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Apple relaunches Back to School; $100 and 50$ Gift Cards on Mac, iPad & iPhone

Apple back to school promo 2014

Like every year, Apple has made available for students the Back to school promotion, as advertised on their website. From now until the early days of September, students who purchase a Mac for school/college purposes, will receive a free App Store gift card of 100$ to spend on kitting it out with all you need for comeback. Plus on the Apple Online Store there’s a new section dedicated to accessories for your newly purchased products, including online exclusives.

Instead, if you’re looking to buy an iPhone or an iPad for the same purposes, you’ll get a 50$ Gift Card.

Additionally to these bonuses, students can enjoy a dedicated discount with education pricing; up to 200$ on Mac, and up to 30$ on an iPad (nothing is applied regarding iPhones though).

Those who qualify for educational pricing and free gift card are college students, students accepted to college, parents buying on behalf of college students, faculty, homeschool teachers and staff at all grade levels.


In Italiano

Come ogni anno, Apple ha proposto nuovamente la campagna Back to school. Da ora fino ai primi giorni di Settembre, gli studenti che acquisteranno un Mac per la scuola riceveranno gratuitamente una carta regalo App Store del valore di €70, perfetta per attrezzarsi per il nuovo anno scolastico. In più, sull’Apple Online Store è presente una nuova guida all’acquisto comprendente tutti gli accessori per il vostro nuovo prodotto, incluse alcune esclusive.

In alternativa, gli interessati all’acquisto di un iPhone o iPad per gli stessi motivi, riceveranno una carta da €35.

In aggiunta a questi, gli studenti possono usufruire di uno sconto speciale education; fino a 209€ sui Mac e fino a 38€ su iPad (tuttavia, nulla è applicato sull’acquisto di iPhone).

Coloro che si qualificano per sia lo sconto education, sia la carta regalo sono studenti regolarmente iscritti o frequentanti un’università, un genitore che acquista per uno studente universitario, docente o membro del personale di scuole e università.


Apple WWDC 2014: the complete recap of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.



OS X Yosemite is probably the biggest visual update the Mac had in the past years. A close imitation of what iOS 7 has been. With yesterday’s keynote, it’s flatter than ever, based on translucent and opaque color schemes.

OS X Yosemite

The dock is in two dimensions, apps and folder icons have been redesigned from the ground up to be in style with the minimal design. Windows adapt to the background wallpaper, and the same translucent material used across the system adds a sense of infinite scrolling that brings you closer to the files within. This general color scheme applies system-wide to all included apps, ranging from Safari (now sporting a streamlined toolbar), Reminders, Mail, Messages. Spotlight isn’t restrained anymore in the top right corner of the screen, but has a fully-fledged search bar that includes results within the computer, the web and iCloud. Read More…

Microsoft releases Word, PowerPoint and Excel for iOS

After a lot of rumors about Microsoft about to launch the Office suite to iOS, it happened. Alongside OneNote (which was already on App Store and updated to a new look), Word, PowerPoint and Excel make their appearance totally for free but with a gap; you need to be a regular subscriber to Office 365™ to create, edit and share documents within the application. Otherwise, they’ll work in read-only mode preventing any modification. This on the iPad.

With some astonishment too, a few days later this restriction has been removed from their respective for iPhone. Exactly, if you intend using Office on iPhone you won’t be forced to purchase a subscription that goes for 99,99€. Microsoft says that it was purely a question of balancing App Store and Windows Phone users as on the last one it has always been like that. Read More…

Apple releases finally releases iOS 7.1

iPad Air

After months of extensive beta testing and minor updates focused on fixing minor security issues and tweaks, Apple has released the first major update to iOS 7 since its launch back in 2013’s fall which brings a great improvement to iOS 7, among others fixing annoying home screen crashes, additional contrast options if you don’t feel comfortable with the system’s transparency and more defined buttons (was it a floating text or what…). Here’s the complete official change log: Read More…

Apple releases the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display

Back in 2010 we had only one model of iPad; the first of many. Following the launch of the fourth generation, the iPad mini was born. A thinner, lighter, smaller version to carry around. From there the original model was the icon of power and high definition if you didn’t care about weight. Apple cares instead, and re-born it with the iPad Air.

iPad Air

iPad Air

Having same overall dimensions, the fifth generation sports an extremely lighter design of just 450g. Mathematically speaking, both models of iPad Air weights around the 72% of their predecessors. Read More…

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