Saturday, June 6, 2015

Unwritten: The Outsider

Unwritten: The Outsider

Beaten down with a pillow case,
Having no time to please my case

I have fallen much too far, always watching my dwindling star. 

Trying to create a reason why, always trying to maintain my high. 

In the end it always fails, and like the times before sadness prevails. 

I'm always looked down on by family and friends, can someone pinch me when this sadness ends? 

~Client Journal, Juvenile Justice, DCS

Rant d'Jour; Equal Opportunity vs Equity in the Ivy League

Rant d'jour: Affirmative Action, Equity and Equality at *Harvard University. 

In reality, Harvard only accepts the best students with the highest scores. 

If they are so damn good at educating our youth, let them take those who can benefit the most from such an education. 

The truth is, if Harvard only accepts the best students, their job (presumably, to turn out highest achievers; the creme de la creme; the best of the best) is *that* much easier. 

Think  how easy their job is given their baseline population. 

This makes no sense! 

If Harvard is so damn good at teaching people, let them take the worst and make them the best. 

Give the Academic Elite a real challenge. 

Are they up 
for it? 

Are you? 

Elyssa D. Durant, Ed.M.
Research and Policy Analyst 

Footnotes: *I used Harvard synbolically to represent elite Ivy League colleges and Univeristities. 

Could jusr as easily subsitute Vandervilt University, Columbia, Cornell, Brown etc.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

System requirements for iCloud - Apple Support

System requirements for iCloud - Apple Support

System requirements for iCloud

This article provides the recommended system requirements and minimum system requirements for iCloud.

Recommended system requirements

iCloud requires an Apple ID, an active Internet connection, and up-to-date software. If you meet the recommended system requirements below, you can take advantage of the latest iCloud features and get the best overall experience. To see the minimum requirements for each feature, you can review the minimum requirements table at the bottom of this page.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

  • iOS 8.3
  • iWork for iOS (Pages 2.5 or later, Numbers 2.5 or later, Keynote 2.5 or later)1


  • OS X Yosemite v10.10.3
  • iTunes 12 or later
  • Safari 8 or later, Firefox 22 or later, or Google Chrome 28 or later
  • iWork for Mac (Pages 5.5 or later, Numbers 3.5 or later, Keynote 6.5 or later)1


  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • iCloud for Windows 4.1
  • iTunes 12 or later
  • Outlook 2007 or later2
  • Internet Explorer 10 or later, Firefox 22 or later, or Google Chrome 28 or later (desktop mode only)

Apple TV

  • Apple TV software 7.0 or later

Minimum system requirements by feature

To use iCloud, you need at least iOS 5 on iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPad, or iPad mini; or at least OS X Lion v10.7.5 on a Mac.

Review this table for specific requirements of each iCloud feature.

iCloud feature  Minimum requirements 
iOS  OS X  Windows   Apple TV  
Back to My Mac OS X Lion v10.7.5
Backup and Restore iOS 5
Bookmarks iOS 5
  • OS X Lion v10.7.5
  • Safari 5.1.1
  • Windows 7 or
    Windows 8
  • iCloud Control Panel 3.1
  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Firefox 22
  • Google Chrome 28 in desktop mode only
Calendar, Contacts, Mail iOS 5 OS X Lion v10.7.5
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • iCloud Control Panel 3.1
  • Outlook 2007 or an up-to-date web browser
Mail Drop (send attachments)
  • OS X Yosemite (for Mail app) or from an up-to-date web browser (Safari 7.2 or later to upload packages, such as iWork files)
  • An email account that supports IMAP
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • from an up-to-date web browser
  • An email account that supports IMAP
Documents in the Cloud
  • iOS 5
  • iWork for iOS (Pages 1.5, Numbers 1.5, Keynote 1.5)
  • OS X Lion v10.7.5
  • iWork '09 (Pages 4.2, Numbers 2.2, Keynote 5.2)
Family Sharing iOS 8
  • OS X Yosemite
  • iTunes 12
Apple TV software 7.0
Find My Friends
  • iOS 5 
  • iOS 6 (for location-based alerts)
  • iOS 8 (for Family Sharing)
Find My iPhone
  • iOS 5 
  • iOS 6 (for Lost Mode)
  • iOS 7 (for Activation Lock)
  • OS X Lion v10.7.5
  • (Lost Mode and Activation Lock aren't available on OS X)
Find My iPhone app

iOS 8

iCloud Drive iOS 8 OS X Yosemite
iCloud Photo Sharing iOS 7
  • OS X Mavericks v10.9
  • iPhoto '11 version 9.5 or Aperture 3.5
  • Windows 7 or
    Windows 8
  • iCloud Control Panel 3.1
Apple TV software 5.3
iCloud Photo Library iOS 8.3 OS X Yosemite v10.10.3
My Photo Stream iOS 5.1 
  • OS X Lion v10.7.5
  • iPhoto '11 (9.2.2) or Aperture 3.2.3
  • Windows 7
    or Windows 8
  • iCloud Control Panel 3.1
Apple TV software 5.0
iCloud Tabs iOS 6
  • OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2
  • Safari 6
  • Safari 5
  • Firefox 21
  • Google Chrome 27 
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Firefox 21
  • Google Chrome 27 
iTunes in the Cloud  iOS 5 
  • iTunes 10.3.1 (for Music, Apps, Books)
  • iTunes 10.6 (for Movies)
  • iTunes 10.3.1 (for Music, Apps, Books)
  • iTunes 10.6 (for Movies)
Apple TV software 4.4
iTunes Match iOS 5.0.1

iTunes 10.5.1

iTunes 10.5.1

Apple TV software 4.4
iWork for iCloud beta
  • Safari 6.0.3
  • Google Chrome 27.0.1
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Google Chrome 27.0.1

iOS 7.0.3

OS X Mavericks v10.9

Reading List iOS 5 Safari 5.1 —  — 
Two-step verification  iOS 7 OS X Mavericks v10.9 —  — 

Some features aren't available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.

  1. You can buy iWork for iOS and iWork for Mac from the App Store if they didn't come free with your iOS device or Mac. 
  2. Outlook 2010 Personal Edition isn't supported.
  3. iTunes in the Cloud availability for music, movies, and TV shows varies by country. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. Not all previously purchased movies are available for downloading to your other devices.
  4. If you don't meet the minimum system requirements, your data is still protected by two-step verification. However, if you change your Apple ID password while you're signed in to iCloud on devices that don't meet the minimum requirements, you might see these issues.

Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. Risks are inherent in the use of the Internet. Contact the vendor for additional information.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Google Terms of Service – Privacy & Terms – Google

Google Terms of Service – Privacy & Terms – Google

Google Terms of Service

Last modified: April 14, 2014 (view archived versions)

Welcome to Google!

Thanks for using our products and services ("Services"). The Services are provided by Google Inc. ("Google"), located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.

Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional terms or product requirements (including age requirements) may apply. Additional terms will be available with the relevant Services, and those additional terms become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.

Using our Services

You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.

Don't misuse our Services. For example, don't interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don't remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.

Our Services display some content that is not Google's. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don't assume that we do.

In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.

Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

Your Google Account

You may need a Google Account in order to use some of our Services. You may create your own Google Account, or your Google Account may be assigned to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational institution. If you are using a Google Account assigned to you by an administrator, different or additional terms may apply and your administrator may be able to access or disable your account.

To protect your Google Account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Google Account. Try not to reuse your Google Account password on third-party applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or Google Account, follow these instructions.

Privacy and Copyright Protection

Google's privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that Google can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and want to notify us, you can find information about submitting notices and Google's policy about responding to notices in our Help Center.

Your Content in our Services

Some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.

When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps). Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.

Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.

If you have a Google Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile photo, and actions you take on Google or on third-party applications connected to your Google Account (such as +1's, reviews you write and comments you post) in our Services, including displaying in ads and other commercial contexts. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your Google Account. For example, you can choose your settings so your name and photo do not appear in an ad.

You can find more information about how Google uses and stores content in the privacy policy or additional terms for particular Services. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.

About Software in our Services

When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update settings.

Google gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Google as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Google, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.

Open source software is important to us. Some software used in our Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that expressly override some of these terms.

Modifying and Terminating our Services

We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.

You can stop using our Services at any time, although we'll be sorry to see you go. Google may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.

We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service.

Our Warranties and Disclaimers

We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don't promise about our Services.



Liability for our Services




Business uses of our Services

If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Google and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees.

About these Terms

We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. We'll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. We'll post notice of modified additional terms in the applicable Service. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.

If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.

These terms control the relationship between Google and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.

If you do not comply with these terms, and we don't take action right away, this doesn't mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

The laws of California, U.S.A., excluding California's conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and you and Google consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

For information about how to contact Google, please visit our contact page.

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MobileIron Privacy Statement | MobileIron

MobileIron Privacy Statement | MobileIron

MobileIron Privacy Statement | MobileIron

For business customer employees or consultants who have MobileIron software installed on their mobile devices

What is MobileIron software?
Mobile Iron, Inc. ("MobileIron") is a leader in enterprise mobility management. Your employer (as defined below) has purchased MobileIron software as a tool to enable it to securely manage and deliver corporate apps, documents and other corporate content on this mobile device (either a mobile phone or tablet, depending on your employer's policy).

What is this Privacy Statement?  This Privacy Statement describes how we handle information we collect about you and your device in this context. Note that your employer may have its own privacy policies with regard to your workplace communications and your mobile device and other privacy issues, and you should contact your employer if you have any questions about those privacy issues. In this Privacy Statement, we refer to the business that has purchased our products or services for deployment on your mobile device as your "employer" for convenience, although you may be a consultant or otherwise affiliated with such company.

How do I set up MobileIron software? If you have an Android device or iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad, you'll need to download the MobileIron 'Mobile@Work' app. After you've downloaded the appropriate app, follow the instructions inside the app to fully register your device with MobileIron.  In all cases, consult your employer for any instructions relevant to your organization.

How does MobileIron help me? Your employer may request you to use MobileIron in order to get mobile access to corporate resources like email. In general, MobileIron enables you to do the following from your mobile device:

  • Quickly access your corporate email, calendar, and contacts
  • Access corporate WiFi and VPN networks
  • Easily find and install work related applications
  • Check compliance with corporate security policies
  • Locate lost or stolen devices

The exact functionality of MobileIron on your device depends on the policies and configuration determined by your employer.  We encourage you to reach out to your employer for additional details about your organization's policy on company- and personally-owned devices managed by MobileIron.

What can my Employer do to my mobile device? Can my employer control my device? Many companies offer "bring your own device" (BYOD) programs allowing employees to have access to company data in return for some control over their mobile devices. While it depends on the exact policies and configuration in your organization, these are the types of things you agree to when using a MobileIron-managed device:

  • The IT administrator at your company can wipe enterprise content off of your phone, leaving your personal information untouched; you can also wipe your phone in the same manner.
  • The IT administrator at your company can locate your device; you can also locate your device.
  • The IT administrator at your company can block applications, require applications, and limit access to corporate email and internal resources.
  • The IT administrator at your company can create minimum standards, like:  
    • Encrypting your phone (to protect the data, both personal and company)
    • Requiring a minimum software version or a passcode to gain access to corporate resources
    • Not modifying your OS (commonly known as rooting or jailbreaking) and putting data at risk

Your employer may require you to run software that goes beyond the capabilities and features of MobileIron software. This software may even be distributed by MobileIron. Ultimately, the policies that are set by our software are determined by your employer. The above examples are only applicable where your employer deems them appropriate. 

What information does MobileIron collect?  We collect basic information about your device so that we may facilitate the registration of your device and the deployment, operation and maintenance of the MobileIron software for your employer.  The MobileIron software offers many protections for employees, and our goal is to minimize the collection or use of personal information. We collect and use only the types and amounts of your personal information necessary to provide functionality to your employer and for related internal purposes (user or device true-ups, troubleshooting, trend analysis and product development). We do not share this personal information with advertisers or other third parties for those parties' own purposes, unless you tell us to do so or unless we are compelled by law to make such disclosures.  Importantly, we do not collect and store your name.
The information about you or your device that we may collect, access, use, and/or store for these operational purposes consists of:

  • Mobile device identifiers, such as the IP address, mobile phone number, make and model, carrier, country, operating system version, and other technical details.  This information enables your IT administrator to send certain administrative (not personal) text messages to you and enables Apple push notification services or Google notification services to deliver messages from your IT administrator to your device.  Some of this information is also used to look up carriers or servers for administrative or registration purposes.  Our policy is to delete this information every 10 days.
  • Non-U.S. mobile phone numbers, if such numbers are used by your employer's IT administrator to send SMS text messages relating to the management of mobile devices deployed using MobileIron software. Our policy is to delete this information every 10 days.

What about my photos and personal email?  Your employer cannot use MobileIron software to do any of the following:

  • Retain copies of your photos
  • Monitor your iMessages
  • Monitor your personal email
  • Limit your access to specific access points, websites or locations
  • Track Internet usage
  • Record phone calls

For further information, we encourage you to reach out to your IT department for additional details about your employer's policy on company- and personally-owned devices managed by MobileIron.

Does MobileIron share the Information we collect?  We only share the information we collect: (i) with your employer in connection with the operation of our software, (ii) with our affiliates, resellers or other third parties that are working with MobileIron or your employer if such parties need to know the information in order to assist your employer in its enterprise mobility efforts, (iii) with providers of products and services integrated into our software or service providers that perform services on our behalf and need to know such information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement, (iv) as required by law or in response to a law enforcement request, (v) to protect our rights, or (vi) in connection with a sale of our business. 

What are my privacy choices?  Because our software is a tool deployed by your employer, your employer manages your privacy choices in connection with our products and services, and you should contact your employer for information in this regard. If you would like to update information about your choices or preferences, please contact your employer.

How does MobileIron protect personal information? MobileIron has implemented administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to assist in protecting the personal information we collect against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. Please note that no electronic transmission of information can be entirely secure. We cannot guarantee that the security measures we have in place to safeguard personal information will never be defeated or fail, or that those measures will always be sufficient or effective. 

What about data transfers?  We may process information about you outside of the country in which you are located, including in the United States.  If you are located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, we comply with applicable legal requirements, providing adequate protection for the transfer of personal information to countries outside of the EEA or Switzerland. MobileIron is certified under the Safe Harbor privacy framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce, European Commission and Switzerland regarding the collection, storage, use, transfer and other processing of personal data transferred from the European Economic Area or Switzerland to the U.S. Click here to view our Safe Harbor Privacy Policy.

Third Party Products & Services.  MobileIron's products and services may integrate with or enable access to third-party tools.  If you register or install or access any third party tools, you may be required to accept privacy notices provided by those third parties.  Please review those notices carefully, as we do not control and cannot be responsible for these providers' privacy or information security practices.

How to Contact Us.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us by email at

Effective Date:  April 18, 2014

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