COUNTING APPLES: Apple's 3Q earnings call revealed ongoing domination by iPads in the classroom, where sales for the popular tablet outsold Macs 2 to 1. (GigaOM has further breakdown.) The key driver, according to CEO Tim Cook, was the older iPad2, which sold just under a million units to schools. No doubt that its reduced price ($399) proved more palatable to those on tight school budgets. The company also recently released a new feature in iTunes U to allow teachers to create up to 12 private courses, a move that will likely reinforce its hold on the education market.