iBomber Defence: Nuclear Option

Today’s G2 has a nice little article by Tim Dowling called “What’s on David Cameron’s iPad“. Dowling’s article says:

“David Cameron is about to take delivery of a specially programmed prime ministerial iPad, reportedly at a cost of £20,000 (3G contract not included). An iPad devotee already – he uses it to catch up on episodes of The Killing while travelling – Cameron will now be able to keep tabs on polling data, market fluctuations, unemployment figures, crime statistics and news feeds, all with the sweep of a finger across a special dashboard.”

Dowling goes on to list the applications he believes would be on the Prime Ministerial iPad. These include:

Nuclear Button

This secure application allows the PM to be in control of Britain’s nuclear arsenal at all times. For safety reasons, password must be at least eight characters long and contain both numbers and letters.


iBomber Defence: Nuclear Option

New game in which a world leader has just 12 hours to decide whether to launch a nuclear strike. Don’t worry – the icon is a totally different colour to the Nuclear Button.

Given what the iPad probably had to go through before Dave was let anywhere near it, I think £20,000 sounds pretty cheap.

Oh, and I quite like this little app….


A selection of hilarious private emails sent by UK citizens, delivered daily from GCHQ.

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