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Apple’s New Annual Upgrade Cycle May Wreak Havoc On Schools

Apple’s New Annual Upgrade Cycle May Wreak Havoc On Schools

Apple’s announcement of Mountain Lion breaks with the past in a few ways including by announcing with out a major Apple event. One of the other changes is the news the Apple is moving OS X to a yearly release cycle like iOS. That may be a great way to introduce new features for consumers, but it’s likely to create problems for organizations that have a large number of Macs.

Schools and colleges are still among the organizations that have large Mac populations and have always been a key market for Apple. A yearly release schedule stands to impact them more than any other type of organization and that impact isn’t likely to be a positive one.

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Windows Laptop Penetration In Higher Education Is Definitely On The Rise [Humor]

Windows Laptop Penetration In Higher Education Is Definitely On The Rise [Humor]

Nuff said.

At University of Iowa, Check Your Laundry With Your iPhone

University of Iowa iPhone App

At the University of Iowa, school administrators want students and visitors to quickly and easily learn what’s happening, get around and find campus resources. Their new iPhone app is a notable step towards that goal, including addressing that most pressing of all questions: is my laundry done yet?

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Apple in Higher Ed: It’s All About Mobility [Apple in Education]

Apple in Education

Apple in Higher Education

Images: ApplesNiPads, MacGadget

It’s Education Week on CultofMac.com. How’s Apple doing in schools these days? What are the best education apps? Is iTunes U worthwhile? Join us as we learn more about Apple in Education.

We are a culture on the go. We work, eat, play and study on the move, multitasking all the way. It doesn’t take an advanced degree to understand the appeal of Apple’s new mobile devices, particularly iPads and MacBooks, on college and grad school campuses everywhere.  Many schools are getting in on the act directly, and facilitating mobile computing by providing iPads and MacBooks to their incoming students.

“The trend in higher education computing is this concept of mobility” said Greg Smith, George Fox University’s chief information officer, “and this fits right in.”

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5 Reasons iTunes U is Better than College [Apple in Education]

5 Reasons iTunes U is Better than College [Apple in Education]5 Reasons iTunes U is Better than College [Apple in Education]

It’s Education Week on CultofMac.com. How’s Apple doing in schools these days? What are the best education apps? Is iTunes U worthwhile? Join us as we learn more about Apple in Education.

Launched in 2007, Apple’s iTunes U is a powerhouse of knowledge. Currently more than 800 international universities maintain active sites and the digital library houses some 350,000 free lectures, videos, films and other resources available for download on the iTunes store.

Here are five reasons iTunes U is better than actually going to college. (And we’re only joking a little.)

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