Download all apps updates to 1 computer and then send it out as a package
to all your computers.  We update all of ours with workgroup
manger remotely.  It is small enough to use on a laptop and works great.
 Workgroup manger is also nice to have on hand anyway.  You also can do
this with apples new server software I believe.  It is only $30.

That way you save yourself the headache of logon to each machine too.

- Amanda Bickford
Manchester Elementary Middle School.

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Craig Lyndes @ <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Folks,
> We are setting up our first batch of MacBook Air's for a programming class
> (for middle school kids!).  We have not had Macs as classroom computers
> before and had a question about application updates.
> When we applied the free update to Mountain Lion on these MacBooks it told
> us that the free Apple Apps that were included (iMovie etc) needed to be
> updated.  When we go to the update page it says we need to log in using an
> iTunes account, and from this point on that iTunes account will be the
> only account able to update those apps.
> My understanding is that an iTunes account can only be used on 5
> computers.  The thought of creating many iTunes accounts and keeping track
> of which ones were used on which MacBook is not attractive.
> How do other people handle this?
> Thanks in Advance!
> Craig Lyndes
> St Albans City School

Amanda Bickford