Apple World Today News Update: March 27, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 27, 2018

Today's Apple educational event is over, but the impact on school administrator spending habits remains to be seen. Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast discusses:

  • The news announced at the event in one very concise statement
  • A rumor of a slightly larger Apple Watch screen coming this fall
  • App Store and iTunes Store outages have been occurring today, most likely due to the mass downloading of iWork updates
  • We correct a statement that many websites are making about iBooks Author and Pages for ebook development
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STEMtrunk: Crowdfunding the next generation of Apple engineers and scientists

STEMtrunk: Crowdfunding the next generation of Apple engineers and scientists

While most crowdfunding projects look at short term gains for a small group of developers, here's a project that is worthy of your attention whether or not you have children. STEMtrunk, a project by Aaron Watkins, is a brilliant crowdfunding project that seeks to create a subscription service for educational toys.

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Daily Deal: Jumpstart a Career as a Web Developer

Daily Deal: Jumpstart a Career as a Web Developer

Stuck in a job that you hate? Want to be your own boss? Our deal today can help you get started as a web developer through the creation of a portfolio of web apps and job-hunting assistance. What will it take to get your new career going? Just $29 through this Apple World Today Daily Deal, plus the time and perserverence to go through the training and career mentoring.  

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AWT News Update: July 8, 2016

AWT News Update: July 8, 2016

For this Friday afternoon, we have news of some great free content from Apple, secret messaging from Facebook, and Pokémon accidents:

  • Apple released a set of guidebooks for educators yesterday, all aimed at showing those teachers how they can best use the iPad and Apple apps in the classroom
  • Facebook has started limited testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger
  • WWDC 2016 videos are now available for your viewing pleasure, even if you're not a developer
  • Don't try to walk and catch Pokémon in the new Pokemon Go app at the same time
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Deal of the Day: iOS 9/Swift 2 Course Bundle for just $15

Deal of the Day: iOS 9/Swift 2 Course Bundle for just $15

iOS 9 is the most advanced mobile operating system on the planet, while Swift 2 is quickly becoming the programming language of choice for developers. What if you could get 55 hours of training in both from the #1 instructor for online education marketplace Udemy for just $15? You can with today's deal - the iOS 9 and Swift 2 Course Bundle

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What's coming in iOS 9.3: Night Shift, Secure Notes, Updated News and more

What's coming in iOS 9.3: Night Shift, Secure Notes, Updated News and more

As we reported earlier, Apple released a developer beta of iOS 9.3 today. It's expected that the company will release a public beta soon, and if the new features are any indication a lot of iPhone and iPad users may want to join in on the beta-testing fun. Apple has an iOS 9.3 preview page up now that shows a lot of the features that will be coming to the platform soon.

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Using iMovie and Vimeo to spark creativity in kids

Using iMovie and Vimeo to spark creativity in kids

Like many parents, I want my children to be technology savvy, so I encourage them to use my Apple gear in ways that are educational and fun. They already know how to use my iPad for games, but I want them to explore the creative side of the device and understand how powerful it is as a content creation tool. One of the best tools for this type of exploration is iMovie, which we use to create videos that we host on Vimeo and post on a family blog. 

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Math Shake is an effective math app for young students

Math Shake is an effective math app for young students

Years before I became your friendly neighborhood tech blogger, I was a teacher. In 2015, my wife celebrated* her 20th year as a teacher. All this to say we know our pedagogy, which makes it difficult for us to find education apps that we're satisfied with. While Math Shake for iPad (free with in-app purchases) isn't long on looks, it's got it where it counts.

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