Leeds, West Yorkshire (PRWEB UK) 1 March 2013
In comparison to a cumbersome and expensive Macbook the iPad hits the sweet spot between a laptop and a small handheld device. Its relatively light and easy to manipulate, its size does not detract from its versatility. Interviewing a source is much less threatening than thrusting a microphone in their face, allowing the source to remain calm and offer a more open response to questioning. Mobile and tablet devices have advanced to the point journalists are finding innovative new ways to harness their power and reduce the barriers between a source and themselves.
Journalists are one of the most actively targeted groups involving nefarious activities, be they hacking or theft of privately held documents. The security features on the iPad were ingrained into its foundations from the original inception of Apples mobile iOS. The device features a cutting edge security implementation, the various hardware components communicate with one another using public and private key cryptography rendering any attempt at accessing information without the pass lock virtually impossible.
The screen technology does not emit Van Eck radiation making it impossible to recreate anything on the screen using the well known Tempest Attack (Electromagnetic radiation capturing/decoding) which has been used by security agencies for decades to remotely recreate information emanating from a screen by way of radioactive emissions. Data loss is also mitigated with utilisation of iCloud allowing all documents to be stored remotely and securely on Apples iCloud servers.
Apple iOS operating system also help keep viruses and other unwanted pieces of malicious software at bay, they do this by authenticating each and every App with a cryptographic signature before it is allowed to run on the heavily secured platform. Journalists can sleep easy knowing their sources and leads will not be compromised should their iPad fall into the wrong hands.
There are no mechanical parts present in the iPad making random hard drive failures truly a thing of the past. The touch screen functions perfectly even after suffering a fracture and Apples periodic software refreshes ensure the device doesn’t slow or degrade over time making annoying system freezes and crashes a relic of the Microsoft PC dominated era. However, the iPad does have one Achilles heel, due to the exposed glass front, impacts on the screen will eventually lead to a breakage.
This is not as serious as one would imagine, Ross Taylor owner of an iPad repair business in Leeds, maintains the device can be restored exactly to factory spec. His company which is based in Leeds specialises in the repair of broken iPad screens, details of the iPad screen repair are available at the following website iPad Repair Leeds.