apple ipad school students

Brad Flickinger

The program to equip students in dozens of schools in the Los Angeles district with iPads is officially dead.

Approved in June 2013, the plan was to give iPads to 650,000... students in the Los Angeles area, at a total cost of $1.3 billion, of which $500 million was earmarked for Apple (tablets) and Pearson (curriculum materials), while the rest would go towards staffing and...

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Google this week released a pretty significant update for iPhone and iPad, which not only brought about iOS 7 support but also some handy tools for responding to... emails themselves.

The iPhone app has had some minor tweaks such a new side navigation bar, but it is the iPad where things look considerably different.

You should note the new slimmed do...

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Providing iPad and iPod users are running at least iOS 6, the new unified iOS app (free, iTunes) will allow these folk to send both personal and group messages to their BBM contacts.

The new... and improved app also fixes a previous bug where users were missing contact names and makes it easier for users to find friends and to invite contacts to group conversations.

That last change...

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The free web tool is housed at the unlikely location of, a website which is dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles, and simply details availability by revealing the number of units... at each store. The numbers are in red if out of stock, or green if available, and the grid-like layout breaks this information down by model type and the numerous Apple retail stores.

No explanat...

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NEW YORK – In a keynote address kicking off the TabletBiz conference here, Wells Fargo Executive VP Steve Ellis said tablets, particularly the iPad, have led the bank to think differently... about how it provides financial services.

Today Wells Fargo has over 12 million mobile customers and Ellis sees a rapid migration from PCs.

“We have over a million iPad users that...

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Analysys International reports that 4.353 million consumer tablets were sold in China during the third quarter, representing a reasonable growth of 21.7% on a quarterly basis and 67.2% year-on-year.

The... firm, which reported tablet sales of 3.58 million units in Q2 and 3.4 million in Q1, says that Apple continues to lead the market with a 51.7% market share, followed in the distance by Samsung (13%) and Lenovo (...

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The store is currently selling the 16GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi for $479 – which is already a saving of $20 over Apple’s own price – but has confirmed that Black Friday buyers splashing... out on Apple’s latest tablet will also get a $100 store gift card.

This deal isn’t just for iPad Air buyers though; Target promises to give a $75 gift card to iPad mini buyers and $5...

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Following various rumors, Apple confirmed via press release that the tablet can now be ordered online through for delivery or personal pick-up from an Apple retail store. The iOS device can... also be ordered through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and select Apple resellers.

Looking at the Apple website, the 16GB and 32GB models are currently listed as shipping between o...

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Boston area-based rock band The Singhs has released a free iPad app to promote the group and its latest album Science Fiction.

The iPad app, called Science Fiction, is designed to act like a... portal or gateway to content from the band, including, photos, videos, and streamed live performances. The Singhs say content in the app isn’t static; instead the band plans to keep it current...