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Digital Reading Room: Museum piece

School may be winding down for the summer, but the learning continues year-round thanks to a trio of iPad apps that will immerse you in ancient history, wildlife, and modern design.

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Grading Apple's digital textbook technology

Last year, Apple announced a new focus on education and digital textbooks. Now that school's almost out, we take a look at what's happened so far with iBooks and iBooks Author.

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Adaptive learning application lets parents track what kids have learned

A new feature released Tuesday from children's app maker Kidaptive lets parents track the progress of what their children are learning inside the company's first story and game application.

Digital Reading Room: The great outdoors

As winter turns to spring, two of the apps we profile this week can take you outdoors in their own way, while a third can help boost your word power for all those term papers coming due.

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Microsoft gives away three months of Office 365 to college students

To sign up for the subscription-based Office 365 University, you'll need an .edu e-mail address. The offer includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, and can be installed on up to two PCs or Macs.

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iTunes U surpasses 1 billion downloads

Apple's education service, which allows downloads of material from almost 2500 schools, has finally topped 1 billion downloads.

Digital Reading Room: Apps that reach for the sky

We go up in the air and out into space with this installment of the Digital Reading Room, as a trio of tablet apps about space, World War II, and photography take flight.

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Digital Reading Room: Counting it down

We end 2012 with the quantity and quality of content-rich apps on the upswing. But expectations for these tablet apps are higher, too.

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Digital Reading Room: Dollars and sense

Holiday shopping eating into your budget for app downloads? Not to worry -- three of our four offerings this week won't cost you a dime to download.

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Mathematica 9 offers a bigger bucket of formulas

Wolfram Research has added more capabilities to Mathematica 9, offering formulas to ease social networking analysis, three-dimensional modeling and other computationally complex calculations.

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iPads in education: Where's the money coming from?

With the launch of the iPad mini, some observers expect Apple's tablets to pour into schools. But in a time of recession-squeezed budgets, where will the money come from? Joel Mathis investigates how schools are finding funds.

Apple reveals updated iBooks Author with portrait-orientation templates

Apple's ebook creation tool got an update from Apple Tuesday, with custom font embedding, new widgets, and portrait-only iBooks templates.

iBooks 3.0 debuts at Apple's "Something more to show" event

Apple on Tuesday announced the newest version of its ebook reading software for iOS devices.