Air early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro late 2013 and later, Mac mini late 2014 and later, MacBook early 2016 and later. 

Eager to get started with macOS Monterey but can you use a helping hand discovering its newest features? We’re happy to get you up to speed. Just download the latest version of our free Apple for Enterprise whitepaper.  

Try the new MacBook Pro for free!

Are you eager to discover the new MacBook Pro and does a 30 days trial period without any obligation to buy seem like the way to go? mobco launches Apple Try & Buy, the ideal way to get acquainted with the use and benefits of the new MacBook Pro. Request your test product today by filling in the contact form below! 

M1 vs. M1 Pro vs. M1 Max: What Mac processor to choose?

M1 vs. M1 Pro vs. M1 Max: What Mac processor to choose?

Earlier this week, Apple announced major updates for its MacBook Pros going from a complete redesign over full-sized function keys to the reintroduction of the SD card slot. And best of all, the new notebooks are available in two scale-up variants of the M1 chip: the M1 Pro and the M1 Mac. But when choosing your next MacBook Pro, which configuration should you go for? Let us guide you through!

The Intel chips that Apple was using to power its MacBooks were increasingly showing limitations in terms of high-power consumption and increasing temperatures. High time to intervene Apple thought when introducing the first Silicon Chip, M1, early last year. No more loud fan noises, a battery life of no less than 20 hours, support for iOS apps, … – A real revolution for the Mac!

While the M1 chip is great for day-to-day tasks and even intensive video editing at 8K, for more serious creative tasks, something more powerful was needed. With the arrival of M1 Pro and P1 Max, Apple is taking its MacBooks to the next level. But what is the difference between the various chips and how do you know which MacBook best suits your needs? An overview. 

M1 vs. M1 Pro

When diving into the processors, the M1 chip combines four powerful and four energy-efficient cores, the M1 Pro has no less than eight powerful and two energy-efficient cores. In addition, the M1 Pro has a video chip that is twice as powerful as the one placed in the MacBook Pro M1, allowing you to connect to multiple external screens. Moreover, the M1 Pro will switch between these cores depending on what you’re doing. If you’re performing intensive tasks, the high-performance cores are used to increase speed. For less intensive tasks, such as browsing the web, the high-efficiency cores will be used to preserve battery life. 

Not only is the MacBook M1 Pro more efficient, the working memory, which the M1 was somewhat criticized for, has been extended severely. By upgrading the standard from 8GB up to 16GB, expendable to 32GB, the memory bandwidth increased to 200 GB/s, which is almost three times the bandwidth of the M1 chip.  

Combining these new features, the M1 Pro has a lot more power. Overall, this chip is highly capable and the best option for professional workflows. 

M1 Pro vs. M1 Max

Do you want even more power, then the M1 Max might be what you’re looking for. The chip has basically the same base as the M1 Pro, eight performance and two high-efficiency cores, but performs even better on two fronts: graphic power and memory.

The M1 Max has a video chip of 32 cores, twice as many as the M1 Pro, 4 times as many as the M1. In terms of memory the M1 Max has a standard 32GB, expendable up to 64GB – twice as much as the M1 Pro. This means that M1 Max isn’t only supporting more memory, but is drastically faster as well. 

What device to choose?

The M1 Max isn’t designed for specific tasks, it’s simply a more powerful variant of the M1 Pro, which most users will not need. If you’ve got applications that are demanding both a lot of CPU and GPU, such as rendering large movie files or complex 3D models, quickly performing advanced calculations or intensive video or picture editing, the M1 Max might be a better fit than the M1 Pro. 

For day-to-day use, both the M1 Pro and M1 Max are overkill. If you want to buy a MacBook for browsing the web or just doing a spot of video or photo editing, the M1 chip is your best option, so it might be worth considering the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 13-inch instead.

Try the new MacBook Pro for free!

Are you eager to discover the new MacBook Pro and does a 30 days trial period without any obligation to buy seem like the way to go? mobco launches Apple Try & Buy, the ideal way to get acquainted with the use and benefits of the new MacBook Pro. Request your test product today by filling in the contact form below! 

MacBook M1 Pro & M1 Max, macOS Monterey & AirPods 3: Everything you need to know

MacBook M1 Pro & M1 Max, macOS Monterey & AirPods 3: Everything you need to know

Apple’s new Mac(Book)s and AirPods debuted during its October event, showing a tweaked design and a variety of new features for those upgrading from the earlier models. Eager what Apple’s new hardware has in store for your business? Let us get you up to speed! 

MacBook Pro, Supercharged For Pros

The MacBook Pro doesn’t need an introduction as it has been an important part of the Mac lineup for years. Discover what’s new below! 

Key features:

  • The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that feature eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores available in either 16 or 32 GPU core variations. The new chip can now support up to 64GB of RAM, making it powerful enough to meet the demands of graphic designers and creators.
  • SSD storage performance has doubled with read speeds up to 7.4 GB/s. 
  • The mini-LED display technology, first used in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, has found its way to the new generation of MacBook Pros. With higher contrast ratios and deeper blacks, the display quality of the new MacBooks significantly increases. 
  • Multiple connectivity options, such as MagSafe 3 for charging, HDMI and SD Card outlets and three Thunderbolt 4 ports for connecting external monitors, have made their return. 
  • The new MacBook Pros have ditched the touch bar in favor of a traditional row of function keys and touch ID. 
  • Not only some important key features, also the design significantly differs from its predecessor. With flat edges, the new MacBook Pro is very similar to the iPad Pro and the iPhone 13. Plus, there is a notch at the top of the screen, housing the improved 1080p camera. 
  • The battery life of the new MacBook Pros has significantly increased with up to 10 additional hours of screen time. And if this wasn’t enough, Apple brings fast charging to the MacBook Pro, making it possible to charge your notebook up to 50% in only 30 minutes. 
  • The 14 inch model starts at €1776,71 (Excl. VAT), the 16 inch model at €1901,71 (Excl. VAT). Both notebooks can be pre-ordered as of today and will be available next week. Next to the MacBook Pro 14” and 16”, the MacBook Pro 13” M1 from the current generation remains available. 
  • The new MacBook Pros will be operating on and shipped with macOS Monterey. More information on this software update can be found below.

macOS Monterey, High Power Meets "Hi everyone"

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macOS Monterey brings several new features that might be of interest to your business. Let us get you up to speed!

Key features: 

  • Apple is blurring the lines between Mac and iPad with the introduction of universal control, letting you use a single mouse and keyboard to control both devices. 
  • Shortcuts, already available on iPad, has found its way to Mac. With the Shortcut app you can build new shortcuts, access existing shortcuts, and much more.
  • With the introduction of spatial audio, portrait mode in calls, voice isolation and the grid view feature, FaceTime is receiving a big upgrade, making collaboration easier and more efficient than ever.
  • With macOS Monterey, AirPlay lets your Mac be an AirPlay destination, allowing you to quickly play content from your iPhone on your Mac’s display. 
  • Safari also received a major redesign with macOS 12 Monterey. A streamlined tab bar, tab groups, private relay and much more has made its entrance.
  • macOS Monterey runs on the following devices: iMac late 2015 and later, iMac Pro 2017 and later, MacBook Air early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro late 2013 and later, Mac mini late 2014 and later, MacBok early 2016 and later. 

Eager to get started with macOS Monterey? We are happy to lend you a hand in our latest whitepaper, Apple for Enterprise 2021. Download it now for free

AirPods 3: It's Magic, Remastered

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The AirPods 3 mark the first update to the product since March 2019, adding a new design and features. Discover now what’s new! 

Key features:

  • In its search for a universal fit, Apple has released the third generation of AirPods, a generation that looks a lot like the AirPods Pro, but without ear tips and with a shorter stem that houses touch-sensitive sensors, giving you more control over your phone calls and music. 
  • The new third generation Apple AirPods are sweat and water resistant. 
  • Although the number of new key features is limited, the battery improvements do stand out. Not only did Apple increase the battery life to 30 hours – 6 hours more compared to the second generation of earbuds, fast charging, MagSafe and wireless charging are making their entry. 5 minutes of charging now results in 1 hour of listening time. 
  • The new AirPods sound better than the previous generation by introducing spatial audio, Dolby Atmos and adaptive EQ – a big upgrade when holding remote meetings. 
  • The third generation of AirPods has a suggested retail price of €157,21 (Excl. VAT) and is available for pre-order as of today. The first earbuds will be shipped as of the 26th of October.

Try the new MacBook Pro for free!

Are you eager to discover the new MacBook Pro and does a 30 days trial period without any obligation to buy seem like the way to go? mobco launches Apple Try & Buy, the ideal way to get acquainted with the use and benefits of the new MacBook Pro. Request your test product today by filling in the contact form below! 

11 Reasons Mac Means Business

11 Reasons Mac Means Business

#1: Longest battery life

When compared with other PC notebooks in its price range, the lifespan of the MacBook powered by the Apple M1 chip is twice as long. With a battery life of almost 18 hours, Apple delivers the power to work from anywhere, at any time and as long as you want. The modern workplace made easy! 

#2: A powerful chip

Multitasking across projects, analyzing spreadsheets while video conferencing, rendering a video file while answering emails? Check! Supercharged by the Apple M1 chip, your MacBook is up to 3.5 times faster than before, helping you crush even the most performance-heavy tasks. 

#3: Mac works with IT

A modern workplace requires a modern approach for remote management and configuration. Whether your organization has ten or ten thousand devices, Apple fits in nicely with your existing IT infrastructure. Setting up and managing devices remotely was never easier. 

#4: Security is built right in

Once your IT team has set up your technology fleet, it’s time to manage and protect the corporate data running on it. Thanks to built-in security features as Touch ID and on-the-fly encryption, and additional controls made available through MDM, your corporate information is safeguarded at all times. 

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#5: Mac works without IT

Don’t have an in-house IT support team to manage your modern workplace? No need to worry. Mac is intuitive to use and easy to manage. An easy setup and Apple’s Migration Assistant will get your devices up and running in no time. And, believe us, its reliable hardware won’t let you down. 

#6: Mac costs less
in the long run

Adapting to a remote working model requires an increased investment in technology, all the more reason to get the most out of your technology fleet. What if we told you that, over three years, you could save no less than 713 euros per device when choosing a Mac over a PC. Yes, you read it right! With fewer support tickets, a higher residual value and less software needed, the savings add up.

#7: The way to go for business apps

From the Microsoft 365 suite over Google Workspace to Dropbox. All Apple devices are designed with powerful technology to put you to work. Thanks to the Apple M1 chip, popular iPhone and iPad apps now run-on Mac too, making it easier than ever to work across multiple devices.

#8: Innovative companies run on Mac

84% of the most innovative companies, such as Salesforce, Target and SAP deploy Mac at scale. And let’s be honest, that’s exactly where you want to be. So why wait to upgrade your technology fleet? Don’t delay, check out our assortment of Mac devices today! 

#9: It's a pleasure to work with

Did you know that you can boost employee engagement with 32% if you let employees choose the tools they want to work with? Choosing Apple enables you to give people the power to work the way they want with the tools they love while simplifying IT management and maintaining corporate standards.

#10: Apple devices work together seamlessly

When using diverse Apple devices together, you can do incredible things. Making and receiving phone calls without picking up your iPhone, using your iPad to extend the workspace of your Mac, copy pasting images, video and text from your iPhone to your nearby Mac, … The possibilities are endless. 

#11: There's a Mac for every job

Whether you’re working as a sales manager, an administrative assistant, a developer, or a designer. Or if you prefer working on a laptop over working on a desktop, Apple has a Mac for every job. MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac, discover Apple’s assortment of premium hardware today!  

#12: mobco's advice
and support

mobco’s passion? Enabling the power of Apple in the modern workplace. So, when purchasing an Apple device for the cost of a cup of coffee a day, you do not only get premium hardware. We are also delivering the devices pre-configured for work at your (home) office, offering you professional support and an optional second year of warranty. Choose mobco, put Apple to work.

Put Apple to work, get in touch today!

3 new iOS 15 features boosting your (corporate) privacy

3 new iOS 15 features boosting your (corporate) privacy

If you’ve an Apple device, you’ve probably already installed the newest software update. iOS 15 introduces new features for FaceTime calls, tools to reduce distractions, a new notifications experience and much more. But what you may not have noticed is that Apple has also instituted several advanced features to boost your (business’) privacy. Read on to discover how iOS 15 will help you take control over your sensitive (corporate) data. 

1. Account Recovery: Restoration in the blink of an eye 

Have you ever forgotten your Apple ID password or incorrectly entered your password a few times? If so, you know how frustrating it is to regain access to your account. It’s the same as losing your car keys, waiting for the response of Apple support may take up to a couple of days, leaving you unable to access your iCloud account, Apple devices and (corporate) data. However, with the release of iOS 15, Apple is adding a new feature to your iPhone allowing you to designate one of your friends or a family member to vouch for you if you ever need an account recovery. Apple will send them a code upon request, which you can use to unlock your account. Much easier than the current method, right?

2. Private relay: Browsing safer in Safari

With the arrival of iOS 15 Apple hopes to position itself as an industry leader in terms of privacy, a role that includes many new software features. Chief among those is Private Relay, a VPN-like service that’s designed to mask your internet traffic, preventing anyone from snooping in your corporate data. If you’re using Apple’s own browser, Safari, your internet traffic will be encrypted and redirected via so-called proxies, meaning that others can’t see what websites you visit. Your IP address, browsing history and exact location will remain private. 

3. Mail privacy protection: Online more anonymous than ever

Private Relay isn’t the only new feature in Apple’s larger initiative to help users take control over their data. With Mail Privacy Protection, Apple is putting an end to invisible email ad tracking pixels, preventing brands and publishers from collecting information such as your approximate location, the device you are using and the time you opened the message, when being enabled. After having installed iOS 15 on your device, you will be able to choose what data is shared when using the Apple Mail App. 

Want to discover what else Apple has in store for your business? Or can you use a helping hand setting up these new features? We are more than happy to lend you a hand! Make sure to download the latest version of our whitepaper Apple for Enterprise 2021.  

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mobco’s top 3 new iOS 15 business features

mobco’s top 3 new iOS 15 business features

From temporary iCloud storage over mail privacy protection to private relay. Apple announced a series of new iOS 15 features to help businesses get their work done. Wondering what Apple has in store for you this year? Here is everything you need to know about Apple’s newest business features!

Another year, another iOS update. Number 15 is already on deck and so are a lot of business-friendly software updates. Let us guide you through our favorite new business features, what they mean for your organization and how to use them. 

1. Temporary iCloud Storage: Efficiently Setting Up New Devices  

Apple offers its users 5GB of free iCloud storage, not a lot when looking at the amount of data we nowadays have on our devices. And indeed, anyone keeping a large amount of data on their device would run into issues when wanting to move this information to a new device. Not anymore! Starting with iOS 15, Apple will give you a temporary boost in iCloud storage to help transfer data to new devices – even if you are using a free 5GB storage plan. For a period of three weeks, you’ll get as much storage as needed to complete a temporary back up and this free of charge. Swapping data from one device to another was never easier! 

2. Managed Pasteboard: Preventing Corporate Data From Getting Out

Currently Apple provides Managed Open-In settings preventing data and content within managed apps from being moved to unmanaged apps and vice versa. With iOS 15, Apple introduces managed pasteboard, providing you with the ability to apply the same copy paste restrictions to apps. Information copied from corporate apps cannot be pasted in unmanaged apps and reverse. Because safety first! 

3. 2FA: Securing Sensitive Information At All Times

That security is high on Apple’s agenda is clear by now and is – once more – confirmed by the arrival of two-factor authentication. As of iOS 15, Apple is adding an extra layer of security to safeguard users against hacking. When wanting to login, you’ll have to provide two different identification factors to authenticate yourself. No better way to shield your account even if your password has leaked, right?

Want to know more about what Apple has in store for your business? Or can you use a helping hand setting up these new features? Make sure to download our latest whitepaper, Apple for Enterprise 2021.

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