is this awesome or what?
It’s something many children have begged their parents for. Now, one Tennessee private school is requiring all fourth through 12th grade students to have an Apple i-Pad for classes next year.
A constant need for more technology is the reason the Webb School is implementing a mandatory i-Pad program. Any student who doesn’t already have their own i-Pad can lease one for approximately $20 a month.
Senior Andy Pope is already using his i-Pad for school.
“One of the cool things is like you can go to the Weather Channel app and switch it in Spanish, so you can see what the weather is in Spanish,” said Pope. “There is such a big library of different things you can do.”
School officials say websites such as Facebook and Twitter will be blocked on campus.
–one word, LOL!
Apple is today rolling out iOS 4.2 to iPads and qualifying iPhones (3G, 3GS and 4) and iPod touches (second, third and fourth generation) across the globe, delivering the long-awaited multitasking and app folder enhancements to a tablet that was already supposed to be magical and revolutionary. Also there’s airplay, gamecenter and well probably a few bugs.
Also there’s the news that a part of mobile me is now free. We’d been sort of hoping Apple would just make MobileMe a completely free service, but it dosent look that way.. Find My iPhone / iPad is now a free service for iPhone 4, the iPad, and the fourth-gen iPod touch running iOS 4.2.1, and 4.2. As with the paid feature, you’ll be able to locate your device on a map, lock it, display a message, play a sound, or remotely wipe your data from any browser or the updated iOS app. Exciting!
Today’s the day that the iPad makes itsdebut at Verizon. Whether it’s the beginning of better days between the two US giants remains to be seen. As a reminder, Verizon’s offer bundles a MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot with your choice of 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729), or 64GB ($820) iPads and 1GB ($20), 3GB ($35), or 5GB ($50) of data per month without contractual commitment.
They will be selling WiFi + 3G version of the iPad today in 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729), and 64GB ($829) with contract-free data plans for 250MB of data ($14.99) or 2GB of data ($25) per month with free access to AT&T’s 23,000+ domestic WiFi hotspots. AT&T’s also offering international plans ranging from 20MB for $24.99 per month on up to 200MB for a staggering $199.99 per month.