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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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Remains of the Day: Like? Or 'like' like?

They like Apple! They really like Apple! "They," in this case, being the education industry and Fortune. Just not that one British judge.

The iPad in education

Podcast host Chris Breen is joined by Scotland educator and technologist, Fraser Speirs to discuss Apple technology in the classroom.

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.

Review: Grammarian Pro2 X helpful but needs more tutoring

If you don’t mind paying up for a studious second opinion on your writing, you’ll find Grammarian Pro2 X a lot more useful and thorough than Apple or Microsoft’s built-in writing tools.

Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers

Under fire from its customers in the higher education market, Apple has proposed creating a new industry standard that would fix problems with its Bonjour zero configuration networking technology that is causing scalability and security problems on campus networks.

The iPad goes back to school

Two years into the tablet experiment, educators talk about what's working in the classroom.

Barefoot World Atlas for iPad

This interactive atlas has plenty of appeal for elementary school-aged kids.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for iPad

This app, built for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, showcases some of the great players of an often-overlooked chapter of baseball history. But some missed opportunities keep a good app from being great.