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Hands on with iTunes U for iPad

One of the big announcements at Apple's Education event was iTunes U for the iPhone and iPad. I've done some poking around the iPad version and have been very impressed.

The Catalogue is laid out exactly like the App Store and iBookstore, so everyone is already familiar with how to browse it and subscribe to courses. The iTunes U library is where you'll find all the courses you are subscribed to and it looks similar to the bookshelf in iBooks.

Inside a course, you'll find all the info an instructor chooses to share about the class, including catalogue information and the course outline, structure, and syllabus. Instructors can also make posts to the course with more information about lectures as well as documents and videos. Additionally, students can take notes in a designated area of the course page and quickly access all course materials.

As a college instructor, I look forward to using iTunes U as a way to supplement content and materials for my classes.

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Hands on with textbooks in iBooks for iPad

Immediately following Apple's Education Event, I downloaded a couple textbooks from the iBookstore, namely, Geometry and Chemistry. I've done some browsing and am very impressed with what Apple and the publishers have done with these textbooks.

On the surface, the books look like typical textbooks, but a simple touch brings the pages to life. You can enlarge images, flip through slideshows, watch videos and examples, take sample quizzes, and more. One of my favorites features is that there are flashcards pre-created with all the terms and definitions from each chapter. You can also create your own cards from highlighted text and user-created notes.

This is just the beginning of textbooks in the iBookstore and I'm looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.

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iTunes U gets its own app, includes course syllabus, assignments, prof hours, and more

Today, Apple has been making a bunch of education-related announcements, and one of them is a new app for iTunes U.

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Best iPad app for real-time soccer scores: LiveScore

LiveScore is a fantastic, free app for iPhone or iPod touch that provides real time scores from many sporting events around the world including tennis, hockey, and cricket; with a particular emphasis on soccer scores (or, more properly, football scores to those of us outside the U.S.). If you're deeply invested in a certain league or a specific game but can't be there to watch it unfold, LiveScore is the best way to follow along, right on your iPhone, from where ever you may be.

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Alien Blue - Reddit Client updated to version 2.5

The popular Reddit client, Alien Blue, has been updated with new features and improvements including Secure SSL authentication, revised posts and comments screens, and updated launch image.

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Georgia's most used iPhone and iPad accessories of 2011

I'm fortunate in that I get to try out and review a lot of iPhone and iPad accessories every year, but at the same time that makes it hard to pick just a few out as my favorites. I love a really wide variety of gear -- from super shiny cases to really convenient docks, to strange, beautiful, almost unclassifiable experiments and innovations. Still, the job before me is to reveal my most used iPhone and iPad accessories, and do it I shall!

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Personalize popular movies clips with PercyFX for iPhone and iPad

PercyFX is an iPhone and iPad app that lets you take popular movie clips and personalize them with your own messages. The folks at Percy 3DMedia created the video above for us with a personal message targeted at iMore. To see another video they made with an even better message, follow along, below!

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Get iOS 5 features on your original iPhone and iPhone 3G with Whited00r for jailbreak

A new hack called Whited00r allows iOS 5 to be installed on the original iPhone and iPhone 3G devices, as well as the early iPod touch models.

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Google launches Orkut for iPhone

Google has officially launched its Orkut app for iPhone, letting users of Brazil and India's favorite social network access the service on-the-go.

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