Education

Apple makes it even easier for businesses and schools to go iPhone and iPad

Apple has introduced a number of changes to its policies and tools to make device management better for education and business. Both business and education customers can now buy app licenses in bulk under Apple's Volume Purchase Program to install them on a large number of devices at once.

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President's plan to bring high-speed internet to classrooms gets $100 million in equipment and tools from Apple

Apple is joining in with President Obama's initiative to get students connected to high-speed internet, called ConnectED, donating $100 million in iPads, computers, and other equiptment. Apple joins a group of compnaies that include Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and Microsoft in donating $750 million towards improving the internet in public schools.

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iOS 7: What it means for Enterprise, Education, and Government

With iOS 7 Apple has taken their existing support for Enterprise, Education, and Government to the next level, adding even more functionality and better iPhone and iPad device management. This follows years of Apple adding more and more features that allow IT administrators to have more control over iOS devices. iOS obeys all Exchange ActiveSync policies plus it can be further controlled and configured via iOS Configuration Profiles that allow administrators to pre-setup connections to your company’s email system for example, or to pre-setup connections to your company’s secure Wi-Fi networks, but also restrict the device in many ways including preventing access to the iTunes App Store, or the Safari browser. These are just two examples but the list is quite long. Lets take a look at the new management features found in iOS 7...

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New education section launched on Apple.com

Apple has updated their website with a brand new section on eduction, greatly improving not only the design and usability, but the content as well. Here's the intro on Apple.com:

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Apple launches 2013 Back to School promotions, get $100 back on the Mac, $50 on iPhone and iPad!

Apple has today launched their Back to School promotion for 2013, offering free iTunes Store gift cards with the purchase of qualifying items by education customers. Buying a Mac will net you a $100 gift card, and an iPhone or iPad purchase will net you $50.

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Despite HP's "preferred" status, Maine schools stick with Apple

Despite HP's status as the "preferred" vendor for the state of Maine's massive Maine Technology Learning Initiative (MTLI), the program is largely sticking with Apple for now, according to an Electronista report.

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Los Angeles schools do $30 million iPad deal with Apple

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to a $30 million deal with Apple to put iPads into the hands of every student at 47 schools over the next two years. It's the first phase of a larger rollout for the school district, according to Apple.

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App Camp for Girls kicks off Indiegogo fundraiser

App Camp for Girls is a new non-profit organization based in Portland, Ore. hoping to get its feet off the ground through a fundraising campaign through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

There's a huge gender disparity in software development - men dramatically outnumber women. The goal is to get tween and teen girls interested in software development by pairing them with women instructors, helping them to build their own apps and hopefully inspire them to pursue careers in software development. They'd like to scale the program nationally, though it's starting locally in Portland, Ore.

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13-inch MacBook Pro prices for education customers dropped by $100

Education customers looking for a new Mac could do worse than picking up a 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro following a set of price cuts. $100 has been chopped from the price of both spec 13-inch Pro's, with the cheapest now costing $999.

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Turkish Prime Minister visits Apple, and others, ahead of a 10.6 million unit order for tablets

10.6 million tablets is a whole heck of a lot, and that's the number that the Turkish Prime Minister is talking about purchasing. Recep Erdoğan is visiting the U.S. on a very large shopping spree, and is visiting Microsoft, Google and Apple personally, before splashing the cash.

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