A look at Apple’s new summer camp

In a nondescript Apple office building in Cupertino, California, a group of engineers has spent the past four weeks working feverishly on the next big thing in consumer hardware, prototyping a water-saving shower head, a new version of the Apple Watch, and a “smart” water bottle. These products may never hit the market, but that […]

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The Googlefication of the American classroom

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In the space of just five years, Google has helped upend the sales methods companies use to place their products in classrooms. It has enlisted teachers and administrators to promote Google’s products to other schools. It has directly reached out to educators to test its products — effectively bypassing senior district officials. And it has […]

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Microsoft And Apple Target Schools In War With Chromebook

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Few saw the Chromebook coming. When it launched half a decade ago, the category was broadly maligned for its limited feature set, middling hardware specs and operation that required an always-on internet connection to work properly. But things change in five years. In 2015, the category overtook MacBooks in the U.S. for the first time ever, selling […]

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Less Apples for the teacher

Apple is losing its grip on American classrooms, which technology companies have long used to hook students on their brands for life.Over the last three years, Apple’s iPads and Mac notebooks — which accounted for about half of the mobile devices shipped to schools in the United States in 2013 — have steadily lost ground to Chromebooks, inexpensive […]

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Education deals on Apple products for back to school

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Apple’s Back to School promotion has ironically dropped before some school districts have even finished this year, and it’s… Meh. By purchasing an eligible Mac, iPad or iPhone for college, you get a free pair of Beats headphones. There are two versions of the headphones that you can receive depending on the product you purchase. […]

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Teaching an old Macbook Pro new tricks

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In the past year and a half I have been running Linux on an Lenovo Ideapad. It worked really well, but I was missing a couple of things. One was wireless mirroring. My workaround was to use Chrome and a Chromecast, but it wasn’t as smooth as I would like. I was also missing some […]

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