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.
Did you know Google owned a digital coupon business? Neither did we until Re/code recently reported the search giant was killing off Zavers by Google, a service that lasted a mere 17 months (a lifetime by Google standards!), following the Google Shopper app into the great dustbin of great ideas that never took off. But hey, we still have Google Wallet and Google Shopping Express, right?
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.
It's a good time to be a young Apple fan. Earlier this morning Apple announced the release of a budget friendly 16 GB iPod Touch with Retina Display for $229, and just a couple of hours ago, it dropped the price of its low-end MacBook Pro for students. The new savings drop the price of a new unit by $200, rendering it roughly the same price as a low-end MacBook Air. That's an excellent investment for a machine that could easily last through at least four years of hardcore study.
When 2012 rolled around, Andrea Santilli, a teacher at Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Gulf Breeze, Florida, wanted to find a new way to challenge her 7th grade Advanced Life Science students. She wanted to help thems develop relevant lifelong skills in addition to their regular studies, so Santilli set out on a unique quest.
"I wanted to give them the opportunity to be published so they could use this as part of their academic resume and to make what they learn have real meaning," says Santilli. So she turned to Apple.
When the iPad 2 launched earlier this year, Apple offered a program to donate your first-generation model, where Teach For America would in turn use them in some of the poorest schools across America -- and now, more than 9,000 units have made their way across 38 states.
Moving into a dorm room after a lifetime spent in private residences can be a rude awakening. Your workspace is sure to be minimal, so you’ll need to choose your tech wisely and leave large, unnecessary items behind. We’re here to help -- and since getting a college education can be brutally expensive, we’ve taken the liberty of building a perfect Apple-centric dorm room setup for less than $1,000.