Officials with the Los Angeles Unified school district have begun confiscating iPad tablet computers from students following reports of hacking and misuse of the devices, according to reports Tuesday.
Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District are trying to track down 71 missing iPads that were distributed to students, according to reports.
A $1 billion program to distribute iPads to LAUSD students was under increased scrutiny Wednesday after reports that some devices were hacked for non-school-related purposes.
Riverside officials have decided to ban machines that give cash for used cellphones, tablets and MP3 players because of theft concerns.
Research firm HIS says Microsoft and Apple are garnering the highest profit margins for their tablets, followed to a lesser extent by Google and then Amazon.
Western Digital Corp., the world’s largest maker of hard drives, on Monday said it is buying Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the third largest, for $4.3 billion in cash and stock.
The maker of a tablet for teething babies is recalling the item because federal officials say it can be dangerous for children in large doses.