Apple has given its iOS iWork apps a minor update, Apple employees are allowed to take two years off and come back to their position, new scams are offering free iPads and other gadgets on Facebook, and Apple's iBookstore Twitter account retweeted an explicit tweet last night.

Here are the remains of the day for 11 March 2013.

Apple updates iOS iWork apps

Apple has updated its iWork apps for the iPhone and iPad, bringing the iOS versions of Keynote, Numbers and Pages some minor stability improvements and bug fixes.

The apps are available from the iTunes App Store now for £6.99 each.

Apple employees can take two-year break

According to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, Apple employees can leave the company for two years and then return to the same position, as long as that employee has been working for Apple for 10 years.

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he banned sabbaticals at the company, so this two-year leave policy is seen as a sort of substitute. Gruber said that offering employees the chance to take a two-year break helps to prevent people from getting tired of working at Apple.

Facebook scams offering free iPads

New scams promising to give away products such as Apple's iPad mini and Dr Dre Beats for free in exchange for a 'Like' have been spotted on Facebook.

The pages have official-looking cover images that try to trick users into 'Liking' them, but the fake offers are not affiliated in any way with the companies that make the gadgets being promised to users.

One of the fake promotions offering Facebook users a free iPad mini already has 47,000 'Likes' after it posted a status which reads: "We have got 82 boxes of iPad mini's [sic] that can't be sold because they have been unsealed. Therefore we are giving them away for free. Just Share this photo and Like our page and we will choose 82 people completely at random on March 17th. Good luck!"

Apple's official Facebook page has almost 9 million likes.

WafflesAtNoon.com, an anti-scam site, says that the promotions are created in a bid to build up a Facebook page with thousands of 'Likes' to sell. Once sold, these pages will be renamed and all traces of the fake promotions will be removed. 

Apple iBookstore Twitter account retweets explicit tweet

The person in charge of Apple's iBookstore Twitter account retweeted an explicit tweet on Sunday, 9To5Mac reports.

The tweet, which can be seen in the image below, was retweeted to the iBookstore's 214,000 followers, and was also favourited by the account.

The retweet was quickly removed from the account, but not before it was spotted by some shocked Twitter users, including one who said: "@iBookstore not a cool retweet, unfollowing, I am a teacher, mom, etc."

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