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Buy a Mac, iPhone, or iPad and you'll score a gift card good toward any item at Apple -- if you qualify for education pricing.

Students, parents, or teachers who buy certain Apple devices can now get a little spending money in the form of a gift card.

Starting Tuesday and running through September 9, qualifying consumers who purchase a Mac through Apple’s education pricing program will receive an Apple gift card worth $100. Pick up an iPhone or iPad and you’ll get a $50 gift card. According to the promotion, the cards can be used at Apple’s online store, its retail outlets, or for any purchase made over the phone by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE.

Though summer won’t be over for a couple of months, Apple typically unveils its regular “back to school” promotion around this time. Last year’s deal offered the same $100 and $50 gift cards depending on which device you purchased. In the past, however, the cards were good only for items in the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore. This year, Apple is opening up the cards to any item in its online or retail stores.

There are a couple of caveats.

To qualify for the gift card, you must buy one of the following items, as highlighted in Apple’s terms and conditions:

Qualifying Apple Computers: iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro.
Qualifying iPhone: iPhone 4s, 5c, or 5s.
Qualifying iPad: iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina display, iPad with Retina display (current generation), or iPad Mini.

And you must make the purchase through Apple’s education program. That means you must be a college student, a student accepted to a college, a parent buying an item for a college student, or a faculty or staff member from any grade level. Those who qualify also receive a discount on the purchased item through special pricing.

The program is available in the US, Canada, the UK, and other countries, according to 9to5Mac.

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Apple iOS 7.1.2
Apple iOS 7.1.2

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2. This update contains bug fixes and security updates. These include an update to iBeacon connectivity and stability, data transfers for 3rd party accessories, and data protection class issues with Mail attachments.

To learn about other Security Updates, see Apple Security Updates.
iOS 7.1.2

    Certificate Trust Policy

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Update to the certificate trust policy

Description: The certificate trust policy was updated. The complete list of certificates may be viewed at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5012.

    CoreGraphics

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted XBM file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: An unbounded stack allocation issue existed in the handling of XBM files. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

CVE-ID

CVE-2014-1354 : Dima Kovalenko of codedigging.com

    Kernel

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: An application could cause the device to unexpectedly restart

Description: A null pointer dereference existed in the handling of IOKit API arguments. This issue was addressed through additional validation of IOKit API arguments.

CVE-ID

CVE-2014-1355 : cunzhang from Adlab of Venustech

    launchd

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A heap buffer overflow existed in launchd’s handling of IPC messages. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

CVE-ID

CVE-2014-1356 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

    WebKit

Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A maliciously crafted website may be able to spoof its domain name in the address bar

Description: A spoofing issue existed in the handling of URLs. This issue was addressed through improved encoding of URLs.

CVE-ID

CVE-2014-1345 : Erling Ellingsen of Facebook

Source: Apple