This week's edition of the New App Recap is really bringing our A-game: There's not a single update in the batch! Readers will have plenty to choose from for the holidays, whether you want to make a personalized Santa video for the kids, conjure up a fun custom video with music, send someone a surprise, message more intimately, or have full control over your PDF files. We're in the ho-ho-holiday spirit, so here are eight apps to help get you in the same mood!
Happy Cyber Monday! Your eyes aren't deceiving you: Apple retail stores are seeing (RED) today in support of World AIDS Day to wrap up a campaign launched last week. Our first Morning Report for the month of December also has details on how the Chromebook is racking up educational sales at the expense of iPad, as well as what we might expect next year from a super-sized version of Apple's tablet. Kick off the month by clicking ahead!
'Tis the season to head back to school, and this week's New App Recap has a handful of titles to help students and teachers alike get back in the swing of things. We've even got a bit of Hollywood royalty in the lineup, along with a new app dedicated solely to the task of finding a flight to get out of town within hours of buying a ticket.
Teachers may be only now starting to enjoy summer vacation, but Apple is looking ahead to the new school season this fall with a major update to the iTunes U app that makes it easier to do even more on the iPad.
Finally taken the plunge and subscribed to Adobe Creative Cloud, only to find yourself horribly overwhelmed by the sheer number of applications and features? A free week-long workshop will help make sense of it all.
We may still be several weeks away from the official "back to school" season, but that isn't stopping Best Buy from getting into the action early. As reported by AllThingsD, the giant electronics retailer is scaling back the prices of its two bestselling MacBook Pro models by $200.
School might still be well over a month away for most of the country's high school and college students, but Apple looks poised to reboot its annual Back to School promotion as early as tomorrow, according to 9to5 Mac. But with this season's offering, they're throwing in a little treat. For the first time, students and eligible buyers will receive App Store/iTunes gift cards for buying iPhones, much as they've received gift cards for Macs and iPads in the past.
Yesterday afternoon the L.A. Times reported that Apple had snagged a $30 million deal to supply iPads to 30,000 students across 47 schools in Los Angeles beginning this fall. A press release issued by Apple this morning confirmed the report. You kind of have to admire the accidental timing--the announcement came right on the heels of the discovery that Microsoft had started selling its Surface RT tablet to educational institutions for $199.
When I was a kid, I got this magazine called Penny Power, which was put out by Consumer Reports with the goal of helping kids grow wise to the concepts of money (mostly spending it) in age-appropriate ways. It's no longer published, but I still remember some of the lessons it taught me, because it made those lessons fun. Dinorama appeals to me for the same reasons, now as a parent myself. It's filled with teachable moments about money, wrapped up in a tycoon-style game where kids build and run their own dinosaur park.