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The 10 best websites for students

Bookmark these sites that can prove a valuable resource during the school year.

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L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology

The Los Angeles school system canceled its iPad deployment because administrators weren't ready for the technology, not because the technology wasn't ready for students.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Grab bag

From keeping your files safe to making sure that your servers are doing their jobs, this week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a veritable cornucopia of goodies for your Mac.

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Apple launches Back to School promo, offers gift cards with purchase

As in past years, Apple is offering a gift card to the Apple Store alongside the qualifying purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone for the upcoming school year.

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Reading List: iCloud story has a silver security lining

Apple says iCloud wasn't hacked; meanwhile, the iPad comes to Japan's largest cellular network and gets a break for school.

How to work at home with kids

Working at home is one thing. Working at home with kids in the house is something else entirely. Here's how freelancer Joe Kissell gets it done.

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Staff Picks: Brush up on your language skills with Duolingo

Want to learn a new language or brush up on one you already know? Our staff pick, Duolingo, provides a great foundation for doing so.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Here comes the sun

This week's roundup includes a cool new way of looking at the sun. Plus, there are apps for seeking real estate, organizing your life, and fighting in the Game of Thrones universe.

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Deploying Apple devices in business and schools just got easier

Apple's also published a document that details how several security systems in iOS work, and been deemed the most admired company in the world for a seventh straight time.