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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.

Nine fun ways to stop summer brain drain

On the brink of the lazy days of summer, what’s a parent to do? Here are nine ways to use your Mac and iOS devices to keep your kids sharp during the summer.

Configuring an old iPad for your child

Now that the iPad has reached its third iteration, it's not uncommon to find multiple iPads in one home. Should you wish to pass your old iPad along to a child you'll need to configure it in an appropriate way. Here are tips for doing just that.


Tech gadgets for college students

It's mid-August -- time for a roundup of tech gadgets and gear that will ease students back into college life.

Dorm room entertainment system: The campus library is named after you

In our final installment, here are some dorm room entertainment essentials you might want when money isn't much of a concern.

Dorm room entertainment system: Full scholarship

Part two of our three-part series looks at entertainment options for your dorm when you've got a little more money to spend. As before, we'll assume you have a laptop already.

Dorm room entertainment system: Paying your own way

In the first of a three-part series, we offers suggestions for outfitting your dorm room as an entertainment hub (we'll assume you have a laptop already). Our first slideshow is geared towards the budget student.

Back to school savings with iAppsForStudents and app

It's back to school savings season and iAppsForStudents and are both offering ways to save you money on your back to school needs.

Apple launches annual Back to School promotion

It may just be the end of May, but it's never too early to plan for next fall. And so, Apple has launched its annual Back to School promotion, which lets you get a rebate on qualifying iPods when you buy a new Mac.

Ten essential back-to-school iPhone apps

The start of school is right around the corner. Before you head back to class -- whether you're starting another year of high school or working on your Master's -- make sure your iPhone or iPod touch is loaded up with apps that will help you make the grade.