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Apple shares details about WWDC 2017 Scholarships

Worldwide Developers Conference will be returning to San Jose and Apple this morning shared details on Scholarships that reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Young developers selected for a scholarship will receive a free WWDC17 ticket and lodging. Submissions open March 27.

Apple Music student pricing now available in over 30 countries

Apple on Tuesday began offering student pricing for its streaming music service in 25 new countries, reports MacRumors. This brings the total number of regions where students can get a significant discount on Apple Music to 32.

The new countries include major markets like China and India, as well as Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

Apple begins notifying WWDC 2016 scholarship winners

Apple on Monday began notifying recipients of this year’s WWDC scholarship winners. A number of developers have taken to Twitter to announce they’ve received word from the company that they’ve been awarded a scholarship, and are invited to the conference.

Applicants were required to submit an app demonstrating “creative use of Apple technologies,” as well as an essay about their coding process. In all, 350 scholarships will be given out to students and STEM members, and 125 to developers with financial limitations.

$4.99 Apple Music subscriptions now available to eligible students in seven countries

As first reported by TechCrunch, Apple’s begun offering half-price Apple Music subscriptions to students who are enrolled in an eligible college or university.

Costing just $4.99 per month in the United States with the same features as the regular $9.99 per month plan for consumers, the fifty percent discount is now available to students in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

The company is working with UNiDAY, a student verification technology provider, to ensure that students who sign up are actually enrolled in classes.

Amazon updates Kindle app with Flashcards and several improvements

Amazon posted a major update for its iOS Kindle client this afternoon, bringing the app to version 4.1. The update includes a number of new features, like Flashcards for students, and several improvements for things like search, X-Ray and Dictionary.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes in 4.1 is the new Flashcards feature. It’s only available for print replica textbooks, but students can use the feature to convert important terms from X-Ray, or their own notes, into flashcard sets for studying…

Best Buy and Sprint giving students 12 months of free talk, text and data with phone purchase

If you’re a student on the lookout for an iPhone this holiday season, look no further than Best Buy and Sprint which teamed up for a cool smartphone promotion. Beginning today and valid until January 4, eligible students who purchase an eligible Sprint phone at Best Buy stores, at the student-activated price, and sign up for one of Sprint’s plans will received twelve months of free service which includes unlimited talk, text and one gigabyte of data.

This normally costs $70 per month so the free year of service could save you a total of $840. Jump past the fold for the full reveal…

App Giveaway: iStudiez Pro for iPhone and iPad

iStudiez Pro is a beautiful app for the iPhone and iPad that helps students manage their assignments and schedules. It’s just plain useful.

We’re giving away 7 free copies of iStudiez Pro to lucky iDB readers! Keep reading for the details…

Amazon Releases New App for College Students

It’s that time of year again. College students everywhere are counting down their final days of Summer vacation, and preparing for the school year ahead.

Two of the biggest chores of the pre-semester activities are tracking down and buying your books. Luckily, Amazon has just released an iOS application that can help you with both — Amazon Student…

Florida School Will be Giving Students iPads Instead of Textbooks This Year

Typically, gadgets are frowned on by teachers and affiliated staff (or as I like to call them, education enforcers). But that doesn’t seem to be the case at Lake Minneola High School in Lake County Florida.

According to the SunSentinel, Lake Minneola will be the first public school in Central Florida to purchase an iPad for every student. The move is part of a state pilot program designed to save money on textbooks, and offer a new approach to education…

Apple Announces iTunes U Tops 350,000 Files For Download

TechCrunch announces some inspiring statistics released by Apple that show the educational access platform, iTunes U has leaped over 350,000 available files. Even more impressive is nearly half of the 800 plus universities worldwide that have active iTunes U accounts are distributing their content publicly.

Also revealed were the 300 million downloads recorded to date that are free of charge. Institutions supplying the content include Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and University de Montreal…