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Apple’s New Classroom Experiment ➝

Apple is providing 114 schools nationwide with an iPad for each student, a MacBook for each teacher, and an Apple TV for each classroom. The effort should help bolster their position in the education market and, potentially, build a generation of students who grew up using iOS as their primary computing platform.

One of the biggest problems with adding technology to the classroom, though, is that districts tend to purchase devices without any plan for integrating into the curriculum. Teachers are told that they must include technology in their lesson plans in order to justify the cost of equipment, but aren’t given any guidance or training on how to do so. Apple is attempting to fix this issue by sending an employee to each of their chosen schools for 17 days each year for teacher trainings and lesson plan mentoring.

Apple Pay May Go Person-To-Person next Year ➝

Robin Sidel and Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc. is in discussions with U.S. banks to develop a payment service that would let users zap money to one another from their phones rather than relying on cash or checks, according to people familiar with the matter.

The move would put the tech giant in competition with an increasing number of Silicon Valley firms trying to persuade Americans to ditch their wallets in favor of digital options.

This will be a big step forward for Apple Pay.

WSJ: Apple Working on Automobile Project ➝

Daisuke Wakabayashi and Mike Ramsey, reporting for the Wall Street Journal:

Apple has several hundred employees working secretly toward creating an Apple-branded electric vehicle, according to people familiar with the matter. They said the project, code-named “Titan,” has an initial design of a vehicle that resembles a minivan, one of these people said.

Apple may have found a way to spend some of that $178 billion they have. I imagine developing and mass producing automobiles isn’t cheap, but it sounds like a great way to continue growing the largest company in the world into something even bigger.

Get ready for a slew of concept designs and thousands of writers to discuss what might set an Apple automobile apart from their potential competition.

Tim Cook Says Apple to Add Security Alerts for iCloud Users ➝

Daisuke Wakabayashi writing for the Wall Street Journal in regards to the recent celebrity photo leaks:

To make such leaks less likely, Mr. Cook said Apple will alert users via email and push notifications when someone tries to change an account password, restore iCloud data to a new device, or when a device logs into an account for the first time.

Until now, users got an email when someone tried to change a password or log in for the first time from an unknown Apple device; there were no notifications for restoring iCloud data.

These new notifications will begin in about two weeks and will allow users to act quickly if their account gets compromised.