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Today’s Apple Announcement is all about Student Engagement

“If you’re a HS student in the US, it’s not so easy. Not only social pressures. Stats show that if you enter as a freshman, you have a 70 percent chance of graduating in 4 years. Worse in worse-off areas. Technology can change this. It can make things better.” – Phil Schiller. Not just a [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement: iTunes U – A new app that you’ll ‘learn’ to love

Say hello to the newest app in education: iTunes U App. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. This app is a pretty big deal already. [...]

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UltraViolet Movies: A Failing Digital Solution?

Blu Ray + DVD + Digital Copy purchases seem like they are the way of the future. This package gives you the options to watch your movies just about anywhere as long as your mobile devices can play Apple DRM content. UltraViolet is a new company that has come up with a new way to [...]

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Movies, Music, Apps: Where is the Universal Solution?

Rent your movie from RedBox, buy a hard copy from Amazon, then get the Digital Copy from iTunes. Once you get the Digital Copy it will then only work with certain devices such as those that sync with iTunes. And after all that there is no place to upload your content to stream flawlessly on [...]

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How to Digitize Your Music and Movies

Following Christmas day my computer is stuck converting DVDs and CDs for days so that I am not bound to the media source that was given me. This is a quick guide to converting your media into a digital format so it will work on the majority of your devices. This will also allow you [...]

Blow Things Up With Action Movie FX for iPhone

Raise your hand if you don’t like to watch things blow up every now and then. Ok, good, go read something else. For those of you that are still here, Action Movie FX by Bad Robot is for you. If the name ‘Bad Robot’ seems familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen their production [...]

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Steve Jobs Wins a Grammy, Despite Never Releasing a Song

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will posthumously receive a Grammy award during the 2012 awards ceremony as homage to the innovation to the recording industry, most evident in Apple’s iTunes and the iPod. “He took technology and turned it into art, becoming a key player and leader in the entertainment world, particularly music, and changing the [...]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Family Techie

Well it really is down to the last few hours before Christmas is here. Here is a list of a few items to complete the stocking of your special someone or the techie in your family. Since shipping an item is not going to get here you will want to check out local kiosks and [...]

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Apple’s Halo Effect: It’s Only Up From Here

Apple seems to be taking over the world one device at a time, or so it may seem to Apple users. Though Apple’s iPhone and iTunes music business is profitable in its own right, Apple’s initiative into these product areas was based on the strategy of using this business to help spur the appeal of [...]

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Recap of the iTunes 2011 Rewind

It’s that time of year again- no, I’m not thinking of ugly sweaters and yuletide cheer, although that’s nice too.  I’m thinking about the gazillion lists popping up across the world wide web. It’s time to look back at all the things that happened since January that defined the year 2011!  You know, things like [...]

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