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Topic: education

Apple & Tennessee State University partner on bringing coding to historically black schools

07/23/2019, 04:07 pm

Apple and Tennessee State University have joined together on the HBCU C2 Presidential Academy, meant to expose students at historically black colleges and universities -- HBCUs -- to opportunities in programming and app development.

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Microsoft partners on touchscreen 'Kano PC' to challenge iPad in education

06/19/2019, 01:06 pm

Microsoft is partnering with company called Kano on the "Kano PC," an 11.6-inch touchscreen tablet meant to teach kids how computers work and how to use them for simple coding projects.

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Apple's Tim Cook warns about 'chaos' & surveillance in Stanford speech

06/16/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took an unusually dark tone in part of a Stanford University commencement speech on Sunday, highlighting the "chaos" caused by Silicon Valley, and the threat of corporate and government surveillance.

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Apple's iPads are transforming students' lives in multilingual European classrooms

06/12/2019, 03:06 am

Teachers across Europe are using iPads to help them work with students who are having to learn a new language as well as their regular lessons, including some who have never been in a classroom before.

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iMovie for iPhone & iPad updates for green screens, ClassKit, new soundtracks

06/11/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated iMovie for iOS with several enhancements, most notably a green screen effect for stripping out backgrounds.

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Jamf data claims most students would use a Mac - if they could afford it [u]

05/23/2019, 09:05 am

Most college and university students would choose to use a Mac, but price is a considerable barrier, according to a survey commissioned by Apple-oriented device management firm Jamf. [Updated with revised Jamf data on percent of PC buyers motivated by price]

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Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications, though there are just 400 spots available for a year's worth of free training.

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Jamf School simplifies Apple device management for education

05/07/2019, 11:05 am

Jamf is making a bigger play for the eduction market by introducing Jamf School, a version of its Apple device management platform designed for use in schools by teachers, with a more intuitive interface that doesn't require a high level of IT knowledge to maintain.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to talk rogue AI at Purdue on Apr. 17

04/04/2019, 09:04 am

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is scheduled to speak at Purdue University on Apr. 17, with the theme "What IF we lose control of technology?"

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Johns Hopkins University students can now use iPhone or Apple Watch as ID

03/28/2019, 05:03 pm

Students at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University can now use an iPhone or Apple Watch in place of a physical ID card for getting around campus, as well as paying for university services.

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Jamf's Apple device management platform gets Google sign-on support

03/28/2019, 01:03 pm

Jamf's Apple device management platform is being upgraded with Google Cloud Identity support, letting corporate and educational users quickly access their Mac apps.

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'Sesame Street'-themed kids show for Apple TV+ will teach coding basics

03/25/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple is hoping to encourage more kids to learn to program via one of its Apple TV+ shows, extending its existing Swift-based coding curriculum by having a Sesame Street-themed show teaching the fundamentals program design and creation.

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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Apple's WWDC 2019 scholarships have a March 24 deadline

03/20/2019, 08:03 am

Students and select groups of others can now apply for scholarships to attend WWDC 2019 in San Jose, but they'll have to act fast to have a chance.

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Apple announces expansions to coding and education initiatives in Singapore and Indonesia

03/12/2019, 11:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced an expansion to its international coding in education initiatives, noting increases in access to its App Development with Swift curriculum in Singapore and a second Apple Developer Academy in Indonesia.

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Apple inaugurates 'Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month' by promoting guides for teachers & students

03/12/2019, 08:03 am

Capitalizing on the National Association for Music Education's "Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month," Apple on Tuesday launched a special promo campaign for its Everyone Can Create guides for teachers and students.

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Coding in education is tantamount to student success, Cook tells Trump

03/06/2019, 05:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared in front of the White House's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board on Wednesday, telling President Donald Trump that a lofty goal of integrating a new nationwide curriculum requires input from the government, private sector, and educators.

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Half of new Apple's US hires in 2018 lacked 4-year college degrees, Cook says

03/06/2019, 05:03 pm

During Wednesday's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting in Washington, D.C., Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed some 50 percent of the tech giant's U.S. hires lacked a formal four-year college degree, using the figure as a plinth for smart education reform.

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Apple announces new Girls Who Code partnership to mark International Women's Day

02/28/2019, 10:02 am

Apple is planning a marketing push in recognition of International Women's Day on March 8, including a new partnership with Girls Who Code.

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Egypt calls for more direct presence from Apple amid pressure on iPhone prices

01/23/2019, 11:01 am

The Egyptian government has been talking with Apple about the prospect of implementing a more direct corporate presence, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.

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