Huawei P20 Pro

Apple HomePod

Google Home Max 

Motorola Moto G6

Fitbit Versa

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart headset

Amazon Echo Spot

Apple iPad (2018)

Spectre x360 13 2-in-1

Samsung Galaxy S9

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset and Controller

ScoopFree Original Self Cleaning Litter Box

Kindle Oasis (2017) - The Perfect eBook reader

Azio's Retro Classic Mechanical Keyboard

Google Pixel Buds

Jaybird Run wireless bluetooth headphones

BlackBerry Motion

Apple iPhone X

Microsoft Xbox One X

Miele Blizzard CX1 Hardfloor PowerLine

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Sonos One Smart Speaker

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Anki Overdrive - Fast and Furious Edition

Apple TV 4K

Google Home Mini

Fitbit Flyer

Fitbit Ionic

Huawei P10

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular

2018 Toyota C-HR

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Alcatel A50

Tile Pro Sport smart tracker

27-inch Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display

Anki Cozmo programmable robot

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Google Home

Sennheiser HD-1 in ear wireless headphones

Motorola Moto E4

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch

BlackBerry KEYone

Philips Hue Smart Lighting System

insta360 nano 360 camera for iPhone

2017 Cadillac CT6 Luxury

UAG Rugged Case for Surface Book

Motorola Moto G5

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Linksys VELOP Whole Home Mesh Network

Fitbit Alta HR

2016 Range Rover


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Apple updates iTunes U app

While today is Mountain Lion's big coming out party, Apple also released an updated version of its iTunes U learning app for iPhone and iPad now featuring note taking as well as advanced search.

The update allows ability for teachers to now create private courses. Where previously content on iTune U was viewable by anyone, educators can now invite select students to participate in a course privately. 

- Any teacher can sign-up to offer courses via iTunes U - previously this option was only available to institutions. 

- Powerful new note taking features for audio and video let students easily search their notes and they can choose to be taking quickly to the relevant place that note references in any video or audio clip. 

- Deeper integration of social media tools such as twitter and IM are driving significant new ways of collaboration and sharing among students learning online.


Overview for iTunes U v1.2:


iTunes U 1.2 now makes it easy to take notes while watching or listening to a lecture. This update also adds the ability 

to search within posts, assignments, notes, and materials — from any of your subscribed courses — using the improved 

Search feature in iTunes U. It is also now simple to share your favorite courses with friends using Twitter, Mail, and Messages.


The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest 

digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular 

biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to 

help you learn anytime, anywhere.




Free courses in a wide array of subjects

• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools

• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them

• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app

• Take course notes in class, or while playing audio or video lectures inside of iTunes U

• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps and more

• Share your favorite courses with friends using Twitter, Mail, and Messages


The world’s largest catalog of free education content

• Choose from more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology

• Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 26 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, 

   UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress



• iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later

• An Apple ID set up for use on the iTunes Store

• iTunes 10.5.2 or later is required to sync with a computer

• The selection of courses, collections, and availability of content linked from within a course may vary by country

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