This week, Pennsylvania’s Steel Valley school board moved to accept a $291,791 donation from Apple to proceed with a new district-wide technology plan.
The plan in question calls for equipping every student in the district with an iPad.
Superintendent Ed Wehrer said the donation, and a separate $69,921 gift from philanthropist William Campbell through his new Campbell Educational and Community Foundation, will be used to train teachers in how to use iPads in the classroom, and to buy the devices for every student.
Posted in Announcements, IPad, Mobile Devices, News, Tablet Devices, Technology
Chitika is out with a new update on tablet traffic across North America.
According to the data in question, only one conclusion can be reached: the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Once again, despite a flood of new competition in the tablet market, Apple still dominates tablet traffic across the continent.
Posted in IPad, Mobile Analytics, Platforms, Tablet Devices
Following a protracted period of turmoil on Wall Street for Apple that has loomed large over CEO Tim Cook’s tenure at the helm and in the shadow of Steve Jobs, Apple has finally retraced its losses to touch new all-time highs on Wall Street this week.
After a record close on Tuesday, shares of AAPL drifted higher again Wednesday, seemingly bolstered by the unrelenting momentum of last week’s powerful and inspiring earnings report.
Although it remains to be seen if AAPL will move any higher than $107 this week, a growing number of industry analysts and market watchers now believe the next stop for AAPL is $120.
Posted in Announcements, iOS, IPad, iPhone, News, Platforms, Resources
R&D spending at Apple has been accelerating faster than Apple’s share of the global smartphone market.
In the weeks that preceded Apple’s introduction of new iPhones, iPads, and the forthcoming Apple Watch, quarterly spending on research and development hit a new all-time high for Apple.
Revealed this week in the company’s 10-K filing with the SEC, Apple spent a staggering $1.7 billion on research & development last quarter.
Posted in iOS, IPad, iPhone, Mobile Devices, Platforms, Technology
As widely expected, Apple on Thursday showed the world what’s next in its lineup of tablets.
The company introduced iPad Air 2, hyping it as the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever.
And Apple isn’t joking.
6.1 mm thin and weighing less than a pound, iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina display, better cameras, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, improved processor and more.
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At first, the thought of 2 to 5 year-olds utilizing tablets more than teens may come a shock, but if you think about it… it kind of makes sense.
If you are a parent or anyone who is around toddlers, then you are familiar with the multitude of e-books, electronic games, and learning apps available for kids of all ages on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Since kids ages 2 to 5 are likely to spend more of their time at home, their early learning skills for essentials such as the alphabet, colors, shapes, animals, animal sounds, and counting are not honed merely through print books but via mobile devices.
Posted in Announcements, IPad, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
Fresh from Apple’s recent iPhone 6, Apple Watch and iOS 8 media blitz, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is gearing up to make headlines once again next week.
On Wednesday, Apple began distributing invitations to media for an event next Thursday, October 16th.
Although the invite simply states “It’s been way too long,” the characteristically reserved Apple is universally expected to unveil its next generation iPads and possibly more.
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