In a sure sign of the times, the world-famous Encyclopaedia Britannica has finally landed on iOS -- or at least part of it. The company has released the universal Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011, which leaves at least some of those dusty old books behind.
So not only were you an original iPad adopter, but now you're one of the lucky few to have the iPad 2, while others now have to wait almost five weeks. While there's plenty of possibilities about what to do with the 'ol tablet, Apple may have helped narrow it down for you, if you weren't planning to resell, Apple is touting a new donation program that allows consumers to donate old iPads to the Teach for America program.
Tech fans aren’t the only ones enamored with Apple’s iPad -- a Georgia state senator is proposing to get rid of printed textbooks for middle school classes and replace them with Wi-Fi driven iPads following trials held in schools across the country.
This is the final week of our 2010 DonorsChoose Challenge, so let's step it up and outgive Maximum PC's readers, OK? Mac! Life! Mac! Life! Mac! Life! (Sorry, I've always been a sucker for a really good chant.)
Yes, you guys are awesome to the power of $1,171. That's a lot of cash! Nice going!
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Meaning yeah, they're still ahead of us. But we've got two weeks left to catch them, and an unprecidented glut of 33 prizes to give away this week, so find out how you can get in on the action, after the jump...
We're at $509, yay! MaximumPC is at $612, which is more than we have but also kind of yay. We've already given away some rad prizes, and the Week 2 prize is pretty awesome too. Find out what it is and how you can win it after the jump...
When it comes to making student's lives easier, Apple's iPad is an almost ideal device. Lightweight yet sturdy, boasting a bright, easy to read screen and the ability to launch applications which provide access to scheduling aids, course content, email and the internet, the svelte tablet is being both adopted and endorsed by educational institutes across the country. It makes good sense then, that someone might want to teach students how best to use the device. Fortunately, Central Michigan University is blazing a path in this area that other institutions can follow.
If you’re one of the many who have downloaded iTunes U content over the past three years, Apple says you’re not alone -- the popular online educational catalog has just topped 300 million downloads and counting.
While I prefer labels like “dreamy” and “preoccupied” to “airhead” and
“ditsy,” the truth is I’ve always been a little scatterbrained. And it
seems like the more information I try to pack in one ear, the more that
spills out the other. With the many recent studies touting the
importance of “exercising our brains” for improved mental health and
overall longevity, I decided to do something to help actively preserve
(and possibly improve) what I’ve got while I’ve still got it. It turns
out there’s more than a few iPhone apps out there aimed at whipping our
brains into tip-top shape. I test-drove a few in the hopes of becoming
the proud owner of a smarter, more focused, healthier, and happier
Entertain and educate the most important members of your household
with this family-friendly guide to the best Mac software, websites, and
iPhone apps for kids. And don’t miss our step-by-step instructions for
setting up parental controls on your Mac. Let’s play!