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Weekly Wrap: Haiku edition

Lots of reviews, how-to advice, and the latest Apple news from the past week -- all presented in haiku form.

Apple recognizes Mac and iOS apps with 2012 Design Awards

On Monday at WWDC, Apple handed out its annual Apple Design Awards to excellent iOS and Mac apps.

Weekly Wrap: Virgin Mobile gets the iPhone, USB 3 on the Mac, and more

You might think that the week before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it's expected to unveil iOS 6 and potentially reveal a few surprises along the way, would be a quiet one. You'd be wrong, as our densely packed Weekly Wrap proves.

The pass-along iPad

Christopher Breen joins host Philip Michaels to discuss the whys and wherefores of passing along an old iPad to a child.

Inkling introduces cloud-based publishing tool

The new Habitat system aims to help publishers streamline production of large-scale ebook projects by moving them to the cloud.

Expo Notes: iGlobe turns your iMac into a dazzling 3D globe

PersonalPlanet is a niche product, suitable for museums and schools with available funds. But it offers dazzling graphics and presents data in a way that makes it more understandable.

Expo Notes: Star Walk, Solar Walk to track rocket launch in future update

In San Francisco this week to tout the educational aspects of its apps, Vito Technology says that an upcoming update to the Star Walk and Solar Walk iOS offerings will add the ability to track the next rocket launch by SpaceX.

Expo Notes: KiteReaders’ new interactive kids ebook promotes cultural awareness

Based on the book, What Does it Mean to be Global? by Rana DiOrio, the new Be Global ebook introduces kids to different cultures around the world.

Join us for Macworld Live

This week at Macworld|iWorld, we host the Macworld Live stage where you can see interviews with some of your favorite tech personalities and developers. Here's the schedule.

Hands on with iBooks 2

With the updated iBooks 2 -- and interactive textbooks -- now available for download, we take the iOS app out for a test drive. What we found were stunning images and impressive graphics in these iPad-optimized textbooks that make printed volumes feel out-of-date.

Analysis: Apple's e-textbook push earns mixed grades

Ask publishers, analysts, and rivals about Apple's digital textbook initiative and they'll say it's good for everyone -- but they're skeptical about it, too.

Discussing Apple's education event

Macworld's Dan Moren and Lex Friedman attended Apple's education event in New York City. They join host Chris Breen to discuss iBooks Author and Apple's place in the textbook market.

Apple unveils iTunes U app

At the Apple education event on Thursday, Apple executives Eddy Cue and Jeff Robbin unveiled the iTunes U app, a new way for students and teachers to manage course material for classes on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.