Tag Archive: Schools


L.A. schools to receive $6.4m from botched iPad deal

The long-running disaster that was the L.A. Unified School District scheme to provide iPads to every student, teacher and campus administrator is apparently over — with Apple among the companies agreeing to pay out a $ 6.4 million settlement. The tentative payout is hopefully the last phase in an aborted $ 1.3-billion plan for the second-largest district […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Swift schools Apple, Macbook’s missing feature, and more on The CultCast

This week: the cool features in the new iOS 9 and El Capitan betas; Taylor Swift starts a royalty battle with Apple; the ridiculously low payouts artists get from music streaming; the new Macbook’s big missing feature; and the magic… Read more ›

Australian schools dis-koala-fy Apple Watch from exam halls

The University of New South Wales in Australia is the latest school to tell students that wrist-worn devices, especially smartwatches like Apple Watch, are not welcome during exams. Administrators issued the ban to get ahead of any possibility that the… Read more ›

$1.3 billion L.A. Schools’ iPad dream ends after FBI investigation

The Los Angeles school board has officially shelved the $ 1.3 billion contract that would have provided iPads to every student, teacher and campus administrator in the district. The deal first stalled back in July, after which it was reported that… Read more ›

$1.3b L.A. Schools’ iPad dream ends after FBI investigation

The L.A. school board has officially shelved the $ 1.3 billion contract that would have provided iPads to every student, teacher and campus administrator in the district. The deal first stalled back in July, after which it was reported that former… Read more ›

$1.3b L.A. Schools’ iPad dream ends after FBI investigation

The L.A. school board has officially shelved the $ 1.3 billion contract that would have provided iPads to every student, teacher and campus administrator in the district. The deal first stalled back in July, after which it was reported that former… Read more ›

Apple schools Xiaomi in art of trash talk

  Apple and Xiaomi executives got into a little trash talk fight at the World Internet Conference this week in China. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun described his company as a “small miracle” that’s ready to dominate the smartphone world. But Apple’s general… Read more ›

In The Netherlands, Schools Are Using iPads To Teach The Steve Jobs Way

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 5.24.21 PMSeven schools in The Netherlands are teaching kids using only iPads. These “Steve Jobs Schools” are part of the O4NT program (Education for a new Era). One of the biggest tenants of O4NT is flexibility in learning, and Apple’s technology provides that environment. While students do attend class together, the “virtual school” is available on the […]

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Photojojo University Schools You On iPhoneography

What if you could go to university and learn the basics of photography for just $ 5? And what if that university specialized in the camera you actually have: the iPhone? If that prospect gets you jazzed, then welcome to Photojojo University’s Phoneography 101, a course that’ll learn ya to take pictures more better.

The $ 5 course lasts for four weeks, with two lessons per week (that makes 8!). The lessons are  [Read More…]

Apple Is Still Failing When It Comes To Selling Apps To Businesses And Schools

Apple’s volume purchase program falls short for many schools and businesses.

Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) is the company’s half-hearted attempt to deliver some form of enterprise licensing program for the iOS App Store. The program does make it marginally easier for businesses to bulk purchase and deploy apps to iPhones and iPads than telling employees to buy apps and then reimbursing them, but it still leaves a lot to be desired.  [Read More…]