The Interactive-And-Relevant Edition Monday, April 18, 2016

Apple Inc. Selects Shawnee Heights To Pilot iOS 9.3 iPad Software For Classroom Use, by Angela Deines, The Capital-Journal

Hobby said being part of the beta testing was a little “nerve-racking” at first, but it ultimately allowed her to make her social studies curriculum more “interactive and relevant” for her students and collaborate with her colleagues.

“I went from not having really any technology as far as student use for my room to having anything that I wanted,” Hobby said. “It was quite the culture shock. I had to learn how to adapt all of my lessons. It made me plan more effective lessons.”

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Taylor Swift Features In Another New Apple Music Commercial, Singing Along To Jimmy Eat World, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

In the ad, Swift selects a playlist from the Activities section of the Apple Music ad using her rose gold iPhone 6s, and then jumps around singing out a portion of the iconic Jimmy Eat World song.


Stop Your Mac From Singing The Bluetooth Blues, by Rob Pegoraro, USA Today

Having your computer randomly lose sight of a built-in bit of hardware isn’t an experience confined to Windows users. In this case, OS X’s settings can get sufficiently scrambled for it to report that a Mac’s Bluetooth wireless is “Not Available,” with a squiggly line through its dimmed menu-bar icon.


Apple's Amusingly Round Reuse Figures, by John Graham-Cumming

My guess is someone in Apple came up with [metrics tons] rounded figures and they got converted to lbs for public consumption.

Copyright Fight Club, by Alex Spence and Zoya Sheftalovich, Politico

At first, it seemed a possibly easy win for Brussels. Modern digital users are demanding. They want to read articles, watch movies and TV programs online wherever they are, whenever they want, on whichever device they happen to be using. Removing the formidable barriers in place in Europe to doing that would be popular.

Yet the push from the Commission soon encountered stiff resistance from companies and interest groups that had a lot to lose. Unwittingly or not, Brussels was reviving an age-old debate that has raged since the early days of the web and has only grown in scale. On the one side are proponents of a free, open Internet who argue that copyright laws are out of date with modern consumer habits; on the other, media companies that are desperately trying to keep their business models intact.

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