Don't-Miss Stories Family Tree Maker for Mac helps track ancestors

If having access to Ancestry is in your plans Family Tree Maker for Mac is definitely the offline/online program for you. When it’s caught up with the Windows version it should prove invaluable.

Shake-A-Phrase for iPhone and iPad

There's nothing really wrong with the vocabulary app, but there's no feature to really recommend it either.

The educational iMac: Too much, too late

When education has been kicked to the curb, how practical is a $1,000 iMac? More important, how appropriate are desk-bound computers for schools?

Apple unveils $999 education-only iMac

Apple on Monday unveiled a stripped-down, $999 iMac available only to educational institutions.

Amazon unveils Kindle Textbook Rental

Amazon on Monday launched Kindle Textbook Rental, which allows customers to save money on textbook ebooks by renting them from the Kindle Store, instead of buying them outright.

Geo Walk for iPhone and iPad

Either the iPhone or iPad version of this visual fact book for kids offers an appealing interface and fun, easy to use content. But it would be nice if Geo Walk contained more of that content.

Apple offers Lion upgrade details for business, education customers

If you're an IT manager worried about how Lion's Mac App Store-only distribution will affect your deployment, the company has posted a PDF to its Sales website detailing exactly how business and education customers can upgrade come July.

Apple Back to School deal offers $100 gift card

Apple’s annual Back to School promotion is back and the company is offering college students and teachers a $100 Back to School card to spend at its online stores.

WWDC: Student ADA honorees win with class

The student winners of the Apple Design Awards hope to turn their school projects into early success.

App Guide: Top-rated iPad alphabet apps

We rank our favorite apps for helping your kids learn their A-B-Cs.