Apple's resurgence in education continues - despite the credit crunch. A report from Gartner, a leading ICT research and advice consultancy, positions Apple as the leading computer manufacturer selling into schools and colleges in both Europe (26.4 per cent of market share) and the UK (27. 3 per cent) for the first quarter of 2009.

According to the report in, Gartner's corresponding figures for August 2008 were 19.2 and 17.3 per cent respectively.

Apple is currently wooing young users - and cleverly unleashing 'pester power' on their parents - with its summer offer of a free "Summer Camp" for kids in all its 20 UK retail stores. Children, with or without their own Macs, are treated to three-hour sessions of creative activities and get to take away what they create.

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