Apple Giving Away Free Beats Headphones with Education Discount

Apple is sweetening the pot a little this year for anyone eligible for the education discount, in the UK or US. That means — in their own words — current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels. Basically, if you buy a Mac or an iPad Pro directly from Apple, you will get a pair of Beats Wireless earbuds, or headphones [^Depending on what you buy].

The Net Neutrality Debate

Nilay Patel over at The Verge has the details on the net neutrality debate. Regardless of where in the world you are, if you are invested in the future of the internet — and privilege aside, to some degree that includes pretty much everybody — then you ought to be aware of what all this means.

Working with Drafts for iOS

Gabe Weatherhead oover at Macdrifter.com has a nice post on how to setup the excellent iOS note-taking and automation app, Drafts. If you haven’t ever come across Drafts, there really is nothing quite like it when it comes to capturing and processing text on iOS. The JavaScript engine that drives it allows for endless automationpossibiliies, from the mundane, to the borderline riduclous.

Discounted Academic Software

Some of my favourite software for academic work is included in this list of apps as part of the SummerFest ‘summer festival of artisanal software’. Putting aside the amusing name, and the persistently awful colour palette that the makers of Tinderbox seem forever wedded to, the discounts make this worth a look.